It takes 2 minutes to connect this RJ45 plug in the field.

The FM45 is designed as a universal connector for fast, spontaneous, freehand wiring of twisted-pair cables on site. The latest generation of R&M’s field-mountable RJ45 connector is perfect for really tough applications.

R&M equipped the FM45 EL Cat.6A with a metal housing. What has remained is the proven super-simple wiring of cores and strands with advanced IDC technology.

The FM45 EL Cat.6A is the ultimate in quick assembly for installing, wiring, modifying, and maintaining LAN cords. The RJ45 connector can be fully and error-free wired and terminated in two minutes, as we show in this video. This is how it’s done!

– Remove the insulation
– Align wire pairs according to color code
– Pay attention to shield lance position (see video)
– Insert cores according to color code
– Shorten cores
– Push module closed (optionally with pliers)

► Details for professionals
► Specifications
The design intention was to make it as intuitive and reliable as possible to connect a RJ45 plug to twisted pair copper cable. Assembling and wiring as well as changing, replacing, or refitting LAN cabling become a no-brainer.

The full metal housing made of rugged die-cast zinc is extremely stable and durable. It protects signal transmission from electromagnetic interference all around and can withstand temperatures from -40 to 85 °C.

In addition, the FM45’s insulation displacement contacting (IDC) makes it reusable and ideal for PoE (Power over Ethernet) applications. The FM45 comes with the R&M PowerSafe quality seal as proof of guaranteed PoE suitability.

► Compatibility
There are two versions of the FM45 EL Cat.6A. For:
– Cable diameter 5-7 mm
– Cable diameter 7-9 mm
The wiring method remains the same!

The connector is suitable for the wiring of stranded wire or cores from AWG22 to AWG26, regardless of whether shielded or unshielded cables are used. Easily readable color codes additionally simplify the wiring.

► Practical when things get tighter.
A jack guard helps to remove the plug in places that are difficult to reach. It can be shortened or removed completely.

In addition, the plug is only 46 mm long, making it ideal for installations in narrow spaces.

Discover the application possibilities of the universal, field-mountable R&M FM45 EL Cat.6A. Stay flexible in your LAN installation with this innovative and high performance RJ45 connector. Don’t miss the opportunity to take connectivity in your LAN to the next level!

By the way, there is also a 90-degree version of the connector available. See here:

– The field mountable RJ45 connector by R&M
– FM45 in the R&M eCatalog
– R&M Installation Movies Playlist
– Find your local R&M contact

► Applications in Industry and Smart Buildings
The newly developed design of the RJ45 connector housing supports data applications in industrial environments. The FM45 EL Cat.6A is suitable for use in smart buildings or even for flexible installation of IoT infrastructures.

Further Areas of application are structured cabling, local data networks, direct connections, bulk connections, switch links and other applications of twisted-pair copper cabling. Industrial Ethernet, bus and data connections in building automation, security and communications technology, the Internet of Things (IoT) and home networks are also among the FM45 connector’s areas of application.

The FM45 is ideal when existing buildings are to be converted into smart ones. In addition to old installations, new network cables and RJ45 jacks have to be installed.

Installers have the flexibility to decide on site how the cable is to be laid, where it is to be cut, and also where the connector is to be placed. They can react to customers’ requirements, changes of plan as well as surprises without any wastage. In many cases, using the FM45 saves having to install outlets.

Retrofitting of WLAN access points for better radio coverage both inside and outside buildings can easily be carried out using field-terminable connectors. Spontaneous network installations for concerts, trade shows and events can also be implemented with the FM45.

Finally, the FM45 connectors are used as support for servicing and maintenance, temporary installations or when repairing networks.

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