Voice Data Video etc
Stewart RJ45 and RJ11 modular connectors with EEP-918A gel
By Anthony Capkun
November 4, 2010
Stewart Connector, a division of Bel Fuse Inc., has released RJ modular connectors coated with EPP-918A gel—a proprietary gel that provides both lubrication and pore-blocking properties to extend the life of voice and data connections. Promising good corrosion, dirt, moisture, humidity and chemical resistance, the gel also protects the integrity of RJ45 and RJ11 jacks from wear resulting from repetitive mating/un-mating forces. EPP-918A contains UV tracer dye to enable visual inspection, and is applied to connectors’ gold-plated contacts during manufacturing. Low Level Contact Resistance (LLCR) reliability tests indicate no significant changes to contacts to 10,000 cycles. In addition to single-port jacks, the gel is available on all shielded/unshielded Stewart Connector modular devices (including those with up to 12 ports) in vertical and right-angle configurations, and with/without LEDs.