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Compact power connectors boost density

Stephen Law   

Electronics Interconnect Power Supply / Management connectors connectors power power

PHOENIX CONTACT M12 Power range of high density, compact power connectors come with a form factor suitable for power applications. Product series is available in 12 or 17 poles as plug and socket versions. Connector housing is zinc diecast and rugged to withstand industrial environments including water spray or temporary submersion. Device’s Piercecon connection method is named after the piercing contact in the termination chamber which forms a 360-degree connection to the copper stranded conductors. This connection is completed without soldering, crimping or any special tools and is especially designed for field installation. The appropriate wire range for the high density M12 connector is #28-26 awg and can be used for applications up to 30 volts and 1.5 amps. 

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