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Incredibly Handy: PCB Connectors with Levers

The world’s first lever-actuated connectors for power electronics It permits direct, in-hand wiring of conductors up to 25 mm2 (4 AWG). This new MCS MAXI 16 family of connectors expands WAGO’s MULTI CONNECTION SYSTEM (MCS).

Two versions of the new pluggable connectors are available (wire-to-wire and wire-to-board), and each version offers variants ranging from 2 to 6 poles. All models are designed for a nominal conductor size of 16 mm2 (6 AWG) with ratings up 1,000 V and 75 A (IEC). The connectors are equipped with Push-in CAGE CLAMP® technology for all conductor types, allowing solid and fine-stranded conductors with ferrules to be simply pushed into the unit. The new lever-equipped MCS MAXI 16 Connectors offer a unique space-saving feature: Solid and fine-stranded conductors can be connected to the next larger cross section (25 mm2/4 AWG) beyond the nominal conductor size.

Wiring made easy through:

  • Easy-to-use operating lever for tool-free terminations

  • Internal coding without time-consuming adaptation of the housing profile

  • Recoding even when plugged in

  • Optional integrated locking latches prevent accidental disconnection

  • 100% protected against mismating

It’s Just That Simple

The lever is incredibly user-friendly with clearly identified open/closed positions. When closing the clamping point, the force of the open spring ensures that the lever closes at low force. This ensures a secure connection of the clamping point.

The Top Advantages of the New Pluggable Connectors at a Glance:

  • World’s first lever-actuated PCB connector for power electronics
  • Easy and direct, in-hand wiring
  • Designed for voltages up to 1,000 V and currents up to 76 A
  • Integrated touch-proof caps for maximum user safety

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The trend toward downsized components presents new challenges for power electronics. The increased performance density brought about by combining the signal and output layer on the PCB also impacts connection systems. PCB terminal blocks and pluggable PCB connectors must be compact to reliably transmit currents while simultaneously functioning flawlessly with the PCB under demanding conditions.

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