Stewart Connector . September 29, 2020

Stewart Connector Expands the M12 Harsh Environment Offering to Include M12 X-Code to RJ45 Cable Assemblies

Glen Rock, PA, [September 29, 2020] Stewart Connector, a Bel group company, (NASDAQ: BELFA and BELFB) and world-class manufacturer of high-speed connectors used in data communication applications adds M12 X-Code to RJ45 cable assemblies to their offering of M12 harsh environment solutions. M12 X- Code cable assemblies are the ideal solution for Ethernet connectivity up to 10 Gbps in factory and industrial applications.

Stewart’s M12 X-Code to RJ45 cable assemblies feature an IP67 rated male M12 X-Code plug on one end with an IP20 rated RJ45 plug on the other. The RJ45 end of these assemblies is over-molded, providing additional robust strain relief for applications in rugged environments. Along with Stewart Connector’s existing M12 X-Code to X-Code cable assemblies, the new M12 X-Code to RJ45 assemblies are terminated to a shielded cable with a foil shield and a braid to protect against high-frequency noise commonly found on factory floors. The cable includes a TPE cable jacket which is resistant to oil, weld splatter, and sunlight making these assemblies suitable for the harshest environments while providing reliable connections that support Modbus, Ethernet, PROFINET, and EtherCAT communication protocols.

Stewart Connector’s M12 X-Code to RJ45 Cable Assemblies are in stock with Digi-Key, Farnell, Newark, and Mouser.

For detailed product information, visit the product page or download the datasheet. For technical inquiries please email techhelp@belf.com.

About Bel

Bel (www.belfuse.com) designs, manufactures and markets a broad array of products that power, protect, and connect electronic circuits. These products are primarily used in networking, telecommunications, computing, military, aerospace, transportation, and broadcasting industries. Bel's product groups include Magnetic Solutions (integrated connector modules, power transformers, power inductors, and discrete components), Power Solutions and Protection (front-end, board-mount, and industrial power products, module products, and circuit protection), and Connectivity Solutions (expanded beam fiber optic, copper-based, RF and RJ connectors and cable assemblies). The Company operates facilities around the world.

Forward-Looking Statements

Except for historical information contained in this press release, the matters discussed in this press release are forward- looking statements as described under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from Bel's projections. Among the factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from such statements are: the market concerns facing our customers; the continuing viability of sectors that rely on our products; the effects of business and economic conditions; difficulties associated with integrating recently acquired companies; capacity and supply constraints or difficulties; product development, commercialization or technological difficulties; the regulatory and trade environment; risks associated with foreign currencies; uncertainties associated with legal proceedings; the market's acceptance of the Company's new products and competitive responses to those new products; our ongoing evaluation of the consequences of the U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act; the impact of changes to U.S. trade and tariff policies; and the risk factors detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports. In light of the risks and uncertainties, there can be no assurance that any forward-looking statement will in fact prove to be correct. We undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements.

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