Alternative Energy

The worldwide energy requirements are increasing, and from an economic and ecological perspective, renewable energy sources will play a leading role.

Phoenix Contact has been a reliable supplier to the renewable energy market for many years. We have placed an emphasis on the development of new and innovative connector products to meet the ever-changing requirements and growth of this industry.

SPT - Spring Cage PCB Terminal Blocks

Phoenix Contact SPT - Spring Cage PCB Terminal Blocks

Applications: Inverters; DC in or AC out and PC-Based Combiners

Product Details

  • Wire to PCB for power up to 65 A UL
  • 300 and 600 V UL options
  • Right angle or vertical mount

Features and Benefits

  • Spring Contact for fast wire insertion
  • Color coding of each position possible for positive wire identification
Part Number Details Description
1990737 SPT 1,5/ 2-H-3,5 2 position, horizontal, 3.5 mm pitch
1990740 SPT 1,5/ 3-H-3,5 3 position, horizontal, 3.5 mm pitch
1990766 SPT 1,5/ 5-H-3,5 5 position, horizontal, 3.5 mm pitch
1990795 SPT 1,5/ 8-H-3,5 8 position, horizontal, 3.5 mm pitch
     
1990850 SPT 1,5/ 2-V-3,5 2 position, vertical, 3.5 mm pitch
1990863 SPT 1,5/ 3-V-3,5 3 position, vertical, 3.5 mm pitch
1990889 SPT 1,5/ 5-V-3,5 5 position, vertical, 3.5 mm pitch
1990915 SPT 1,5/ 8-V-3,5 8 position, vertical, 3.5 mm pitch
     
1990973 SPT 2,5/ 2-H-5,0 2 position, horizontal, 5.0 mm pitch
1990986 SPT 2,5/ 3-H-5,0  3 position, horizontal, 5.0 mm pitch
1991008 SPT 2,5/ 5-H-5,0 5 position, horizontal, 5.0 mm pitch
1991037 SPT 2,5/ 8-H-5,0 8 position, horizontal, 5.0 mm pitch
     
1991095 SPT 2,5/ 2-V-5,0 2 position, vertical, 5.0 mm pitch
1991105 SPT 2,5/ 3-V-5,0 3 position, vertical, 5.0 mm pitch
1991121 SPT 2,5/ 5-V-5,0 5 position, vertical, 5.0 mm pitch
1991150 SPT 2,5/ 8-V-5,0 8 position, vertical, 5.0 mm pitch

*Available in 2 through 12 positions.

PLH - Push-Lock Spring-Cage PCB Terminal Blocks

Phoenix Contact  Push-Lock Spring-Cage PCB Terminal Blocks

Applications: Inverters; DC in or AC out and PC-Based Combiners

Product Details

  • Wire to PCB for power up to 76 A and 600 V
  • Spacing options of 10 mm and 15 mm

Features and Benefits

  • Levered spring contact for fast tool-free wire insertion and removal, activate with one-touch
  • Color coding of each position possible for positive wire identification
Part Number Details Description
1770393 PLH 16/2-10 2 position, 10 mm pitch
1770403 PLH 16/3-10 3 position, 10 mm pitch
1770429 PLH 16/5-10 5 position, 10 mm pitch
1770458 PLH 16/8-10 8 position, 10 mm pitch
     
1770539 PLH 16/2-15 2 position, 15 mm pitch
1770542 PLH 16/3-15 3 position, 15 mm pitch
1770568 PLH 16/5-15 5 position, 15 mm pitch
1770597 PLH 16/8-15 8 position, 15 mm pitch

*Available in 2 through 8 positions.

Sunclix - Photovoltaic Connectors

Phoenix Contact Sunclix - Photovoltaic Connectors

Applications: PV (Solar) Module, Combiner, Inverter and CPV

Product Details

  • Wire-to-wire, free-hanging and through-panel

Features and Benefits

  • Spring contacts for fastest wire termination
  • No crimp, saving money on custom crimp tools
  • Screwdriver for disconnection of mated connectors meeting NEC requirements without special tools
Part Number Details Description
1774674 PV-CF-S 2,5-6 (+) female, 27 A, 2.5 mm2
1774687 PV-CM-S 2,5-6 (-) Male, 27A, 2.5 mm2

Typical Applications

Inverter

Phoenix Contact Inverter

Converts DC power to AC power.

 

Combiner Box

Phoenix Contact Combiner Box

A photovoltaic combiner box combines the DC output of individual strings of modules into a single DC output.

 

AC Disconnect Switch

Phoenix Contact AC Disconnect Switch

Safely disconnects the AC power from the solar circuits.

 

Photovoltaic Module

Phoenix Contact Photovoltaic Module

Also known as a solar panel - each panel is made of photovoltaic cells. A photovoltaic module can generally output 100 W to 400 W.

 

Load/Grid

Phoenix Contact Load/Grid

Meter that allows two-way communications between the utility company and the point of consumption. This is the point where solar power enters the grid.

 

DC Disconnect Switch

Phoenix Contact DC Disconnect Switch

Provides a means to safely disconnect the DC current from flowing to the inverter. This is required by code to be incorporated in all PV installations.

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