Communications & Networking
By Alison Dunn
The super-hybrid connector size M23 “htec” from Intercontec is a compact, all-in-one- solution for decentralized applications and daisy-chaining servo motors. The connector can handle 30 A and a wire cross section of 4.0 mm?. The four touch-proof power contacts can be populated with either pins or sockets. The arrangement is completed by six signal contacts and an assembly-ready “quadrax” CAT5 Ethernet element. The 360 degree EMC shielding can be easily connected just like the single conductors, thanks to the combination between cable and connector which is designed to prevent any intersecting wires. The circular connector system is designed especially for hybrid applications. The required auxiliary voltage, the intermediate circuit voltage with higher electric strength of 850VDC, the EtherCAT-bus signal and an additional system diagnosis fieldbus, should be realized in one single cable. The up-to-IP-69K-protected, robust metal housings lock with the patented quick-lock speedtec and are vibration-safe up to 25 G. Multiple mechanical coding, highlighted optically by different coloured rings, prevents incorrect connections.