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Molex Brad® Connectors

Molex Brad® Connectors are designed to simplify the installation process and provide reliable performance even in the most demanding industrial environments. The product line includes a wide range of connectors including high-pin-density M12 Connectors, M8 Connectors, IP67 rated connectors, and other industrial grade connectors.

  • Industrial Manufacturing
  • Automotive
  • Robotics
  • Food/Beverage
  • Material Handling
  • Alternative Energy (i.e. solar, wind)
  • Commercial Vehicles

Micro-Change® M12

Rugged Micro-Change® connectors and receptacles provide a high-pin-density M12 solution and are ideal for use in harsh commercial and industrial environments.

Molex Brad Micro-Change® Connectors are designed to withstand harsh industrial and weather environments and their superior quality assures a very reliable connection for control elements in automated equipment. These high-quality connectors allow fast and simple replacement of 12 to 18mm sensors, encoders, switches and other input and output devices in industrial machinery. Available in 2- through 5-, 8- and 12-pole IEC compliant configurations, single- and dual-keyway designs, with straight and 90° plugs, versatile Micro-Change connectors help to increase overall plant production. 

Ideal for Class 2 applications including petrochemical, factory-automation and commercial-vehicle equipment, Brad Micro-Change M12 Harsh-Duty Receptacles offer a sealed connection with superior EMI/RFI shielding in high-vibration systems. Receptacles are tooled for both network connectivity in Ethernet and Controller-Area Network (CAN bus) protocols, as well as passive applications such as discreet and analog sensor applications.

Features and Benefits

Robust housing with heavy-duty die-cast construction and IEC 61076-2-101 compliant design

Provides superior Electro Magnetic Interference (EMI) and Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) protection. Meets CE industry requirements 

Waterproof sealed and IP67, IP69K compliant

 Able to withstand high-pressure wash down

Rated to 250V AC/DC, up to 4.0A

Ideal for Class 2 power and network circuit applications

Receptacle designed with a vibration-resistant mounting nut

Withstands vibration for chassis applications

Tooled for Ethernet and Controller-Area Network (CAN bus) protocols and passive applications including discreet and analog sensors 

Meet high-speed data bus requirements 

Receptacle pull-strength of 1.5N initial-mate torque resistance and 34kg intermittent sideload withstand rating

Durable for harsh environments, exceeding twice the strength of standard M12 receptacles. Reduces chance of pin bending during mating 

Receptacles available in right-angle and straight configurations and 5-Pole A-, 4-pole D-code keyway options 

Provides a full range of options for design flexibility. Keyed for poka-yoke manufacturing processes (end-of-line rework) 

  • Voltage (max.): 250V AC
  • Current (max.): 4.0A
  • Contact Resistance: <10 milliohms
  • Dielectric Withstanding Voltage: 1500V AC
  • 26 AWG solid-wire differential pairs
  • Insulation Resistance: 20 Megohms min.
  • Durability: 500 cycles
  • Operating Temperature Range: -20°C to +80°C
  • Commercial Vehicle Transportation
      •  - Controllers and telematics
         - Construction, agriculture, forestry machinery
         - Heating systems
         - Security devices
    • Industrial Machinery
      •  - Packaging, robot, welding, material handling
    • Harsh Commercial Products
      •  - Carwashes
    • Marine
      •  - Boats and Large vessels
    • Military/Aerospace
      •  - Tactical vehicles
         - C4ISR systems
         - Military shelters


Molex Brad® Mini-Change® Connectors offer highly durable performance with a IP67 protection rating. The moisture-resistant design includes gold over nickel plating to provide a longer-lasting solution. An epoxy coated coupling nut, a feature offered only in the Molex Brad® Mini-Change® product line, provides a minimum of 500 hours of corrosion resistance. The Quad Beam™ female contact maintains constant pressure on the mail pin to for optimal connectivity and a low-resistance connection. In addition, an anti-vibration feature prevents the coupler from loosening, even under extreme conditions.

Features and Benefits

Patented, Quad Beam™ socket contact with stainless steel sleeve

Maintains consistent pressure on the mail pin to ensure optimum conductivity

Gold over nickel plated contacts

 High performance, long-lasting plating that maintains low resistance through many mating /unmating cycles

Molded key indicator

Easy to locate key and mate connector quickly

Integral strain relief

Provides 100 pounds minimum cable strain relief

Radiates stress in side-loaded conditions

Sealed to an IP67, NEMA 6P rating 

Protection against the entry of water during submersion at a limited depth


Industrial Automation applications include but are not limited to the following list:
  • Commercial and industrial LED light displays
  • Float switches on commercial sump pumps
  • Industrial heaters
  • Industrial refrigeration systems
  • Lighting
  • Limit switches
  • Linear position transducers
  • Load cells
  • Power connector to street-light accessories
  • Pumps
  • Rectangular proximity and photoelectric sensors
  • Solar panels
  • Solenoid operated valves


Molex Brad® Nano-Change® M8 Connectors are industrial-strength connectors designed to ensure flexibility, interoperability, and rock-solid performance for sensor and actuator applications operating in harsh environments. Nano-Change® M8 Connectors provide IP67 rugged performance in tight spaces while minimizing downtime, maintenance, and wiring time. A patented anti-vibration feature prevents back-out in high vibration applications.

