What Is M16 Connector ?Shine Industry
M16 connector is circular waterproof connector with 16mm thread, mostly widely used are M16 12 pin connector , M16 5 pin connector , M16 6 pin connector , M16 4 pin connector , and there are also 2 pin , 3 pin , 7 pin , 8 pin , 12 pin , 14 pin , 16 pin , 19 pin , 24 pin , A code 5 pin , 7 pin , 14 pin . The M16 cable connector comply with IEC 61076-2-106-2012 AISG Standard , CAZN AISG connectors have good outdoor protection performance and are suitable for antenna receivers in the field of wireless communication. They are also widely used in the fields of instrumentation, measurement and indoor sensors, pneumatic control, and pressure measurement, torque sensors, and motor speed sensors.
M16 Connector parameters
Shielding : Most of the M16 connectors have very good full shielding 360° performance , for the molded M16 connector have unshielded for option , normally for power applicaiton don’t need shielded , but for data and signal connection , shielded type using the reflection, absorption and skin effect of the metal shielding layer inside the connector to prevent electromagnetic interference and electromagnetic radiation, it has very good electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) characteristics.
Comply DIN IEC61076-2-106-2012 ASIG standard : It’s an international standard which specifies the standard of screw-locked circular M16 connectors, as well as the specifications of different protection levels such as IP40, IP65, IP67, etc. M16 connectors that comply with this standard can be compatible with each other, CAZN M16 connectors are compatible with Binder 423 series，Binder 723 series，and Amphenol C091D series.
Wateproof : IP65 IP67 protection , could be used for outdoor application but not under water.
Comply with with AISG C485 standard : Suitable for 4G and 5G communication cables of 4-8mm, the rated voltage is up to 250V, and the rated current is up to 7A. It can provide stable and safe electrical and signal connections between base stations and associated equipment (such as biasers, tower top amplifiers (TMA) or overload protection devices) at both ends of the remote ESC antenna (RET) for wireless communication.
Pin quantity : M16 assembly and molded connector have ordinary 2pin 3pin 4pin 5pin 6pin 7pin 8pin 12pin 14pin 16pin 19pin 24pin and A code 5pin 7pin 14pin for option, it’s small size with multy pin option , suitable for automatic applictions that need small size but many pin quantity.
Shell material : The shell of the assembly M16 connector is nickel plated brass , which is very strong and excellent corrosion resistance , the shell of the molded M16 cable plug is made of PA66 , UV resistant, hydrolysis resistant, oil resistant.
Contact material : Gold plated copper , Copper is the most commonly used conductor. Gold plating not only makes the contact look more shiny, but also enhances the conductor’s electrical conductivity and oxidation resistance.
Coupling way : Thread is the most popular method to make the connection waterproof , safe and reliable, easy to operate, and has good anti-vibration stability
Wiring termination :
Soldering is the most widely used and most economical wiring method for connectors. It is easy to operate and does not require complicated tools. It is suitable for contacts of different sizes. However, if the operator is not professional, the excessive temperature may cause potential damage to the connectors. In addition, the vibration resistance of the welding cable is worse than other connection methods, and after another period of time, due to the welding material, it may cause disconnection.
Crimping by crimping tool that uses pressure to connect the contacts to the wires. This connection method is safe and reliable, and is very suitable for harsh application environments.
The crimping method is simple and fast, forming an airtight seal between the connector and the cable, which is protected from moisture, sand, dust and oxidation. The crimping is easier to operate than welding, and the connection consistency is relatively high, which can reduce the connection failure rate.
But crimping tools are often more expensive, which indirectly increases the cost of crimping.
Screw connection :
The connection method of the screw does not require high professionalism of the operator. Under the condition of setting the strength, both the contact and the wire can be connected reliably and have very good anti-vibration performance.
Contact impedance ： ≤5mΩ ， Gold plating can reduce the contact resistance very well. Although the surface of the conductor looks smooth, under the observation of a magnifying glass, it can still be seen that there will be bumps and depressions on the surface of the conductor, which will lead to contact resistance，the lower contact impedance the higher connection performance.
Durability : 500 Cycles, Different types of connectors have different requirements for durability of connect and disconnect. For some connectors that need to be connected and disconnected frequently, the cycles will be higher, after waterproof connectors connected and they normally will not be disconnected again.The cycles of waterproof connectors is normally 500 times, the durability relates to the material of the contact body, the using method, the coefficient of friction, the plugging force, the depth of insertion and other factors. After more than 500 times, the contact resistance will generally increase,the reliability of the connector will decrease.
Wiring range : PG7:4~6mm；PG9:6~8mm, it’s factor of the cable assembly M16 connector , in order to have good waterproof performance , assembly M16 connector should connect with proper diameter of cables. While the cable OD too big , it couldn’t fit the M16 connector, if the cable OD too small, the waterproof performace will not be reliable.
Applicable temperature : -25℃ ~ +80℃ , beyond the temperature , the performance stability of the connector will be affected , such as connectivity , waterproof , and other features.
What types of M16 connectors are there?
There’re solder type assembly M16 connector plug , crimp type assembly M16 connector plug , IP40 581 assembly M16 plug connector , molded M16 connector , front/back mount M16 bulkhead connector , PCB mount M16 bulkhead connector , square M16 bulkhead connector , M16 dust cover .
