Neutrik Americas has announced the introduction of new REAN airtight chassis connectors, available for both XLR and locking RJ45/Ethernet in a design offering durability and connectivity tailored for outdoor and other harsh environments.
REAN male, female, and duplex male/female airtight XLR chassis connectors are available in both three-pole and five-pole configurations, and are well-suited for both audio and DMX/lighting applications. With both D-size and duplex form factors, the connectors offer gold-plated contacts for longer life and enhanced durability. They are designed for vertical PCB termination.
REAN RJ45/Ethernet airtight connectors are available with three termination options — straight RJ45 feedthrough, 90 degrees upwards RJ45 feedthrough, and Horn type receptacle. All variants include a D-size metal flange with push latch locking and are rated for Cat-5e performance.
Both the REAN XLR and RJ45/Ethernet airtight chassis connectors share several characteristics, including IP65 weather resistance both in the mated condition when mated to REAN Z series cable connectors and unmated when sealed with their integrated protection caps. The connectors are made from UL94 V-0 rated materials to meet modern safety standards and have black diecast shells for minimal reflection on the stage. All REAN airtight chassis connectors are available in single bag packaging or bulk packaging for OEMs.
Fred Morgenstern, VP of technology at Neutrik Americas, states, “The new airtight chassis connectors from REAN will be especially appealing to OEMs who use air pressure for their ingress testing as well as to other customers for whom sealed connectors can provide valuable weather resistance. With their standard D-size or duplex form factors, most of these connectors will integrate seamlessly into existing environments. Their PCB mounting or feedthrough terminations make them especially appropriate to modern visual effects equipment designs.”