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Compact Disconnect Terminal Blocks with Automatic Converter Protection

Press Release   •   Oct 01, 2012 09:00 BST

Phoenix Contact now offers pluggable measuring transducer disconnect terminal blocks with a disconnect element that can swivel. The compact PTME 6 series is designed for wire cross-sections up to 6 mm² / 10 mm² and uses the standardised bridge, marking, and test accessories of the ‘Clipline complete’ modular terminal block system.

Another new feature is the short-circuit connector that automatically establishes a leading current transformer short circuit. This ensures a high degree of safety and reliability in current transformer measuring circuits. In conjunction with the associated base terminal, incorrect user actions as well as destruction of the connected current transformers can be completely ruled out. Furthermore, this series of terminals combines a disconnect terminal with the Combi plug system. This means that it is now possible to build complete switching systems as well as the associated measuring transducers using nothing but pluggable components. All of the connectors can be simply coded, reliably preventing false connections.

The measuring transducer, disconnect terminals feature push-in connector technology. As a result, conductor contact is established by the plugging process itself – without the need for any tools. To remove the conductor, the user only needs to press the release button.

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Phoenix Contact, founded over 80 years ago, is a leading manufacturer of electric connection and industrial automation technology. 11,000 employees, 47 own sales companies and 30 sales partner worldwide ensure customer proximity.

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Comments (2)

    The automatically convertible terminal block is well designed with the coded system which avoids false connections in your combi plug system. Is it possible for multi modular terminal blocks?

    - Flow Control Valve - Dec 05, 2012 05:40 GMT

    Thank you for your comment. Yes, this is feasible but it would depend on your application. Please contact our sales department with your full requirements so that we can help you further.

    contact details are: 0845 881 2222 or email

    - Rachel Mawbey- Phoenix Contact UK - Dec 05, 2012 09:28 GMT

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