M12 push-pull connectors

M12 connectors with the push-pull fast-locking system guarantee secure, tool-free plugging, even in confined spaces and with a high cabling density. Versions with internal locking also enable compact housing designs.
M12 push-pull connectors with internal locking

The new standard in automation technology

With the M12 push-pull fast-locking system, Phoenix Contact is providing a robust connection concept for device and field cabling. The push-pull system ensures cross-manufacturer plug-in compatibility and particularly easy insertion – convenient, safe, and easy.

Your advantages

  • Plug and Produce: quick and reliable connection even in confined spaces
  • Greater flexibility: one M12 device connection for screw and push-pull connectors
  • Easy design-in: countersunk M12 ports for compact device concepts
  • Flying leads: connectors with internal and external locking
  • Highly future-proof: standardized product range for worldwide availability
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360° view of the M12 push-pull connections

With plug-and-produce, M12 push-pull connectors enable reliable connection even in confined spaces. The adjacent 3D view illustrates how this connection works.

M12 push-pull fast-locking system Your advantages in detail

M12 cable connectors with internal locking
M12 push-pull connectors with external and internal locking in front of a device panel with installed matching M12 device connectors
Device with numerous M12 device and cable connectors
Connectors with push-pull internal and external locking
M12 push-pull connectors designed for assembly
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M12 cable connectors with internal locking

With the cross-manufacturer locking system, plugging is now reliable and convenient – even in confined spaces. You will reduce installation times by up to 80 percent compared to screw connections.

M12 push-pull connectors with external and internal locking in front of a device panel with installed matching M12 device connectors

The M12 Duo contour allows flexible field wiring with proven M12 screw connectors or the new push-pull fast-connection technology. An easy push-pull device integration is even possible for existing M12 solutions.

Device with numerous M12 device and cable connectors

The new M12 push-pull concept with countersunk M12 ports allows flush integration into the housing. Through the higher packing density your device designs become more compact.

Connectors with push-pull internal and external locking

Realize extensions in the field easily: You can realize flying leads with connectors with push-pull internal and external locking.

M12 push-pull connectors designed for assembly

With M12 push-pull connectors designed for assembly, you can determine flexible cable lengths. The easy and tool-free Push-Lock connection enables convenient on-site wiring.

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The consistently standardized push-pull product range guarantees worldwide availability. Cross-manufacturer compatibility with the IEC 61076-2-010 standardization.

M12 push-pull quality Tested safety and durability

IP65 laboratory testing with M12 push-pull
M12 push-pull shock and vibration test
Holding force test for M12 push-pull
M12 push-pull rotation test
Rotation test Part 2 with M12 push-pull
IP65 laboratory testing with M12 push-pull

M12 push-pull provides reliable protection against dust and water in accordance with IEC 60529. The connectors and devices are tested in accordance with IPX5 and IPX7 requirements. During these tests, the test objects must withstand jet water of 12.5 L/min. for >3 minutes and are immersed for 30 minutes in 1 m-deep water without any damage.

M12 push-pull shock and vibration test

Push-pull connectors are subjected to vibrations and shocks. We simulate these interferences on the vibrating table. During this, contact interruptions of >1 μs are not permitted.

  • In accordance with IEC 60512-6-4, the test includes sinusoidal oscillations of 10 Hz to 500 Hz and an acceleration of 50 m/s² over a duration of two hours per axis.
  • In accordance with IEC 60512-6-3, the test includes six shocks per axis and an acceleration of 490 m/s² for 11 ms.
  • In accordance with the standard for railway applications, EN 61373 Cat-1B, the test includes noise-induced vibrations from 5 Hz to 150 Hz and an acceleration of up to 5.72 m/s². The test objects are tested for a period of five hours.

Holding force test for M12 push-pull

To test the tensile load capacity in accordance with IEC 60512-13-2, M12 push-pull connectors must withstand a tensile force of 300 N over 60 s. Neither the connector nor the cable may become damaged during this test. In addition, the locking mechanism of the connector must not come loose. Finally, it must still be easy to unlock the plug-in connection.

M12 push-pull rotation test

During the rotation test in accordance with IEC 60998-2-1, a vertically fixed M12 push-pull connector is connected to a mating connector. A 5 kg test weight is suspended from the end of the conductor. The conductor is moved around its own axis 150 times and must not become damaged as a result. In addition, the locking mechanism of the connector must not be released during the test, but must be able to be unlocked without problems at the end of the test.

Rotation test Part 2 with M12 push-pull

For test part 2 in accordance with UL 2238a, the push-pull locking system is subjected to a 360° rotation with a load of ≥13.7 N. As in the other test for the locking mechanism, there must be no damage to the connector or cable. The locking mechanism of the connector must not be released during the test, but must be able to be unlocked at the end of the test.

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