Neutrik TOP Series

True Outdoor Protection for RJ45, Power & XLR connectors

etherCON® TOP

Outdoor RJ45 Connectors

etherCON® TOP is a series of heavy-duty sealed connectors specially designed for outdoor applications in the entertainment industry.

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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.

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XLR TOP

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.

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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.

etherCON® TOP

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.

Neutrik NE8MX-TOP

CAT5E RJ45 Cable Connector

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Neutrik NE8FDH-C5E-TOP

CAT5E RJ45 Horizontal PCB Chassis

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Neutrik NE8FDP-TOP

CAT5e RJ45 Feedthrough Chassis

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Neutrik NE8FDV-TOP

CAT5E RJ45 Vertical PCB Chassis

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Features Comparison

Standard RJ45 Plug etherCON® etherCON® TOP
Field of use Indoor Indoor, outdoor Indoor, outdoor
Latch protection Only with snagless boot Yes Yes
Harsh environment No Yes Yes
IP protection No IP54 (with SE8FD sealing kit) IP65 (in mated condition)
UV resistant No No Yes
Weather resistant No Yes (for short periods of time) Yes

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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.

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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.

powerCON® TOP

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).

Neutrik NAC3PX-TOP

powerCON® TRUE1 TOP duplex chassis

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Neutrik NAC3FPX-ST-TOP

powerCON® TRUE1 TOP chassis w/ screw terminals

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Neutrik NAC3FPX-WOT-TOP

powerCON® TRUE1 TOP chassis w/o insulation tabs

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Neutrik NAC3FPX-TOP

powerCON® TRUE1 TOP female chassis

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Neutrik NAC3MPX-WOT-TOP

powerCON® TRUE1 TOP chassis w/o insulation tabs

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Neutrik NAC3MPX-TOP

powerCON® TRUE1 TOP male chassis

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Neutrik NAC3FX-W-TOP

powerCON® TRUE1 TOP female cable connector

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Neutrik NAC3MX-W-TOP

powerCON® TRUE1 TOP male cable connector

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Neutrik NAC3MX-W-TOPD

Disassembled powerCON® TRUE1 TOP Male Cable Connector

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Neutrik NAC3FX-W-TOPD

Disassembled powerCON® TRUE1 TOP Female Cable Connector

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Features Comparison

powerCON® 20A powerCON® 32A powerCON® TRUE1 powerCON® TRUE1 TOP
Current 20A 32A 16A 16A
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)
UV resistant No No No Yes
Weather resistant No No No Yes

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Keys points to remember about powerCON® TOP

Backward compatible

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).

XLR TOP

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.

Neutrik NC3FDX-TOP

3 pole female XLR chassis

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Neutrik NC3FX-TOP

3 pole female XLR

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Neutrik NC3MDX-TOP

3 pole male XLR chassis

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Neutrik NC3MX-TOP

3 pole male XLR

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Neutrik NC5FDX-TOP

5 pole female XLR chassis

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Neutrik NC5FX-TOP

5 pole female XLR

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Neutrik NC5MDX-TOP

5 pole male XLR chassis

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Neutrik NC5MX-TOP

5 pole male XLR connector

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Features Comparison

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)
UV resistant No No Yes
Weather resistant No Yes Yes

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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.

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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.