BC modular electronics housings

BC modular electronics housings for building automation

Modular electronics housings of the BC series are ideal for future-oriented applications in building automation. The DIN rail housings for the control cabinet impress with their contemporary design, optional touch displays and membrane keypads, versatile PCB connection technology, and 8- or 16-pos. DIN rail connectors. The electronics housings are suitable for use in distribution boards in accordance with DIN 43880 or for wall mounting.

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Your advantages

  • Maximum flexibility with free choice of PCB connection technology and various overall widths ranging from 17.8 to 161.6 mm
  • Standard-compliant housing and installation dimensions for use in distribution boards in accordance with DIN 43880
  • Module replacement without breaking up the assembly, thanks to the 8- or 16-pos. HBUS connector for serial and parallel module communication
  • Freedom in device development with PCB installation in three spatial directions
  • Optimum adaptation to device requirements with various cover versions, integrated touch displays, and optional, freely customizable membrane keypads

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Upper housing parts of the BC modular electronic housing series
Touch display and membrane keypad for BC housing
8-pos. DIN rail connectors
Configurable upper parts with Push-in connection
For BC modular series electronics housings

Using the new upper housing parts from the BC modular series, you benefit from the convenient operation of the Push-in connection technology on the front of the housing. Configure your custom-fit housing solution equipped with Push-in PCB terminal blocks in the SPT-THR 1,5 or 2,5 series.

These are the main features

  • SPT-THR-harmonized housings enable fast device development and optimal protection for the electronics
  • Individual configuration of each housing chamber for diverse applications in building automation
  • Standard-compliant housing and installation dimensions for use in distribution boards
  • Easily create the right item for you: Use our intuitive online configurator

These are the advantages

  • Width: 71.6 mm … 161.6 mm
  • Nominal voltage: 160 V ... 400 V
  • Nominal cross-section: up to 4 mm² (rigid)
  • Number of positions: up to 12 per housing chamber
  • Color: RAL 7035
  • Flammability rating V0 in accordance with UL 94

Touch display and membrane keypad for BC housing
Display and operating solution for building automation

The new housing cover for the modular electronics housings in the BC series with 2.4 inch touch display and membrane keypad are ideal for display and operating solutions in building automation. They allow input and output values to be set and displayed conveniently.

These are the main features

  • Fast device development with integrated 2.4-inch touch display
  • Suitable for different device requirements with housing versions with and without membrane keypad
  • Coordinated housing, keypad, and display design
  • Maximum flexibility with many combination options for the housing cover and upper parts
  • Customization of membrane keypad via configuration

These are the advantages

  • Touch technology: capacitive
  • Resolution: 320 pixels x 240 pixels
  • Interface: SPI
  • Plastic material: polycarbonate
  • Housing dimensions: in accordance with DIN 43880
  • Membrane keypad: four-key
  • Housing widths: 4, 6, and 9 HP

8-pos. DIN rail connectors
For BC series electronics housings

The new HBUS8 DIN rail connectors supplement the extensive BC housing series portfolio. An 8-position bus connector is available for all housing widths. Seven parallel and one serial contact enable secure module-to-module communication.

These are the main features

  • One DIN rail connector for each overall width
  • Space-saving installation under the electronics housing in the DIN rail
  • Fast module-to-module communication without additional wiring effort

These are the advantages

  • Width: 17.8 mm … 161.6 mm
  • Nominal voltage: 60 V
  • Nominal current: 2 A
  • Serial contacts: 1/2
  • Parallel contacts: 7
  • Color: RAL 9005
  • Pitch: 2.54 mm

Field housings and DIN rail housings

Configurator for electronics housings

Create your electronics housing for the field or indoor application: Select the desired housing series, the corresponding lower part, and the cover. Add the appropriate connection technology and the process is complete.

