Modular rectangular connectors

Modular rectangular connectors

The VARIOCON connector system from Phoenix Contact allows individual connections for transmitting currents up to 70 A and voltages up to 1000 V for devices, junction boxes, and control cabinets. Various different housing versions, modular contact inserts, and contact carriers for crimp contacts enable flexible connections for signals, data, and power.

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Your advantages

  • Highest flexibility with free combination of contact inserts
  • Suitable for harsh ambient conditions due to the high degree of protection up to IP69K
  • High immunity to interference with specially-adapted housing systems for all pin connector patterns
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.

The modular connector system with a compact design VARIOCON allows you to combine power, signal, and data transmission in one connector. You can select screw, crimp, or direct PCB connections for the device-side. Crimp contact inserts are available for applications with a high contact density.

Interactive image map: Structure of the modular connector system
Female contact carriers
Contact carriers for device connection – device-side.
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Female contact carriers
Male contact carriers
Contact carriers for connectors – connector-side.
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Male contact carriers
Modular female contact inserts
Modular contact inserts for device connection.
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Modular female contact inserts
Panel-mount frames with panel-mount flanges
Panel-mount frames for device connection.
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Panel-mount frames with panel-mount flanges
Modular male contact inserts
Modular contact inserts for connectors.
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Modular male contact inserts
Sleeve frames for connectors
Sleeve frames – connector-side.
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Sleeve frames for connectors
Sleeve housings
Sleeve housings made of plastic or cast aluminum for space-saving installation right on the housing wall.
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Sleeve housings
Sleeve housings and cable glands
Plastic, metal, and EMC screw connections.
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Sleeve housings and cable glands

The VARIOCON product range

Rectangular connectors with sleeve housings
Contact inserts and contacts for rectangular connectors
Panel-mount bases and coupling housings for rectangular connectors
Accessories for rectangular connectors
Rectangular connectors with sleeve housings

The plastic or die-cast aluminum sleeve housings are mounted directly on and tightly to the housing panel with two locking screws, saving space and making them easily accessible.

• Solutions for IP65/IP67/IP68/IP69K
• With cylinder or knurled head locking device
• Special designs with inner hexagon socket head and for ribbon connection
• Die-cast aluminum housing, with two cable inputs as an option

Contact inserts and contacts for rectangular connectors

Thanks to modular contact inserts, it is possible to transmit signals, data, and power in individual combinations in one rectangular connector.

• Proven connection technology
• – Insert sets for 4 to 40 positions
• For 1.5 mm², 4 mm², and 16 mm² conductor cross-sections
• Contact carriers for crimp contacts

Panel-mount bases and coupling housings for rectangular connectors

With die-cast zinc panel mounting bases and coupling housings, you can implement plug-in connections directly on the device wall or flying leads for marshalling in the field.

• Panel-mount bases with open bottom
• Surface-mount housings with fixing holes
• Coupling housings with enclosed bottom
• Panel-mount frames and contact insert modules

Accessories for rectangular connectors

Cable glands, adapter plates, protective covers, and tools complete the modular connector range. Full and half cable glands cover a wide range of applications in machine building, electrical engineering, and MCR technology.

• Plastic, metal, and EMC screw connections
• Adapter plates for modular contact inserts
• Protective covers for panel-mount bases and sleeve housings
• Corrugated pipe and screw connections in Pg16/21/29 or M40

Hybrid connectors

Hybrid connectors

Hybrid connectors

Hybrid connectors for motor connection combine contacts for signal and power transmission in a single housing. This saves you space and ensures secure connections from the motor through to the frequency converter.

  • Currents (power/signal) up to 16.5/2.5 A
  • Powers (power/signal) up to 800 V/250 V
  • For connection cross-sections (power/signal) up to 2.5 mm²/1.5 mm²
  • With integrated star-delta bridge
  • Locking latch for secure connection
Modular rectangular connectors for high flexibility under harsh conditions
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Modular rectangular connectors for high flexibility under harsh conditions

Modular rectangular connectors provide device manufacturers with maximum flexibility for space-saving installation on the device. The high degree of protection makes them suitable for harsh ambient condition up to IP69K.

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Our range of modular contact inserts with screw and PCB connection as well as fixed contact inserts with crimp connection.
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Modular rectangular connectors

The right solution for every application Whether for inverters, complex conveyor systems, or energy storage applications: VARIOCON hybrid connectors are used wherever power, data, and signals are to be transmitted in a connector with IP protection.

Drive regulators
Drive regulators
Inverters
Inverters
Control cabinet with VARIOCON male connector
Control cabinet
Battery container
Battery units
Crane in front of a construction shell
Cranes
Package on conveyor belt
Conveying systems