Push-X technology

The new X-perience of wiring

Push-X is the new milestone in the field of connection technology. With the new Push-X technology, you can now connect all conductor types and cross-sections even faster. The easy and tool-free conductor connection reduces installation times and paves the way for automated wiring.

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XTV terminal blocks in the control cabinet
Illustration of the Push-X connection technology

Push-X connection technology

Push-X: The new milestone in connection technology An innovation created by Phoenix Contact

A new concept in tool-free conductor connection: as opposed to existing Push-in connection technology, Push-X can accommodate all types of conductors with direct wiring without the need for tools or force. A pretensioned contact spring lies at the heart of this new technology. This spring enables the connection of rigid and flexible conductors with or without ferrules. Even the smallest flexible conductors trigger the connection. Lightly tapping the release surface inside the clamping chamber causes the conductor to be contacted without any effort. By tapping, the contact spring is released and the conductor is contacted safely and permanently. As with the Push-in system, connected conductors can be disconnected by pressing the orange pusher. At the same time the conductor is released, the contact spring is preloaded for a new wiring operation.

Push-X Technology

Video: Push-X Technology demonstrated via an XTV terminal block
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Advantages of Push-X technology The key advantages at a glance

  • The most convenient operation with the effortless and tool-free direct-connection technology
  • Fast installation of all conductor types with and without ferrules – probably the fastest connection technology for flexible conductors
  • Unique identification of the conductor connection with the force-guided pusher element
  • Reduced installation times with the factory-opened clamping space
  • Quick and easy conductor release as well as pre-tensioning of the contact spring, thanks to the force-guided pusher element
  • Fully compatible with the standardized CLIPLINE complete terminal block system

The advantages in detail

XTV terminal blocks with open and closed connection chamber
XTV terminal blocks with various types of conductors
Conductor connection with an XTV terminal block
Loosening the tensioned conductor and pre-tensioning the connection chamber
Compatibility with the CLIPLINE complete terminal block system
XTV terminal blocks with open and closed connection chamber

Products with Push-X technology are supplied with the connection chamber pre-opened. In combination with minimal wire preparation as a result of ferrules no longer being necessary, the technology is one of the fastest and most flexible connection technologies on the market. Push-X is probably the fastest connection technology for flexible conductors due to the need for just one pair of stripping pliers. You can tell whether the clamping chamber is released or clamped by the pusher position. This position is a visual checkpoint. When the force-guided pusher is level with the terminal, the clamping chamber is closed.

XTV terminal blocks with various types of conductors

Push-X makes it easy to wire all types of conductors with a quick release. Owing to the little effort needed during conductor entry, rigid as well as flexible conductors can be wired directly and without the need for ferrules. Due to the related time savings in wire preparation, Push-X enables particularly efficient wiring.

Conductor connection with an XTV terminal block

The Push-X technology makes direct and almost effortless conductor connection possible for you. The ingenious structure of the clamping chamber allows the conductor to be inserted without force up to the contact spring locking mechanism. All that is necessary is to actuate the locking mechanism at the end of the contact chamber to clamp the conductor into place with the contact spring. This locking mechanism cleverly bypasses the holding force of the contact spring during conductor insertion. The conductor is clamped effortlessly.

Loosening the tensioned conductor and pre-tensioning the connection chamber

With Push-X technology, the contact chamber can be opened and tensioned quickly and easily. By pressing down the orange pusher element the contact spring is released. As soon as the pusher reaches its end position, the locking mechanism on the leg spring snaps back into the notch provided on the pusher. This process blocks the tripping of the contact spring. The spring is now pre-tensioned for rewiring.

Compatibility with the CLIPLINE complete terminal block system

The XTV terminal blocks with integrated Push-X technology are part of the CLIPLINE complete terminal block system. In addition to their compatibility with other terminal blocks in the system, these terminal blocks can also be used with the standardized accessories. Furthermore, the XTV terminals also close the gap in the range of PTV and PTPOWER lateral spring-cage terminals. This addition of the XTV terminal blocks to the range allows the space-saving wiring of all conductor cross-sections between 0.14 mm² and 185 mm².

Video: Push-X technology in comparison with other technologies
Push-X technology in comparison with other technologies YouTube

Push-X technology in comparison

Push-X technology is the fastest connection technology in the field of terminal blocks. Thanks to the spring design, all types of conductors can be wired effortlessly and quickly. To ensure perfect wiring, all you need to do is strip the conductor and push it into the clamping chamber. The preloaded contact spring means that you do not need any tools to clamp the conductors. The factory-opened connection chamber enables wiring without force, in that the conductor has no contact with the contact spring until it reaches the end position. As with Push-in technology, all you need to release the mated connected conductor is a simple screwdriver. This automatically preloads the contact spring in the end position for the next wiring process.

XTV terminal block family on a DIN rail

XTV terminal block family

XTV terminal blocks

The new XTV terminal blocks are the first terminal blocks on the market with integrated Push-X technology. The quick connection technology without the need for force allows you to connect your conductors in no time. The lateral conductor connection of the terminal blocks also reduces the bending radii and thus promotes particularly clear wiring. This is particularly advantageous when wire markings are used. Furthermore, the terminal blocks close the gap in the PTV and PTPOWER lateral spring-cage terminals range. All conductor cross-sections between 0.14 mm² and 185 mm² can be wired in a space-saving manner thanks to the new XTV terminals. The new terminal block family consists of feed-through terminal blocks and multi-conductor terminal blocks in cross-sections of 6, 10, and 16 mm². In addition to the standard gray terminal blocks, the product family includes other color versions and protective conductor terminal blocks. The XTV series features a QR code in the product labeling for the first time. This gives users the opportunity to access all the information, services, and support they need to use the product immediately and continuously – even with mobile end devices. All product information is thus available worldwide in multiple languages, and is always up-to-date.

Push-X technology is an innovative milestone
in Push-in connection technology. I am firmly convinced that this
connection technology will be the way forward for the entire industry.

Klaus Firschke - Phoenix Contact, Senior Director Development & Product Marketing (Industrial Cabinet Connectivity)
Klaus Firschke, Senior Director Development & Product Marketing (Industrial Cabinet Connectivity)