Neutrik TOP Series
True Outdoor Protection for RJ45, Power & XLR connectors
Outdoor RJ45 Connectors
etherCON® TOP is a series of heavy-duty sealed connectors specially designed for outdoor applications in the entertainment industry.
powerCON® TRUE1 TOP
Outdoor Power Connectors
powerCON® TRUE1 TOP connectors are robust and lockable power connectors which are approved for outdoor use in harsh environments.
Outdoor XLR Connectors
XLR TOP connectors exist both as chassis and cable XLR connectors. Just like the rest of the TOP Series, they are IP65 AND UL50E.
Why TOP Series?
These connectors can resist harsh weather conditions, such as rain, snow, dust, dirt and sunlight. In addition to being IP65 certified, they also passed the tests for the UL50E Type 4 certification (including UV tests).
Whether you are working with LAN signals, digital audio (EtherSound, Cobranet, Roland Digital Audio, Dante..)
or digital video, a secure connection is of the upmost importance.
With the TOP series, this high quality connection can be implemented in permanent outdoor installations without fear of having the equipment suffer from harsh conditions.
Heavy-duty Sealed RJ45 Connectors for Harsh Environment
etherCON® TOP are certified UL 50E and IP65 CAT5e network connectors.
If you need your sealed RJ45 connectors to be protected from dust,
weather, sun, and UV ultraviolets, etherCON® TOP is the solution you need.
|Standard RJ45 Plug||etherCON®||etherCON® TOP|
|Field of use||Indoor||Indoor, outdoor||Indoor, outdoor|
|Latch protection||Only with snagless boot||Yes||Yes|
|IP protection||No||IP54 (with SE8FD sealing kit)||IP65 (in mated condition)|
|Weather resistant||No||Yes (for short periods of time)||Yes|
Need any cable with your etherCON® TOP?
We make premade cables with etherCON® TOP connectors.
Visit our EMX TOP page to learn more about it.
Keys points to remember about etherCON® TOP
Old etherCON connectors are convertible
If you need current etherCON connectors to benefit the same outdoor protection as the TOP, you can convert them using the assembly kit SE8FD-TOP.
Mounting screws provided
The E-SCREW-1-12SS stainless steel mounting screws for the chassis etherCON are provided with the connectors.
Complete protection against bad weather
All etherCON TOP on this page are UL50E certified and IP65 rated. They feature improved materials capable of resisting against Ultra-violets for a long period of time and are protected from water, dust, and dirt.
Lockable 16A Power Connectors for Outdoor Use
Just like the rest of the TOP family, powerCON® TRUE1 TOP connectors are IP65 and UL50E.
The connectors are available in male (power OUT) and female (power IN).
|powerCON® 20A||powerCON® 32A||powerCON® TRUE1||powerCON® TRUE1 TOP|
|Cable type||Female||Female||Male / Female||Male / Female|
|Chassis type||Male||Male||Male / Female||Male / Female|
|IP protection||No||IP20 (mated)||IP65 (mated)||IP65, UL50E enclosure type 4 (mated)|
Keys points to remember about powerCON® TOP
powerCON® TRUE1 TOP connectors can be mated to the older series powerCON® TRUE1.
Old powerCON® TRUE1 replaced by TOP Serie
Existing powerCON® TRUE1 cable and chassis connectors are discontinued and completely replaced by the TOP series.
New Latch Design
The new cable connectors had their latch design enhanced to offer a more ergonomic grip.
Black Color for All TOP Connectors
All connectors are now completely black to offer maximum protection against the sun's ultraviolets.
Use Sealing for Complete Weatherproof Protection
It should be noted that powerCON chassis connectors must be used alongside rubber sealing covers in order to be truly weather-proof. These covers remain the same as before. You will find them under the references SCNAC-PX, SCNAC-FPX, and SCNAC-MPX (they are not needed for indoor applications).
Heavy-duty XLR Connectors for Extreme Conditions
The XLR-TOP series is a “heavy duty” XLR series of cable and chassis connectors for outdoor use.
XLR TOP connectors are protected by mating with related cable or chassis connector of the XLR TOP range (IP65 and UL50E). Gold contacts are standard.
|XX Series||XX-HD Series||TOP Series|
|Cable type||Male / Female||Male / Female||Male / Female|
|Chassis type||N/A||Male (MPR-HD)||Male / Female|
|IP protection||IP40||IP67||IP65, UL50E enclosure type 4 (mated)|
Discover our premade XLR cables
Do you need both the cable and the connector?
We make our own cables in lengths of 1, 2, 3, 5, 10, 15 and 20 meters.
Visit the product page and ask for a quote.
Keys points to remember about XLR TOP
XLR Chassis Now Available in Female
It is now possible to buy outdoor XLR chassis connectors not only in the male version, but also in the female one.
About MPR-HD Connectors
Before XLR TOP, the MPR-HD male connectors were the only solution offered by Neutrik if you wanted weather-proof XLR chassis. Neutrik will continue to produce MPR-HD connectors which can be IP67 when coupled to the XX-HD series. XLR TOP connectors can only be IP65.
Sealing Done the Right Way
To ensure proper sealing, the chassis must be fastened using four stainless steel countersunk screws.
Protection in mated and non-mated states
The new TOP chassis connectors keep the same protection, whether they be in mated or disconnected conditions. For better protection when disconnected, optional covers are available to avoid any ingress of dirt or water.