A Bel group company Stewart Connector has announced the release of the Cat6 and Cat6A Multi-Axis RJ45 punch down modular plugs.

Stewart Connector’s Multi-Axis RJ45 punch down plugs are a time-saving solution for Ethernet connections that require field terminations. The Multi-Axis punch down plug offers a 90° termination position with final position options of the top, bottom or side entry.

The easy to use colour-coded conductor pre-load wire manager provides an efficient termination without the need for tools.

Multi-Axis punch down plugs can be used for solid or stranded 22-26 AWG cable with a diameter over the conductor insulation up to 1.6mm (0.63in). It accepts an overall cable OD of 6mm (0.236in) to 8mm (0.315in).

The connectors feature contacts with 50 micro inches of gold plating for increased cycle life. Multi-Axis punch down plugs are IP20-rated and include a zinc die-cast housing and latch protectors that can withstand harsh environments.

The Cat6 version of the Multi-Axis plug is suitable for use in 1G Base-T networks and the Cat6A version is suitable for 10G Base-T networks.

The applications for Stewart’s Multi-Axis RJ45 punch down plugs include data, telecom, wireless, PoE applications and industrial equipment connections.

The plugs are in stock with Digi-Key, Mouser and Newark.

Bel designs, manufactures and markets a broad range of products that power, protect and connect electronic circuits. The products are primarily used in the networking, telecommunications, computing, military, aerospace, transportation and broadcasting industries.

Bel’s product groups include Magnetic Solutions (integrated connector modules, power transformers, power inductors and discrete components), Power Solutions and Protection (front-end, board-mount and industrial power products, module products and circuit protection) and Connectivity Solutions (expanded beam fibre optic, copper-based, RF and RJ connectors and cable assemblies). The company operates facilities around the world.