Phoenix Contact Single Pair Ethernet (SPE) Connectors

Phoenix Contact Single Pair Ethernet (SPE) Connectors offer parallel, high-performance transmission of data and power via Ethernet through a single double wire and power over data line (PoDL). Single Pair Ethernet enables uniform, Ethernet-based communication from the sensor to the cloud and features key technology for Industry 4.0 and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). This new network technology makes consistent IP communication and power supply possible, even within complex industrial applications or in IoT solutions. The series offers flexibility with ranges of up to 1000M and transmission properties of up to 1Gbps. Phoenix Contact Single Pair Ethernet (SPE) Connectors applications include building and industrial automation, robotics, railway industry, and lighting.

Single Pair Ethernet forms the basis for all Ethernet-based communication. It utilizes new fields of application and enables smart device communication. Because of its transmission properties, even across long distances, the SPE series supports future-proof network communication. Following the trend of resource-conserving, miniaturized devices, SPE offers more space for electronics, thanks to space-saving cables.

Standardized pin connector patterns form the basis for the barrier-free networking of the most diverse components, cables, and connectors. Phoenix Contact makes decisive progress with the development of a standardized pin connector pattern with IP20 to IP6x connectors. Phoenix Contact SPE Connectors replace the classic serial bus system and use a multifunctional pin connector pattern from the office to the sensor.


  • Single Pair Ethernet enables communication from the sensor to the cloud
  • For industry 4.0 and IIOT
  • Works with existing cabling infrastructures
  • Up to 1000M range
  • Up to 1Gbps transmission
  • Up to 50W power
  • Reduced weight, space requirements, and installation effort


  • Building and industrial automation
  • Robotics
  • Railway industry
  • Lighting


Published: 2020-05-08 | Updated: 2022-08-01