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March 4, 2021

The wiring accessories now include a new one- or two-way connector without cables, item code VF CY203P0, which can be used for connecting multiple devices in series.

The adaptor consists of a sturdy polyurethane body housing an M12 female 8-pin connector on the device side and two M12 male and female 5-pin connectors on the wiring side, which can be used to derive the power supply and the safety inputs/outputs on the various devices of the series.

The new connector helps to achieve extremely compact wiring, a much-appreciated feature in all applications in which there is limited space in the cable trays and junction boxes.

The new compact 3-way connector for series connections adds to the Y-shaped M12 connector with 150 mm-long cables, item code VF CY201P0, which remains available in the catalogue for all wiring requirements.

The advantages:

  •    -   sturdy polyurethane body;
  •    -   suitable for connecting up to 32 devices in series;
  •    -   compact wiring dimensions;
  •    -   compatible with the anti-tampering protection devices of the VF PC series.


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