L-com introduces Cat6a lightning and surge protector for 10/100/1000/10000 ethernet applications

L-com Global Connectivity, a preferred manufacturer of wired and wireless connectivity products, announced today that it has developed a new Category 6a lightning and surge protector to address quad-speed Ethernet applications.

The AL-CAT6AJW lightning and surge protector provides superior lightning and surge protection with improved frequency response for 10/100/1000/10000 Base-T Ethernet networks. It is designed for use with Cat6a Ethernet cabling, but can also be used with Cat5, Cat5e, and Cat6 cabling.

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The use of ultra-low capacitance semiconductors provides superior high-frequency response and improved return loss for the four data pairs. The unit has low line-to-line and line-to-ground capacitance to minimize distortion of high-speed signals. The design provides protection for both common and differential mode surges and utilizes thyristor diode technology, which offers superior power handling capability than the alternative TVS or Zener diode-based designs. Additionally, the AL-CAT6AJW provides protection for both the data and power lines in Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) applications.

The AL-CAT6AJW is compatible with 802.3af Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) devices and supports PoE mode A and B for power as well as normal and reverse polarity PoE used in some Cisco access points. Additionally, the AL-CAT6AJW is compatible with wireless access points, bridges, client adapters and network appliances with or without Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) functionality.

The compact weather-resistant housing features a lockable hinged cover, rear mounting holes and a removable cable grommet that can be adjusted according to cable size.

The AL-CAT6AJW is in stock and ready to ship. Detailed product specifications and engineering drawings are available on the L-com website.

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