RS Components (RS), a trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), a global omni-channel provider of product and service solutions, has announced availability of a complete series of circular connectors manufactured by CONEC Elektronische Bauelemente GmbH, part of the Amphenol Group.
Featuring 0.8mm diameter contact pins, the highly compact CONEC range of M8x1 D-coded circular connectors are fully optimised for industrial automation applications. These connectors present engineers with all the attributes necessary to meet the ISO11801 Class D standard for up to 100Mbit/s (Fast Ethernet) signal transmissions.
Suitable for a range of Ethernet-based communication applications including industrial interfaces and control and regulation units, as well as sensor, camera and robotics-based applications, the devices require only a small installation space. Key features of the connectors include variable mounting and connection options on the device side, power and data signal on one data pair, and continuous shielding.
Electrical characteristics include working voltages of 50V AC and 60V DC and a current rating of up to 4A at 40°C. Additionally, all the devices are protected against water ingress, rated to IP67.
The field attachable connectors include axial female and male connector variants and come with optional screw connections (female) or crimp connections (both female and male).
The Amphenol CONEC M8x1 series is now available from RS South Africa and across Sub-Saharan Africa.