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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

Why WINSTA®?

WAGO’s WINSTA® Pluggable Connection System Allows Structured Planning and Faster Completion of Projects

WINSTA® allows electrical installations in the areas of energy management, lighting control and HVAC to be optimized despite increasing complexity.

Conventional Installation vs. Pluggable Installation

The WINSTA® Pluggable Connection System is based on cable assemblies and standard components, which are combined according to the specific construction project. WINSTA® is the ideal solution anywhere installation requirements repeat or are planned on a grid, e.g., installing grid lighting or flush-mount lighting. By using this pre-assembled connection system, assembly times and installation errors on the construction site can be reduced. And since the individual WINSTA® components are both mechanically coded and color-coded, incorrect connection is impossible.

WINSTA® in Building Installations

Straightforward Building Installation

Whether an administrative building, school or hospital – many such functional buildings follow a standardized pattern with repeating tasks. That’s exactly what the WINSTA® system is designed for. Furthermore, the modular structure of WINSTA® allows tasks to be processed in stages, optimizing personnel deployment at construction sites.

In the first stage, WINSTA® Distribution Boxes are installed. This can already be done in an early construction phase. In the second step, the electrical components are connected to the distribution boxes with the cable assemblies. This can be done at a later point, for example in order to protect lights from contamination during the construction phase. Furthermore, pluggable installation allows flexible coordination when there are scheduling overlaps with work on other building systems.

WINSTA® also has advantages for sustainable electrical installations, since what has been installed with the modular system can be easily modified or expanded at any time. In summary: Using WINSTA® allows you to make the best arguments in your bids, since you can provide sustainable quality in an economical way.

WINSTA® SystempartnerDIALOG Looks at the Future of Building Installation

“What will the future of electrical installation in buildings look like?” This was the key question of the second WINSTA®-SystempartnerDIALOG on September 11, 2020. The event was initiated by WAGO Kontakttechnik GmbH & Co. KG and was an opportunity for the company to exchange ideas with its its partners for the WAGO WINSTA® Pluggable Connection System. Every year, current and upcoming trends in the building industry are examined from various perspectives.

The conclusion: Building automation continues to achieve ever greater flexibility. For creative meetings, office spaces are still used, while routine tasks are handled in home offices. So the way space is used is moving away from fixed workstations in offices, towards dynamic usage of different work environments. That requires the building equipment to be adapted too, so standard workplaces can be adapted to users’ individual needs as quickly as possible.

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New Products

Easily Secure Pluggable Connections

Secure Attachment with the WAGO WINSTA® Mounting Carrier for Flying Leads

Pluggable electrical installation with WINSTA® has many advantages: Simple plug-in installation, no discrete wiring, extremely fast operation and protection against mismating for secure, error-free connections. With the new mounting adapter for the 770 and 771 Series, WAGO offers the perfect solution to reliably secure flying leads. This adapter lends itself to applications where vibration affects the connectors in transportation or marine applications, for example. Besides greater stress, movement can also lead to annoying noise, which can be eliminated by the fixed-position installation. Rather the connectors being secured with cable ties or screws, the adapter is first mounted securely, and the connectors are then simply plugged in. This configuration prevents damage to the connector housings, ensuring problem-free connector use even if the installation changes.

Screws up to M5 or tools for direct installation with a standard mount can be used to secure the adapter to panels. The adapter can also be fitted to cable trays and ducts. The WINSTA® Mounting Adapter for 2- to 5-pole flying leads provides secure attachment and also simplifies connector removal, allowing cables to be replaced quickly at any time, without additional expense.

