March 1, 2021
binder recently announced the new 818 Series: M8 D-Coded connectors. These will interest engineers who need to connect miniature sensors to Ethernet networks across applications that use the latest automation technology.
These M8 D-Code connectors are specifically designed to support the high data bandwidths that are becoming common in smart factories as well as protecting from the variety of demanding environments often found in industry. When mated and locked they protect to IP67.
The 818 Series connectors are around 30 percent smaller than conventional M12 connectors and yet is capable of enabling high-performance Ethernet connections of up to 100 Mbit/s Cat. 5e according to IEEE 802.3. Because the M8 connectors are Power over Ethernet (PoE+) compatible, they can supply both data and power to the sensor simultaneously.
With 4 gold-plated brass contacts which are symmetrically arranged and a Nickel-plated threaded ring, the connectors have 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.
Operating temperature range is wide at -25°C to +85°C and binder has designed the 818 Series to be capable of more than 100 mating cycles.