Copper Ethernet connectors terminate Ethernet cables with RJ45 connectors for Levels 1 and 2 and M12 D-Coding for Level 3. Connectors come in styles suitable for Category 5e and Category 6.

 

To find out more about Anixter's Levels, review the definitions of each Level classification.

Use the chart below to find the right connector for your environment. Locate the cable type, and modifier if applicable, then choose the appropriate level for your environment and click the part number to view the product details.

For more information on how the levels are determined, click on the "Copper Ethernet Connectors Applicable Selection Criteria"
tab above.

 

   
Cable Type Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Solid or Stranded Unshielded
or Shielded

Cat 5e
10/100

L1-M-5E-RJ45 L2-M-5E-RJ45 L3-M-5E-M12-SHD-STR

Fits solid and stranded, unshielded and shielded
Solid Unshielded

Modifiers to Cat 5e
 
EMI (Shielded) L1-M-5E-RJ45-SHD L2-M-5E-RJ45-SHD-STR

Fits solid and stranded, unshielded and shielded
Solid Shielded
Flexibility (Stranded) Stranded Unshielded
EMI and Flexibility (Shielded and Stranded) Stranded Shielded
 
Cable Type Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Solid or Stranded Unshielded
or Shielded

Cat 6
Gigabit

L1-M-6-RJ45-SOL-STR

Fits solid or stranded
L2-M-6-RJ45-SHD-STR

Fits solid and stranded, unshielded and shielded
L3-M-6-M12-SHD-STR

Fits solid and stranded, unshielded and shielded
Solid and stranded Unshielded

Modifiers to Cat 6
 
EMI (Shielded) L1-M-6-RJ45-SHD-STR

Fits shielded, stranded
or solid
Solid and stranded Shielded
   

Criteria Level 1 Level 2 Level 3
Mechanical Pull tension N/A N/A N/A
Abrasion N/A N/A N/A
Shock N/A N/A N/A
Vibration N/A N/A N/A
 
Climate UV N/A N/A N/A
Install temperature N/A -10º C to 60º C -20º C to 60º C
Operating temperature 0º C to 60º C -10º C to 60º C -40º C to 70º C
Humidity N/A N/A N/A
Oil resistance N/A N/A N/A
 
Ingress Ingress potection N/A IP20 IP67