Data connectors

Data connectors for all interfaces: For reliable IIoT communication

The world is becoming increasingly networked. And that means more interfaces on devices. Phoenix Contact offers a comprehensive portfolio of data connectors from RJ45 to USB, HDMI, and D-SUB, up to coaxial and FO connections, as well as for SPE. Expert advice and excellent services for all aspects of device connection supplement the product range – the ideal basis for networking smart devices.

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Your advantages

  • Flexibility with the wide range of designs
  • Easy installation thanks to tool-free connection technology
  • Support for common bus systems allows for a wide range of possible applications
  • Standardized connector systems provide a high level of safety, even in industrial environments
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Connectors and cables for signals, data, and power

Connectors and cables for signals, data, and power

Configurator for cables

Configure your cable connection for signal, data, and power transmission in IP6x environments or for control cabinet applications. Freely selectable cable lengths and cable ends allow customized cable assemblies.

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M12 push-pull connectors for Ethernet applications
Tool-free connection of M8 connectors
M12 push-pull connectors designed for assembly
Shielded M12 push-pull connectors
Shielded M12 push-pull device connectors
M12 connectors for Single Pair Ethernet
Different M12 hybrid connectors for Single Pair Ethernet

M12 push-pull connectors for Ethernet applications

Easy and space-saving data transmission

The M12 push-pull connectors designed for assembly for Ethernet applications enable reliable high-speed data transmission and impress with their extremely small space requirements. With fast-locking, installation is effortless – the connector is simply plugged into the device.

Main features

  • Push-pull internal locking
  • Compact crimp connection
  • X-coded for Ethernet applications
  • Number of positions: 8
  • Connection cross-section: 0.14 mm² ... 0.34 mm²
  • 360° shielding
  • Straight and angled versions
  • Degree of protection: IP65, IP67

Your Advantages

  • Easy installation: quick and reliable plugging, even in confined spaces
  • Significant space savings: extremely compact due to the small wiring space and high contact density
  • Safe use: reliable 360° shield connection
  • Robust connection: suitable for railway applications with high shock and vibration loads
  • Highly future-proof: standardized product range for worldwide availability

M8 connectors with Push-Lock connection

Tool-free and space-saving cabling

In increasingly networked systems, functions are decentralized and intelligent devices and sensors are miniaturized. Flexible and space-saving cabling is achieved with M8 connectors designed for assembly. The Push-Lock connection enables convenient wiring without tools.

Main features

  • Push-Lock connection technology
  • PROFINET CAT5 (100 Mbps)
  • D-coded, 4-pos., shielded
  • Connection cross-section: 0.14 mm² ... 0.75 mm²
  • Temperature range: -40°C ... +85°C

Your Advantages

  • Easy and time-saving installation: Push-Lock technology enables the tool-free connection of rigid and flexible conductors with and without ferrules
  • Intuitive and safe connection: precise conductor assignment with color coding and numerical coding in the connection area
  • Space-saving installation: one-third smaller than the M12 connector, the M8 Push-Lock connector offers significant space savings and reliable industrial properties

M12 push-pull connectors designed for assembly

Easy connection with Push-Lock technology

Two leading technologies in one M12 connector: the M12 connectors designed for assembly featuring push-pull fast-locking and Push-Lock connection enable tool-free conductor connection and provide a secure installation by simply plugging into the device port.

Main features

  • Installation: push-pull fast-locking
  • Connection method: Push-Lock connection technology
  • Data connectors: PROFINET CAT5 (100 Mbps), D-coded, 4-pos., shielded, straight and angled
  • Signal connectors: A-coded, 4- or 5-pos., shielded and unshielded, straight and angled
  • Connection cross-section: 0.14 to 0.75 mm²
  • Temperature range: -40°C to +85°C

Your Advantages

  • Quick and reliable connection even in confined spaces
  • Establish flying leads with connectors in male and female versions
  • Tool-free connection of rigid and flexible conductors with and without ferrules
  • Intuitive conductor connection with color coding and numerical coding of the contact levers
  • Long-term stability and vibration resistance of the PE connection and 360° shielding

Shielded M12 push-pull connectors

Reliable signal and data transmission

M12 push-pull connectors latch into place by means of direct insertion and enable easy and secure connection for applications in confined spaces and with high cabling density. The new, shielded, A- and D-coded versions guarantee reliable signal and data transmission.