Features and Benefits

Available with snap or threaded coupler, as single and double ended cordsets; 3, 4 and 5 pole configurations. Males and female, straight and 90 degrees

A wide variety to meet customers requirements

IP67/68 (threaded) and IP67 (snap) rated

For harsh environments

Patented anti-vibration feature

Prevents back-out in high vibration applications

Epoxy potted receptacles

Ideal for rugged industrial environments


Industrial Automation applications including but not limited to:
  • Industrial I/O connections
  • Material handling equipment
  • Pharmaceutical manufacturing
  • Robotics
  • Semiconductors


Molex Brad® Quick-Change® Connectors provide rugged performance for the most demanding applications. From the harsh chemical wash-down of food processing to the high-temperature of steel product or the caustic humidity of pulp/paper production, heavy-duty power requirements demand rugged connector products. Quick-Change connectors are constructed to deliver years of uninterrupted performance in power circuit, quick disconnect applications. Quick-Change connectors are available in 2 to 4 pole configurations, with ratings up to 30A. Even in the most demanding environments, the heavy-duty construction and safety yellow color of Quick-Change connectors enhance their visibility helping to insure a safe connection. Positive key alignment reduces the possibility of mismating, thereby ensuring reverse-phase protection of motors.

Features and Benefits

Available in 2, 3 and 4 pole configurations

Supports a wide range of applications

UL recognized

Agency approval

Standard nylon coupling nut and receptacle shell

No hardware corrosion

IP67 and 1000psi hose-down rated

Environmentally sealed when mated


Industrial Automation applications including but not limited to the following list:
  • Conveyors
  • Cooling fans
  • Grinders
  • Saws


Molex Brad® DeviceNet is designed to be a low-cost-real time, device level bus architecture to connect sensors and actuators. Wiring and installation of automation devices is greatly simplified while the diagnostic information about the various I/O of the system is greatly enhanced. DeviceNet defines a standard device object-oriented software model that permits multi-vendor interoperability. DeviceNet is a CAN (Controller Area Network) based communication protocol that transmits a maximum of 8-bytes as a single message. Its primary usage is with digital I/O and non time-critical analog control. DeviceNet supports on-line node insertion and removal.

Features and Benefits

Rugged IP-68 rating

Continual connection integrity in industrial environments

Phosphor bronze contacts

Provides greatest reliability

  • Data/Communications
    • Semiconductor
  • Industrial Automation
    • Industrial machinery

Micro-Push® M12

Molex Brad® Micro-Push® M12 Cordsets and Connectors offer the connectivity benefits of a M12 connector system, maximizes operational efficiency, and minimizes costs. Many applications do not require an IP67+ sealing rating that standard M12 products offer, Micro-Push® M12 Cordsets and Connectors provides excellent seal performance to IP65 specifications. Features include push-on mating interface reducing installation time up to 80% compared to screw-style connectors. A visual and tactile keyway alignment ensures complete interface mating and provides excellent vibration resistance.

Features and Benefits

Push-on mating interface

Reduces installation time up to 80% compared to screw-style connectors. Provides excellent seal performance to IP65 specifications (eliminates the chance of over- or under-tightening). Enables simple blind-mate connections in tight locations.

Threadless coupling

Minimizes costly equipment downtime by eliminating reverse threading in high-vibration environments. Reduces operator fatigue.

Visual and tactile keyway alignment

Ensures complete interface mating. Provides excellent vibration resistance.

Non-metallic coupler

Alleviates grounding and electrostatic discharge concerns. Provides a low-cost solution. Offers backward compatibility with legacy M12 connectors.

IP65 NEMA Rating

Protects completely against ingress of dust and solids as well as low-pressure streams of water.

Features and Benefits
  • Voltage (max.): 250V AC/DC
  • Current (max.): 4.0A
  • Contact Resistance: < 20mΩ
  • Dielectric Withstanding Voltage: 1500V
  • Operating Temperature Range: -25°C to +105°C
  • Industrial Automation
    • Sensors
    • Vision Systems
    • Motors
    • Drives
  • Solid State Lighting
    • Light-Duty Industrial Lighting
    • Machine Lighting

M12 and M8 Cordsets

Molex Brad® Nano-Change® (M8) and Micro-Change® (M12) cordsets with WSOR are designed for harsh environment applications. The M8/M12 cordsets removes need for different cabling in respective applications to maximize efficiency and streamlines wiring. These cordsets are IEC compliant and feature knurled hexnuts which ensure proper sealing to a defined torque.

Features and Benefits

IEC compliant: M8 according to IEC 61076-2-104; M12 according to IEC 61076-2-101

Connects with all standard M8 and M12 devices

IP67 rated (when mated)

Designed for a wide range of industrial applications

Broad product offering of standard cordsets includes 3/4/5/8 poles, single- / double-ended, straight / right-angle, with/without LEDs, with/without shielding, plus ability to customize

Meets wide range of customer application needs

Knurled hexnut (female and male)

Assures a secure and sealed connection with correct use of a fixed-torque tool. Hand-tightening also possible if preferred

Weld-slag and oil-resistant (WSOR) cable

Withstands multiple harsh-environment applications including welding and cutting-oil. Delivers high-flex and high-torsion performance over a wide temperature range

  • Commercial Vehicle
    • Agriculture equipment
    • Construction vehicles
    • Garbage trucks
    • Construction vehicles
    • Garbage trucks
    • Military vehicles
  • Industrial Automation
    • Encoders
    • Factory automation
    • Line and Machine Builders
    • Material handling
    • Process controls
    • Safety applications
    • Sensors

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