ME-IO multifunctional housings

ME-IO multifunctional housings

Modular front connection technology in a confined space

One housing, various connection options – this is the principle behind the ME-IO housing system.

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The ME-IO housing system is particularly suitable for applications with a limited amount of installation space and high function requirements. Tailor-made electronics modules, such as controllers and I/O modules, can be easily assembled thanks to their modular design. The Push-in front connection technology and compact design enable the implementation of individual devices with up to 54 positions per overall width of 18.8 mm.

Your advantages:

  • Three overall module widths (18.8 mm, 37.6 mm, 75.2 mm) for a wide range of applications
  • Convenient front connections for transmitting signals, data, and power
  • High connection density: 4 and 6-pos. connectors with pitches of 3.45 mm and 5.0 mm
  • Block belts enable connector types to be grouped mechanically in any way in a confined space
  • Additional marking option by means of inserts in the transparent marking lid
  • Bridged connectors as a TWIN connection replace TWIN ferrules

Complete system for fieldbus couplers and controllers

Complete system for fieldbus couplers and controllers  

Complete system for fieldbus couplers and controllers

The ME-IO product range offers special housing versions and accessories for creating a complete system consisting of a controller, bus coupler, and individual I/O modules. Different designs and connection technologies allow for highly flexible system solutions.

  • L-design for optimum integration of data connectors such as RJ45 and D-SUB
  • Flexible PCB installation, both vertically and horizontally to the DIN rail
  • DIN rail connectors for cross-communication between the modules

Easy installation and removal

Easy installation and removal  

Easy installation, thanks to the Lock and Release system

Lock and release connectors quickly and easily with the Lock and Release system.

  • Quickly replace modules without time-consuming connection work
  • No special tools required
  • Secure hold

Fast wiring

Fast wiring  

Fast wiring, thanks to the Push-in spring connection

Thanks to Push-in connection technology, wiring is quick, easy, and tool-free.

  • Overall widths: 18.8 mm, 37.5 mm, and 75.2 mm
  • Up to 54 positions per overall width of 18.8 mm
  • TWIN connector types

Individual connection technology

Individual connection technology  

Wide range of connection technology

Equip your electronics with the latest communication interfaces. We offer the right connection technology and the processing required on the housing.

  • USB connections as well as mini USB connections
  • RJ45 connections
  • D-SUB connections
  • SD cards

DIN rail connector

DIN rail connector  

5-pos. DIN rail connector

The TBUS is a 5 or 8-pos. bus connector integrated into the DIN rail for energy supply and data transmission. It connects several electronics modules, which are mounted on the DIN rail. When an individual device is removed from the topology, the contact chain is not interrupted.

  • Parallel data transmission with up to 5 positions in the DIN rail can be implemented
  • Five gold-plated contacts for transmitting up to 8 A and 125 V
  • Parallel and serial contacts available

Connection to ME-MAX and ICS housings

Connection to ME-MAX housings  

Connect ME-IO and ME-MAX housings

Use ME-MAX or ICS housings to extend your ME-IO-based device system with CPU units or Ethernet modules, for example. Connect all modules using the TBUS connector.

  • Compatible with all ME-MAX (5-pos.) and ICS (8-pos.) housing versions
  • Uniform use of the TBUS connector for easy and reliable contacting

Optical signal displays

Optical signal displays  

Optical signal displays

The HS LC light guides for electronics housings are available in a variety of designs. We also offer the processing required on the electronics housings as an optional service.

  • Light guides are perfectly matched to electronics housings
  • Easy mounting on the PCB using press pins
  • Resistance to ESD

Information on Phoenix Contact multifunctional housings

Multifunctional housings are characterized by high variability and their particularly secure hold on the DIN rail. Using these housings, you can develop new multifunctional device concepts. You thus benefit from flexibility when choosing the connection technology, and time-saving and convenient wiring, thanks to the connections in the front area. Create modular device systems easily, thanks to the DIN rail connector.


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ME-IO housing system

Tailor-made housing solution for modular control systems