Binder revises M16 connectors for high data speeds

Industrial circular connectors from binder now include versions that meet the very high data speeds required by the latest sensor-based automation systems and an ASIG-compliant model used in wireless networks including 5G.

Today’s models can accommodate up to 24 contacts – with or without EMI shielding. With mainly metal housings and a robust screw locking system, M16 connectors provide environmental protection up to IP68.

The company has been developing M16 connectors – the ‘go to’ connector for high pin count applications – since the 1970s, to widen the range of applications for the versatile circular connectors.

The combination of a high pin count with the compact size of nominally 18.5mm diameter and 60mm in length means M16 connectors offer “an excellent alternative to more expensive connector systems” said binder. M16 connectors accommodate cables ranging from 4.0 to 10mm diameter, are rated to 250V and can withstand an impulse voltage up to 1,500V, with current handling of up to 7A (at 40 degrees C).

The M16 connectors can be used in the roll-out of 5G networks. Binder’s the Antenna Interface Standards Group (ASIG) -compliant connectors are designed to provide high international protection for selected outdoor installations. The AISG defines standards for the control and monitoring of antenna line devices in the wireless industry.

binder’s Series 423 and 723 M16 connectors are available in eight-pin DIN variants, of which four to five contacts are used. The products are AISG C485-compliant and available as male and female shielded cable and panel mount connectors .

Another addition to binder’s M16 offering is an X-coded connector capable of handling the data speeds demanded by today’s sensor-based automated production facilities. Data transmission figures are up to 10Gbits per second.

Binder also offers a range of cable mounting with straight or right-angled connectors terminated by soldering, with screws and crimp. Pre-moulded cables are available and binder also offers panel receptacles with front or rear fastening as standard for solder bucket versions and front-fastening for dip solder and pre-terminated flexible PCBs.

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