The new M23 hybrid circular connector from Phoenix Contact is an all-in-one connector that securely transmits signals, data and power. The compact M23 connector can handle currents up to 30A and voltages up to 850V DC or 630V AC. The connector features a centrally located protective earth (PE) ground, along with four power contacts and four signal contacts. The data pins have a 0.8-mm diameter and can provide an optional Ethernet connection in accordance with CAT 5e. The M23 hybrid connector is ideal for servo-drive and encoder-feedback applications. They are also suitable for robotics, machine tool and any other industrial application that requires a compact, rugged connector.