Hybrid M12 connectors mix power and signal contacts
Published: 25 October 2019 - Christian Lynn
Binder announces the first models in a new range of M12 A coded, moulded connectors that incorporate both power and signal/data contacts.
The versatility of these “hybrid” M12 connectors will interest those responsible for today’s complex applications, where both power and signal are required in a limited space. These include sensors, actuators, camera systems, motors and drives and controls systems.
The first versions to be made available have nine contacts consisting of two gold plated power contacts, rated to 12A at 63V, and gold plated seven signal contacts, rated to 0.5A at 12.5V.
The Polyurethane (PUR) moulded cable connector features 0.75mm2 AWG 18 wires for power and 0.14mm2AWG 26 for signal. As standard, it is supplied with 2m or 5m of cable with alternative lengths available on request.
The panel mounted connectors feature PCB termination featuring dip solder contacts for power and surface mount for signal.
When mated, they provide protection to IP67 and an operating temperature range of -25 to 85 degrees Celsius. Future models will include contacts with six contacts – two power contacts rated to 16A and four shielded signal contacts for Cat5e cable – based data applications.
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