ME modular electronics housings

ME modular electronics housings in an easy-to-install cup shape

The modular electronics housings from the ME series transform assembled PCBs into electronics modules with short installation times. Variable connection technology, bus connectors, and modularity ensure the right device design for every application. The modular housings in a cup shape enable a wide range of solutions for signal, power, and data transmission.

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Your advantages

  • Large range of connectivity for signal, data, and power transmission
  • Cup principle for short installation times
  • Optional DIN rail connectors with five parallel contacts or four parallel contacts and one serial contact for efficient module-to-module communication
  • Functional ground contact and bus connector integrated in the housing with up to 12 positions
  • The housing can be conveniently opened by simply pressing on the lock hook, e.g., using a screwdriver.
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.

Connectors and electronics housings

New device connection technology products Reliable connection in the device

As a leading manufacturer of connectors and electronics housings, Phoenix Contact is always working to find new solutions for the growing requirements placed on your industrial and infrastructure applications.

Discover our new device connection technology for the transmission of signals, data, and power as well as our versatile electronics housings.

ME series housings at a glance

Modular ME housings in an easy-to-install cup shape
Efficient module communication
Optional DIN rail connectors enable efficient module communication.
Efficient module communication
Variable connection technology
Connection technology pitches of 3.5 to 7.5 mm for a wide range of applications.
Variable connection technology
Connectors
PSPT series PCB connectors for a simple and fast push-in connection.
Connectors
Multiple connection levels
Up to three connection levels with different pitches.
Multiple connection levels
Integration of accessories
The integration of displays is possible thanks to special, large housing covers.
Integration of accessories
Video animation of the ME and ME MAX electronic housings
Video animation of the ME and ME MAX electronic housings YouTube

ME and ME MAX: Housing systems with a flexible modular design

ME and ME MAX electronic housings reduce the wiring effort with the integrated DIN rail bus and modular design. Comprehensive accessories and diverse adaptation options, including the housing width, extend the range of individual housing solutions.

Housing made from easy-to-assemble modular system

Housing for assembled printed circuit boards
Pressure on the latching hook on a housing with screwdriver
DIN rail connectors
ME bus housing with integrated functional ground contact
HS LC light guide for electronics housings
Housing for assembled printed circuit boards

Assembled printed circuit boards and the appropriate connection technology can be assembled and soldered in a single operation. Use PCB terminal blocks with screw or Push-in connections on up to two connection levels and plug-in terminal blocks on up to three connection levels for your application. You can quickly mount the DIN rail housing by latching it into place.

Pressure on the latching hook on a housing with screwdriver

The housing can be opened conveniently during maintenance or service actions by simply pressing on the latching hook, for example by using a screwdriver.

DIN rail connectors

The 5-position DIN rail connector is used for power supply as well as for serial and parallel data transmission. It is mounted in the DIN rail and enables efficient module communication with five parallel or four parallel and one serial contact. This means that several mounted modules can be connected. When an individual device is removed from the assembly, the contact chain with parallel contacts is not interrupted. With five gold-plated contacts, transmissions up to 8 A and 125 V are possible.

ME bus housing with integrated functional ground contact

ME bus housings are versions of the ME modular electronic housings with an integrated cross-connection. Versions with 5- and 10-position parallel contacts as well as with two additional serial contacts enable extensive application possibilities. Versions with a functional ground contact integrated into the base of the housing allow you to connect the inserted PCB directly to the grounded DIN rail.

HS LC light guide for electronics housings

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. Press pins enable easy mounting on the PCB. On request, we will process the electronics housings to the required extent as a service for you.

Handling video for easy assembly of the ME series electronics housing
Handling video for easy assembly of the ME series electronics housing YouTube

Easy assembly of the ME series electronics housing

Mount the ME series DIN rail housing in just a few steps. The cup principle makes assembly simple. In just a few steps, your assembled printed circuit boards become installation-friendly electronics modules for your device application.

ME MAX series modular housing mounted on a DIN rail

Can be combined with the ME MAX series electronic housings

Using DIN rail connectors, the two housing series ME and ME MAX can be used in one application, combining their respective strengths.

Ideally suited for these industries

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

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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.