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

New products

Bridge for DIN rail connectors
Connector for 8-position DIN rail connectors
PCB terminal blocks in two pitches for the ICS series
New upper parts with Push-in connection for BC modular series electronics housings
Large-volume OCS series outdoor housings
Different heatsink versions for UCS series outdoor housings
OCS series electronics housings

Bridge for DIN rail connectors

Making optimum use of installation space

The transmission of data and signals for applications without a necessary output to the PCB can be looped through by a bridge for DIN rail connectors below the module. This enables you to maximize the use of the PCB surface.

Main features

  • 8-position module communication
  • Available in the widths 18.8, 20, and 25 mm

Your Advantages

  • Can be integrated into device applications based on ME-IO and ICS housings
  • Increased maximum PCB surface
  • Connection of the positions in the field with FMC connectors

Connector for 8-position DIN rail connectors

Module communication over several levels

Some applications also require data and signals from the module communication beyond the module network, for example, in the case of a line feed. Here, input and output connectors for the 8-position DIN rail connector connect modules over several levels. They can be used on the left, right, and center.

Main features

  • 8-position module communication
  • Available as input and output
  • End bracket function

Your Advantages

  • Input and output of the 8-position bus connection in the module network with ME-IO and ICS housings
  • Optimum use of space with ordered cable routing
  • Easy marking with a large printing area

PCB terminal blocks in two pitches

For ICS series electronics housings

New PCB terminal blocks in two pitches extend the connection variety for ICS series electronics housings. Choose between screw or Push-in connection versions of the new terminal blocks for your device solution.

Main features

  • For ICS overall widths of 20, 25, and 50 mm
  • Push-in spring connection and screw connection
  • Pitch: 5.75 mm
  • Alignment left and right

Your Advantages

  • Simple handling in just a few steps
  • Fixed wiring and a reduced number of individual parts
  • Choice between different pitches and connection methods
  • One partner for everything: the right components for your device solution

Upper parts for Push-in connection

For BC modular electronics housing series

Using the new upper housing sections 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 individual housing solution equipped with Push-in PCB terminal blocks from the SPT-THR 1,5 or 2,5 series.

Main features

  • 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 24 per housing chamber
  • Color: RAL 7035 and RAL 9005
  • Flammability rating V0 in accordance with UL 94

Your Advantages

  • 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

Large-volume OCS series outdoor housings

Three larger housing versions available

The OCS products are robust, large-volume outdoor housings designed for electronics that can also operate in extreme ambient conditions. With the three new housing versions, adding to the current sizes in the range, more are available with more space for the electronics.

Main features

  • Six standard sizes each with two cover versions
  • Temperature range: -40 to +80°C (short-term 120°C)
  • Approvals: UL 508A and EN 62208
  • Degrees of protection: IP66/IP68/IP69, IEC 60529 or NEMA 250, type 4X, 12, 13, 6P
  • Impact strength: Class IK10, EN 50102
  • Optional accessories for wall or mast mounting

Your Advantages

  • Internationally certified housing system
  • Special plastic enables safe continuous operation
  • Provides protection against the ingress of jet water
  • Withstands even heavy mechanical strain
  • Space for several electronic components

Passive heatsinks and heat distribution

For UCS series electronics housings

The thermal requirements for applications are increasingly stringent. The UCS heat sink solutions enable targeted passive heat dissipation from UCS housings. Combining them with individually adapted heat spreaders enables an optimum thermal design in devices.

Main features

  • Material: aluminum
  • Application-specific adjustments at different hotspots
  • Can be used for UCS housings in the versions 125-87 to 237-195
  • Heat sink solutions for integration into the half shell
  • Heatsink as side panel in sizes 125 and 145 mm

Your Advantages

  • Heatsink solutions enable devices to be used in thermally demanding applications
  • Optimal thermal path for reliable heat dissipation
  • Custom-tailored to various hot spots
  • Heatsink solutions can be used in a variety of housing sizes
  • Made-to-fit system solutions with mounting materials

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 against humidity, heat, UV radiation, and mechanical strain.

Main features

  • 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)

Your Advantages

  • 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

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.

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.

Interactive image map: Module made up of different DIN rail housings
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 with 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 Click on one of the spots for more information on the respective housing series.

Interactive image map: Housing systems for field applications
OCS outdoor housings
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 against humidity, high temperatures, UV radiation, and mechanical strain.
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OCS outdoor housings
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
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
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
Handheld HCS housings
Ergonomic handheld housings from the HCS series are ideal for portable operating panels for measuring and inspection technology and for scanners or identification devices.
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Handheld HCS 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
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Bio-based products

Phoenix Contact develops technologies and solutions for a better future. Climate protection and environmental emissions such as carbon dioxide are central starting points of our sustainability strategy. For example, we are switching an initial range of products over to bio-based plastics.

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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.

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 the following applications, for example.

DIN rail housings for charge controllers
ECS outdoor housing with raindrops
ME-PLC suitable for applications with large installation space requirements
DIN rail housings with front and Push-in connection for building automation
Operating the HC-ALU membrane keypad
ME-IO housing cabling with Push-in spring-cage connection
Modular BC DIN rail housings for building automation
ME-IO DIN rail housings for AC charging controllers
Modular BC DIN rail housings with DIN rail connector
Control cabinet module with a number of terminal points
UCS housing with display and bracket frame
AC charging controller with numerous front connections
Person in logistics with hand scanner
Person in logistics with DCS display carrier
OCS outdoor housing on mast