What Is M12 X Coded Connector ?

CAZN Electrics-2022-06-03

X code M12 connector is 8 pin M12 connector which had been widely used for data transmission and industrial ethernet , its pinout is different with A code M12 connector .

The 8pin M12 X-coded connector conforms to the IEC61076-2-109 standard,compared with the 100M transmission speed of the 4pin D-coded M12 connector, the M12 X-coded connector is more suitable for high-speed Ethernet transmission, and the data transmission speed can reach up to 10Gbps. When applied to industrial Ethernet, the ethernet cable also needs to support Gigabit and 10 Gigabit data transmission, and needs to work with CAT 5E, CAT 6, CAT 6A or CAT 7 network cables, and the data transmission capacity has reached the ISO11801 Channel Class Ea standard.

 

CAZN M12 X coded connector

Why the M12 X coded connector have different pinout with M12 A coded connector ?

As we know , different coding type for M12 connectors is to avoid wrong pluging , the different code M12 connectors are used for different application , may have different voltage and current , if they are the same,while there are multiple M12 connectors at the work place , it may cause mis-insertion while the staff is not careful , which may cause the system to fail to work properly, or cause equipment damage and unnecessary losses. In addition, if the pinout are the same, it is not conducive to the troubleshooting of the problem.

So we can see , the M12 X coded plug couldn't connect with the M12 A coded 8 pin socket.

Advantage of X coded M12 connector

  • Up to IP67 protection level, suitable for harsh industrial environment applications, waterproof, dustproof and oil-proof, reliable and durable
  • Anti-vibration design to prevent tripping loose due to mechanical vibration, strong stability
  • 360-degree shielding, can match different shielding types of Ethernet cables to prevent data interference
  • Up to 10 Gigabit data transmission speed to meet the needs of high-speed real-time data transmission
  • Gold plated contact pins, good conductivity to ensure stable data transmission
  • More than 500 times of insertion and removal to meet most application requirements

How many different types of M12 X coded connector does CAZN have?

metal cable assembly M12 X coded connector
  • Type : Metal cable assembly
  • Straight or Angled
  • Pin Number : 8 pin
  • Coded : X Coded
  • Pin type : crimp
  • Cable Length : we can do cable assembly for customers , or offer without cable
  • Cable material optional : PVC / PUR / TPU
  • Shell Material : Brass nickel-plated
  • Contact Material : Brass gold-plated
  • Sealing Material : Epoxy resin / rubber
  • Insulator Material : PA+GF / TPU
  • Applicable Temperature : -25℃ ~ +80℃
  • Insulation Impedance : ≥100MΩ
  • Contact Impedance : ≤5mΩ
  • Durability : ≥500 cycles
  • Molding Material : TPU/PVC
  • Waterproof Level : IP67

The cable assembly connector is much better for field operation , custumer can assembly the cable themself , choose the right cable length upon different application , and it's better for trouble shooting , but for bulk application ,it will need lots of time , and the cables maybe wrong connected with careless .

overmolded 8 pin M12 X coded connector cable straight right angled
  • Type : moulded
  • Straight or Angled : Straight or angled plug
  • Pin Number : 8 pin
  • Coded : X Coded
  • Cable Connector : moulded
  • Cable Length : 1-30M or customized
  • Cable Material : PVC / PUR / TPU / RU / PTFE
  • Shell Material : PA66
  • Contact Material : Brass / Phosphorus copper gold-plated
  • Sealing Material : Epoxy resin / rubber
  • Insulator Material : PA+GF / TPU
  • Applicable Temperature : -25℃ ~ +80℃
  • Insulation Impedance : ≥100MΩ
  • Contact Impedance : ≤5mΩ
  • Durability : ≥500 cycles
  • Molding Material : TPU/PVC
  • Waterproof Level : IP67

As we can see , the data transmission speed and sheiding rating not only related to the M12 X code plug , but also related the cable , the cable at least should be cat5e , and also can be cat6, cat6a , cat7 cables t0 reach 10Gbps or higher speed .

For the ethernet shielding ,there're also various types as following , for different applications the cable requirement can be different .

  • Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP)
  • Shielded Twisted Pair (STP)
  • Foiled Twisted Pair (FTP)
  • Outer Foil Shield/Unshielded Twisted Pair (F/UTP)
  • Outer Braided Shield/Unshielded Twisted Pair (S/UTP)
  • Outer Braided Shield/Foiled Twisted Pair (S/FTP)

And the cable jacket materials is also very important for M12 X coded cable connector , especially for automation application , such as for machine vision camera , the cables maybe installed in towline , the cable will be twisted many times during the towline moving , the PUR material RJ45 cable jacket is high flex .

To make the ethernet cable high flex , the cable should have multy thin conductor to meet the flex requirement .

Solder type M12 X coded socket

panel mount M12 X coded socket

For the solder type M12 X coded socket , the wires should be soldered to the conductor , and the have front mount M12 X coded socket and back mount M12 X coded socket for option , as the M12 X coded plug are all male , so the M12 X coded socket are all female .

PCB type M12 X coded socket

There are 3 types PCB mount M12 X coded socket

pcb mount M12 X coded socket right angled straight

Wire to wire M12 X coded socket

wire to wire M12 X coded connector

Sometimes customer may need extend the M12 ethernet cable , or joint the 2 connector together , this wire to wire M12 X code socket can be helpful .

The shell can also enhance the shiedling while mounted back panel .

SMD M12 X coded socket

surface mount SMD M12 X coded socet

The female 8 pin SMD type M12 X coded socket can be helpful for customers that need the M12 X coded SMD mounted on PCB

Female M12 X coded to RJ45 adapter

M12 X coded connector adapter

The 8 pin female M12 X coded adapter have straight and right angled type , can be used for automatic applications.

M12 X coded connector application

Machine vision camera data transmission cable

M12 X coded connector overmolded M12 ethernet cable

The one of the most popular application of the M12 X coded connector cable is for machine vision data transmission cable , as we see in the picture , the SICK camera have M12 X coded socket for M12 X coded plug , then the camera can transmit datas through the M12 ethernet cable to the controller .

Not only the SICK camera , Baumer , Cognex and other brands cameras also use lots of M12 X coded connector cable.

As real time data tramsmission is very important for industrial camera , GBITs and 10 GBITs speed could be very good choice.

Industrial ethernet

8 pin M12 X coded connector had been widely used for industrial ethernet .

Smart transportation system

Technological progress has made the transportation system more intelligent, networked, and faster. The particularity of the rail transit system requires the connector to have very high transmission speed, reliability, anti-vibration capability, etc. The advantages of the M12 X-coded connector make it suitable for use in intelligent transportation systems such as vehicle control, railway vehicle HVAC systems.

If you need M12 X coded connectors , welcome to contact us.

 

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