In2Connect UK – M12 style connector

Whether used in traffic guidance systems, photovoltaic systems, industrial Ethernet, CCTV, offshore wind farms, or to connect sensors and actuators in factory automation systems, the M12 style connector from In2Connect UK is screw lock mating and offers 4 to 8 contacts; is IP67 rated, can be screened, and is well suited for wet, moisture-laden process environments ~ they’re as individual as your ambient conditions.

M12 connectors are coded. The common used types are:

A-Coded; used with Sensor Actuators

B-Coded; used with Field Buses

D-Coded; used with Industrial Ethernet

X-Coded; used with10 Gbps Ethernet


M12 connectors moulded to cable

Over-moulded M12 connectors improve durability and streamline the size of a cable connection. Available with 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 and 12 contacts, the M12 connectors have anti-vibration locking and come in various cable lengths and quality. When it gets really tough: Shielded connectors protect and bypass weak signals. A uniform cable shielding ensures seamless signal transmission.

Loose-field-attachable M12 connectors

Field attachable M12 connectors from In2Connect give you the freedom and flexibility to react to the cabling situation on site or to build your own M12 cables. Field-attachable connectors allow for stripped wire to be attached to the connector in the field using a simple screwdriver tool. This facilitates a faster, less complicated installation. This programme comprises 4 or 5 pole connectors and adapters with anti-vibration locking – in a straight or angled construction as well as in shielded versions. You can choose between screw and clamp connections as well as a maximum input cable diameter of 6 or 8mm.

M12 Sockets, PCB or wire

Connectors and adapters with 4, 5 and 8 contacts are available with 0.5mm long single wires as well as well as pin contacts for the M12x1 connection to the device. Front mounted flange connectors with wires are also available and can be positioned with a lock nut. Flange connectors and adapters for rear housing mounting with different length pin contacts for soldering directly on the printed circuit board complete the programme. An installation flange for direct assembly on the printed circuit board is also available with a shielded connection option in an axial and angled version. A spring-loaded shield plate connects the flange housing directly to the printed circuit board, which is especially important in bus applications. All products in this series are designed for a printed circuit board thickness of 1.6mm and a device wall thickness of 2-3mm. You can select from two different installation heights (10.0mm and 5.5mm) for the axial version.

X-Coded M12x1 Circular connectors

Modern automation solutions need universal communication cabling for the different networks. Conec M12x1 X-coded connectors have been developed for such applications. These components are designed for transmission technology according to CAT6A and 500 MHz/10 Gigabit, and are standardised to IEC 61076-2-109. M12 X-code connectors have 4 shielded pairs for reliable high speed data transfer in such applications as vision systems: plus industrial grade materials for harsh environments, all in the small M12 connector. Patch cable standard lengths are 1, 2, 5 and 10 metres.

Power over M12 connectors

Newly introduced M12 power connectors with T-coding (63 Volts) and S-coding (630 volts) open up the M12 for use in the power range.

The largish M23x1 connector is used in large numbers today for power but as devices used in electrical drive technology become more and more compact, Conec have now made it is possible to transmit signals, data and power non-stop using the M12 connector system. The new M12, 3+PE and 4-poles 12Amp connector codings comply with IEC 61076-2-111. Due to the actual geometry, plugging and pulling under load is not admissible. However, this is inadmissible for connectors in general. Only socket and plug devices are designed to be actuated under load. Currently Axially overmoulded products are available with different cable qualities, and sockets with stranded wires for front or back panel mounting.

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Contact Details:

In2Connect UK Ltd
Unit 5, Home Farm
Petersfield Rd
SO24 0EF

Skype Name “In2Connect” | Tel: UK 01962 773004 | Fax: UK 01962 600034 |

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