The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) has released IEC 61076-2-113:2017. This standard applies to Connectors for electronic equipment – Product requirements – Part 2-113: Circular connectors – Detail specification for connectors with M12 screw locking with power and signal contacts for data transmission with frequency up to 100 MHz, and is now available at the IEC webstore.
Description: “IEC 61076-2-113:2017 describes M12 circular connectors with two data pairs and power contacts with current ratings up to 12 A, that are typically used for data and power applications in industrial premises. These connectors consist of both fixed and free connectors either rewireable or non rewireable, with screw-locking. Male connectors have round contacts diameters of 1,50 mm, 1,00 mm and 0,60 mm.
The different codings provided by this document prevent the mating of accordingly coded male or female connectors to any other similarly sized interfaces covered by other standards and the cross-mating between the different codings provided by this document. M12 is the dimension of the thread of the screw locking mechanism of these circular connectors.”