Field wireable connectors and couplers
M8 and M12 connectors and T-couplers from AutomationDirect are designed to make patch cables in custom lengths from existing cables or bulk wire.
AutomationDirect has released field-wireable M8 and M12 connectors and T-couplers (T-splitters). The connectors are ideal for making patch cables in custom lengths from existing cables or bulk wire. Connectors are available in axial (straight) or right angle configurations and three, four, or five-pole versions. T-couplers are available in four and five-pole versions and come in four models: three models split Male M12 to two Female M12 connectors and one model splits one Male M12 to two Female M8 connectors.
- Edited by Chris Vavra, Control Engineering, www.controleng.com
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