Beckhoff EtherCAT P technology unites EtherCAT communication and power functions in a standard, 4-wire Ethernet cable; it integrates the 24VDC supply of the EtherCAT P slaves with the signals and data from connected sensors and actuators. The technology covers all applications from the 24V I/O level through drives with 400VAC or 600VDC, including currents up to 64A.