* This product has been superseded by the NE8MX and is priced to clear *
Neutrik Ethercon shell assembly for use with CAT5/CAT5e cable and standard RJ45 plugs. NIckel/Silver shell.
So much equipment these days makes use of low cost Ethernet cabling - e.g digital audio, video, DMX and control signaling. While the standard RJ45 connector is perfectly fine for some applications, uses where it may be getting connected/disconnected on a regular basis can lead to damage both to the cable and to the plug. Neutrik produced the Ethercon Shell to address this problem.
With the NE8MC, the shell simply inserts over an existing, pre-terminated RJ45 plug and makes the plug more robust while at the same time providing strain relief for the cable. The matching panel socket uses a unified 'D' series receptacle for a solid, trouble-free connection.
In this variant, the strain relief is designed to wrap around the cable and is held in place by the chuck - enabling this version to be attached to existing cable assemblies.
The kit comprises a silver chromium shell, fixing disk, chuck, bushing and boot. It comes packed with two cable protection elements for cable diameter either up to 5 mm or 8 mm. It is NOT supplied with an RJ45 connector but is intended to be retrofitted over an existing pre-terminated CAT5 connection.
Note : This is a CAT5 connector and will not mate with CAT6 Ethercon connections.