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    M12 Cables

    Looking for an M12 cable for your current application or new installation? Well, you have come to the right place. Here, at RS Components we offer an extensive selection of highly reliable and flexible M12 sensor and actuator cables, suitable for a wide range of industrial automation and control applications. Our M12 cables are made from quality cable terminated with high-performance M12 circular connectors.

    Our sensor and actuator cable assemblies are available with straight or right-angled M12 connectors with various coding options. Choose single-ended or double-ended leads in a range of lengths, pin configurations and shield types.

    What does the coding mean on a sensor and actuator cable?

    M12 connectors are industry standard circular connectors with a 12mm locking thread. The connectors are available with 3,4,5,8 and 12 pins. They are typically used for sensors and actuators. Coding prevents incorrect mating, and each code relates to a specific application. Some of the most common are

    • A coded for sensors, dc power and 1 Gbit Ethernet
    • B coded for Profibus
    • C coded for AC power
    • D coded for 100Mbit Ethernet
    • X coded for 10Gbit Ethernet shielded

    Where would I use one?

    Sensor and actuator cables are used in many industrial automation and control applications. They are designed to transfer data between devices and communicate across networks.

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