Perfectly Plugged Electrical Installations – with WINSTA®

The WINSTA® Pluggable Connection System easily meets the strict requirements of building installations. The system provides simple pluggable electrical connections – making electrical installation fast, safe and error-free. This is also true for other applications, such as marine and railway systems, as well as industrial applications.

The Benefits for You:

  • Protected against mismating and maintenance-free
  • Push-in CAGE CLAMP® spring pressure connection technology allows solid conductors to be simply pushed in
  • A wide product range readily meets all electrical installation requirements: plugs, sockets, snap-in device connectors and PCB connectors, as well as distribution connectors, cable assemblies and distribution boxes
  • Compact design
  • Components can be clearly printed on and color-coded to meet custom requirements

Pluggable Electrical Installation

Product Overview

Discover the diversity of the WINSTA® Pluggable Connection System.

For Space-Restricted Applications: WINSTA® MINI

The WINSTA® MINI family is ideal for pluggable electrical installations in confined spaces. Its compact design supports the trend towards downsized components, including LED lights and electronic ballasts.

Your Benefits:

  • Conductor range: up to 1.5 mm2 (16 AWG)
  • Nominal current: 16 A
  • WINSTA® MINI special components (with custom printing) for specialty applications such as measurement, control and regulation technology
  • Compact pluggable PCB connectors are available with 4.4 mm pole spacing

For Maximum Possibilities: WINSTA® MIDI

The largest variety of components for fast, reliable, error-free electrical installation – you can now meet an enormous variety of requirements with flexibility and tailored solutions.

Your Benefits:

  • Conductor range: up to 4 mm2 (12 AWG)
  • Nominal current: 25 A
  • Two conductor connections per pole for daisy-chaining or commoning
  • Clear identification through optional customer-specific marking and intelligent marking accessories
  • Additional variable coding possible
  • 2- to 7-pole version
  • Pluggable lighting connection with the universal Linect® Lighting Connection System and the WINSTA® Linect® T-Connector

For Greater Power: WINSTA® MAXI

The powerful pluggable connector for challenging connections: The plugs are especially appropriate for energy feed-in and thus perfect for use in the WINSTA® Distribution Box, for example.

The Benefits for You:

  • Minimize voltage drop over long cable runs
  • Perfect combination with WINSTA® Distribution Box
  • High current load capacity: Especially appropriate for energy feed-in

For a Wide Variety of Applications: WINSTA® Boxes

WINSTA® boxes are suitable for a wide variety of applications. For example, WINSTA® Distribution Boxes support the control of multiple sunblind drives via SMI or the connection of DALI lights. The System Box provides a variety of customizable solutions for applications, such as power distribution, control and switching systems. WINSTA® boxes are planned and manufactured according to customer requirements by our Project Service division.

The Benefits for You:

  • Compact solution with pluggable outputs
  • WINSTA® boxes allow centralized, clearly laid-out electrical installations
  • WINSTA® Distribution Boxes are also available for self-assembly
  • WINSTA® System Box: Option to install DIN-35-rail-mount components, such as circuit breakers, fuses and relays

For Precisely Fitting Solutions: Cable Assemblies from the WINSTA®System

The cable assemblies are available for many families within the WINSTA® pluggable connector portfolio. The catalog range already includes a large selection of different cable types and lengths. In addition, custom solutions can be created as needed, precisely tailored to the specific application. The customer-specific solution is ready for installation upon delivery and can be integrated into the installation with an easy, direct plug-and-play approach.

Your Benefits:

  • Ready to install: quick and easy installation at the construction site
  • Less waste: precisely fitting solutions avoid cable waste
  • Time savings: no further on-site cable processing necessary

For Round Conduits and Pipes: WINSTA® RD

The circular connectors are ideal for installation in empty conduits, e.g., in prefabricated house construction. Thanks to their round shape, this family’s assembled cables fit easily through appropriately sized holes and installation pipes.

Your Benefits:

  • Conductor range: up to 2.5 mm2 (14 AWG)
  • Rated current: 16 A / 20 A
  • Portfolio of 3- and 4-pole pre-assembled cables with 17.5 mm (0.0689 inch) outer diameter for easy plug-and-play connection
  • Pluggable integration into the electrical installation of components like wall outlets via adapter

For the Standardized Bus: WINSTA® KNX®

The solution for standardized bus systems in building and industrial automation like KNX®, LON® or ETHERNET

Your Benefits:

  • For extra-low voltages up to 50 V
  • Nominal current: 3 A
  • Compact design, standardized interface
  • Two codings for customization with protection against mismating

For Maximum Flexibility: WINSTA® IDC

Underfloor boxes, for example, are powered through flat cables from 1.5 mm2 to 16 mm2 (14–6 AWG) and the associated connection components, which can be combined with WINSTA® MIDI and WINSTA® KNX® Pluggable Connectors.

Your Benefits:

  • WINSTA® Supply and Tap-Off Modules allow connection at any point along the flat cable – one rotation per pole is all that is required.
  • Suitable for bus and power lines or for bus and power combined in one cable
  • Easy installation without cable interruption thanks to convenient insulation displacement connection (IDC) technology


Planning with Pluggable Installation

Plannable electrical installations are becoming more and more important in an increasingly digitalized building industry (Building Information Modeling). This is a good reason to know the concept of “Pluggable Electrical Installations.” In our new Magalog (a magazine and catalog hybrid), we have summarized the most important facts about this and our WINSTA® Pluggable Connection System. Find out how the system works, when it is ideal for use, what specific applications look like and what other services you can benefit from. We wish you an enjoyable read.

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In addition to advice and tools to optimize your own processes, we plan your custom solution for you and with you on a controller or edge device. Talk to us!


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Customer Applications

Would you like to see what solutions using pluggable connector systems look like in practice? Here you’ll find a selection of highlights involving WINSTA® projects implemented with pluggable building installation. Discover the versatility of pluggable electrical installation!


WINSTA® System Partners

WINSTA® makes electrical installation fast, safe and error-free. Many well-known companies rely on our connection system for electrical installation and have integrated WINSTA® connections into their portfolios. Click here for an overview of our system partners.

FAQ – You Ask, We Answer

We get many questions about pluggable electrical installation. Many of these are easy to answer in advance. Get the answers by clicking on the specific question in the list below.

Brochure: The WINSTA® Pluggable Connection System

Get to know our pluggable connection system! This brochure provides an overview of our WINSTA® products and highlights applications where they offer particular benefit.


Brochure: Planning with Pluggable Installation

Get an overview of various applications of WINSTA® in buildings, along with concrete installation examples, including parts lists.

Poster: WINSTA® at a Glance

Print it out and hang it up – with our detailed WINSTA® poster, you have the most important installation setups, including matching parts lists, on hand.

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