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Molex: Passive Multi-Port Distribution Block

Achieve the fastest, smallest and most secure industrial DeviceNet*
connection with the Brad® DeviceNet Passive Multi-Port Distribution Block,
featuring the industry’s only 3-tier LED voltage-indication light and ground tabs for reliable circuit protection up to 10.0 A

The Brad® DeviceNet* Passive Multi-Port Distribution Blocks provide designers and users of DeviceNet systems with a complete communication and connectivity
solution – from scanner through media infrastructure to I/O connections.
The Brad DeviceNet 8-Port Distribution Block accepts industry-standard, threaded M12 connectors and Brad Ultra-Lock connectors.


  •  3-Tier LED voltage-indication light provides an instant, visual status of network power conditions and is the only LED indication light on the
    market to meet all ODVA specifications
  • Receptacle shells are connected to the ground tab providing reliable circuit protection in harsh environments
  • Smallest profile on the market, with a housing height of 20.00mm (.787″) provides nearly double the space savings versus competition
  • Mini-Change® Home-Run 10.0A connector design provides the highest current rating available on the market
  • Industry accepted 60.00mm (2.362″) format with standard hole pattern
    allows use of standard extrusion members and mounting holes for installation
    Sealed design withstands dust, pressure wash and submersion in water meets IP67 environmental protection ratings
  • Unique Ultra-Lock® “push-to-lock” radial-seal design provides the fastest, simplest and most secure connection system on the market between the distribution block and end devices
  • Block design consolidates wiring within a system reducing the number of distinct connections to one single multi-conductor pre-wired cable while eliminating the need for knockouts, terminal strips and separate enclosures
  • Rugged enclosure for reliable connections in an idustrial environment

Reference Information

  • Mates with:
         Port Connections: 5-Pole Micro-Change®
         DeviceNet Thin Media Cordsets
         Power Connection: 5-Pole Mini-Change
  • Packaging: Carton Box, Single Packaged
    (Conforms to Drop Test standard NSTA1A)
  • RoHS: Yes
  • Halogen Free: No


  • Voltage: 30V DC max.
  • Current:
         4.0A (M12 Ultra-Lock®) max.
         10.0A (Mini-Change®) max.Contact Resistance: <5 mΩ
  • Insulation Resistance:
         500V DC between pins 1 and 5
  • LED Function:
         (LO) <12.9V Amber
         (OK) 12.9 to 24.6V Green
         (HI) >24.6V Amber


  • Housing: Material: PBT GF20
  • Housing Finish/Color: Black
  • Receptacle Housing: Nickel Plated Brass
  • Grounding: All Metal Shells
         (M12-I/O Port +MC Ports) are
         Grounded to “PE” (Mounting Holes-2x)
  • Plating:
    Contacts —
    Gold (Au) Plated Brass
    Receptacle Housing —
    Nickel (Ni) Plated Brass
    Contact Carrier/insert: PBT GF20 / PVC
    Ingress Protection:
    Meets IP67 requirements when all plugs are connected
    Operating Temperature: – 25 to +70°C

• Semiconductor etching equipment
• Connect Mass Flow Controllers (MFC)
• Non-automotive transportation equipment
• Industrial machinery
– Packaging/robot/welding/material handling etc.
– Safety switch and light curtains
– Machine builders and system integrators