M12 sockets/panel plugs

M8 and M12 sockets and panel plugs with 4, 5, 8 and 12 contacts are available with 0.5mm long single wires as well as well as solder bucket contacts. Front mounted flange types with wires are also available and can be positioned with a lock nut. Flanged sockets and adapters for rear panel mounting; with different length pin contacts for soldering directly on the printed circuit board complete the programme.

Description

Description

M-style connectors are categorised by the size of the threaded locking nut; these include M8, and M12 connectors. Tough and robust, these waterproof, circular screw connectors are the de-facto standard in the process industry for reliable automated connections: protected to IP67 and Food + Beverage Industry types to IP69K. The M8/M12 standard is also ideal for applications where a compact, reliable connection system with IP67 environmental protection or extra heat resistance is required. M8/M12 connectors provide a future-proof interface that supports higher-bandwidth needs, meeting the requirements of up to 10GB/s. Conec offer one of the widest ranges of sensor and actuator overmoulded cordsets with a choice from 3 to 12 contact axial or right angled connectors, with/without LEDs in 2, 3, 4, 5 and 10m assembly lengths. All of the leading BUS protocols are also available.

These M12 connectors may also be coded. The common used keyed 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

S & T-Coded; used for Power transmission

Connectors and adapters with 4, 5, 8 and 12 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.

Key Features

Key Features

  • Provides wear-free connectivity and highly reliable performance in harsh environments
  • Field attachable types available
  • Constructed using a durable stainless steel housing that is dust-sealed and waterproof
  • IP67 protection per IEC 60529 in mated condition
  • Resistant to shock and vibration, retains functionality in severe conditions
Specifications

Specifications

Materials

  • Contacts – CuZn
  • Contacts plated – Gold plated over Nickel
  • Contact carrier – PBT GF, UL94 / PA UL94 / TPU GF UL94
  • Sealing- FPM/NBR
  • Counter nut – CuZn, Ni plated
  • Socket housing – CuZn, Ni plated
  • Sealing compound – Polyurethane resin UL94
  • Shielding – spring steel
  • Shielding plating – Sn
  • Coupling nut turntable – GD-Zn, nickel plated
  • Light conductor – PA 12

Electrical

  • Rated Voltage – 30V, 60V, 160V, 250V – IEC 61076-2-101
  • Current rating – 1.5A, 2A, 3A, 4A – IEC 61076-2-101
  • Insulation Resistance – IEC 60512
  • Mating cycles – IEC 60512-9a

Environmental

  • Degree of Pollution – IEC 60664-1
  • Degree of Protection – IEC 60529
  • Temperature rating – -30°C to +80°C

Types

  • Front panel mount sockets with wire termination – female
  • Front panel mount sockets with wire termination and LED – female
  • Front panel mount sockets, square flange with wire termination – female
  • Front panel mount sockets with wire termination, coupling nut turnable – female
  • Front panel mount sockets with straight PCB contacts – female
  • Front panel mount sockets with right angled PCB contacts – female
  • Front panel mount sockets with wire termination – male
  • Front panel mount sockets with wire termination and LED – male
  • Front panel mount sockets, square flange with wire termination – male
  • Front panel mount sockets crimp contacts – male
  • Front panel mount sockets solder bucket contacts – male
  • Front panel mount square flange sockets solder bucket contacts – male
  • Front panel mount sockets with straight PCB contacts – male
  • Front panel mount sockets with right angled PCB contacts – male
  • Female insulation body sockets SMT
  • Female insulation body sockets SMT with shielding
  • Male insulation body sockets SMT
  • Male insulation body sockets SMT with shielding
  • Front panel mount sockets SMT – female
  • Front panel mount sockets SMT – female with shielding
  • Front panel mount sockets SMT – male
  • Front panel mount sockets SMT – male with shielding
  • Male panel plug black, solder termination
  • Male panel plug transparent with gap for LED, solder termination
  • Male panel plug black, dip solder termination
  • Male panel plug transparent with gap for LED, dip solder termination
Applications

Applications

M8 and M12 connectors are used in an incredible array of industrial applications like robots, sensors, vision systems, RFID and PLCs, actuators, electric motors, console lights, switches, valves, and contactors, the automotive industry plus machinery and tooling, packaging, factory automation, and food and beverage production areas.

CONEC’s new Shielded M12x1 connector meets the current needs for reliable high speed data, even in harsh environments. For enhanced EMI performance, the body shield has been extended to the surface of the PCB, eliminating any apertures that could cause EMI leakage.
This shielded M12 is especially well suited to applications that require high reliability and interference free data signals. In addition to the IP67 sealing that you expect with M12x1 connectors, these connectors have 360 degree of cable screen termination minimising the possibility of electrical interference in sensitive applications such as GPS and video signal transmission. This 360 degree shielding is achieved with 3 extra grounding pins, to ensure low impedance in the ground path, and full coverage of the ground traces on the PCB. These PCB mounted M12x1 connectors are available in rear mount configuration, in “A coding” with 4, 5, or 8 pins, “B coding” with 4 pins, and “D coding” with 4 pins.