Cat6a Lightning, Surge Protector

Friday, October 2, 2015 @ 04:10 PM gHale

L-com Global Connectivity developed a new Category 6a lightning and surge protector to address quad-speed Ethernet applications.

The AL-CAT6AJW lightning and surge protector provides lightning and surge protection with improved frequency response for 10/100/1000/10000 Base-T Ethernet networks. It is designed for use with Cat6a Ethernet cabling, but can also be used with Cat5, Cat5e, and Cat6 cabling.

The use of ultra-low capacitance semiconductors provides high-frequency response and improved return loss for the four data pairs. The unit has low line-to-line and line-to-ground capacitance to minimize distortion of high-speed signals. The design provides protection for common and differential mode surges and utilizes thyristor diode technology, which offers better power handling capability than the alternative TVS or Zener diode-based designs. Additionally, the AL-CAT6AJW provides protection for the data and power lines in Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) applications.

The AL-CAT6AJW is compatible with 802.3af Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) devices and supports PoE mode A and B for power as well as normal and reverse polarity PoE used in some Cisco access points. Additionally, the AL-CAT6AJW is compatible with wireless access points, bridges, client adapters and network appliances with or without Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) functionality.

The compact weather-resistant housing features a lockable hinged cover, rear mounting holes and a removable cable grommet that can adjust according to cable size.

“The new AL-CAT6AJW was developed to address high- speed Cat6a applications where there is little tolerance for signal distortion. The weather-resistant design is perfect for use in any outdoor or indoor Ethernet application,” said Ken Burgner, product manager.

The AL-CAT6AJW is in stock and ready to ship. Click here for more information.