Molex Incorporated has expanded its Brad Micro-Change M12 Circular Hybrid Technology (CHT) Connector System with the addition of a new 8-pole (4+4) connector featuring two Cat5e twisted-pair data lines and four power lines capable of carrying up to 6.0A. The company says combining power and data lines into one connector, the Brad Micro-Change CHT Connector System reduces cabling requirements and lowers installation time and associated costs. The overmoulded IP67-sealed interface provides reliable connectivity in harsh industrial environments and is suitable for industrial process and automation control applications, HVAC control systems, telecoms infrastructure and base stations as well as other rugged applications that require power and data in one device. “The unique Molex shielding concept of the Micro-Change Circular Hybrid Technology Connector is not limited to the M12 format,” explains Gerd Klaiber, European product manager for integrated products, industrial at Molex, “we are well-equipped to adapt the technology to meet specifi c customer needs and requirements.”