Electronics housings

Electronics housings for the DIN rail and for field applications

Electronics housings come in a wide variety of shapes, colors, and functions. Whether on the DIN rail or in the control cabinet, as a wall housing or in field applications under harsh environmental conditions, the housings provide appropriate protection for your electronics. And the digital configurator features versatile options for integrating electronics housings into your individual applications. New developments are also possible.

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Your advantages

  • Electronics housings, connection technology, services, and accessories from a single source
  • Customizable components for specific applications
  • Comprehensive support and collaborative partnership throughout the device development process
  • Component selection support through services such as configurators, cover modifiers, and online thermal simulations
  • Long-term product availability over several decades
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.

New products

Upper housing parts of the BC modular electronic housing series
Touch display and membrane keypad for BC housing
8-pos. DIN rail connectors
Passive heatsinks and heatsink fillers for ICS series electronics housings
Filler for ICS series modular housings
Push-in connectors with 3.5 mm pitch
Displays and membrane keypads for ICS housings
Touch displays for ME-IO series housings
ME-IO series lower housing parts
Half shells for UCS universal housing
Multifunctional wall bracket
Robust ECS series outdoor housings
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

Passive heatsinks and heatsink fillers for ICS series electronics housings

ICS heatsink solutions are ideal for thermally demanding applications. Heatsink fillers enable space-saving, intermittent heat dissipation. We also provide a wide range of passive heat sinks that can be connected to components with different heights.

These are the main features

  • Heatsinks allow devices to be used in thermally demanding applications
  • Reliable heat dissipation with passive heatsinks
  • Variable positions of the heatsink base for electronic components of different heights
  • Large installation space in the housing with space-saving heatsink fillers
  • Tailored system solution comprised of a housing, connection technology, heatsink, and additional accessories

These are the advantages

  • Material: Aluminum
  • Application-specific adjustments for different electronic components
  • Distance between PCB and heatsink base: 0 mm ... 11 mm
  • For ICS housing widths of 25 and 50 mm and heights of 100 and 122 mm

Filler for ICS series modular housings
More variety in connection technology

For the modular electronic housings in the ICS series, fillers in the depths 67.5, 90, and 112.5 mm are now available. The new fillers extend the variety of useful connection technology. The deeper fillers enable time- and cost-optimized mounting.

These are the main features

  • Stable guide rails allow quick and easy push-in mounting of assembled printed circuit boards
  • Flexible use with the modular system and unique modularity in the connection technology
  • Adaptability of design, colors, and printing
  • Customized processing for any customer-specific connection technology

These are the advantages

  • Width: 20 mm and 25 mm
  • Depth: 67.5 mm, 90 mm and 112.5 mm
  • For use in housings ICS 20, 25, and 50
  • Material: Polyamide
  • Colors: Gray, black, blue, and yellow
  • With or without vents

Push-in connectors with 3.5 mm pitch
For ICS series electronics housings

The new PCB connectors with 3.5 mm pitch provide additional connection options for ICS series electronics housings. Integrated coding elements for the connectors enable quick and easy coding.

These are the main features

  • Variable coding for reliable protection against mismatching
  • Push-in technology for quick and easy wiring
  • High packing density with 3.5 mm pitch
  • Quick and easy coding when connector and header are connected for the first time

These are the advantages

  • Currents up to 8 A
  • Voltages up to 300 V
  • Pitch: 3.5 mm
  • 4- and 5-pos.
  • For ICS overall widths of 20, 25, and 50 mm
  • 16-way coding
  • Connection method: Push-in spring connection

Displays and membrane keypads for ICS housings
Easy implementation of display and operator panels

The 2.4 inch touch displays and 0.96 inch displays with configurable membrane keypads extend the range of accessories available for the ICS series electronics housings. The displays are integrated ideally into the housing cover and enable the use of individual display and operator panels in the control cabinet.

