Frequently asked questions

Why should I use Mini I/O connectors instead of RJ45?
RJ45 was intended and designed as an office connector which has made it into industrial applications. Mini I/O is an industry connector system, meaning it's designed for industrial temperature ranges and is insensitive to shock and vibration. In addition, our Mini I/O connectors are 25% of the size of RJ45, making it a better fit for Ethernet connections in industrial applications.

What products are available designing in our Mini I/O connectors?
Next to the R/A and straight board connectors, the cable connector family is build up out of solder, piercing and field installable (IDC contact) variants. A full spectrum of connectivity options can address virtually every industrial application.


Is Mini I/O standardized?

Yes, Mini I/O is standardized: IEC61076-3-122. Next to the IEC standardization, Mini I/O is also accepted in user groups like PNO, Varan and others.


Can we install Mini-I/O connectors in the field?
Yes, we have introduced a full set of Mini I/O field installable connectors. These connectors are terminating standard 2-pair cables up to Cat6A 4-pair cables. The connector consists out of three parts and can be assembled without special tools.


What network speeds can Industrial Mini I/O connectors handle?
They can handle Ethernet speed ranging from 10Mbps to 10Gbps.