Jacks & Couplers

Jacks & Couplers

CERTECH has a range of Jacks and Mechs to suit your style. We offer wall plate jacks to suit Australian style wall plates, as well as keystone jacks to suit patch panels.

Whether you require a shielded or unshielded solution, CERTECH offers products that are tailored, high-performing, and effortless to install.

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CERTECH offers an extensive selection of jacks and mechs tailored to your style preferences, including both Cat6 and Cat6a options. Our range includes Cat6a keystone jacks and Cat6 keystone jacks, suitable for patch panels, as well as Cat6a wall plate jacks and Cat6 wall plate jacks compatible with Australian style wall plates.

Whether you need a shielded or unshielded solution, our products are designed to deliver high performance and easy installation. We prioritize efficiency and reliability to ensure your network operates seamlessly. Trust CERTECH to provide connectivity solutions that meet your requirements and elevate the performance of your network infrastructure.

What is the difference between Shielded and Unshielded Jacks?

The primary difference in performance between shielded and unshielded jacks lies in their ability to mitigate electromagnetic interference (EMI) and radio frequency interference (RFI). Here's a breakdown:

Shielded Jacks:

Shielded jacks are equipped with additional shielding components, such as metal enclosures or foil wraps, around the conductors. This shielding helps to minimise the impact of external electromagnetic and radio frequency interference, which can degrade signal quality and potentially disrupt network performance. Shielded jacks are typically recommended for environments with high levels of electromagnetic interference, such as industrial settings or areas with numerous electronic devices.

Unshielded Jacks:

Unshielded jacks lack the additional shielding components found in shielded jacks. While they are generally more cost-effective and easier to install, unshielded jacks may be more susceptible to electromagnetic and radio frequency interference. However, in environments with low to moderate levels of interference, unshielded jacks can still provide reliable performance.

Shielded jacks offer superior protection against electromagnetic and radio frequency interference, making them ideal for demanding environments where signal integrity is crucial. Unshielded jacks are suitable for less demanding environments and can offer a cost-effective solution without sacrificing performance in situations where interference levels are minimal.