Panel Mount Connectors for Automation and Sensory Applications

4 pin panel mount connector

Panel Mount Connectors for Automation and Sensory Applications

For panel mounting in automation and sensory applications, these connectors are convenient, easy to install and provide a rugged connection. Pre-terminated with partially stripped wires, they’re ready to use and come in an array of sizes.

Panel mount refers to a mechanical feature built into the design of one connector half that allows it to be secured in a panel hole or external case/enclosure. It’s different from Board Mount which transfers 4 pin panel mount connector forces acting on a PCB-mounted connector to lower stress on the fragile electrical solder connections.

RS PRO M12 Circular Connectors

With a rugged design that can withstand the elements, this connector is ideal for automation and sensory applications. Its right-angle body orientation makes it easy to install in tight or awkward spaces. The wide operating temperature range ensures a long service life. Its IP67 ingress protection rating means that it’s safe from dust and water.

Number of Contacts

The amount of conductive contacts (pins) housed inside the connector that mate with wire or cable to transmit signals, data, and power. The number of internal contacts is varied by application. Most commonly, the contacts are keyed to prevent mis-mating. They are also rated for voltage and current to specify the maximum allowable current, power, or both.

Insulator – the material used to encapsulate the contacts and protect them from each other waterproof plug and socket connector and the shell. This material also serves to hold the contacts in the correct position when mating the connector halves and provides alignment when insertion is complete.

Connector Accessories

Additional parts that serve to position, guide, clamp, secure, or seal the connector halves. They may include o-rings, gaskets, washers, and strain reliefs. They can also include backshells, flanges, and grommets for installation and cable grips to allow easier insertion. These accessories can help protect the connectors from environmental hazards or extend their functionality. For example, o-rings and washers can prevent liquid or air leakage, while flanges or gaskets can provide protection from mechanical shock.

Bulletin 888 DC Micro (M12) Panel Mount Receptacles

Our Bulletin 888 DC Micro (M12) receptacles are designed to work with raw cable and make it quick and easy to create field wiring connections on the plant floor. Simply unstrip the conductors, insert them into the connector body and twist together for a secure, durable electrical connection that resists impact and corrosion. They also feature an industry standard M12 one-keyway for speedy installation and replacement. A full complement of receptacles, cordsets and patchcords are available in a variety of configurations to meet your application needs.

Bulletin 889D DC Micro (M12) Connection Systems

Our Bulletin 889D DC Micro (M12) connection systems make it easy to create custom wiring configurations on the plant floor. These rugged, die-cast connectors are designed to mate with matching receptacles and are available in straight or right angle 4-pin, 3-pin, or 5-pin configurations. They also offer a full complement of accessories, including splitters and tees, distribution boxes, V- and Y-cables, and field-attachable connectors. Allen-Bradley(r) bulletin 889D cordsets and patchcords provide secure connections to proximity sensors, limit switches, photoelectric sensors, and other field devices. They are available in straight or right-angle 4-pin overmolded connectors, with a choice of materials and jacket colors, including red to identify safety applications.

Bulletin 871A and 889 DC Micro (M12) Insulation Displacement Connectors

Our Bulletin 871A and 889 DC micro (M12) insulation displacement connectors allow for quick field connections to proximity sensors, photoelectric sensors, limit switches and other devices on the plant floor without needing tools. These cordsets and patchcords have overmolded 4 and 5-pin connectors in straight and right-angle versions, along with a full complement of splitters and tees, distribution boxes, V- and Y-cables to help you create custom wiring configurations. Our panel-mount receptacles are also available to mount directly to your equipment.

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