Main features

  • Push-pull internal and external locking
  • Standardized in accordance with IEC 61076-2-010
  • A- and D-coded
  • Advanced Shielding Technology
  • Conductor cross-section: 0.34 mm²
  • Degree of protection: IP65, IP67
  • PUR, halogen-free

Your Advantages

  • Plug-and-produce: quick and reliable connection even in confined spaces
  • Fast installation: time savings of 80% during installation compared to screw connection
  • Flying leads: connectors with internal and external locking
  • Totally protected: Advanced Shielding Technology provides a reliable shield connection, even under extreme environmental conditions
  • Highly future-proof: standardized product range for worldwide availability

Shielded M12 push-pull device connectors

Reliable signal and data transmission

The new SMD M12 device connectors with push-pull internal locking allow secure and tool-free device connection. The recessed M12 push-pull flush-type female connector closes out flush with the housing, thus enabling compact housing designs.

Main features

  • Push-pull internal locking
  • Standardized in accordance with IEC 61076-2-010
  • SMD housing screw connections
  • Raised and countersunk versions
  • SMD signal and data: A, B, D, X, and Y-coded
  • Degree of protection: IP65, IP67
  • DUO contour: compatible with full-thread M12

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
  • Highly future-proof: standardized product range for worldwide availability

M12 connectors for Single Pair Ethernet

Ethernet finally goes the distance

With Single Pair Ethernet (SPE), the established Ethernet protocol is advancing into the final automation levels and forms the basis for future-proof networking from the sensor to the cloud. Easy integration into your conventional sensors is made possible by the new SPE connectors in the ONEPAIR series in size M12.

Main features

  • Transmission standards: 10Base-T1, 100Base-T1, 1000Base-T1
  • Data rates up to 1 Gbps (up to 600 MHz)
  • Power over Data Line (PoDL) up to 60 W
  • Range of up to 1,000 m (10Base-T1L)
  • 360° shielded connectors
  • Cable structure: 1 x 2 x 22/7 AWG
  • Degree of protection: IP67

Your Advantages

  • Easily integrated: M12 male and female versions for established inductive sensors and flying leads
  • Cross-application: ranges of up to 1,000 m, data rates of up to 1 Gbps, and powers of up to 50 W
  • Totally protected: Advanced Shielding Technology provides a reliable shield connection for network cables, even under extreme environmental conditions
  • Future-proof: standardized connectors and cables in accordance with IEC 63171-5

M12 hybrid connectors for Single Pair Ethernet

For high-performance IIoT devices

More power in one connector: the SPE M12 hybrid connector combines data and power for Single Pair Ethernet. With two circuits of two times 8 A, voltages up to 63 V, and the robust M12 design, this connector is ideally suited for use in harsh environments.

Main features

  • Manufacturer-independent IEC standard in accordance with IEC 63171-7 (coding 2)
  • Transmission standards: 10Base-T1, 100Base-T1, 1000Base-T1
  • Data rates up to 1 Gbps (up to 600 MHz)
  • Power transmission up to 2 x 8 A / 63 V DC
  • Degree of protection: IP65/IP67
  • Housing with DUO contour for screw and push-pull locking

Your Advantages

  • Powerful IIoT performance: the SPE M12 hybrid connector is also suitable for applications in the fields of drives, machine building, and robotics
  • Increased convenience and space savings: there is now a connector for Single Pair Ethernet that combines data and power transmission
  • Particularly robust: ideally suited for industrial applications, as well as for field use in harsh environments
  • Long-term usability: future-proof design-in of the M12 Hybrid portfolio with the cross-manufacturer international standard

Data connectors for reliable communication

Find out about the versatility of our data connector portfolio. With versatile and adaptable connection solutions for data transmission, you can flexibly plan and implement your applications. Excellent services around your device connection supplement the product range.

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Bio-based products

Phoenix Contact develops technologies and solutions for a better future. Climate protection and environmental emissions such as carbon dioxide are central starting points of our sustainability strategy. For example, we are switching an initial range of products over to bio-based plastics.

