DARMSTADT, Germany – Jan. 24, 2019 – TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, has extended its portfolio of M12 connectors to include L-code PCB/panel types that offer a compact high-power solution for automation devices.
“Our new connectors take up 40 percent less space than Mini 7/8 connectors traditionally used for high power connections, allowing for more freedom and flexibility when designing machines and systems,” says Ruud van den Brink, TE’s product manager, Industrial Communication Europe. He points out that M12 L-code power connectors, an extension of the current M12 IEC standard, have been selected by PROFINET user organization PROFIBUS & PROFINET International as the standard for 24-volt power supply systems used in PROFINET devices.
The new connectors handle currents as high as 16A per pin – the highest in TE’s M12 family – providing reliable and efficient power distribution. They are IP67 rated, which means they are protected from dust and resist water immersion at depths of up to one meter for 30 minutes.
L-code PCB/panel-mount M12 power connectors are available through TE’s global distribution network, which provides customers with short lead-times and fast responses for technical support.