ARJ45® Category 7 A Connector System

By Stewart Connector 157

ARJ45® Category 7 A Connector System

The ARJ45® is Stewart Connector’s new family of connectors for Category 7 and Category 7a premise wiring systems deployed in 10 Gigabit Ethernet and higher speed data transmission environments. This connector family consists of a cable-mounted plug and a single-port, PCB-mounted jack designed to meet Category 7 performance standards up to 600 MHz as defined by the IEC60603-7-7.

These products will also meet proposed Category 7a specifications, increasing performance requirements up to 1000 MHz. Additionally, the ARJ45 can be used as a high speed connector replacement for closed loop applications currently using less economical connector types.

Stewart Connector’s ARJ45 connector systems provide a competitive advantage in that they are built on the proven reliability of standard RJ45 interface mechanics, which have been enhanced to support increased Category 7a data speeds. In addition, the ARJ45 connectors are interface-compatible with the Nexans' GG45 Category 7 connector system. This makes the ARJ45/GG45 connector system a proven intermatable connector solution for Category 7 and Category 7a that is commercially available today from two independent manufacturing sources.

Features and Benefits

  • Meets IEC 60603-7-7 standard for Category 7 performance up to 600 MHz
  • Meets the proposed Category 7a standard for increased frequency up to 1000 MHz
  • Meets the interface for Category 7 connectors as defined by IEC 60603-7-7
  • Interface compatible with the Nexans' GG45 Category 7 connectors
  • Right angle PCB jack available for Category 7a patch panel designs and high speed data transmission applications
  • Uses data transmission pair isolation techniques to achieve high frequency performance up to 1000 MHz
  • Plug design includes a built-in strain relief boot as well as an anti-snag feature for plug tab protection
  • UL 94-V0 plastic components
  • Wave solder compatible