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Sep 23, 2019

New White Paper

Coding of M12 Cordsets

Unlimited compatibility through standardization.

Various coding forms are specified in the M12 cordset standards. Cordset coding is required to ensure accurate pin contact alignment of the male M12 cordset with the contacts of the female M12 cordset. Standards also cover the implementations and applications of the individual cordsets. After all, it would be nothing short of fatal if a signal connection suddenly supplied 630 V AC/DC and 12 A. Aside from the  different codings, the standards also specify the exact dimensions of the cordsets (including the permissible tolerances) and specifications regarding the environmental influences and mechanical stresses the cordsets have to withstand. These documents also contain cross references to standard testing specifications.