M12 – why the waterproof connector call M12 connector?
it means the connector’s diameter is 12mm. It also has other size of connector. It has M8, too
The M8 or M12,
it designs for water proof. And it is also with Anti-loose structure for shockproof.
it supports with IP65, IP67, IP68, …. That is from the connector. The product designer can also support even more high level too.
the M8 or M12 mean design is for waterproof, but it has other way for shockproof, because of anti-loose structure. That we can design more products for car, trains, robots, robot arm, automation…
it has many different pins, we can choice for your interface needs. Such as Ethernet is 8 pin, Serial RS232 is 9 pin, RS422 is 5 pin, RS485 is 3 pin, USB 2.0 is 5 pin, it has more pin is designing for the marketing needs. It would be has USB 3.1 type, USB-C, HDMI, SATA, …
Many application needs use with M8 or M12 connector.
In the marketing, IPC connector with M12 connector, Ethernet Switch with M12 connector. Serial RS232 RS422 RS485 converter with M12 connector, USB to RS232 RS422 RS485 Adapter, Fiber SFP to Fiber SFP converter, USB HUB with M12, HDMI splitter with M12, power adapter with M12, … Therefore, it can use for automation factory, control system, transportation, robots, …
we can use it with many different interface, no matter how many pins 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 12, , or which interface USB 2.0, USB-C, USB 3.2, USB PD, RS232, RS422 RS485, Fiber SFP, ST, SC, Ethernet 10G, 1G, Power pin,
The products can design the connector, we think the marketing will find out the way for M12 connector and it will keep going, It would become more small then now, or it will enhance the waterproof level, or shockproof level too.
But we can looking Diarts or other companies are keep going on the type design and production, we can see more and more products in the marketing.