Simplicity is the Future

Pluggable Building Installation

Pluggable electrical installation is a pioneering technology for modern building installation and is becoming increasingly popular among electrical planners and installers. And with good reason: It is based on structured planning and factory pre-assembly of pluggable installation connectors; with this “plug and play” approach, all that remains is plugging the connectors together on the construction site. This saves time, avoids errors and simplifies maintenance.

The Benefits of Pluggable Installation:

  • Fast, standards-compliant installation of all components with a “plug and play” approach
  • Protection against mismating virtually eliminates installation errors
  • Energy where it is needed: Structured, plannable cable routing allows targeted planning of taps
  • Factory pre-assembled and tested cables provide a high degree of system reliability

What Is Pluggable Electrical Installation?

Pluggable electrical installation is the “plug and play” version of electrical installation. The pluggable connector system consists of a large number of different components and pre-assembled cables that are planned according to the specific application in advance of the installation phase and then simply plugged together on the construction site. In comparison to conventional installation, simple pluggable installation of a circuit, covering everything up to and including the load, can be completed in minimal time – with 100 % protection against mismating.

Where Is It Used?

The advantages of pluggable installation are especially apparent when installation requirements recur or are planned on a grid, as in typical infrastructure construction projects like office buildings, hospitals, schools, daycare centers, nursing homes and shopping centers. Typical examples include lighting installation in suspended ceilings, electrical installation in cable ducts and cavity walls and installation in floor boxes and system distribution boxes in raised floors.

What Advantages Does It Offer?

By combining advance planning with structured installation on the construction site, pluggable electrical installation allows construction projects to be completed on schedule. Assembly times and installation errors on the construction site are reduced – allowing you to finish projects up to 70% faster and reduce total costs by up to 30%. Mechanical coding of the connection interfaces, as well as color coding, further simplifies installation, making the process reliable and error-free. It is straightforward to include bus systems, such as DALI for dimming lights or SMI for sun protection systems.


Flexibility Is the Future!

More digital, automated and flexible: The demands on buildings and their installations are changing. This demands new skills and expanded requirement profiles from planners and installers. Pluggable electrical installation helps you keep pace with these new challenges, since it is perfectly tailored to the strict requirements of building installations: Using pluggable installation systems, you can easily combine installation and automation and plug your installation together the modern way instead of clamping it – quickly, reliably and without errors.


Simplicity Is the Future!

The way buildings are constructed is changing: They are becoming more environmentally-friendly and durable and need to retain their value longer. Buildings have extremely long service lives, typically have high energy consumption and mass flow rates and require a large volume of materials. Therefore, new building concepts, such as series construction with fewer and more environmentally-friendly materials, offer enormous potential for saving energy and resources. In this environment, pluggable connection systems are ideal for sustainable building installations that conserve resources. Using pluggable installation systems, you can precisely plan and assemble your installation in advance – saving you time and valuable materials.

Digitization is the Future!

Intelligent planning and digital modeling: Digitization also offers new opportunities in the building sector and is a driver not only of advanced building intelligence, but also of process optimization. Digital planning methods, such as BIM, are shifting more and more process steps to the initial phases. The goal is a consistent, efficient process. Pluggable electrical installation is the perfect way to achieve consistency from planning to documentation (Industry 4.0), since pluggable installation systems allow optimal advance planning and documentation – followed by fast, reliable, trouble-free installation.


Standardization through pluggable electrical installation fits perfectly with the market demands associated with digitization.

Daniel Wehmeier, Head of Market Management for Buildings at WAGO

Conventional vs. Pluggable Installation

In comparison to conventional installation, pluggable building installation offers especially short installation times on the construction site. The reason: Pluggable connector systems follow the trend towards factory pre-assembly and help solve the problem of ever-greater time pressure on construction sites. The installation is planned in advance. All that then remains is to plug the connections together on site. Furthermore, this can be handled by trained staff, allowing optimal deployment of available employees to complete the installation project more quickly.

Plug and Play!

Consistency, from the power supply to the load: In electrical installation, installing loads has proven an especially time-consuming step. Therefore, pluggable installation offers the greatest time savings in exactly those situations where the planning consistently follows a pluggable concept – meaning that the loads, system distribution boxes and other devices also have a pluggable power supply connection. The manufacturers of switches, outlets, lights, floor boxes etc. have recognized this too. To ensure maximum compatibility among all products and components, such manufacturers – for instance, system partners like our WINSTA® system partners – equip their products with matching pluggable connectors at the factory. On the construction site, everything can then be plugged in quickly and reliably.

Pluggable Electrical Installation in Practice

Pluggable electrical installation is perfect for use in infrastructure buildings where requirements recur or are planned on a grid. This allows use of pre-assembled system solutions – examples include office buildings, hotels, schools, universities, hospitals and nursing homes.

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