Discover our portfolio of data connectors

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Fiber-optic transceiver
With transceivers, cages, and PCB connection technology, you can ensure future-proof data transmission via fiber-optic cables.
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Fiber-optic transceiver
M8 connectors for Single Pair Ethernet
With the M8 device connectors and network cables in the ONEPAIR series, you benefit from space-saving and future-proof data and power transmission from the OT to the IT level.
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M8 connectors for Single Pair Ethernet
IP20 connectors for Single Pair Ethernet
IP20 PCB connectors and patch cables in the ONEPAIR series for single pair Ethernet are ideal for efficient data transmission in factory and building automation.
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IP20 connectors for Single Pair Ethernet
Coaxial connectors
The portfolio for coaxial cabling is ideal for the transmission of WLAN, Bluetooth, LTE, and 5G signals.
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Coaxial connectors
USB connectors
Phoenix Contact provides USB PCB connectors and patch cables. Type A and type C are available in USB 2.0 as well as USB 3.2 Gen. 1 / USB 3.0 versions.
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USB connectors
HDMI connectors
The high-quality HDMI type A items are ideal for the reliable transmission of audio and video data and Ethernet (HEC) in protected applications.
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HDMI connectors
RJ45 connectors
With RJ45 BUILDING and RJ45 INDUSTRIAL, Phoenix Contact offers future-proof cabling solutions for both building automation as well as for Industrial Ethernet applications.
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RJ45 connectors
M17 MPO connectors
Phoenix Contact introduces industrial-grade MPO connectors for real-time data transmission in intelligent power grids.
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M17 MPO connectors
D-SUB connector
With an extensive portfolio of robust D-SUB sleeve housings and D-SUB contact carriers, Phoenix Contact offers solutions for the proven cabling of bus systems.
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D-SUB connector

Copper-based data connectors

Copper-based data connectors

Copper-based data connectors

Complex automation processes call for high volumes of data at ever-increasing transmission speeds. Benefit from high-performance connectors and cables for on-site assembly.

  • Transmission speeds of up to 10 Gbps
  • Innovative hybrid cabling
  • Solutions for IP20, IP65/IP67, and IP69K
  • With IDC, pierce, or spring connection

Secure connections for Ethernet and PROFINET with RJ45 connectors

RJ45 connectors enable secure connections for Ethernet and PROFINET through their stainless steel push-on springs and an IP67 version in the push-pull housing.

Connectors for Single Pair Ethernet

Ethernet goes the distance with the M8 and IP20 connectors of the ONEPAIR series for Single Pair Ethernet.

FO-based data cabling

FO-based data connectors

FO-based data connectors

High transmission speeds, low attenuation, resistant to electromagnetic interference: FO cables belong to the modern transmission media for industrial systems and infrastructure applications. Whatever the fiber type or interface, you can select the ideal connection technology for your application from our comprehensive portfolio.

  • Solutions for IP20/IP65/IP67
  • Fiber optic connectors with the pin connector patterns ST, SC, SC-RJ, LC, F‑SMA, and M12
  • Fiber types POF, PCF, and GOF (multimode and singlemode)
  • Versions with PC and APC polishing
  • M17 MPO series FO data connectors for real-time data transmission in intelligent power grids
  • Tools suitable for all fiber types

High-speed data transmission with FDX 20

FDX 20 series splice boxes for DIN rails combine a compact design with reliable fiberglass connections for long-lasting flawless performance.

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The entire portfolio at a glance
Our data connector portfolio for any interface: from RJ45 to USB, HDMI, and D-SUB, up to coaxial and FO connections as well as for Single Pair Ethernet.
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Products for copper and fiber-optic cabling

This is why we are the perfect partner

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With our extensive portfolio of connectors for data transmission, you always have the right connection. And it is quite easy, since Phoenix Contact is your single-source provider for all device interfaces. In our great variety of designs, codings, and pin assignments you will easily find your consistent solution for copper or FO cabling.

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The number of connections between machines, machine parts, and users is increasing. This means that the amount of data is growing while the amount of space remains the same. With Phoenix Contact’s consulting expertise, you will receive the right solution for your device interface: Our data communication experts find clever solutions for your application.

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We will not desert you in the planning process: During device development, we will support you, for example, with quick pre-configuration and 2D/3D data for your CAD software. Also included in the support package: a free sample service as well as reliable logistics with global availability thanks to online ordering.

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Phoenix Contact’s high-quality connectors are made for reliable, long-lasting device communication. With our extensive competence in connection technology, you benefit from innovative solutions and long-term product availabilities. The quality of our products is confirmed by laboratory tests that go beyond the standard and international approvals.

Ideal for numerous applications Data connectors offer versatile connection solutions for numerous applications, including:

Controller with HDMI and USB connection
Controllers: Easy startup with USB and HDMI interfaces
5G routers with data interfaces
5G routers: Easy field communication with RJ45 and coaxial connectors
Frequency converters with data interfaces
Frequency converters: RJ45 INDUSTRIAL data transmission
Camera system with data interface and board-to-board connectors
Camera systems: Long-term communication and high transmission rates
Power supply with USB connection and board-to-board connectors
Power supplies: Easy startup with service interfaces
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Tutorial videos on our data connectors provide you with a lead in knowledge regarding the handling and assembly of your product.