Device developer with various components from the BC modular housing series

New: DIN rail housings with Push-in connection technology

With electronics housings from the BC modular series, you benefit from the convenient operation of the Push-in connection technology on the front of the housing. Configure your individual housing solution for your application. Each housing chamber can be individually configured to respond to all device requirements with maximum flexibility – matched, for example, to Push-in connections with PCB terminal blocks of the SPT-THR 1,5 and SPT-THR 2,5 series, or with three predefined connection depths. This enables space to be optimally combined for the electronics and connection technology. Housing covers with touch display or membrane keypad and an 8- and 16-pos. DIN rail connector round out our housing range for building automation.

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Would you like to try out the BC series housings for building automation? – Order your personal sample package right now. You will receive expert advice on targeted use in your application. Please note that we can only send these high-quality samples to professional business contacts.
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BC series modular housing in a control cabinet application
BC modular electronics housings with Push-in connection technology
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BC modular series housings for building automation

With features such as touch displays, membrane keypads, DIN rail connectors, and Push-in connection technology, the BC modular series housings are ideal for use in building automation. The online configurator and our excellent services also make it easier for you to customize your housing solution.

BC modular series housings Smart design with Push-in connection technology

Individual components of a BC modular series housing
Developer and customer configuring a BC enclosure
BC series modular housing with Push-in connection for conductor mounting
PCB with electronics in THR soldering process
Individual components of a BC modular series housing

Coordinated housing and connection system for faster device development

Electronics housings from the BC modular series are the first choice for building automation. As a device developer, you are going to save valuable time since the design of the configurable upper parts has already been matched perfectly to the Push-in PCB terminal blocks of the SPT-THR series. Housing covers with integrated touch display and membrane keypad enable easy implementation of display and operating solutions.

Developer and customer configuring a BC enclosure

Individual online configuration for various applications in building automation

Electronics housings of the BC modular series are as diverse as the applications in building automation. Each housing chamber is individually configurable. In addition, you can flexibly customize the membrane keypads via an online configurator. You can adjust the shape, color, and printing freely to suit your requirements.

BC series modular housing with Push-in connection for conductor mounting

Push-in PCB terminal blocks for convenient front panel operation and time savings during installation

The modular housings of the BC series not only offer clever features for device developers. They are also appreciated by the installers. The Push-in connection on the front enables convenient and tool-free wiring and ensures permanent and vibration-resistant contacting. This makes the job easier for the installer and helps to avoid wiring errors.

PCB with electronics in THR soldering process

Connection technology for automated PCB mounting

SPT-THR series PCB terminal blocks are used in the electronics housings for building communication. These are suitable for both THR and wave soldering processes. THR soldering combines solder connections, which are particularly stable in mechanical terms, with the production processes of surface mounting, which can be automated efficiently. In this way, you achieve the optimum quality with high process efficiency at the same time.

Various versions of BC series housings for building automation
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The BC series: The ideal housing system for smart buildings

Distribute power and data via the 8- or 16-pos. DIN rail connector. Use the configurable wiring space flexibly for more connections or more electronics. PCBs can be positioned variably for optimal space for your electronics.

Future-oriented building automation with BC series housings

Electronics housings with versatile connection technologies
Housings with PCB connection technology
Various cover versions of BC electronics housings
Device connection via DIN rail connector
Optical signal displays
Electronics housings with versatile connection technologies

A new definition of flexibility with the innovative modular upper part: decide where it is that you need a large amount of installation space. This allows you to design your upper housing part to suit the application. The housing can be adapted to your particular design specifications. The customized integration of various connection technologies works smoothly. The standard-compliant housing geometry in accordance with DIN 43880 is ideal for device installation in the distribution board.

Housings with PCB connection technology

The determining factor for the versatility of the BC series is the free choice of PCB connection technology. Installation component housings offer various types of clamping space:

  • BC...U11 with small installation space for PCB connections: ideal for the connection technology of the COMBICON compact family

  • BC...U22 with large installation space for PCB connections: for conventional connection technologies or data connectors

Various cover versions of BC electronics housings

Versatility, the main idea behind the BC series, is also carried over to the cover design. Regardless of which requirements you place on your device, the cover is available in a transparent or gray version, and can be sealed. It can be opened by hand and has a plastic board behind it, making it ideal for the integration of displays or control elements.

