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Ex ‘e’ terminal boxes and empty housings made of stainless steel now available

May 1st, 2015

Ex terminal boxes and empty housing made of stainless steel

Individually customized

With Phoenix Contact new Clipsafe range you can get your individual control cabinet solution for hazardous areas quickly and from a single source.

The new CLIPSAFE stainless steel housings provide comprehensive protection for your applications in industrial environments and in process technology. The product range consists of standardized housings at sizes up to 1000 x 1000 x 300 mm. We can also customise them into ATEX and IECEx-approved terminal boxes which can be delivered fully kitted out.

You can also very easily customise the design to your own liking and have the door open either side, cable glands in the position you want and even take care of the wiring for you.

Your advantages

  • Innovative product range of 140 high-quality stainless steel housings as basis for individual terminal boxes
  • Safe use in extreme conditions thanks to housing made from AISI 316L/1.4404 stainless steel up to 2 mm thick
  • Safe use outdoors through IP66 in accordance with EN 60529 and NEMA 4X in accordance NEMA 250
  • Reduced assembly and approval effort thanks to completely equipped terminal boxes
  • Individual assembly thanks to the extensive, Ex-approved CLIPLINE complete system terminal block product range
  • Upon request, can be equipped with approved controller and interface components
  • Professional customer support and short delivery times thanks to worldwide sales network

CLIPSAFE terminal boxes and processed empty housings

The right CLIPSAFE solution for every application
  Empty Ex housing Choose the suitable stainless steel housing for your application from 140 Ex-approved versions. Custom dimensions and surface treatments are possible on request. The delivery is carried out with a corresponding component approval in accordance with ATEX and IECEx.
Empty Ex housing processed according to customer specifications We adapt the housings to your requests with threads, drilled holes and rectangle cutouts taking into account Ex-standards in accordance with ATEX and IECEx. The delivery is carried out with a corresponding component approval.
Ex terminal boxes equipped according to customer specifications If desired, you can obtain the CLIPSAFE empty housing completely equipped with modular terminal blocks and cable glands. Terminal boxes are delivered with a corresponding equipment approval in accordance with ATEX and IECEx for use in potentially explosive areas.


Ex cable glands

Ex cable gland Ex cable glands

A comprehensive range of Ex cable glands made from stainless steel or nickel-plated brass is available to safely feed through standard, reinforced, and shielded cables. IP66, IP67, and IP68 degrees of protection provide maximum security.








All connections – one system

All connection technology can be combined by the user All connection technology can be combined by the user

The CLIPLINE complete modular terminal block from Phoenix Contact is unique. You can freely select the connection technology.

Detailed information and data sheets with installation instructions on terminal blocks in the Ex area are available in the terminal blocks product area for downloading Ex-approved products.



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Phoenix Contact Multi-channel electronic device circuit breakers

April 30th, 2015


The newly released Phoenix Contact multi-channel electronic device circuit breakers provide greater functionality in a very small amount of space. Thanks to the push-in connection technology, they are particularly suitable for use in machine building and control technology. Configuration could not be easier with the new nominal current assistant. The multi-channel outputs means distribution boards are no longer needed in small systems saving even more space in the panel, which allows for further cost savings and smaller cabinets to be used.

Your advantages

  • Optimum system protection and nominal currents set up easily using the nominal current assistant
  • Versatile use, thanks to fine nominal current levels
  • Space-saving, easy installation, thanks to the compact design and push-in connection technology which allows for easier power distribution in your system
  • Increased system safety, thanks to electronic locking of the set nominal currents and active current limitation
  • Various fields of application, thanks to the wide temperature range and high resistance to shock and vibration

Function description of CBM device circuit breakers

CBM multi-channel electronic device circuit breaker 

CBM eight-channel electronic device circuit breaker

The CBM product range protects against overload and short-circuit currents in 24 V DC circuits. The nominal current of each channel can be adjusted individually in fine increments between 0.5 and 10 A. The selected settings are locked electronically which prevents the risk of unintentional adjustment.

