Yamaichi's new Y-ConCover-40-O (O stands for Overmold) is an RJ45 hybrid connector consisting of a metal protective housing with additional overmolding that achieves outstanding sealing characteristics. It is based on the company's "Hermetic Sealed" technology, which was developed a few years ago for extremely reliable photovoltaic connection systems. The product lifetime of these products is designed to be 25 years. The connector can thus be used in any RJ45 area with strict requirements for IP sealing (IP 67 / IP 68 / IP 69K), for example in automation, medical technology, the construction industry or in other areas with harsh environmental conditions. With its unique kink protection, IP protection is maintained even when the cable is bent at a 180° angle. This is possible due to a special connection method used between the cable, metal parts and the overmolding. The metal housing also allows the connector to withstand the extreme mechanical stresses that frequently occur in industrial applications. It is suitable for Industrial Ethernet and other field bus standards.