Solder cable assembly metal M16 connector
Gender : female M16 connector / male M16 connector
Coupling : thread
Cable OD : PG7:4~6mm PG9:6~8mm
Shell material : nickel plated brass
Pins : 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 12 14 16 18 19 24 and A code 5 7 14 pin
Protection : IP67
The solder type M16 plug have brass shell , which have excellent performance in harsh environment application .
Crimp AISG M16 connector 12 pin 6 pin 8 pin plug
Pin quantity : 2 pin 3 pin 4 pin 5 pin 6 pin 7 pin 8 pin 12 pin 14 pin 16 pin 18 pin 19 pin 24 pin A code 5 pin 7 pin 14 pin
Plug gender : male or female
Support cable diameter : PG7:4~6mm；PG9:6~8mm
Wire termination : crimping
Application : 5G AISG connector
The connector is compatible with 423 Series Miniature M16 Connector , the wire and contact are connected by crimping, which has good reliability. The plastic cable clips have PG7 and PG9 to support cables of different diameters, and lock the cables at the same time, providing protection up to IP67, suitable for outdoor applications such as 5G AISG, has excellent EMI shielding performance, providing stable and reliable data and signal transmission.
IP40 cable mount 581 M16 connector plug
Male female M16 cable connector with cable clamp is compatible with Binder 581 series miniature connector , 4 pin M16 connector is one the most popular type , the connector is IP40 , couldn’t be used outdoor or harsh environment , the connector can be male or female , only have straight type plug , the cable mount clamp support cable OD below 7mm, it’s field connector that the user could install the cable in the field.
Molded M16 connector plug compatible with Binder 425 series
There is male M16 connector and female M16 connector plug for molded type, could be straight type or right angled type , right angled type is for application have very limit space . The overmolded M16 plug have 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 12 14 16 18 19 24 pin for option , the cable material could be PVC or PUR , and the cable length could be customized, the M16 plug could be both end , male to male or male to female . For some applications the M16 connector may need shielded type, shielded and unshielded is for option.
For the one end M16 cable plug , the wire harness is important information, like the length of stripped cable or wire, tinned length of wire.
When should PVC cable and when to choose PUR cable for M16 connector? PVC M16 cable is suitable for general industrial environment, PUR M16 cable is more suitable for harsh application, because PUR cable has stronger oil resistance, temperature resistance and corrosion resistance.
Front back PCB mount male female M16 bulkhead connector
M16 connector have male and female type, if sort by installation method, it have following type :
Male/female front mount M16 connector bulkhead solder type
The front mount M16 bulkhead have male or female type, installed front of the panel , the hole of the panel is M18 , the the thread to lock the M16 bulkhead connector to the panel is 18mm. The wires connect the contact by soldering.
Male/female back mount M16 bulkhead connector
The back mount M16 bulkhead connector installed at back of the panel, the hole on the panel is 18mm, use M18 thread nut to lock the M16 bulkhead connector to the panel , the M16 bulkhead connector is solder type, solder the wires to the M16 bulkhead contact.
Front back mount PCB M16 bulkhead connector male female
In the picture it’s male M16 8 pin connector, the PCB mount bulkhead M16 connector could be soldered the PCB, don’t need to connect to the wires , the bulkhead M16 connector could be male or female, the bulkhead M16 connector is DIP type, the PCB have holes to fit the PCB bulkhead M16 connector , if the bulkhead M16 connector needs to be tinned in a tin furnace, it is necessary to control the tinning time to prevent the insulator from softening due to high temperature, causing the position of the pin to change.
The PCB mount bulkhead M16 connector also use 18mm thread to lock the bulkhead M16 connector to the panel, the distance from the PCB to the panel should be preciously designed.
Male female square bulkhead M16 connector
The square bulkhead M16 connector could be male or female, mounted on the surface of the panel , the hole on the panel is also 18mm diameter , the hole position is 20mmx20mm , and size of the bulkhead M16 connector is 26x26mm , wires connect to the contact by soldering.
Bulkhead M16 connector dust cover
The dust cover of the M16 connector have metal or plastic material, can be inner screw or outer screw.
M16 connector pinout and electrical parameters
The following diagram shows the pinout for the M16 connector, we can also find that the rated current, rated voltage , contact size is different with different pin quantity.
Advantage of M16 cable connectors
- Resistant to oil stains, liquids such as coolants, lubricants and emulsions and other corrosive liquids
- Cables of different materials, resistant to torsion and bending
- Suitable for all kinds of automation and harsh environments in factories.
- Suitable for field connection
- Good mechanical and electrical properties ensure stability and reliability
- The shielded aviation plug has good anti-electromagnetic interference performance
M16 connetor application
The M16 circular connector conforms to EU standards and has good waterproof performance. It can be used for electrical power connection as well as signal and data transmission. It is small in size and has a large number of cores to choose from. It is suitable for process automatic control and industrial Applications, automobile manufacturing, ships, heavy industry machinery, automation equipment, electronic equipment, electronic instrumentation, sensors, commercial transportation, military, aviation.