M8 D-Code connectors support high data bandwidths for Ethernet applications

The latest industrial circular connector from binder is the M8 D-code which connects miniature sensors to Ethernet networks across applications that use the latest automation technology.

The M8 D-Code connectors are specifically designed to support the high data bandwidths emerging in smart factories and also protect operations in the demanding environments often found in industry. When mated and locked they protect to IP67.

The 818 Series connectors are around 30 per cent smaller than conventional M12 connectors yet is capable of enabling high-performance Ethernet connections of up to 100Mbit per second Cat. 5e according to IEEE 802.3. The M8 connectors are Power over Ethernet (PoE+) -compatible, enabling them to supply both data and power to the sensor simultaneously.

The connector has four gold-plated brass contacts which are symmetrically arranged and a nickel-plated threaded ring. It has a rated current of 4A and rated voltage of 63V DC. Termination is by screw clamp and wires from 0.14 to 0.5mm² can be accommodated.

The operating temperature range is wide (-25 to +85 degrees C) and the 818 Series is designed to be capable of more than 100 mating cycles.

binder is a family-owned company, specialising in industrial circular connectors. It supplies a wide range of high-quality products ideal for all types of industrial applications.

Based in Neckarsulm, Germany, binder has offices in Germany, Switzerland, France, the United Kingdom, Sweden, the Netherlands, China, Singapore and the USA.

The UK operation is based in Hemel Hempstead and was formed in 2009 to serve a growing UK market for the binder range of industrial circular connectors.


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