The number of applications for the series of circular connectors M12x1 X-coded according to IEC 61076-2-1009 is constantly growing. Aside of the international standard for generic cabling of industrial premises according to CD ISO/IEC 11801-3, the TIA 1005-A specification (Telecommunications Infrastructure Standard for Industrial Premises) now includes the M12x1 X-coded connectors as the interface of the future as well. User groups like PNO and CLPA now also count on this circular connector for applications asking for 1 Gbit/s or more.
For these applications, Telegärtner has developed a number of new products using the M12x1 X-coded circular connector series which are presented below:
M12x1 X-coded Cat.6A cable and cable sockets for a huge variety of connecting cables
Telegärtner’s product portfolio of connecting cables has been expanded by the development of an M12x1 X-coded cat. 6A (female) cable/bulkhead socket. The following connecting cable types are now available:
- Type L82100A0000: M12x1 X-coded cable socket (female) IP67 (front) rated to RJ45 cable plug (male) IP20 rated (cabinet installation)
- Type L84500A0000: M12x1 X-coded cable socket (female), moulded, IP67 rated, to free cable end
- Type L82000A0000: M12x1 X-coded cable socket (female) to M12x1 X-coded cable plugs (male), moulded on both sides, IP67 rated
Connecting cables are UL listed and are available in different lengths as standard. The UL listed S/FTP 4x2xAWG26/7 Cat.7 bulk cable with PUR jacket is oil and UV resistant, is halogen-free and flame-retardant and can be used within a temperature range of -40 to 85 °C. In practice, the newly developed connecting cables are used as extension leads, with which existing cabling lengths can be extended with little effort. The class E end-to-end link model in accordance with CD ISO/IEC 11801-3 with up to 6 connectors is supported. The cable socket for installation in cabinets or equipment with M16 assembly cut-out for wall thicknesses of 2 to 4.5 mm is a further variant. Panel assembly can be performed either with or without anti-twist protection.
PCB bulkhead sockets (THR) Cat.6A
The (THR) Cat.6A PCB bulkhead sockets – which are X-coded in accordance with IEC 61076-2-109 – are an important part of the STX M12x1 connector series. Telegärtner is enlarging its offer to 90° version bulkhead sockets with minimal housing dimensions. Like the 180° bulkhead socket, the M12x1 90° installation socket features a large number of variants and wide ranging installation options. The PCB borehole pattern with symmetrical shield connection is identical for both types. The introduction of the 90° installation sockets gives component manufacturers even greater flexibility as to how PCBs, sockets and housing can be arranged. Both, the 90° and the 180° product exceed the category 6A specifications, guaranteeing the full performance of 10 Gbit/s Ethernet for current and future applications.
M12x1-M12x1 Coupler Cat.6A IP67
The M12x1-M12x1 coupler represents another new development by Telegärtner: a coupler with a M12x1 X-coded socket on both sides in accordance with IEC 61076-2-109, and the transmission properties of the Category 6A. The M12x1-M12x1 coupler is designed for installation in the control cabinet as a cabinet feed-through as well as for flexible on-site installation on top-hat rails, walls and cable runs. With its IP67 rating it can be used primarily in harsh environments, such as in automation technology. Using the M12x1-M12x1 coupler, cable sections can be divided into individual segments, so that in case of repair only sections need be replaced and not the entire connecting cable.
M12x1 - RJ45 Cabinet feed through Cat.6A IP67
Connections between the control cabinet and parts of the factory plant or superordinate network structures are now an easy thing with the latest amendment to the portfolio, the M12x1 X-coded to RJ45 cabinet feedthrough with Cat.6A performance and IP67 rating. The most compact and space saving housing is available as well as straight and angled version for trouble-free cable routing inside the cabinet. The IP67 rated panel assembly can be performed either with or without anti-twist protection and in addition can be insulated by means of an insulating bush. The new M12x1 X-coded to RJ45 cabinet feed through is the ideal connection between cabinet cabling using the RJ45 MP8(8), IEC 60603-7 interface and machinery or plant cabling in the harsh industrial environment commonly using M12 connectors.