Understanding Molded Cable Assemblies

Switchcraft/Conxall breaks down some of the benefits of factory molded cable assemblies.

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Z Series Improved DC Power Plugs
Switchcraft’s power plugs have been trusted for decades in a wide variety of critical applications. This new design takes the proven design of the original and improves on it to make it safer and more versatile. New “Z” series power plugs from Switchcraft are available in a variety of sizes and compatible with standard DC power jacks.
Shielded Multi-Con-X® 0.995" OD
Rugged metal field installable, EMI/RFI Shielded Multi Con X® connectors are available up to 6-#16 pins/sockets and 12-#20 pins/sockets in male panel and female cable mounts only. Meets IP66/IP68 when mated.
DIN 1.0/2.3 Connectors
Our DIN 1.0/2.3 connectors utilize a unique push/pull lock and release feature, simplifying installation and modification. They are 75 Ohm rated, compatible with the most widely used cable sizes, and can be terminated using a standard BNC crimp tool.
RJ45 Field Installable Cable Plug Assembly
RJ45 Weathertight Connectors are sealed to IP67 & IP68 NEMA 250 (6P) when mated. CAT 5E or CAT 6 available in shielded or unshielded versions
EH Series - RJ45 Connectors
Industry standard RJ45, Cat5, Cat5e, Cat6, and Cat6e connectors encased in a rugged XLR panel mount housing.
EH Series - BNC and RCA Connectors
Industry standard BNC and RCA feed-through connectors encased in a rugged XLR panel mounted housing.
HS Series Dura-Pull® Push-Pull Connectors
Extremely durable, sealed push-pull connectors, made by Switchcraft in the USA. Dura-Pull® Connectors are made from nickel plated brass with a medical technology grade plastic insulator and gold plated contacts. They are sealed to IP68 and IP69K autoclaveable, and rated for at least 5,000 insertion/ withdrawal cycles. Although they are less than 1/2" in diameter, they can be ordered with up to 9 contacts. (2 thru 5 #20 contacts or 6 thru 9 #26 contacts) Their unique contacts can be either soldered or crimped for maximum flexibility and easy installation. Factory assembled cables are also available.
Ultra VideoPatch 4K, 8K
The Ultra VideoPatch line is a full line of 4K,8K UHD video patching solutions: Mid-Size/Mini-WECO single jacks, 2x32 1RU patch bay, patch cables, and accessories. This innovative product line meets and exceeds SMTPE ST 2081-1 and ST 2082-1 with low return loss, 75 ohm impedance and life cycle of 30,000. Passing quality signals for 4K, 8K and Beyond.
Mixed Signal/ Power Multi-Con-X® Connectors
The Mixed Signal/Power Series feature the same specifications at rest of the Multi-Con-X® series, but in a special configuration featuring two #12 contacts suitable for 23A of power along with six #26 contacts for signal.
Dante Boxes
THE DANTE BOX THAT’S BUILT TO LAST Since 1946, Switchcraft products have been known for their durability, and this new Dante box combines that approach with the latest Dante technology. Rugged rubber corners protect the Switchcraft XLRs outside and high quality electronics inside while maintaining a compact and lightweight form factor.
1/4" Sealed Jacks and Plugs
For nearly 75 years, Switchcraft jacks and plugs have been proven in some of the harshest environments possible. This new series takes durability even farther by adding a waterproof, IP66 seal when the jack and plug are mated. Nearly all configurations of 1/4” jacks and plugs are offered in these new sealed versions, so contact Switchcraft to use them in your design today!
Cable mount MicroBNC connectors rated at 12GHz
Sealed Cable Gland Cord Grips
New CG Series Sealed Cable Glands Cord Grips from Switchcraft® are the easiest way to attach a cable to your device. They are sealed to IP68 for a reliable, watertight seal. Tightening the nut compresses the strain relief, providing a firm grip and preventing your cable from being ripped away for your device. These cord grips are available in a variety of standard sizes to accommodate a range of cable diameters, including the option for attaching multiple cables with a single gland.
9 thru 18 Position Shielded Mini Con-X® 0.760" OD
Rugged metal field installable, EMI/RFI Shielded Mini Con X® connectors are available up to 18 #26 contacts. Meets IP66/IP68 when mated.
Shielded Mini-Con-X® Cable-to-Cable Connector
Rugged metal field installable, EMI/RFI Shielded Mini Con X® connectors are available up to 6-#16 pins/sockets, 8-#20 pins/sockets or 18 #26 pins/sockets. Meets IP66/IP68 NEMA 250 (6P) when mated.
Multi-Con-X® 10 thru 12 Position Connectors
Utilizing a separate o-ring, Multi Con X® connectors are available up to 3-#12 pins/sockets, 4-#16 pins/sockets, and 12-#20 pins/sockets. 4-#12 and 5&6-#16 available in cable end socket only. Meets NEMA 6P when mated.
END Series Sealed RJ45 Connectors
The new END series from Switchcraft offers reliable, harsh environment performance in a smaller package. Incorporating an RJ45 connector into a sealed housing ensures the connectors are easy to terminate while still offering data performance up to CAT6. A variety of panel mount options, including a feedthrough are available. Panel mount receptacles are compatible with END series sealed plugs or any standard RJ45 connector, and are sealed to IP67 when mated or using the optional cap. Shielding is available with the optional shielded plug and the ENDP6SPC die-cast receptacles.
PCB Mount HDMI Connectors
New HDMI connectors from Switchcraft® offer reliable quality in 4 versatile designs. Compatible with standard HDMI Type A connectors, these receptacles feature premium materials and a robust design, while unique vertical mount styles provide space savings to solve common design challenges. Item RAVHD19ETR offers extra RF/EMI protection and a minimum of 10,000 insertion withdrawal cycles for the most critical applications.
NH Series RJ45 Feedthru Narrow Panel Mount Connectors
NH series reduces the width of the connector from 26mm to 19mm, saving space and increasing the number of connectors that fit into a standard rack from 16 to 20. Inside are the same trusted RJ45 connectors in a variety of configurations, including easily field terminated IDC versions.

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