Connectors for Single Pair Ethernet

Continuous data transmission finally goes the distance

Use compact device connectors and cable connectors in the ONEPAIR series for Single Pair Ethernet. The standardized SPE interfaces are ideal for efficient data transmission in factory, process, and building automation applications. The application-specific, reduced cabling is therefore the basis for future-proof Ethernet communication from the field to the cloud.

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Device connectors and cable connectors for Single Pair Ethernet on a tartan track

Your advantages

  • Future-proof: standardized connectors and cables in accordance with IEC 63171-2 (IP20), IEC 63171-5 (IP67), and IEC 63171-7
  • Cross-application: range of up to 1,000 m, data rates of up to 1 Gbps, and power of up to 50 W and more
  • Efficiently cabled: plug-and-play, even in existing cabling infrastructures  
  • Compact: high packing density on the PCB and thus smaller device designs due to miniaturized connectors
  • Easily integrated: male and female versions for established inductive sensors and flying leads
Webinar on Single Pair Ethernet with Phoenix Contact SPE specialists Verena Neuhaus and Tim Kindermann

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Everything you need to know about Single Pair Ethernet: In the webinar, Phoenix Contact SPE specialists Verena Neuhaus and Tim Kindermann present the technology and discuss trends in industrial communication. They also show you how you can use SPE products profitably in your applications.

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Our white papers at a glance

First-class data connections are essential for ideally networking all communication interfaces. Download the following white papers free of charge. Find out about high-speed board-to-board connectors, the optimization of signal integrity, and the performance spectrum of Single Pair Ethernet.

Main features at a glance

We offer you the right SPE connectors for your application. Take advantage of the diversity of our connection technology for your Industry 4.0 application. SPE is the parallel, high-performance transmission of data and power via Ethernet over a single wire pair from the sensor to the cloud – supported by Power over Data Line (PoDL), Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN), and OPC Unified Architecture (OPC UA).

Connectors for Single Pair Ethernet

IEC standard IEC 63171-2 (IP20); IEC 63171-5 (IP67); IEC 63171-7
Range Up to 1,000 m
Data rate Up to 1 Gbps
Power Up to 50 W and more
Pin connector patterns for single ports as well as for IP20, M8, M12, and M12 hybrid
Cabling Plug-and-play
Protection class IP20; IP67

New: ONEPAIR series M12 hybrid connectors


M12 hybrid connectors for Single Pair Ethernet with different pin connector patterns

Unleash IIoT performance in your devices

More power in one connector: the SPE M12 hybrid connector combines data and power for Single Pair Ethernet. With two circuits of 2 x 8 A and up to 63 V, transmission speeds into the Gigabit range are possible.

Rethink your power connection for Single Pair Ethernet: The compact data element has maximized power transmission with just two contacts for SPE, creating entirely new possibilities. In the past, larger connectors or two connectors for data and power were required to achieve this. With this new development, you are now provided more flexibility in a smaller installation space and higher-performance power transmission.

Your advantages with M12 hybrid connectors for Single Pair Ethernet

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M12 SPE hybrid connectors
M12 hybrid connectors for Single Pair Ethernet
Hybrid M12 circular connectors for demanding IIoT applications
SPE M12 hybrid connectors – the ideal connection technology for the Industrial Internet of Things
Robot arm in industrial production

With the high-performance M12 hybrid connector for Single Pair Ethernet, Phoenix Contact lays the foundation for demanding IIoT applications and the next level of industrial automation. No matter whether plans include automating processes, factories, or buildings: With the reliable SPE connection technology, customers can harness the new potentials of digitalization.

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M12 SPE hybrid connectors

With the innovative hybrid design in data and power transmission, the sophisticated SPE connector saves valuable space. Customers are provided entirely new options for realizing efforts towards miniaturization, weight reduction, and simplifying their systems. As a result, they enjoy significant cost savings while increasing the performance of transmission rates of up to 1 Gbps.

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M12 hybrid connectors for Single Pair Ethernet

The robust design of the SPE M12 hybrid connector makes it the ideal choice for demanding environments, including industrial field applications. Designed for IP67 applications, the connection system with screw locking mechanism is easy to use.

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Hybrid M12 circular connectors for demanding IIoT applications

Single Pair Ethernet offers a transmission technology geared to demanding applications, providing high market relevance with the manufacturer-independent standard. Combined with the SPE M12 hybrid connector from Phoenix Contact, which delivers data and power at the same time, customers benefit from completely new options in the areas of digitalization, automation, and MCR.

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SPE M12 hybrid connectors – the ideal connection technology for the Industrial Internet of Things

When demanding fields of application require data rates of up to 1 Gbps, a range of up to 1,000 m, and power of up to 400 W, the SPE M12 hybrid connector features the ideal connection technology. For example, it is the ideal choice for drive technology, machine building, and robotics. The hybrid design of the SPE connector enables space, weight, and cost savings.

