Field Assembly Water-Proof “M12 Style” Connector

Product Announcement from Omron Electronic Components – Americas

Field Assembly Water-Proof “M12 Style” Connector-Image

Omron Electronic Components LLC announces the availability of the XS5C (socket) and XS5G (plug) field assembly water-proof IP67 (IEC60529) connectors that feature Smartclick™, a one-touch bayonet locking system that enables connection with just 1/8th of a turn. These connectors add versatility to the ever expanding XS5 product line-up enabling users to fabricate custom length cable assemblies right on the shop floor. They can also be used to repair damaged connectors in the field, shortening downtime. They are available with screw, solder, or crimp style terminations. These connectors are offered in straight or right angle configuration in both 5 and 4 pin versions. They carry a 4 Amp current rating at 10 to 30VDC with contact resistance of 40mΩ max and operate in a -25º to 70ºC temperature range. The XS5C & XS5G are backward compatible to existing screw style M12 connectors.

Smartclick™ connectors improve the integrity of the circuit connections as compared to traditional screw style connectors. They feature an audible and tactile click indicating a secure lock. The Smartclick™ lock features excellent shock/vibration resistance (tensile: 100N/15s & torsion: 1N-m/15s) making them less likely to become disconnected thus reducing costly equipment downtime.

Typical applications include industrial automation, machinery, automotive assembly equipment, semiconductor processing, solenoid, and sensor valves.

"In response to the markets request to be able to make custom cables on shop floors, Omron has developed the field assembly version of the popular XS5 Smartclick™ connector," said Cami Marsh, Marketing Communications Coordinator of Omron Electronic Components LLC.

MSRP for the XS5G-D421 straight plug with 4 pins and solder terminals is $9.66 each while the XS5C-D4S3 straight socket with 4 pins and screw terminals is $9.94 each. Delivery is stock to 8 weeks. Engineering samples and a complete set of technical data are available by contacting Omron Electronic Components at 847-882-2288, by emailing, or by visiting

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Cami Marsh