Rail-mount terminal blocks have tool-free wiring
Rail-mount terminal blocks from Wago, have intuitive lever-actuated termination technology are specifically designed to connect machines and systems to the mains. The TopJob S rail-mount terminal blocks with levers (2.5mm²/ 14 AWG, 6mm²/ 10 AWG and 16mm²/ 8 AWG) now include 10mm² (8 AWG) terminal blocks. These are offered in two- and three-conductor versions. For external wiring, Wago’s rail-mount terminal blocks have levers to open the clamping units. Push-buttons or operating slots are available for internal wiring.
Terminal block operation is intuitive and tool-free, says Wago. Users simply actuate the lever by hand. The lever has only two distinct positions, meaning the clamping point is either completely open or closed. When the lever is engaged, the clamping point remains open to free the hands for wiring. This is advantageous, says Wago, especially when terminating difficult-to-bend conductors with large cross sections. Alternatively, solid and stranded conductors, as well as fine-stranded conductors with ferrules can be terminated by just pushing them in via push-in Cage Clamp connection technology.
The 10mm² (8 AWG) rail-mount terminal blocks will be available from July 2019.
The Wago Group is an international supplier of electrical interconnection and automation products and interface electronics. The family-run company specialises in spring pressure connection technology. Wago was founded in 1951 and currently has a worldwide workforce of over 8,500, with over 3,900 of these in Germany at its headquarters in Minden (North Rhine-Westphalia) and in Sondershausen (Thuringia).