These are the main features

  • Housing systems for visualization and operation in the control cabinet
  • Coordinated housings, keypads, and displays
  • Time-saving assembly of ready-to-use modules thanks to Plug and Play
  • Customization of membrane keypad via configuration
  • Positioning of the display using the configurator

These are the advantages

  • 0.96 inch TFT display for ICS with 25 mm overall width
  • 2.4 inch touch display for ICS 50
  • Four-key membrane keypad
  • Transparent window to protect the display
  • Temperature range: -20°C ... +70°C

Touch displays for ME-IO series housings
Display and operating solutions for I/O head stations

With the ME-IO modular housing system, 2.4 inch touch displays provide optimum display and operating solutions for controllers. Input and output values can be visualized intuitively on the touch displays. Resistive touch technology enables easy navigation.

These are the main features

  • Housing system for visualization and operation in the control cabinet
  • Coordinated housings with pre-installed touch displays
  • Time-saving assembly of ready-to-use modules
  • Positioning of the display using the configurator
  • For L-design: Ideal for flush integration of standard interfaces such as RJ45

These are the advantages

  • Housing dimensions: 110 mm x 57 mm
  • Plastic material: Polyamide
  • Resolution: 320 pixels x 240 pixels
  • SPI interface
  • Resistive touch technology

ME-IO series lower housing parts
Deeper design for more PCB space

Install larger printed circuit boards in ME-IO series electronics housings. New lower housing parts with a larger installation depth provide more space for your PCB and the electronics it holds. This also makes the ME-IO housings suitable for complex I/O applications.

These are the main features

  • Versatile use: Deeper design for more PCB space
  • L-design: Ideal for flush integration of standard interfaces such as RJ45
  • Wide design: Ideal for integrating TFT displays for controllers
  • Greater flexibility: Combination with ICS series electronics housings using DIN rail connectors

These are the advantages

  • Maximum PCB space per module width: 18.8 mm
  • Deeper module base for seven different module types

Half shells for UCS universal housing
Ideal for compact devices

The new UCS HH 87-87 half shells are ideal for constructing highly compact devices in many different applications, such as sensor applications. They supplement the UCS housing system, which is specifically suited for use in embedded systems.

These are the main features

  • High flexibility in use with different depths of 47 mm and 67 mm
  • Universal use with comprehensive accessories
  • Based on the modular system of the UCS housing family for the best adaptability and easy storage

These are the advantages

  • Dimensions 87 mm x 87 mm
  • Temperature range: -40°C ... +100°C
  • Material: Polycarbonate PC (UL V0)
  • Colors: light gray (RAL 7035), black (RAL 9005)

Multifunctional wall bracket
For UCS universal housings

The multifunctional UCS WM-MP wall bracket makes the UCS housing system compatible with even more applications. Simply mount UCS housings on mounts in accordance with the VESA standard, on wall outlet boxes, and on mechanical engineering profiles.

These are the main features

  • Flexible in application: Just one holder for various applications
  • No tools needed: UCS housings simply latch into place
  • Wide range of applications: Use on mounts in accordance with the VESA standard and on wall outlet boxes with a diameter of 60 mm

These are the advantages

  • Four standard sizes
  • Temperature range: -40°C ... +100°C
  • Material: Polycarbonate PC (UL V0)
  • Color: Light gray (RAL 7035)

Robust ECS series outdoor housings
New form factor for more compact applications

Outdoor housings with an installation depth of 80 mm extend the portfolio of ECS series outdoor housings. The smaller design featuring a high degree of protection is especially suitable for applications where space is at a premium, such as sensor technology in special vehicles.

