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6780-000 Series | IP20 T1 Industrial Single-Pair Ethernet (SPE) Connectors

Connector Type:Ethernet
Technology:Single-Pair Ethernet (SPE)
# of Positions:2
Current Rating4A
Voltage Rating:60 VDC
Operating Temperature:-40°C to +85°C
Certifications:IEC 63171-6
Industries:Industrial, IoT, Transportation / Commercial Vehicles
SKU: 6780-000 Category:


As the Industrial Ethernet market continues to grow, the market continues to look for smaller and faster connectors to fit their needs. In turn, this has driven single pair Ethernet to the forefront of discussion. Single Pair Ethernet (SPE) describes the transmission of Ethernet over only one pair of twisted copper wires. In addition to data transmission via Ethernet, SPE also enables a simultaneous power supply of terminal devices via PoDL – Power over Data Line. Previously, this required two pairs for Fast Ethernet (100MB) and four pairs for Gigabit Ethernet.

In addition to space and weight savings with less wire, SPE transmits 1 GBit/s only up to a distance of 40 meters. KYOCERA AVX is a part of the SPE Industrial Partner Network and will offer SPE products to meet the customer and market needs while meeting the standards according to IEC 63171-6 and IEEE 802.3 etc.

New Single Pair Ethernet (SPE) Connectors are bringing numerous benefits to industrial markets:

  • Simplified Ethernet connection for continuous communication from the control computer to the sensor
  • Transmission speeds from 10Mbit/s to 1GBit/s
  • Power supply and better reliability of terminal devices through Power over Data Line (PoDL) or hybrid
  • Transmission ranges up to 1000 meters
  • Simplified connectors and cabling saves space and weight
  • Time savings when setting up, maintaining and operating industrial networks
  • Replacement of analog interfaces, bus systems and other proprietary field level systems
  • Reduced complexity of automation networks

P/N Information

P/N Information | 6780 Series

Features & Benefits

Single piece connector – no mating half connector required to connect two boards together which means:

  • Improved performances in one single twisted pair wires (vs RJ45 4-pairs)
  • Smaller form factor
  • Simplified networks, eliminates gateways
  • New industry standard according to IEC 63171-6
  • Operating temperature up to 85 °C (Target 125 °C)

Typical Applications

  • Robotics
  • Automation
  • Sensor & Actuator Networks
  • Control & Monitoring Cameras
  • Smart Grid
  • Traffic Control
  • Transportation Smart Monitoring


Fast Facts
Technical Articles / White Papers

Question: What wire size can SPE connector terminate to?
Answer: KYOCERA AVX connectors can accommodate industrial data cable from 18 to 28AWG.

Question: Is there an IPx7 option available?
Answer: Coming next are M8 Hybrid and M12 SPE Connectors, which are rated IP65/67

Question: Can KYOCERA AVX offer custom solutions?
Answer: KYOCERA AVX offers customizable and flexible solutions for your specific application(s).