Device connection via DIN rail connector

Enable the quick and easy connection of your modules. The bus connector is the key to clever device design:

  • Serial or parallel data and power transmission is possible (4 x power, 2 x serial, 10 x parallel)

  • Easy module installation, module replacement without breaking up the assembly, and reduced wiring effort

  • 16 gold-plated contacts for high conductivity

Optical signal displays

The HS LC light guides for electronics housings are available in a variety of designs and are perfectly matched to the housings. The light guides are also resistant to ESD.

The press pins enable easy mounting on the PCB. We offer the necessary processing of your electronics housing as an optional service.

Module comprising BC series housings
Easy mounting of BC series electronics housings YouTube

Easy mounting of BC series electronics housings

Mounting the BC housing is quick and easy with its modular design. You have the option of integrating a wide range of PCB connection technologies and housing covers. A standard-compliant lower housing part serves as the basis. Learn how to assemble the modular BC housing step by step in this video.

Development kit for electronics housings

Fast and cost-optimized development with development kits

Our development kits provide a quick way for you to develop your prototypes and pre-series devices. The kits contain complete housing solutions with integrated connection technology and corresponding perf-board PCBs. You can implement entire device systems with specific bus connectors.

Configure your development kit in the shop and get started straight away on your device development project.

RPI-BC development kit for Raspberry Pi computers

RPI-BC development kits for Raspberry Pi computers

RPI-BC DIN rail housings are specifically designed to accommodate Raspberry Pi computers. They can also be combined with the HBUS DIN rail connectors and the SC series development kits. Additional printed circuit boards can also be accommodated in the housing next to the Raspberry Pi board. This enables additional components and circuits to be integrated.

  • Overall width: 107.6 mm

  • Suitable for Raspberry Pi A+, B+, B2

  • Wall mounting and DIN rail mounting are possible.

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Overview of the electronics housings portfolio
Discover housings for the DIN rail and outdoor use and learn how flexibly you can adapt electronics housings to your individual needs.
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DIN rail housings and field housings
Electronics housings of the ME MAX series

Technical principles of electronics housings Solutions for DIN rail applications

Electronics housings are an elementary part of a device. They determine its appearance and protect the electronics from external influences. In addition, they enable assembly in superordinate units. Device manufacturers must therefore pay attention to many details, and not only in the design, but also in the choice of housing when it comes to materials and quality testing. This brochure provides you with all the details.

Housings for the integration of a Raspberry Pi computer

Combinable with Raspberry Pi electronics housings

The BC series is also excellent for integrating Raspberry Pi minicomputers. The RPI-BC DIN rail housing series is designed to accommodate Raspberry Pi computers – and also fully exploits all the strengths and advantages of the BC series for these applications.

Ideally suited for these industries

In addition to being used for a wide variety of applications, the BC housing is suitable for the following industries, among others.

Ideal for numerous applications

BC series modular electronics housings in an application
Exploded view of a BC series housing for Raspberry Pi computers
Electronics housing with USB HDMI application
BC series modular electronics housings in an application

The BC housing system from Phoenix Contact is used as functional packaging for an Energy Controller. The device is used to control, network, and monitor combined heat and power plants. The DIN rail connector plays an important role in the modular housing concept of the Energy Controller.

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Exploded view of a BC series housing for Raspberry Pi computers

RPI-BC series electronics housings are designed for integrating Raspberry Pi computers. The RPI-BC housings are designed in accordance with DIN 43880 and can be mounted on DIN rails or on the wall. Optional interfaces enable simple function extension of the integrated single-board computer.

Electronics housing with USB HDMI application

Control with various connections: start up devices easily thanks to service interfaces such as USB and HDMI.