Lock The locking system describes how the pin and socket elements are joined. Lock
- Bayonet The connection can be secured by means of a partial rotation.
- M16 The connectors can be screwed together to secure the connection. M stands for metric thread and the number stands for the external diameter.
- Push Pull The connection can be locked by simply pushing. To release the connection, the sleeve on the connector must be pulled back.
- Snap In Snap locking – can be unlocked simply by pulling
Degree of protection The degrees of protection according to IEC60529 apply to various articles and provide information on protection against the intrusion of water and solids such as dust. Degree of protection
- IP40 Protects against contact with tools, wires and other similar objects of Ø > 1 mm and against the intrusion of foreign bodies of Ø > 1 mm. Does not protect against water.
- IP67 Fully protects against touch and against the intrusion of dust. Protects against water intrusion in temporary immersion (depth: 1 m; duration: 30 minutes).
- IP67 when unplugged as well Fully protects against touch and against the intrusion of dust. Protects against water intrusion in temporary immersion (depth: 1 m; duration: 30 minutes).
- IP68 Fully protects against touch and against the intrusion of dust. Protects against water intrusion in sustained submersion (depth: 2 m; duration: 24 hours), requirements specification by agreement between producer and user.
Version The choice of version allows the definition of certain technical specifications – for example the type of cable outlet or the size. Version
- Adapter Connecting element to each side of which a connector can be attached. This enables the realisation of, for example, control cabinet lead-throughs or a transition from the M8 to the M12 locking system.
- Connector female angled Connector (socket/female) with angled cable outlet.
- Connector female straight Connector (socket/female) with straight cable outlet. Here, the cable runs in mating direction.
- Connector male angled Connector (pin/male) with angled cable outlet.
- Connector male straight Connector (pin/male) with straight cable outlet. Here, the cable is in mating direction.
- Distributor In distributors, an input current or signal is distributed over multiple outlets according to a particular wiring logic. The locking system/termination for the input may differ from that for the outlet.
Installation type Connectors are differentiated by installation type: those that are mounted in a device housing (panel mount) and those that are attached to cables. Installation type
- Cable mounting Connectors with cable already moulded or for self-assembly.
- Housing assembly Connectors that can be mounted to device housings. These can be fixed by means of a locking nut or be screwed in (requires a threaded hole).
Termination The termination type determines how cables, single wires or PCBs can be joined with the connector. Termination
- dip-solder The special form of the contacts enables a through-connection on a PCB and automated wave soldering.
- moulded on cable Single wires are assembled and the cable joined with the connector by means of plastics injection moulding.
- pluggable Adapters or distributors that are joined with a connector on each side. The version and locking system may vary for the different terminations.
- screw clamp The wires in a cable are pressed in the contact element radially by means of a screw, establishing the electrical contact.
- single wires Connectors with contacts attached to individual wires ex factory. These can then be connected individually.
- solder The contact and the individual wires of a cable are connected using solder.