Easing single pair Ethernet connections

Single pair Ethernet (SPE) is a technology helping realise Industry 4.0 and IIoT applications. Phoenix Contact’s Combicon PCB terminal blocks offer interconnect solutions.

The networking of smart devices continues to advance. This applies to sensors often exposed to higher-altitude ambient conditions when used in the field. In addition to the possibility of integrating an IP-protected connector into such devices, there is also the option of using a cable gland to achieve the desired protection.

This means PCB terminal blocks, tested and suitable for SPE data transmission, can be used inside devices. One benefit is that the manufacturer has the freedom to decide where to position the SPE terminal blocks on the PCB.

Screw or push-in connection technology also makes life easier for on-site installers. With clear colour coding and intuitive handling, the SPE cable’s blue and white wires can be contacted clearly and safely.