Terminal blocks with system

Terminal blocks with system

The Phoenix Contact terminal blocks enable a high degree of flexibility in terminal strip design. Choose between various connection technologies and combine the terminal blocks by installing bridges in the double function shaft. The terminal block system features standardized bridging, marking, and test accessories.

Product Family

Terminal blocks of the CLIPLINE complete system

The CLIPLINE complete terminal block system consists of various feed-through terminal blocks and function terminals with different connection technologies.

These include:

  • Simple, PT Push-in connection technology
  • Universal UT screw connection technology
  • Compact ST spring-cage connection technology
  • Fast QT QUICKON connection technology
  • Robust RT bolt connection technology
  • Modular COMBI plug-in connection technology

PROJECT complete configuration software

The system provides the opportunity to freely and flexibly combine the different terminal blocks using the doubled function shaft.
The system has uniform bridging, marking, and test accessories. You can lower your logistics and storage costs thanks to the resulting reduction in individual parts. Create terminal strips quickly and effectively using our free PROJECT complete configuration software.

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Terminal blocks and accessories in one system

One accessory for all connection technologies

CLIPLINE complete accessories in detail Bridge accessories for potential distribution

The standardized bridge accessories of the CLIPLINE complete system allow easy potential distribution, jumpered bridging, and reducing bridging of the terminal blocks.
This allows you to carry out all bridging tasks quickly and flexibly. Phoenix Contact offers the following bridge variants:

  • FBD standard plug-in bridges
  • RB reducing bridges
  • Bridge bars
  • Wire bridges

CLIPLINE complete - test accessories for safe testing

Test accessories for the CLIPLINE complete system contact the current bars in the function shaft of the terminal blocks. To test the current flow of an occupied function shaft, the terminal blocks of the CLIPLINE complete system have additional test points. Various test plugs and test adapters are available to ensure that your tests are performed universally in every application:

  • Simple test plug with a diameter of 2.3 mm²
  • Two-piece test plugs
  • Alignable test plugs
  • Special test adapters

CLIPLINE complete - marking accessories for clear wiring

All terminal blocks of the CLIPLINE complete system use the uniform marking accessories from Phoenix Contact. The following accessories are available to you to mark your wiring clearly and safely:

  • Marking accessories for terminal point marking
  • Marking accessories for terminal marking
  • Marking accessories for terminal block group marking
  • Marking accessories for terminal strip marking
  • Warning labels
Terminal blocks meet national and international standards

Terminal blocks with international approval

Terminal blocks exceed the requirements imposed by standards

The terminal blocks from Phoenix Contact have been tested and approved for a wide range of national and international approvals.
The terminal blocks are very resistant to environmental influences, which is why they are designed for pollution degree 3. This degree indicates that conductive contamination in the form of dust, liquids, or gaseous substances can occur. In addition, the terminal block materials provide you with long-term stability and guarantee long-term reliability. The terminal blocks exceed the requirements imposed by standards in various industries thanks to their material properties and their electrical and mechanical properties.
The terminal blocks are tested throughout the entire manufacturing process in order to ensure that this quality is consistently maintained.

Phoenix Contact terminal block fields of application

  • Systems manufacturing and machine building
  • Elevator manufacturing and escalator manufacturing
  • Automotive and vehicle technology
  • Railway industry
  • Chemical/petrochemical industry
  • Energy technology
  • Process technology and process engineering
  • Shipbuilding
  • Solar power
  • Wind power
Push-in terminal block with plugged-in conductors and bridges

Simple PT Push-in connection

Push-in connection technology

With Push-in connection technology, you can connect conductors from 0.25 mm² easily - both directly and without tools. The special terminal block contact spring allows up to 50% lower insertion force. Other features include the high contact quality and high conductor pull-out forces. PT technology is available for terminal blocks with a nominal cross-section of up to 185 mm².
Alongside the benefits already discussed, the PT terminal blocks also offer the following advantages:

  • Time-saving connection of pretreated and rigid conductors
  • Safe wiring and operation, thanks to the color-coded push button
  • The conductor can be easily released, without special tools
Screw terminal block with conductors and bridges

Universal UT screw connection

Screw connection technology

The terminal blocks with screw connection technology have been known and accepted worldwide for over 80 years. The screw connection provides maximum contact force and is maintenance-free due to the Reakdyn principle. The terminal blocks allow multi-conductor connection at just one terminal point. Connect copper conductors with up to 240 mm² cross section without any pretreatment.

