With the M17 compact series of round plug connectors, Phoenix Contact has reduced the size of its standard connectors. The diameter of the cable connector was reduced by 2.6mm to 18.7mm; the total length was also reduced, resulting in the connector being reduced overall in size by about 15 per cent.
Three new housing designs round off the product range: in addition to cable and coupler connectors, there is also a panel feed-through with integrated mounting flange. By simply interchanging the moulded seal, users can use the panel feed-through for rear and front panel mounting. In addition, eight and nine-pin insulators, which are factory equipped with 1mm crimp contacts, are being launched. Another new feature is the optional colour marking using plastic rings on the housing, which help prevent false connections being made.
With the Speedcon rapid interlock system, plug connectors are quickly and reliably interlocked with just half a turn. The position can be identified by the "˜open/locked' marking. The IP67-compliant housings are shielded against electromagnetic interference. All of the previous insulating bodies of the standard M17 series from Phoenix Contact can be combined with the round M17 compact plug connectors for supplying power to compact devices and drive units.
Visit the Phoenix Contact website for more information about their round plug connectors.