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Modular RJ45 Jacks serve PCB and panel applications.

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Suitable for 100Base-T applications, 8P8C modular jacks support Gigabit Ethernet applications. RJ45 sockets, rated for 125 Vac RMS and fully compliant with IEEE and IEC standards, endure 500 min insertion cycles. Horizontal (right-angle) PCB modular jacks come in Thru-Hole or SMT soldering configurations. Styles are also available for low-profile, compact, and deep socket applications. Vertical (top-entry) options are also available, and panel mount modular jack has 2-piece locking design.

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Modular Keystone RJ45 Jacks for PCB & Panel Applications

Astoria, NY — A new series of advanced 8P8C modular jacks suitable for 100Base-T (Fast Ethernet) applications to support the high-speed performance requirements of Gigabit Ethernet applications, are now available from Keystone Electronics Corp.

Manufactured for increased durability, the new Keystone RJ45 sockets can endure a minimum of 500 insertion cycles. Rated for 125 VAC RMS, these jacks are fully compliant with IEEE and IEC standards. A variety of styles are available to accommodate design applications with numerous mounting and port size options.

Horizontal (Right-angle) PCB modular jacks are available in Thru-Hole or Surface Mount soldering configurations. For Low Profile applications, request Cat. No. 943. For Compact designs, Cat. No. 942 is recommended. Applications that require a deeper socket can be met by using Cat. No. 948. Designs for surface mount installation can utilize Cat. No. 944.

For devices where connectivity will be perpendicular-to-the-board, a Vertical (Top-entry) PCB modular jack, Cat. No 949 is offered. As part of this new series, Keystone is offering a Panel Mount modular jack, Cat. No 946 which is supplied in a 2-piece locking design to simplify and secure wiring of the jack.

Keystone Electronics Corp. is a major manufacturer of interconnect components and hardware and provides a full complement of stamping, machining and assembly services. An in-house application engineering group is on hand to aid in product modifications or customers special designs.

Keystone is an ISO-9001:2008 certified company, RoHS compliant with headquarters in the US and offices in Canada, Europe, Australia and Asia. For more information, contact Keystone Electronics Corp., 31-07 20th Road, Astoria, NY 11105-2017; Tel. 800-221-5510; Fax 718-956-9040; E-mail: or the company website

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