The new M23 hybrid circular connector from Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG is an all-in-one connector that securely transmits signals, data and power. The compact M23 connector can handle currents up to 30A and voltages up to 850Vdc or 630Vac. The connector features a centrally located protective earth (PE) ground, along with four power contacts and four signal contacts. The data pins have a 0.8-mm diameter and can provide an optional Ethernet connection in accordance with CAT 5e.
The connectors are available in cable connection, coupler and panel-mount versions for cable-to-cable and cable-to-machine applications. The IP65/67-compliant connectors are designed for temperatures ranging from -40 to +125 degrees Celsius.
The M23 hybrid connector is ideal for servo-drive and encoder-feedback applications. They are also suitable for robotics, machine tool and any other industrial application that requires a compact, rugged connector.