IEC 61076-2-010:2021 specifies circular connectors with a push-pull locking mechanism of a size derived from, and thus being compatible with M12 screw-locking connectors (free connectors with screw-locking according to IEC 61076-2-101, IEC 61076-2-109, IEC 61076-2-111 or IEC 61076-2-113 are compatible with push‑pull fixed interfaces according to this document) and with mating interfaces according to IEC 61076-2-101, IEC 61076-2-109, IEC 61076-2-111 (except codings E in general and coding F for inner push-pull) or IEC 61076-2-113.
A fixed connector with push-pull locking according to this document is intermateable with a correspondingly coded free connector with M12 screw-locking according to any of the above mentioned standards.
M12 is the dimension of the thread of the screw-locking mechanism of circular connectors with M12 screw-locking.
IEC 61076-2-012 defines another inner push-pull for fixed female connectors which is however not compatible to the inner push-pull defined in this document. Annex C shows the different styles of female free connectors to extend male free connectors.
This document covers both:
a) power connectors with current ratings up to 16 A and voltage ratings up to 630 V, typically used for power supply and power applications in industrial premises, and
b) connectors for data and signal transmission with frequencies up to 500 MHz.
These connectors consist of both, fixed and free connectors, either rewirable or non-rewirable, with M12 push-pull locking as explained above. Male connectors have round contacts from Ø 0,6 mm up to Ø 1,5 mm. In addition, the push-pull mechanisms consist of 2 different push-pull designs:
c) An outer push-pull for male and female fixed connector, where the locking groove is placed onto the outer cylindric surface of the housing. The outer push-pull for female fixed connectors is made for 2 different types of male connectors. It has locking means for both types on its outer surface.
For design and dimensions see 5.3.2 and 5.3.3.
d) An inner push-pull for female fixed connectors and for male free connectors, where the locking means are placed onto the inner cylindric surface of the housing.
For design and dimensions see 5.3.4.
The different codings provided by IEC 61076-2 series detail specifications mentioned within this document prevent the mating of accordingly coded male or female connectors to any other similarly sized interfaces, covered by other standards and the cross-mating between the different codings provided by any other IEC 61076-2 series detail specification mentioned within this document.