Circuit & System Protection


Modular jacks with lightning strike protection

2 November 2005 Circuit & System Protection

Erni has developed a broad range of modular jacks, with integrated magnetics, for 10/100 Ethernet. These jacks are right-angle, single-port configurations meeting IEC60603-7 performance requirements and GR-1089-CORE compliant lightning strike protection.

The GR-1089-CORE standard applies to service provider network equipment and covers EMC and electrical safety. Two different circuit designs are available. PHY side diodes provide a low-cost solution for many applications. Cable side, high-voltage diodes offer the highest level of protection. Both circuits are footprint-compatible with, and drop-in replaceable for, standard 10/100 Modular Jacks with integrated magnetics.

These single-port jacks provide effective grounding through shields with panel flanges on top and on both sides. Versions with integrated LEDs are available in a variety of colours. Connectors for all Ethernet data rates are available. The products are offered in single port, multiport ganged, and multiport stacked and ganged connector configurations.



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