PTV terminal blocks with Push-in connection on the side

PTV Push-in connection on the side

Push-in connection on the side

The PTV terminal blocks from Phoenix Contact have a Push-in connection on the side.
The connection combines the screw connection conductor routing on the side with the Push-in connection direct connection technology that does not require tools. The terminal blocks therefore combine the advantages of both connection technologies. This ensures clear and fast wiring without bending radii.

Spring-cage terminal block with conductors and bridges

Compact ST spring-cage connection

Spring-cage connection

The terminal blocks with spring-cage connection are particularly well-suited for vibration-sensitive applications. The constant spring force means that the terminal blocks provide high contact reliability that is not dependent on the user. The terminal points on the spring-cage terminal blocks can be opened easily with a screwdriver. The terminal blocks are available up to a cross section of 35 mm².

QUICKON insulation displacement connection with conductors

Fast QT QUICKON connection

Fast-connection technology

The terminal blocks with fast-connection technology feature a patented insulation displacement contact that can be operated with the space-saving swiveling lever using a screwdriver.
The insulated, non-pretreated conductor is connected in just one step.
The resulting time savings can be up to 60%. Due to the available cross sections of up to 4 mm², the terminal blocks are suitable for control current wiring in the control cabinet.

COMBI connection with plug

Modular COMBI plug-in connection

Pluggable COMBI connection

The terminal blocks with COMBI connection are designed for the highest and most universal requirements.
The nominal current is routed to the terminal blocks via the contact pin. In conjunction with the contact system in the plug, the connection variants can withstand extreme vibration levels. The COMBI terminal block connection is suitable for your automated, semi-automated, or manual wiring tasks.

Bolt connection with conductor and bridge

Robust RT bolt connection

Bolt connection

The terminal blocks with bolt connection are suitable for connecting ring and fork-type cable lugs. The connection allows for considerable conductor pull-out forces due to the high contact force and the large contact surfaces. Terminal blocks with bolt connections allow multi-conductor connections at just one terminal point. The captive cap nuts on the hinged covers are an additional advantage.

Push-in technology feed-through terminal block

Feed-through terminal blocks for easy wiring

Feed-through terminal blocks, multi-conductor terminal blocks, and multi-level terminal blocks

  • Feed-through terminal blocks
    Feed-through terminal blocks are characterized by two terminal points and a compact design.
    The large cross-section range of terminal blocks allows universal use in every application.

  • Multi-conductor terminal blocks
    You can implement even more compact wiring with the multi-conductor terminal blocks from Phoenix Contact. You can connect up to four conductors with individual wiring to each terminal block.

  • Multi-level terminal blocks
    The multi-level terminal blocks allow even higher wiring density compared to the multi-conductor terminal blocks. Multi-level terminal blocks are available with up to three levels. A single potential is routed through each level. Every level has at least one connection and its own function shaft. The function shafts of individual double-level terminal blocks are designed so that the various levels can be connected to each other via vertical bridging. To carry out this bridging, the CLIPLINE complete system has special wire bridges for multi-level terminal blocks.

The true universal connection technology

Use the feed-through terminal blocks, multi-level terminal blocks, and multi-conductor terminal blocks from Phoenix Contact for space-saving connection of two or more conductors. The terminal blocks are characterized by their flexible bridgeability and optimum marking options. This makes the terminal blocks the most universal connection technology solution, and they can be found in every control cabinet.

Push-in technology component terminal block

Component terminal blocks for various applications

Component terminal blocks for diverse applications

The component terminal blocks from Phoenix Contact can be used for special tasks. The terminal blocks are available with LEDs, blocking diodes, or resistors. Printed circuit diagrams and symbols on the terminal blocks reduce the risk of faulty wiring considerably.

The various component terminal block versions are needed for the following applications (for example):

  • The terminal blocks with LED are used for visualizing operating states in a system.
  • Component terminal blocks with blocking diodes are used to protect components against reverse currents or resistances.
  • Component terminal blocks with resistances are used for current and voltage limitation and distribution.
PTPOWER high-current terminal block family

High-current terminal blocks for nominal voltages up to 1500 V

High-current terminal blocks with Power-Turn and connection technology

Phoenix Contact high-current terminal blocks are designed for a nominal voltage of up to 1,500 V. The terminal blocks can be snapped onto a DIN rail or screwed onto the mounting plate by means of direct mounting. Corresponding pick-off terminals allow easy feed-in and potential distribution. The terminal blocks are available in a cross section of up to 240 mm².

 Hybrid terminal blocks with two connection technologies

Hybrid terminal blocks - two connection technologies

Hybrid terminal blocks - two connection technologies, one terminal block

Hybrid terminal blocks are terminal blocks that have different connection methods on the control cabinet side and the field connection side. This means that the terminal blocks can meet requirements for internal and external wiring at the same time.
The hybrid terminal blocks include various function terminals such as feed-through terminal blocks, disconnect terminal blocks, test disconnect terminal blocks, and potential distributor terminals.

Installation terminal blocks for distribution boards

Installation terminal blocks for building installation

Installation terminal blocks for installation and flat distribution boards

The installation terminal blocks facilitate the configuration of building distribution boards. The particularly low-profile installation terminal blocks are the perfect solution for wiring in flat distribution boards. The three-phase systems allow marshalling with standard plug-in bridges. You can perform dielectric tests without disconnecting the neutral conductor thanks to the integrated disconnect slide.

Installation terminal blocks for installation and flat distribution boards

  • Installation terminal block product range
    The installation terminal block product range includes a wide variety of three-level installation terminal blocks and neutral disconnect terminal blocks, as well as the corresponding feed-through terminal blocks, disconnect terminal blocks, and ground terminals.

  • Feed-in terminal for neutral busbars
    With the feed-in terminals, you can contact neutral busbars quickly and easily. Thanks to the integrated end bracket and support bracket function, you also save space in the distribution board. An identically shaped support bracket rounds out the range.

  • Disconnect terminal block for individual circuit disconnection
    The installation terminal blocks with disconnect knife for individual circuit disconnection are tailored to your specific installation technology requirements. Wire the terminal blocks in accordance with DIN VDE 0100-0108, the standard for wiring and connection requirements in distribution boards for public buildings, and the requirements for individual circuit disconnection in accordance with DIN VDE 0100-718.

  • Clear KNX installation
    With the color-coded double-level terminal blocks, your KNX installation is now even more convenient, with an overall width of just 3.5 mm per terminal block. In addition, the KNX terminal blocks allow easy potential routing with standardized plug-in bridges. The color-coded assignment of the terminal block terminal points to the wire colors provides a clearer overview. This allows the convenient marshalling of main and reserve wires of the KNX bus system in an overall width of just 7 mm.

Test disconnect terminal blocks with various connections

Test disconnect terminal blocks for test circuits in secondary current transformer circuits

Test disconnect terminal blocks for convenient test circuits

The test disconnect terminal blocks offer a high degree of convenience for all the necessary test circuits in secondary current transformer circuits. With six universal function shafts, the test disconnect terminal blocks provide the highest level of functionality and flexibility in potential distribution. You can protect connected current transformers reliably thanks to plug versions with integrated leading short-circuit contact.
In addition to the modularity and functionality provided by the terminal blocks, easily identifiable switching states contribute to safe operation.

Miniature terminal blocks with system for space-saving wiring

Miniature terminal blocks for space-saving wiring

Miniature and micro terminal blocks

The miniature and micro terminal blocks accommodate the increasing miniaturization in machine building, switching device building, and control cabinet manufacturing. Despite their small size, the terminal blocks use the standardized bridge, marking, and test accessories of the CLIPLINE complete system.

MPT miniature terminal blocks

The miniature terminal blocks have an overall width of just 3.5 mm and a height of 28.1 mm on the NS 15 DIN rail. This makes the terminal blocks ideal for mounting in small control boxes, control panels, connection boxes, etc. You can install the miniature terminal blocks on the small NS 15 DIN rail. The standardized marking covers the function shaft of the terminal block. The function shaft can still be used with standard plug-in bridges. The miniature terminal blocks with the COMBI plug-in zone are ideal for a modular and compact system structure, and in addition, they use the familiar plug-in components of the CLIPLINE complete system.

Micro terminal blocks and micro potential distributors

The Phoenix Contact micro terminal blocks use conductors with a connection capacity of 0.14 mm² to 1.5 mm². The terminal blocks provide a particularly space-saving wiring solution in various mounting types. You can snap the micro terminal blocks onto an NS 15 DIN rail or secure them directly to the mounting wall using securing pins or latching flanges. The individual terminal blocks have an extra test point for servicing and maintenance work. The micro terminal blocks are also available as compact potential distributor variants with various numbers of positions. The individual terminal points are marked with self-adhesive marker strips.

Motor terminals

Motor terminals for space-saving wiring of three-phase motors

Motor terminals

The Phoenix Contact motor terminals are four-level terminal blocks. The terminals are suitable for applications up to 600 V in accordance with UL. The 5.2 or 6.2 mm terminal block allows you to wire three-phase motors in a space-saving manner.
In addition, the PTI installation terminal blocks are suitable for single-phase motor terminals.

Push-in technology ground terminal block

Ground terminal blocks in accordance with the IEC 60947-7-2 standard

Ground terminal blocks for your safety

The green-yellow ground terminals from Phoenix Contact conform to standard IEC 60947-7-2. The ground terminals are available with various functions and connection technologies. To establish a connection between the terminal blocks and the DIN rail, the PE terminals have a metal mounting foot. This foot establishes a connection to the DIN rail automatically when it is snapped on.

Sensor/actuator terminal blocks for signal wiring

Sensor/actuator terminal blocks for simple signal wiring

Sensor/actuator terminal blocks for clear signal wiring

Thanks to their compact design, the PTIO sensor/actuator terminal blocks are tailored to the wiring of modern machine control systems. With these terminal blocks, you are able to wire bipolar initiators and actuators with a terminal width of just 3.5 mm. In addition, you are able to wire the terminal blocks with 3- or 4-conductor sensors and actuators.

Fuse terminal blocks for simple protection

Fuse terminal blocks in various variants

Fuse terminal blocks

With Phoenix Contact fuse terminal blocks, you can accommodate fuses in different designs and with different nominal currents. Using multi-level versions, you can route a protected potential and an unprotected potential through one terminal block. Versions for use in potentially explosive areas with Ex nA protection expand the field of application for the terminal blocks and complete the range.
The fuse terminal blocks allow you to conveniently test the fuses using the test points on both sides. Quick identification of faulty fuses is ensured by means of LED displays. The terminal block fuses can be quickly replaced thanks to the easily accessible fuse-links. Alongside the actual terminal blocks, the product range includes fuse-links for cartridge fuses, automotive flange fuses, and plugs with thermal activation.

Terminal blocks for knife disconnection

Knife disconnect terminal blocks for easy disconnection from circuits

Disconnect terminal blocks and knife disconnect terminal blocks

Particularly in testing and measurement technology, various terminal blocks are used which enable the easy manual disconnection of circuits. The disconnect and knife disconnect terminal blocks provide a current-carrying capacity of up to 31 A and a nominal voltage of 1,000 V. The knife disconnect terminal blocks from Phoenix Contact have an easy-to-operate lever disconnect knife. The basic disconnect terminal blocks provide a standardized disconnect zone for accommodating component connectors, fuse plugs, isolating plugs, or feed-through connectors.

CLIPLINE complete - the terminal block system
The terminal block system for easy and fast design of your terminal strips
CLIPLINE complete
We at Phoenix Contact would like to assist our customers in optimizing their processes. In control cabinet manufacturing, speed, handling, and quality are among the most important factors. For this reason, we have developed the CLIPLINE complete terminal block system. This system will provide you with cost-effective support when you’re designing your terminal strips.
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