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AutomationDirect releases industrial Cat5e M12 Ethernet patch cables


August 26, 2017
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

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Aug. 26, 2017 – AutomationDirect has released a new series of Ethernet cables for industrial communications applications.

Ethernet is a multi-purpose communication protocol that has become the data standard for the industrial market. The New high flex, shielded M12 Ethernet CAT5E patch cables have a TPE (thermoplastic elastomer) jacket ideal for typical industrial applications. This Ethernet cable is flame retardant, chemical resistant and resistant to welding sparks, notes AutomationDirect. The data rate for these Ethernet cables is 100Mbps full duplex, making them ideal for the AutomationDirect products and other devices that support Ethernet communications, it adds. Several connection choices are available including male straight to male straight, male straight to male 90°, male straight to RJ45, and male 90° to RJ45. The cables are available in 0.6m, 1m and 3m lengths and have a -40 to 80 degrees C temperature rating.