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Brad® Micro-Change® (M12) Connectors

Rugged Micro-Change® connectors and receptacles provide a high-pin-density M12 solution and are ideal for use in harsh commercial and industrial environments

Micro-change connectors are designed to withstand harsh industrial and weather environments and their superior quality assures a very reliable connection for control elements in automated equipment. These high-quality connectors allow fast and simple replacement of 12 to 18mm sensors, encoders, switches and other input and output devices in industrial machinery. Available in 2- through 5-, 8- and 12-pole IEC compliant configurations, single- and dual-keyway designs, with straight and 90° plugs, versatile Micro-Change connectors help to increase overall plant production.

Ideal for Class 2 applications including petrochemical, factory-automation and commercial-vehicle equipment, Brad Micro-Change M12 Harsh-Duty Receptacles offer a sealed connection with superior EMI/RFI shielding in high-vibration systems. Receptacles are tooled for both network connectivity in Ethernet and Controller-Area Network (CAN bus) protocols, as well as passive applications such as discreet and analog sensor applications.

Features and Benefits:

  • Gold plated copper alloy contacts ensure reliable low-resistance performance over the life of the unit
  • IP67 sealed interface provides reliable connectivity in harsh environments
  • PCB or crimp receptacle contacts provide broad variety of mounting and assembly options to meet
    customer specific requirements
  • Front- or rear-mounting receptacle housings provide broad variety of mounting and assembly options to meet customer specific requirements.
  • Ultra-Lock Push-to-Lock technology ensures simple, secure, operator-independent connection
  • Ultra-Lock IP69K, radial, O-ring seal ensures the connector's ability to withstand harsh environments


  • Industrial Automation
    • Automated assembly equipment
    • Conveyors
    • Material handling equipment
    • Packaging equipment
    • Pick-and-place robots

  • Military/Aerospace
    • C4ISR
    • Ground vehicle networks
    • Shelters

See also:
M12 Threaded and Ultra-Lock® 12-Pole Cordsets & Receptacles (.pdf) for more product information, specifications, applications and ordering information.

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