Essential cordsets and connectors

North American cordsets and connectors

M8, M12, and MINI 7/8" products are essential for industrial machines and are made right here in North America for fast delivery!

M8, M12, and MINI 7/8” form factors have become an industry standard for robust and watertight quick-connect applications. Used primarily on sensors, actuators, instruments, and devices, these circulars are now an essential component on most industrial machines.

We’ve learned over the years that the greatest benefit a customer can receive from a cordset manufacturer is fast delivery of quality products. At Phoenix Contact, we are committed to developing our portfolio, technologies, and capacity to handle growing demand. We’re investing millions in capital to expand cordset output by millions. Whether you are a large OEM requiring hundreds of thousands of cables or just a handful of pieces for MRO, our logistics run seamlessly.

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M8 and M12 signal cabling

M12 Signal  

M12 cables and cordsets for signal collection

Our M8 and M12 stocked product is made with 105°C yellow PVC. Our M8 products are ideal for areas with space constraints or devices with the smaller M8 interconnect. The cable is sunlight resistant and is offered in both shielded and non-shielded variants. M12s with 18 or 22 AWG wires are PLTC (Power Limited Tray Cable) rated, which allows easier cable routing according to NEC guidelines. Configurable cables are now available in black and gray PVC.

M8 and M12 foil + drain cabling

M8 and M12 foil + drain cabling  

M8 and M12 foil + drain cables for signal collection [top], foil + drain (not connected) [bottom left], foil + drain (connected to pin) [bottom right]

Our M8 and M12 foil + drain cables utilize an aluminum foil which provides 100% coverage under the cable jacket and is ideal for RFI protection. These cordsets are offered in two styles: drain connected to pin, or drain not connected. The "drain to pin" design allows noise to be carried through the connector via a contact in the connector head. The "drain not connected" design allows easy termination of the drain wire at the open end of the cable.

M12 Ethernet cabling

M12 Ethernet  

M12 Ethernet for data communication

The high-flex 600 V TPE jacket has become the industry standard for Ethernet on machine, and it is now available from stock in addition to our traditional PUR cable material. North American production offers both D- and A-code variants.

  • D-code M12 uses a 4-wire SF-UTP cable for speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • A-code M12 uses an 8-wire SF-UTP cable for speeds up to 1 Gbps

M12 for Hazardous Locations

M12 CID2 for Hazardous Locations  

M12 CID2 for Hazardous Locations

In many process applications, it is not just the measuring and evaluation devices that must satisfy the requirements of the standard for potentially explosive areas. The connection components must also meet these demands. We offer UL Listed M12 cabling for Class I, Division 2 and for Class I, Zone 2 IIC in Groups A, B, C, and D.

M12 cabling for potentially explosive areas is supplied with a locking clip. It can only be opened using a screwdriver and prevents accidental disconnection of the plug-in connection.

NPT threaded M12 and MINI 7/8” receptacles

M12 and MINI 7/8 receptacles for 1/2 NPT mounting threads  

M12 and MINI 7/8" receptacles for 1/2" NPT mounting threads

National Pipe Threading (NPT) receptacles provide a sealed disconnect point for threaded devices and enclosures. This newly-expanded series is ideal for use with either instruments or control cabinets. The product range is geared toward industrial applications and offers various form factors to match current and voltage requirements.

MINI 7/8" signal and power cabling

MINI 7/8 cables and cordsets for signal and power  

MINI 7/8 cables and cordsets for signal and power

Our MINI 7/8" program offers three different series to accomodate various application requirements:

  • 18 AWG - PLTC-rated yellow PVC jacket for 300 V signals
  • 16 AWG - STOOW-rated yellow PVC jacket for 600 V signals
  • 14 AWG - STOOW TC-ER-rated black PVC jacket for 600 V power

M12 and MINI 7/8" DeviceNet™

M12 and MINI 7/8 DeviceNet™ cables  

M12 and MINI 7/8" DeviceNet™ cables

DeviceNet™ is ideally suitable for clear automation tasks, due to the ultra-compact SMA format of the CIP (Common Industrial Protocol). DeviceNet™ is standardized in European standard EN 50325 and is maintained by ODVA (Open DeviceNet™ Vendor Association). It is one of the main fieldbuses used for material handling and industrial vehicle applications. Both M12 MINI 7/8" products via trunk and drops support the physical layer of this protocol.


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