TE Connectivity and Digi-Key introduce a connector with a quick-connect bayonet coupling mechanism
TE Connectivity now offers an even more rugged connector series that meets the Ethernet/IP RJ45 requirements and standards. Adding to TE’s already existing line of ODVA-compliant connectors, TE announces its IP67 metal shell ODVA-compliant connector system. Designed for use in the harshest environments, the connector features a quick-connect bayonet coupling mechanism per the IEC 61076-3-106 Variant 1.
The 8-position plug and receptacle connectors are available either shielded or unshielded, with end caps additionally available to protect unmated connectors. The quick-turn bayonet coupling and positive locking ring help provide reliable connections under harshest conditions. The HBT sealing gaskets are UV resistant. The connectors have an operating temperature range from -40°C to +85°C.
The new metal-shell connectors join the expanding lineup of IP67-rated, ODVA-compliant performance connectors suited for EtherNet/IP, DeviceNet, and ControlNet applications. The metal-shell versions are particularly suited to applications requiring extra mechanical and environmental robustness—including industrial machinery, diagnostic equipment, communications equipment, outdoor signs, and theatrical audio/visual equipment for live outdoor events.