The Single Pair Ethernet (SPE) connectors from Phoenix Contact offer high-performance data transmission with simultaneous power supply to end devices. If you want to invest in your building cabling or in your industrial application in a future-oriented and smart way, then Single Pair Ethernet (SPE) is exactly the right solution.

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Advantages of Single Pair Ethernet: 

  • Cross-application 
  • Efficient 
  • Standardized connectors according to IEC 63171-2 (IP20) and IEC 63171-5 (IP67) 
  • Transmission rates of up to 10 Mbit/s at up to 1000 m 
  • Transmission distances of 40 m at up to 1Gbit/s 
  • Power up to 52W via Power over Data Line (PoDL)
  • Plug & Play 
  • Single and multiports 
  • Continue to use existing cabling 

In addition, two single pair Ethernet ports can be installed in the IP20 variant in the size of the conventional RJ45 connector. Thus, you double the port density on your devices.

The Phoenix Contact Group has signed a development agreement with TE Connectivity to advance joint development in this area. This will involve new SPE-M12 hybrid connectors according to IEC 63171-7. This IEC standard specifies hybrid interfaces with SPE and power contacts. First series products on coding 2 (2 x 8A / 63V DC) are expected for the beginning of 2023.  



Phoenix Contact's connectors have been awarded the "Best of Industry Award 2021". 


The mating face M1 I1 C1 E1 according to IEC 63171-2 was developed for building cabling. This mating face enables up to four times as many devices to be connected with existing passive infrastructure. This is often used for office buildings.  

For industrial applications, the M2/3 I2/3 C2/3 E2/3 mating face to IEC 63171-5 has become established, which is also suitable for harsh field use. The mating face can be integrated into all standardized connector variants available on the market.


For explanation: 

The abbreviation MICE describes the external conditions of an Ethernet interface. 

M = Mechanical robustness 
I = IP properties 
C = Chemical and climatic resistance 
E = Electromagnetic safety 

Further information about the products can also be found on the   Phoenix Contact Website 

or direct at E-Paper of Phoenix Contact 

Video about the SPE development

IP20 Connectors

  • Standard IEC 63171-2
  • Protection class: IP20
  • Number of plugs: 2
  • Patch and network cables
  • SPE PCB connector

To the IP20 connectors for Single Pair Ethernet 

M8 and M12 Connectors

  • Standard IEC 63171-5
  • Protection class: IP67
  • Number of foils: 2
  • Network cable
  • M8 connector
  • SPE PCB connector

To the M8 connectors for Single Pair Ethernet

M12 hybrid connectors of the ONEPAIR series

  • Combination of data and power
  • Transfer rates up to 1 GBit/s with 2 circuits 8 A up to 63 V
  • Saves space and weight
  • future-proof design-in
  • are robust and suitable for demanding applications in the field

Managed Switches for Single Pair Ethernet

  • Eight ports Single Pair Ethernet (SPE) with the 10Base-T1L standard
  • Universal use and distances up to 1,000 meters allowed
  • PoDL standard (Power over Data Line) 
  • 24 V DC power class 11  
  • Three classic Ethernet ports with 100/1000 MBit/s


Product Overview


PCB terminals for the single pair

  • Efficient connectivity 
  • Realization of Industry 4.0 and IIoT applications 
  • Simple and fail-safe connection 
  • Clear color coding

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