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M12 hybrid connectors for Single Pair Ethernet at a glance

For compact devices with high power transmission

M12 hybrid connectors for SPE are particularly suitable for actuator applications and allow for higher voltages and larger cross-sections combined with compact dimensions. Product specialist Verena Neuhaus explains these benefits and others in an interview.

More connectors for Single Pair Ethernet


IP20 PCB connectors and a female connector for Single Pair Ethernet mounted on a PCB

IP20 connectors in the ONEPAIR series

The IP20 connectors and patch cables in the ONEPAIR series enable efficient data transmission in numerous fields and industries, for example, in factory automation and building automation.

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360° view of the IP20 patch cables

Transmit data up to 600 MHz with IP20 patch cables. Locking clips function as a mechanical interlock. With their robust industrial design and 360° shielding, the cables are versatile and also available in different lengths. You will find the available cable versions on our item detail page under “Accessories”. Other length versions are available on request.

M8 and M12 Single Pair Ethernet connectors including cabling

ONEPAIR series M8 and M12 connectors

The ONEPAIR series M8 and M12 device connectors transmit data and power quickly and safely from the OT to the IT level.

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360° view of the M8 connectors

M8 connectors and device connectors are particularly suitable for use in field applications. The male connectors are available in assembled versions.

PCB terminal blocks for Single Pair Ethernet

PCB terminal blocks for Single Pair Ethernet

Efficient connection technology: Single Pair Ethernet (SPE) is a powerful technology for realizing Industry 4.0 and IIoT applications. Simple and failsafe connections are crucial, particularly when integrating field devices into the Ethernet network. This is where COMBICON PCB terminal blocks for Single Pair Ethernet show their strengths with clear color coding.

Single Pair Ethernet (SPE) is one of the megatrends in industrial data transmission. The purpose of SPE is not to define new higher transmission speeds or distances; but rather to form the framework for standardizing reduced amounts of cabling for applications.

Torsten Janwlecke - Phoenix Contact, President Business Area Device Connectors
Torsten Janwlecke, President Business Area Device Connectors at Phoenix Contact

Torsten Janwlecke, President Business Area Device Connectors at Phoenix Contact

Ethernet finally goes the distance

IP20 and IP67 connectors for Single Pair Ethernet enable transmission rates of up to 1 Gbps and distances of up to 1000 m. The video provides you with a concise illustration of such features and other benefits.

Detailed analysis of ONEPAIR series SPE connectors

Learn more about the benefits of device connectors, field connectors, and cables for industrial Ethernet connections in this training video. This includes, for example, reduced cabling effort by downsizing to just one wire pair. Moreover, standardized interfaces enable secure data transmission in accordance with IEEE standards.

Exploring new paths with SPE

A modern communication infrastructure with Single Pair Ethernet – whether circular connectors or IP20 connectors: our broad portfolio of data connectors is used for communication and for networking in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Our product specialist, Verena Neuhaus, will be providing information on the new products and highlights, such as the SPE-M12 hybrid connectors and the potentials that these open up. Find out more.

SPE in the All Electric Society

Consistent device communication from the sensor to the cloud. Single Pair Ethernet is aimed at the intelligent networking of sensors to ensure modern communication with reduced cabling effort. In this podcast, product specialist Verena Neuhaus explains the unique advantages and opportunities of SPE in terms of an electrified and sustainable future. Listen in.

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IP20 and M8 connectors for Single Pair Ethernet
Phoenix Contact SPE consulting team: Tim Kindermann, Verena Neuhaus, and Guadalupe Chalas

What our consulting team for Single Pair Ethernet offers

Phoenix Contact has the expertise and the product portfolio to use Single Pair Ethernet in different industries and areas. Find out how SPE experts Verena Neuhaus, Guadalupe Chalas, and Tim Kindermann will work with you to develop customized solutions for Single Pair Ethernet, the key technology of digitalization.

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Discover the connectors in the ONEPAIR series
The e-paper “Connectors of the ONEPAIR series for Single Pair Ethernet” provides information on the fields of application and advantages of this technology and our products. It also includes application and product examples.
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M8 and IP20 connectors for Single Pair Ethernet
Single Pair Ethernet System Alliance logo, an alliance of leading technology companies

The Single Pair Ethernet System Alliance

Phoenix Contact has come together with other leading technology companies to form the SPE System Alliance. The partner companies are bundling their Single Pair Ethernet expertise and ensuring the target-oriented exchange of this knowledge, and thus pursuing the common goal of promoting SPE technology for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and all other areas of application.