High-speed networking and power over single cable

July 01, 2013 // By Paul Buckley
TE Connectivity has released the Cloudsplitter Connector System which is a single cable solution for powered devices that delivers Cat5e performance and up to 250 W of power over a single cable.

The system is RoHS/REACH compliant, designed to meet UL444 and uses CM rated cable. The solution is suitable for use in video surveillance over IP networks, intelligent building management, factory automation and wireless network transceivers.

The CLOUDSPLITTER SMT cable plug combines eight 26AWG stranded signal conductors and two 18AWG stranded power conductors in shielded or unshielded configurations.  The SMT jack is backward compatible and accepts a CLOUDSPLITTER plug or a standard RJ 45 shielded plug.

The system's integrated power contacts provide DC power at 5A and up to 50 VDC. Two LED lights are included in the jack assembly for standard data transmit and receive indication. The CLOUDSPLITTER connector system’s unitised connection approach combines two connections into a single product to provide a power and data solution for devices.

TE Connectivity; www.te.com