Connectors deliver three times the power of standard M12s

5th January 2016
Nat Bowers

Following the introduction of its Brad M12 Power F-coded connector system, Molex has introduced a complete range of T-coded cordsets and receptacles that delivers three times the power of standard M12 connectors. Delivering up to 12.0A per pin, the interconnect system meets the increasing power requirements of DC motors and drives, actuation equipment and 24VDC auxiliary power systems in automation control systems, as well as LED lighting and commercial vehicle applications.

As with the F-coded products, the T-coding mating interface prevents accidental usage with other M12 connectors being used for input, output, signal or industrial network connections and provide up to two DC power circuits (two V- or two V+). The robust blind-mate key design significantly reduces the chance of mis-mating, especially in restricted access locations where visibility is limited. To eliminate the chance of electrical shock, the connector pins are recessed in a contact carrier. The receptacle design has been enhanced to more efficiently dissipate heat generated by the higher current-carrying capability, while maintaining its compact size.

The 4-pin M12 T-coded connectors will accommodate wire sizes up to 16AWG (1.5mm2) and are rated for 63VAC/DC operation. An IP67 seal interface makes the Brad M12 Power T-Coded cordsets and receptacles suitable for use in harsh and wet industrial environments. The connector is dust-proof and can be temporarily submerged in up to 1m of water. The T-Coding is according to the IEC Standard 61076-2-111, which allows for an open-industry connector standard, increasing adoption among a wide array of platforms and manufacturers.

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