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PowerCat 6 Patch Panels, 568A/B


Part No: PID-00141, PID-00142

Region: global

PowerCat 6 Patch Panels are the premier Molex patch panel product line. A key product used in both Category 6 link and channel gigabit ethernet applications. The IDC section consists of V-shaped contacts that flex not fatigue when terminated. Each port features a patented spring-loaded shutter and can be color coded to match jack outlets. Offering both front and rear labeling options, the patch panel is constructed of cold-rolled steel for additional strength and durability.

Fixing kits available in metric and imperial. 

Features & Benefits Technical Info
  • Available in 1U 24 Port and 2U 48 Port density
  • Each port features the patented spring-loaded shutter:
  • – prevents incomplete mating
  • – protects from dust and contaminants
  • Patented IDC V-shaped contacts that flex not fatigue when terminated
  • Features pointed IDC towers to speed termination and enhance cable retention
  • Dual colour-coding allows for 568 A/B wiring configuration
  • Front and rear port labelling as well as panel identification label
  • 4 x 6 ganged jack configuration
  • Individually removable patch panel ports
  • Integral cable management shelf ensures bend radius compliance
  • Available with either ANSI or metric hardware kit
  • Can be terminated using industry standard punchdown tools
  • RJ-11& RJ-12 compatible
  • Moulded category identification on each port face as well as optional port identification icons
  • RoHS Compliant

TIA/EIA-568-C.2:2009 cat.6,
EN 50173-1:2011 Class E, ISO/IEC
11801:2010 (Ed 2.2) Class E, FCC
Subpart F68.5
UL Listed

Jack Connector
Plastic Housing: Polycarbonate, UL94V-0 rated or equivalent
Operating Life: Minimum 750 insertion cycles
Contact Material: Copper Alloy
Contact Plating: 1.27 micrometres Au/Ni
Contact Force: 100g minimum
Plug Retention Force: 15 lbs

IDC Connector
Plastic Housing: Polycarbonate, UL94V-0 rated or equivalent
Operating Life: Minimum 200 reterminations
Contact Material: Copper Alloy
IDC Contact Plating: Tin matte finish
Contact Force: 100g minimum
Wire Accommodation: 22-24 AWG solid

Patch Panel Characteristics
Material: CRS (cold rolled steel)
Thickness: 0.060” (1.52mm)
Coating: Graphite Grey Powdercoat

Interface Resistance: 20 mΩ
Initial Contact Resistance: 2.5 mΩ
Insulation Resistance: >100 MΩ

24 Port with trays
44mm H x 483mm W x 98mm D
48 Port with trays
88mm H x 483mm W x 98mm D

Shipping Weight
24 Port: 1.2kg
48 Port: 2.2kg

Our PowerCat 6 system is suitable for PoE applications as defined below:
IEEE 802.3bt from Type 1 to Type 4, and CISCO UPoE+
For new installations of PoE Type 3 / Class 5 and above that wish to be eligible for the Molex 25 year Application Assurance Warranty, we require Category 6A cable to be used throughout. To confirm your PoE / RP3 cabling design is eligible for the Molex 25 year Application Assurance Warranty, your design must be verified and validated with the Molex PoE Calculator. Read more at https://www.molexces.com/poe-calculator
Molex recommends that the PoE feature on an individual switch port is power disabled prior to unplugging the associated powered Device.
Molex recommends that the full range of PowerCat 6 products be used in a system to maximize cabling and PoE performance. Details on Molex requirements for Warranty can be found at: https://www.molexces.com/about-us/ourwarranty/

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