The superior design of the Insulation Displacement Connection (IDC)
technology terminal blocks reduces wiring installation time and
labor, especially in high-volume applications. IDC terminal blocks are
suited for applications in automated equipment and machine tools,
packaging and material handling machinery, railway/mass transit
systems, petrochemical, and any other application requiring highvolume
connections for low-voltage control and signal circuitry
where labor cost reduction and ease of assembly is desired. These
terminal blocks are designed for long term use under demanding
The XBQT Series allows for wire to be connected without any prior
stripping. The quick connection provides up to 60% reduction in
wiring time. One turn of a standard screwdriver results in a simple,
fast and reliable connection.
The XBQT is operated with a standard screwdriver. The switching
states are clearly signaled by engagement points in the start and end
positions. Solid and stranded wires of 0.25 to 2.5 mm2 can be wired
without the use of ferrules.
Stripping the wire is not required. The wire's insulation is cut open
when it is properly connected. The wire is securely placed in the end
position where it makes large-area, gas-tight contact. Connections
are made in seconds!
The Multi-Conductor XBQT IDC terminal block has the fastest
connection time in a compact design. The space-saving front
connection design offers additional space for wiring between the
cable ducts. The double bridge shaft can accommodate individual
chain bridging and step-down bridging from other terminal blocks.
The XBQU hybrid terminal block offers the best of both worlds. One
side offers the time-saving advantage of our insulation displacement
connection technology while the other side offers a universal screw
connection. Use the IDC side on the internal (factory) control cabinet
side and the screw connection on the end customer (field) side.
† All amounts shown in USD Ordering Example: (1) XBQT15 Gray, 5.2 mm (0.20, $1.05