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 installations fast, safe and error-free. This also applies to other applications, such as marine and railway systems, as well as industrial applications.

All Benefits at a Glance:

  • Protected against mismating and maintenance-free
  • Push-in CAGE CLAMP® spring pressure connection technology allows solid conductors to be simply pushed into a unit
  • A wide product range readily meets all electrical installation requirements: plugs, sockets, snap-in device connectors, 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


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 in accordance with the 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.

Conventional Installation vs. Pluggable Installation

The WINSTA® Pluggable Connection System is based on cable assemblies and standard components, which are combined in accordance with the construction project. WINSTA® is the ideal solution for multiple installations or those planned in a grid, e.g., grid or flush-mount lighting installation. Thanks to this pre-assembled connection system, assembly times and installation errors on the construction site are reduced.

WINSTA® in Building Installations

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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 their are scheduling overlaps with work on other building systems.

WINSTA® also has advantages for sustainable electrical installation, 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.

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New Products

Unlimited Freedom in LED Light Design

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

Increasing 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, no dirt and dust can get into the light during installation because it no longer has to be opened for the connection. 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. 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 the WAGO Pluggable Connection System WINSTA®, or a conventional installation type. The integrated Linect® Interface also contributes to this; 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 connection space for conductor cross-sections up to 5 x 2.5 mm2

Item number: 0899-8005
Availability: starting October 2020


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 of 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

For Maximum Possibilities: WINSTA® MIDI

The WINSTA® MIDI family offers the greatest diversity of components for fast, reliable and error-free electrical installations. This enables you to individually and flexibly meet the most varying requirements.

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 labeling accessories
  • Additional variable coding is possible
  • Available in 2- to 7-pole configurations
  • Pluggable lighting connection with the universal Linect® Lighting Connection System and WINSTA® Linect® T-Connector

For Greater Power: WINSTA® MAXI

Powerful pluggable connectors for power supply applications.

The Benefits for You:

  • Conductor range: up to 6 mm2 (8 AWG)
  • Nominal current: 35 A
  • Minimize voltage drop over longer cable runs

For a Great Variety of Applications: WINSTA® Boxes

WINSTA® Boxes are suitable for a wide variety of applications. For example, WINSTA® Distribution Boxes support the control of several 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: Install DIN-35-rail-mount components, such as circuit breakers, fuses and relays

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 pipes.

The Benefits for You:

  • Conductor range: up to 2.5 mm2 (14 AWG)
  • Nominal current: 16 A/20 A
  • Portfolio of three- and four-pole pre-assembled cables with 17.5 mm (0.0689 inch) outer diameter for easy plug & play
  • Pluggable integration into the electrical installation of hollow-wall boxes via adapter, for example

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

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 that 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 – 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 line interruption due to convenient insulation displacement technology (IDC)


More information

Further topics around WINSTA®

Construction Product 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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WINSTA® System Partners

WINSTA® makes electrical installation fast, safe and error-free. Many well-known companies rely on our connection system when it comes to electrical installation and have already implemented a WINSTA® connection in their portfolio. Click here for an overview of our system partners.

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