M12 Cables Ease Data Network Deployments

TE Connectivity extends its modular twisted pair cable assembly offering with M12 cable assemblies. Conforming to EN45545 HL3 with fire and smoke characteristics, the assemblies are suitable for public transportation and other heavy industrial applications. The standard M12-to-M12 cable assemblies employ compact, straight and right-angled connectors, allowing the cable to be used in confined areas. The full metal shell in combination with Secure cable shield termination makes the system EN50155 compliant. Together with fire and smoke compliance, the cable can withstand severe shocks and vibrations according to EN 61373 Cat1 Class B due to its rugged design and machined contacts.


A unique crimped cable strain relief contributes to the high data speed and eliminates conductor breakage. In addition, the crimping system creates a tamper-proof installation, preventing accidental unlocking of the strain relief. High speed category 5e or 7 cable ensures they meet future requirements, allowing the them to be used in later network upgrades.

Free Newsletter

Like this article? Subscribe to FierceSensors!

The sensors industry is constantly changing as innovation runs the market’s trends. FierceSensors subscribers rely on our suite of newsletters as their must-read source for the latest news, developments and analysis impacting their world. Register today to get sensors news and updates delivered right to your inbox.


Additionally, the M12 cable assemblies are IP67 sealed and completely tested at the factory to eliminate the possibility of false wiring. They are available in lengths from 1m to 20m in 0. m increments, plus special lengths can be handled on request, and they come pre-assembled. Learn more by visiting TE Connectivity.

Suggested Articles

Amphenol Corp. reported today GAAP diluted earnings per share of $1.03 for the fourth quarter of 2019, compared to $1.09 for the 2018 fourth quarter.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai said EU's GDPR could be starting point for AI regulation, but urged countries to cooperate for a standard approach.

Apple's Lighting cable may be phased out, according to an article on the BBC site.