The integrated early warning system ensures fewer failures. If 80% of the set nominal current of a channel is reached, a warning is indicated via the associated LED. Furthermore, the separate signal output can be used for remote signaling.

Thanks to the active current limitation, the upstream power supply can be used optimally. This enables the use of smaller switched-mode power supply units and prevents undesirable voltage dips and just 41mm wide they take up very little room on the DIN rail.

Function elements

  1. 4 or 8 independent channels
  2. Remote indication contact
  3. Reset input
  4. Early warning at 80%, 24 V DC output, and LED signal
  5. LED display for supply voltage, surge voltage, and undervoltage
  6. Power supply 2 x minus
  7. Power supply 2 x plus
  8. Electronic locking
  9. Adjustable nominal currents: 0.5 to 10 A

Tripping characteristic of CBM device circuit breakers

Tripping characteristic of a CBM electronic device circuit breaker in the range from 2 A … 10 A 

Tripping characteristic for the setting range from 2 to 10 A

Electronic device circuit breakers in the CBM product range are equipped with active current limitation. Depending on the preset current, this function limits short-circuit and overload currents to a value that is 1.5 to 2 times that of the nominal current. This protects the power supply against excessively high currents and prevents the output voltage dipping at the switched-mode power supply unit. It is therefore possible to virtually fully plan the connected load of a DC voltage power supply. In addition, longer cable paths between the power supply and load are possible without negatively impacting the shutdown behavior.

The integrated sensor continuously measures the current flowing and switches off within approximately 30 or 0.02 seconds in the event of an overload current or short circuit.

The tripping characteristics show the shutdown time depending on the current.

For data on model 2905743 (4 channels) please click here.

For data on model 2905744 (8 channels) please click here.

Both models are now available from stock, and if you would like further information please do not hesitate to contact us.

Please click here for the short form pdf catalogue of Device Circuit Breakers.

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Phoenix Contact release their 2nd generation TRIO power supplies at the Hannover Messe 2015

April 29th, 2015

The new generation of TRIO power supplies are over 40% smaller than the previous generation and among other new features that are now included as standard are the new tool free push-in connections which save on installation time. This series now has dynamic power reserve of 150% of the nominal current for 5 seconds.TRIO 2G

The robust electrical design of this range has a high dielectric strength on all single phase models up to 300VAC and the advanced design of the three phase models means that even if one phase on the input has a permanent failure then the unit will function as normal.

All models have a rugged mechanical design with a vibration resistance up to 4g and shock resistance up to 30g. Along with a high MTBF of up to 3.5 million hours.

The single phase range covers 24V from 3A up to 20A and the three phase range covers 24V from 5A up to 20A. Your advantages Save time and costs, thanks to the push-in connection and narrow design Increase system availability, thanks to dynamic boost with 150% of the nominal current for five seconds Maximum flexibility due to the extensive temperature range from -25°C to +70°C and device start up at -40°C

Your advantages:

  • Save time and costs, thanks to the push-in connection and narrow design
  • Increase system availability, thanks to dynamic boost with 150% of the nominal current for five seconds
  • Maximum flexibility due to the extensive temperature range from -25°C to +70°C and device startup at -40°C

For more information on these products please contact us.

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CAD data available for all Phoenix Contact models and accessories

September 17th, 2014

Phoenix Contact now have free CAD data in the widely used ‘DXF’, ‘IGES’ and ‘STEP’ file formats available for all their power supplies, UPS, DC/DC converters and accessories.

The advantages of using CAD to design in Phoenix models into either new designs, or when designing out older models or a competitors unit, is the amount of time it saves by not having to do all the layout yourself and knowing that everything is 100% correct.

If you do need CAD data for any unit please do not hesitate to contact us.

To go to our dedicated Phoenix website please click here.

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