Plug in your Future! The PowerTOP® Xtra family

As a specialist for plugs and sockets MENNEKES is known worldwide for setting standards. With the PowerTOP® Xtra it was always our claim to deliver the highest quality products for practical application. Previously available in 63 A and 125 A, now the family is complete with the variants for 16 A and 32 A!
All of our CEE plugs, connectors and phase inverters have now been completely redefined. In the future there is still just ONE PowerTOP® Xtra family! We have bundled our entire CEE know-how in a clearly structured product family. Together with the proven PowerTOP® Xtra in 63 A or 125 A the new PowerTOP® Xtra family sets THE CEE standard from 16 A to 125 A – complete with X-CONTACT inside!

PowerTOP® Xtra is now a complete product family with solutions for every application area. In this regard plugs, connectors and phase inverters have been completely reworked and optimized in every detail! In this regard, the new members of the PowerTOP® Xtra family bring six success factors from professionals for professionals:

Ergonomics re-conceptualized in the handling!
The PowerTOP® Xtra family stands for the highest quality and clear lines – they are simply professional tools of the master class! You see it formally by the fact that they fit perfectly in the hand and are shaped so that their design simply perfectly supports every hand motion in practical implementation. This not only feels good – it also offers a real safety advantage. The new ergonomic enclosure shape of the PowerTOP® Xtra Family is supported through non-slip surfaces. This considerably facilitates handling and installation. Here application convenience and protection against injury are optimally combined.

Ergonomics re-conceptualized in every detail!
The service life of a MENNEKES plug is many years. Our plugs and connectors are designed to be connected and disconnected many thousands of times. Thus handling is a definitive characteristic for a good plug and socket system. The new PowerTOP® Xtra design takes this into account through many new functions. The ergonomic curved shape ensures that the plug rests comfortably and securely in the hand. In practice our devices are often used in damp and demanding environments. As soon as the plug is damp, conventional plugs and sockets are not so easy to handle. This is where the PowerTOP® Xtra sets a new standard. The new design, the rubberized cable gland and the non-slip grip zones enable secure handling. But also in other aspects there is an innovation in every detail of the PowerTOP® Xtra family. Thus each PowerTOP® Xtra has an area that is intended for individual device identification, for example through self-adhesive labels.

Convenient assembly, minimized tool use!
The assembly process has been further perfected in the detail optimization of the PowerTOP® Xtra family. The result: significantly shorter assembly times, simple handling, minimized tool use. Proven characteristics, such as the self-finding thread of the enclosure, the locking slider, as well as the cable gland round out the assembly convenience.

Easier and safer connection with SafeCONTACT.
For PowerTOP® Xtra S the connection occurs with the SafeCONTACT insulation displacement technique, as it has already been used for the StarTOP®. SafeCONTACT is the screwless connection technology for plugs and connectors. Since stripping or pre-treatment of the contacts is not necessary, you save more than half of the conventional connection time. Colour-coded terminals facilitate error-free connection. If the conductors are introduced into the open terminals to the stop, and then if the terminals are pressed down with a screwdriver, the insulation displacement technique executes three steps in just one work process: Separating the insulation, safely contacting and fixing conductors in place. The vibration-resistant, and thus maintenance-free connection with SafeCONTACT, guarantees long-term low contact resistances. This ensures a safe contact closure – simply SafeCONTACT!

Easier and safer connection with ErgoCONTACT.
Simple handling, ergonomically effective hold, safe installation and thus time savings for assembly – in short, these are the main features with which ErgoCONTACT sets new standards in the area of installation technology. The crucial ergonomic advantage is the fact that the screwdriver is not placed on from the side, but rather is placed on straight. Thus the screw pressure is directed into the holding grip. In this regard, the screw trajectory is additionally supported by a guide collar. Per contact only one screw must be activated and this screw is a captive combination head screw: Through plastic burrs on the upper end of the guide collar, the screws inset ex works cannot fall out of the guide collar, and can be operated with a Pozidrive PZ2 screwdriver. Thus overall it is a much easier, and above all much safer way to achieve the desired torque. In addition this connection hold is more natural ergonomically and the danger of slipping off is reduced considerably.

X-CONTACT inside! In the entire PowerTOP® Xtra family!
With X-CONTACT MENNEKES has developed a completely new contact sleeve solution for industrial plugs and sockets, which initially redefined the standard only for PowerTOP® Xtra in 63 A und 125 A. Now, as the PowerTOP® Xtra is complete, the variants for 16 A and 32 A are also equipped with the X-CONTACT technology!

More contact
With plugs and sockets the contact sleeves are crucial for the quality of the contact closure. In this regard, it is important to achieve the best possible balance between a safe contact closure and ease of insertion. With X-CONTACT we succeeded in this endeavor in a totally new way. Through an innovative manufacturing process the X-CONTACT sleeve cushions solely due to its material characteristics, without the need to use any additional spring elements. Through the shaping of the X-CONTACT sleeve alone a special, safer contact closure is possible. And that's not all.

Less force
The special design of the X-CONTACT reduces the effort of insertion and withdrawal by up to 50%! An advantage that simplifies work processes and improves safety. With X-CONTACT, MENNEKES brings the safe contact closure and easy handling to a completely new level! A glance into the opening of an X-CONTACT sleeve reveals the intelligent functional principle: the X-shaped slot and groove in the inner wall provides four advantages of the new design: innovative, simple, durable and safe. We call it the X-principle!

The X-principle: Easy handling meets safe connections.
Due to the slotted sleeves with their resilient material properties, X-CONTACT is the simplest possible mechanical solution: the plug pin simply expands the opening of the resilient contact sleeve, which reduces the force needed to connect and disconnect the plug by up to 50%. X-CONTACT - intelligently innovative!

Even in cases when the plug is connected and disconnected frequently, there are no signs of wear and the sleeve material remains fatigue-proof in the long term even after rough handling. Due to the quality of the new sleeves, contamination and surface corrosion is automatically removed by connecting and disconnecting. X-CONTACT – lasting solution!

In practice, X-CONTACT simplifies work processes. The connection is easier to handle when compared to convenient contact sleeves. X-CONTACT - simply brilliant!

A higher degree of safety of handling is provided by the easier connection and disconnection. The groove within the inner wall in connection with the resilient material of the contact sleeves provides for a safe contact closure. X-CONTACT – double safety!

Watertight all-round – even with high-pressure cleaning!
Through the consistent use of two-component injection molding technology the quality of the sealing elements is significantly increased. They are manufactured of high-quality robust material and are inseparably connected to the bearing plastic parts. Thus lost or damaged seals are a thing of the past. Another advantage over glued seals arises through the 100% level contact surfaces.

Intelligent detection thanks to RFID transponder.
In terms of electronic marking, all PowerTOP® Xtras from 16 A to 32 A are also "RFID-ready". A screw connection with integrated RFID glass transponder can be retrofitted as an accessory, and it can be used for all conventional readers (125 kHz). Thus inventory, inspection and maintenance are additionally facilitated. The RFID carries a unique ID and thus can be used for device identification. For example, the integrated RFID chip can also replace the chip bands that are normally used as part of the eCheck.


Kirchhundem, dated 18th March 2018
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Joachim See
Aloys-Mennekes-Str. 1
57399 Kirchhundem
Tel. 0 27 23 / 41-380
Fax 0 27 23 / 41-292
E-Mail joachim.see(at)