Ethernet Connectors from Tyco Electronics
In networks, we often focus a lot on the cabling and layout to make ends meet. As long as there are the usual RJ 45 tips that can help provide connectivity using the various wiring combinations, all else is taken for granted. But what if you wanted to modify it a bit, provide some assistance towards these connectors to make sure that their connections are locked properly when you connect the network players such as the workstations and the servers?
For added safety, it would be wise to check out these offerings from Tyco Electronics. Some would call these plug kits as useless and added cost but if you want to put premium on security in connections of cabling and the ports, then this is something you should surely check out.
Tyco Electronics offers a line of IP67-rated ODVA-compliant industrial Ethernet connectors, which are suited for EtherNet/IP, DeviceNet, and ControlNet applications.
The modular plugs and jacks connectors offer IP 67 sealing and a quick-connect bayonet coupling that meet IEC 61076-3-106 Variant 1 specifications.
These connectors are suitable for the working environment where anything can happen. Locking your cables securely so that they do not have to be constantly pulled out of the plug is a good want to make sure that you entire network is functioning properly.
Adding something to your network will not hurt. Besides, it is more than putting class to your cabling and peripherals, it is all about ensuring quality network performance 24/7.
17 responses so far ↓
1 Anestha // Aug 10, 2008 at 11:30 am ” If there are times that the Internet or network connection seems to go on and off, one of the first things I check is the RJ45. If it’s loose or damaged we just buy another one. It’s relatively cheap but it takes time to go to a computer shop and get one off the rack. These industrial-strength connectors ensures that your jacks will never be loose. Cool. “ 2 Anestha // Aug 10, 2008 at 11:30 am The larger your network gets, the more complicated it goes. If something goes wrong, you need to check a whole of things to troubleshoot the problem. You can save more time if you put in these clamps. 3 fletch // Aug 10, 2008 at 11:31 am ” We just added these clamps to the RJ45 clips and so far, it’s been a blessing. At least now we no longer have to check out the clips when a network goes disconnected because we’re sure that these clamps are doing their job! Cross out one more thing to check out during a maintenance check. “ 4 fletch // Aug 10, 2008 at 11:31 am People, please read the post again, this is for “added safety”–it’s an add on. So if you feel that your RJ45 clips will be secure in the next few years then you may not need to get this one, however, for those in the “extreme/hazardous” working areas, this just may save your life. 5 Gravain // Aug 10, 2008 at 11:32 am I guess at the end of the day, it’s all in where your priorities lie. Using ethernet connector clamps to ensure that the RJ45 clips don’t go loose is a nice idea, if you have the time and money to install them. Thinking of how many jacks we use in the office makes any IT manager shiver at how much it’s going to cost. 6 Gravain // Aug 10, 2008 at 11:33 am Network connections are always in need of maintenance and improvement. What these clamps do for the network is to ensure that the clips don’t slip off and loose connection at anytime. If I was still on budget, I’d get these things right away. 7 helsa // Aug 10, 2008 at 11:35 am If you’re about to go over budget and there’s only enough to buy a few of these clamps, then I would suggest that it be installed on servers. There’s nothing more important to remain online than these things. If even one of them goes down, your business and department will be in deep trouble. 8 Linc // Aug 10, 2008 at 11:36 am ” Nice one Yellow Kitty. I think supra’s licking his wounds now. But seriously, putting these on is a proactive stance in itself. The clamps is like an install then forget them device, you know? Once they’re there, you can just ignore them for life. You get to focus on other structures of your network and get on with it. “ 9 supra // Aug 10, 2008 at 11:38 am ” Guys, you don’t just buy everything you see on the market. If you guys are afraid of getting your RJ45 clips nicked then just make sure you have an extra on hand. And as a proactive stance, you guys can check on your clips on the usual maintenance days. “ 10 supra // Aug 10, 2008 at 11:38 am ” Really? I’m being double-teamed by two commenters. Oh, what shall I do? All I’m saying is that you shouldn’t buy everything you see because there will come a time that you’ll run out of money for the essential items. Yes, you can buy these things but only after you’re done with the basics. “ 11 supra // Aug 10, 2008 at 11:38 am Yes, bryboy, and the priority is to deliver the best network performance on budget and on time. The clamps are good and I know that they can save time and effort from going down the drain, but I question why anyone would even think of installing them if they’re over budget already. 12 Taorista // Aug 10, 2008 at 11:40 am ” In business, everything must proceed smoothly. This also includes internet and network connections. Just getting disconnected to a printer can bring lots of problems! Imagine you’d be in a presentation in a few minutes and you can’t connect to the printer to print copies because of a faulty RJ45 clip! Having these installed will save you all that trouble. “ 13 Taorista // Aug 10, 2008 at 11:40 am Although, supra and I rarely see eye to eye on somethings, I may have to agree with him here. You have to consider that these are “industrial-strength” clamps. Meaning, these are for users under extreme conditions. Most like the one that was posted before regarding cables and the military. 14 Kitty Yellow // Aug 10, 2008 at 11:42 am ” supra, that would be easy if your office is made up of one computer. It’d be a problem if you have a few floors of computers. If you can afford to this early on when the RJ45 clips are still strong and new, then it’d cool. However, if you’re going to install them on the old ones, it’d be better if you check them if they’re brittle. “ 15 Kitty Yellow // Aug 10, 2008 at 11:43 am These clamps are more of an investment for the future than anything else. This is one of those network solutions that are easy to install and forget. 16 Taorista // Sep 27, 2008 at 7:56 am Little itsy bitsy things saving a company a fortune! Yes! These clips as most of my compatriots in this post have said can save you more time and worry from checking whether the problem lies with your RJ45 clips. However, I have to disagree to the others who posted negatively to these wondrous connectors because just the thought that they would bring lesser stress and mental energies can decidedly make you more productive. 17 supra // Sep 28, 2008 at 6:46 pm Small costs can amount to a big one if left unchecked. These things may cost you a dime but if you’ve got a lot of them installed all over the place they become a big, huge, expense generator. It may bring lesser stress on the network admin but in return causing more stress on management on where to get more finance for the overall structure of the company.