These are the main features

  • Device dimensions that are 75% more compact can be achieved
  • Proven PCB connection technology
  • Optional pressure equalization membrane for fluctuating air pressure
  • Integrated tamper protection
  • Ultra-compact housing design for a wide range of applications

These are the advantages

  • Installation depths: 80, 109, and 169 mm
  • Material: UV-stabilized polycarbonate plastic (UL 94-V0)
  • Housing approval in accordance with UL 50/50 E
  • Temperature range: -40°C ... +100°C
  • Housing approval in accordance with UL 50/50 E
  • Degrees of protection: IP69 (EN 60529, 80 mm), IP69K (ISO 20653, 109 mm)
  • Color: Gray (similar to RAL 7040)

Housing systems for control cabinet applications DIN rail housings are the ideal packaging for your electronics: They protect the installed PCBs, can be easily mounted on DIN rails, and offer perfectly integrated interfaces for transmitting signals, data, and power.

Module made up of different DIN rail housings from Phoenix Contact
UM-BASIC/UM-PRO extruded profile housings
Not a millimeter wasted on the DIN rail. Extruded profiles are cut to customer-specific lengths and are available in lengths from 30 to 1,000 mm.
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UM-BASIC/UM-PRO extruded profile housings
BC modular housings
BC housings are suitable for direct wall mounting or for use in distribution boards in accordance with DIN 43880.
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BC modular housings
ME-IO multifunctional housings
Tailor-made electronics modules, such as controllers and I/O modules, can be easily assembled thanks to their modular design.
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ME-IO multifunctional housings
EH basic housings
With the EH housing system, designing universal device applications could not be simpler. A range of seven overall widths, two heights, and three cover versions provide over 100 possible combinations.
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EH basic housings
ME modular housings
Design your device using our easy-to-install modular system.
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ME modular housings
ME MAX modular housings
With a function-oriented design and overall widths ranging from 12.5 to 90 mm, ME MAX offers tailor-made solutions for your electronics.
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ME MAX modular housings
ICS modular housings
The solutions made possible by the ICS modular housing system are as varied as the requirements for future-oriented automation devices.
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ICS modular housings
ME-PLC multifunctional housings
Multifunctional electronics housings from the ME-PLC series are ideal for applications that require a large installation space and connection technology on the front.
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ME-PLC multifunctional housings

Housing systems for field applications For stationary display units, mobile operator panels, or embedded systems – Phoenix Contact field housings with a high degree of protection are ideal for applications in building, industrial, and process automation, logistics, and vehicle technology.

Housing systems for control cabinet applications
ECS outdoor housings
Robust outdoor housings of the ECS series are the ideal solution for protecting sensitive electronics used in indoor and outdoor applications against dust, dirt, and water.
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ECS outdoor housings
UCS universal housings
Universal housings of the UCS series are the ideal solution for embedded systems. The IP40 housings reliably protect PCBs in standard form factor from external influences. Removable side panels allow modular housing solutions in custom heights.
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UCS universal housings
HC-ALU profile housings
A stable aluminum profile and IP65 degree of protection: Two reasons why the HC-ALU series excels.
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HC-ALU profile housings
HCS handheld housings
Ergonomic handheld housings from the HCS series are ideal for mobile operator panels for measuring and inspection technology and for scanners or identification devices.
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HCS handheld housings
DCS display carriers
Display carriers from the DCS series integrate TFT displays of different sizes. They reliably protect mobile and stationary electronics from mechanical stress as well as dust and splash water.
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DCS display carriers
Module with tailored housing versions

Customer-specific electronics housings

From mechanical processing with state-of-the-art milling machines through tool inserts in the existing master tool all the way to the customized design of individual housing components, we provide you with the perfect process for the cost-effective implementation of your housing versions.

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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.

Ideal for numerous applications Our solutions are as individual as your application: Benefit from housings for the DIN rail, for the wall, for the open area of a production line, and for outdoor use. They are used, for example, in the following applications:

Communication device
Measuring and monitoring devices
Controller
Power supply
Power electronics
Interface and gateway
IoT applications
Embedded systems

A wide range of solutions for the following industries

Electronics housings are used in almost all industries and markets, and custom solutions are available. The industries include the following: