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

  • Personal support: One dedicated contact person for the duration of the entire project phase
  • Detailed design of your desired concept
  • Development of the ideal production concept and product qualification at our in-house laboratory
  • Certification of the solution for your application
  • Targeted project management right through to the start of series production
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

OCS series electronics housings
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
Half shells for UCS universal housing
Multifunctional wall bracket

Large-volume OCS series outdoor housings

For autonomous systems

Large-volume OCS series electronics housings are the ideal choice for autonomous device systems in extreme environments. The certified housings made from polycarbonate are lightweight, resistant, and permanently and reliably protect your electronics from humidity, heat, UV radiation, and mechanical strain.

These are the advantages

  • Temperature range: -40°C … +80°C (short-term 120°C)
  • Approvals: UL 508A and EN 62208
  • Degrees of protection: IP66/68/69, IEC 60529 or NEMA 250, Type 4X, 12, 13, 6P
  • Impact strength: Class IK10, EN 50102
  • Plastic : Polycarbonate (UV stabilized f1, UL 746C)

These are the main features

  • Can be used worldwide: Internationally certified housing system
  • Durable due to UV-stabilized polycarbonate for outdoor use
  • Safely installed electronics: The housings protect against jet water and other harmful substances.
  • Resistant: Stable even under heavy mechanical strain within a wide temperature range

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 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

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

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 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

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

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 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

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

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 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

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

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 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

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

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 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)

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

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 advantages

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

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

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: