Connection technology for energy management in buildings

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Connection technology for energy management in buildings

Your applications – our solutions

Successful energy management in building automation plays a vital role in optimizing the energy monitoring and energy efficiency of all applications and their seamless communication with each other. Energy management increasingly also involves the generation, storage, and transmission of renewable energy. Complex systems contain numerous power electronics devices that all work together with control and communication technology. For example, they include combined heat and power plants and photovoltaic systems that supply a building with the energy needed. Photovoltaic inverters convert energy for auxiliary power consumption and feedback into public power supply grids. Charge controllers charge energy storage systems to buffer electricity. Together with automatic load and resource management, smart meters are part of intelligent power grids. High-performance connection technology from Phoenix Contact ensures that the devices work reliably and the energy can be transmitted and used safely.

Common applications for device connections in the energy management of buildings

  • Battery storage
  • Photovoltaic modules
  • Sensors and actuators
  • Power supplies
  • Monitoring and safety technology
  • Inverters

Common applications for device connections in the energy management of buildings

  • Battery storage
  • Photovoltaic modules
  • Sensors and actuators
  • Power supplies
  • Monitoring and safety technology
  • Inverters

Your advantages

  • Innovative fast-connection technologies for quick and easy conductor connection on site
  • AC and DC connection solutions for consistent and future-oriented supply concepts
  • Permanently reliable TÜV- and UL-tested connectors and PCB terminal blocks
PCB terminal blocks and PCB connectors

PCB terminal blocks and PCB connectors

PCB terminal blocks and PCB connectors for energy management in buildings

Energy storage systems, DC chargers, home charging stations, inverters, power supplies, and frequency converters must be easy to install and maintain in energy applications. Compact PCB terminal blocks and PCB connectors from Phoenix Contact combine the utmost reliability with highly convenient operation for your devices.

  • Connectors with screw and spring-cage connection up to a conductor cross-section of 16 mm²
  • PCB terminal blocks and high-current feed-through terminal blocks with screw and spring-cage connection up to a conductor cross-section of 95 mm²
  • Voltages up to 1,000 V
LPC series lever-actuated PCB connectors

LPC series lever-actuated PCB connectors

LPC series lever-actuated PCB connectors

The error-free and safe cabling of inverters is essential for distributed energy supply. The LPC/LPCH series PCB connectors enable tool-free and reliable conductor connection. The clear position of the colored control lever and the defined contact force of the Push-in spring connection ensure reliable contacting. The connectors are also suitable for controllers, power supplies, frequency converters, and MCR applications.

  • Conductor cross-sections up to 10 mm² (signal up to 1.5 mm²)
  • Currents up to 41 A (signals up to 8 A)
  • Voltages up to 1,000 V (signals up to 160 V)
  • Pitch: 7.62 mm (signal: 3.81 mm)
AC installation connectors for indoor and outdoor use

AC installation connectors for indoor and outdoor use

AC installation connectors for indoor and outdoor use

AC installation connector systems for assembly are the ideal solution for convenient and safe cabling directly on site for inverters, energy storage, the lighting in the building, or outdoor home charging stations. Thanks to the optional color coding, it is possible to visually distinguish between the connections of various power electronics systems, such as photovoltaic systems and air conditioning systems.

  • For power up to 35 A / 690 V AC
  • For conductor cross-sections from 1.5 mm² to 6 mm²
  • 3- and 5-pos. versions with IP66/IP68/IP69K degree of protection
  • Easy mounting without special tools
SUNCLIX series photovoltaic connectors for PV panels, field cabling, and device connections

SUNCLIX series photovoltaic connectors for PV panels, field cabling, and device connections

SUNCLIX series photovoltaic connectors for PV panels, field cabling, and device connections

Photovoltaic systems are exposed to changing and occasionally harsh weather conditions. PV panels, field cabling, and device connections must nevertheless be suitable for failsafe long-term use. SUNCLIX series photovoltaic connectors ensure the stable supply of renewable energy to the building. The product range includes field and device connectors, Y distributors, and accessories for permanently safe DC cabling.

  • For power up to 65 A / 1,500 V
  • Crimp or spring-cage connection for conductor cross-sections from 2.5 mm² to 16 mm²
  • Assembled versions and versions for assembly with IP65/IP66/IP68 degree of protection
  • Easy mounting without special tools
Modular rectangular connectors for power distribution

Modular rectangular connectors for agile power distribution

Modular rectangular connectors for agile power distribution

The energy supply to smart buildings is decentralized and based on structured distribution. Modular rectangular connectors support efficient, state-of-the-art power distribution right through to the device, for applications such as energy storage, elevators, escalators, and other drive systems. Choose from signal, data, and power inserts that can be combined according to your specific application. Benefit from being able to contact the device interface directly on the PCB:

  • Contact inserts and sleeve housings can be freely combined
  • For conductor cross-sections from 1.5 mm² to 16 mm²
  • Suitable for harsh ambient conditions due to the high degree of protection up to IP69K
  • Specifically adapted housing systems for high immunity to interference
Circular connectors for battery storage systems

Circular connectors for battery storage systems

Circular connectors for battery storage systems

In order to ensure safe energy supply to the building electronics, storage modules with battery terminals must support reliable and flexible connection in energy storage systems. Phoenix Contact device and power connectors that are protected against polarity reversal are the ideal solution for connecting storage modules. They can be rotated 360 degrees and feature touch protection.

  • For power up to 120 A / 1,500 V DC
  • For conductor cross-sections from 16 mm² to 25 mm²
  • For IP65 degree of protection
  • Over 100 insertion cycles
BC series electronics housings

BC series electronics housings

BC series electronics housings

BC series DIN rail housings for building automation enable a high degree of flexibility when it comes to selecting PCB connections. The versatile housings are ideal for devices in distribution boards. Standard-compliant dimensions and various overall widths enable numerous other applications, such as smart meters, energy measuring devices, smoke and fire alarms in signal processing, or simple light controls.

  • Available in six overall widths from 17.8 mm to 161.6 mm with a wide variety of upper and lower parts
  • Transparent swivel cover for functional designation or cover with latching
  • Optional DIN rail connectors for serial and parallel module communication
  • Compliant with DIN 43880
  • PCBs can be installed in three spatial directions for flexible device designs
DCS series electronics housings for display applications

DCS series electronics housings for display applications

DCS series electronics housings for display applications

Numerous building technology applications can be visualized in a user-friendly way. Operator terminals make it easier to display, select, and input information for room control. DCS series electronics housings provide protective frames for displays and touch panels and simplify monitoring in energy management. The electronics housings for mobile and stationary applications reliably protect the electronics from physical and mechanical stress.

  • Corresponding 5.7 inch to 15 inch displays are available
  • Easy integration of membrane keypads
  • IP54 housing made from impact-resistant ABS plastic
  • VESA holders for wall mounting or machine building profiles