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.
- 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
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 63171-2 (IP20); IEC 63171-5 (IP67); IEC 63171-7
|Up to 1,000 m
|Up to 1 Gbps
|Up to 50 W and more
|Pin connector patterns
|for single ports as well as for IP20, M8, M12, and M12 hybrid
New: ONEPAIR series M12 hybrid connectors
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
SPE Evaluation Kit now available Get advice from us
Realize Ethernet-based multidrop applications in accordance with the IEEE 802.3cg standard. The test board is equipped with one USB interface and two SPE interfaces. It supports the bus topology defined in the 10BASE-T1S standard. Communication takes place at data transmission rates of up to 10 Mbps and with up to 50 devices – at a minimum length of 25 m. We will be happy to advise you on this.
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.
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.
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.
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.