The Benefits for You:

  • Fixed-position installation of the plug-in connection
  • Reduced vibrations in the plug-in connection
  • No damage to connector components and cables
  • Quick installation and easy replacement of the pre-assembled cables

Item Number: 770-310
Available: April 2021

Unlimited Freedom in LED Light Design

The New Lighting Connection Box: A Connection Solution for All Installation Types

The trend towards miniaturization and the popularity of flat LED lights require universal connection options. WAGO’s new lighting connection box offers the best solution because it is housed outside the light. This gives lighting manufacturers more design freedom. Additionally, since it no longer has to be opened for connection, no dirt and dust can get into the light during installation. The new box has ample installation space and is suitable for a large range of conductor cross-sections up to 5 x 2.5 mm² (14 AWG). Regardless of how the project is installed, lights with the WAGO Lighting Connection Box fit into every concept – whether a pluggable building installation, such as WAGO’s WINSTA® Pluggable Connection System, or a conventional installation. The integrated Linect® Interface also supports this flexibility – a connector with a conventional conductor connection is also available for it in addition to the pluggable version.

The Benefits for You:

  • Perfect connection technology for very flat lights
  • Suitable for all installation types
  • Large conductor entry for conductor cross-sections up to 5 x 2.5 mm2 (14 AWG)

Item Number: 0899-8005
Available: June 2021

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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.

The Benefits for You:

  • Conductor range: up to 1.5 mm2 (16 AWG)
  • Nominal current: 16 A
  • WINSTA® MINI special components for specialty applications such as measurement, control and regulation technology, with custom printing
  • Compact pluggable PCB connectors are available with 4.4 mm (0.1732 inch) pole spacing
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For Maximum Possibilities: WINSTA® MIDI

The WINSTA® MIDI family offers the greatest diversity of components for fast, reliable, error-free electrical installation. This allows you to meet a great variety of requirements individually and flexibly.

The Benefits for You:

  • Conductor range: up to 4 mm2 (12 AWG)
  • Nominal current: 25 A
  • Two wire connections per pole for loops or bridges
  • Easily identifiable through optional customer-specific printing and intelligent marking accessories
  • Additional variable coding possible
  • Available in 2- to 7-pole configurations
  • Pluggable lighting connection with the universal Linect® Lighting Connection System and WINSTA® Linect® T-Connector
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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
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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
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For tailored solutions: Pre-assembled cables from the WINSTA®System

There are pre-assembled cables for many families within the WINSTA® pluggable connection portfolio. The catalog already contains a broad selection of different cable types and lengths. Upon request, we can also provide custom solutions, tailored to the specific application. Custom solutions are also supplied ready for installation, allowing simple, direct plug-and-play installation on site.

The Benefits for You:

  • Ready for installation: quick and easy installation at the construction site
  • Less waste: tailored solutions prevent cable waste
  • Time saving: on-site cable processing no longer necessary

For Round Conduits and Ducts: WINSTA® RD

The WINSTA® RD family of circular connectors is ideal for installation in cable ducts, e.g., in prefabricated houses. Due to their round shape, the WINSTA® RD cable assemblies easily fit into properly sized holes and installation ducts.

The Benefits for You:

  • Conductor range: up to 2.5 mm2 (14 AWG)
  • Nominal 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 installation
  • Pluggable integration into the electrical installation of hollow-wall boxes via adapter, for example
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For the Standardized Bus: WINSTA® KNX

WINSTA® KNX is the solution for standardized fieldbus systems in building and industrial automation (e.g., KNX, LON® or ETHERNET)

The Benefits for You:

  • For low voltages up to 50 V
  • Nominal current: 3 A
  • Compact size, standardized interface
  • Available in two different custom coding options with protection against mismating
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For Maximum Flexibility: WINSTA® IDC

The WINSTA® IDC family consists of flat cables ranging from 1.5 mm2 to 16 mm2 (14–6 AWG) and the associated modules, which are compatible with WINSTA® MIDI and WINSTA® KNX Pluggable Connectors; applications include providing power to raised-floor boxes.

The Benefits for You:

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

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More Information

Further topics around WINSTA®

Construction Products Regulation (CPR)

WAGO offers cable assemblies within the WINSTA® Pluggable Connection System that have been tested in accordance with EN 50575 and comply with CPR requirements.

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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.

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.

Comprehensive Partner Product Catalog

With our comprehensive Partner Product Catalog, you will easily find the appropriate partner products for the WAGO WINSTA® Pluggable Connection System.

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