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WAGO: 207 Series Gelbox Connectors for Moisture Protection

July 18, 2023

Condensation, heavy precipitation, powerful water jets

When moisture meets electricity, a short circuit can happen quickly. Encapsulation is a proven solution. But now reliable moisture protection for splicing connectors can be achieved even more quickly and easily with the WAGO Gelbox. It is ready for immediate use in a wide range of low- and extra-low voltage applications.

What is the WAGO Gelbox?

The WAGO Gelbox is a compact box pre-filled with silicone-free gel. It is available in six sizes and provides IPX8 levels of moisture protection for WAGO’s 221 Series Lever-Nuts Compact Splicing Connectors and 2773 Series COMPACT PUSH WIRE Connectors. This protection type means that the connectors are completely sealed against water and can be permanently immersed in water.

Conventional potting compounds like polyurethane and silicone also meet IPX8 requirements. However, the WAGO Gelbox’s distinctive feature is that it protects the electrical installation exactly where it matters – at the connection points – without permanently encapsulating the junction boxes. Unlike silicone-based gel, this box’s silicone-free gel supports a virtually unlimited number of applications.

Where Can the Gelbox Be Used?

The WAGO Gelbox can be used in a wide range of low- and extra-low-voltage applications. However, its use differs somewhat among the specific voltage ranges. For example, in low-voltage applications (e.g., 230 V), these boxes are used in junction boxes together with splicing connectors. This is the only way to ensure double cable insulation to protect against electric shock, since only the conductors are encapsulated in the WAGO Gelbox. In SELV (Safety Extra Low Voltage) applications, the WAGO connectors can be used with these boxes without an additional junction box.

How is the WAGO Gelbox used?

Installation is easy: Open the box, insert the connectors, close the box. In more detail: Open the WAGO Gelbox, place the wired splicing connectors in the box and close the box with slight pressure. The gel completely wraps itself around the installation.

Thanks to a compact design, WAGO Gelboxes can be easily accommodated in every junction box. Thanks to different housing styles, several connectors can be accommodated in one box to create additional space in the distribution box. If a circuit needs to be expanded, the boxes can be easily re-opened and quickly and reliably re-wired – a real advantage over standard electronics encapsulation. The wires that connected in the old installation can be reused for the new one. However, this requires new connectors and boxes – this is the only way WAGO can guarantee the high degree of protection.

Why use the WAGO Gelbox?

The WAGO Gelbox offers completely new possibilities for protecting splicing connectors from moisture. This means that the boxes can be easily accommodated in any junction box – regardless of whether they are mounted on the wall or under the ceiling. First of all, the time required for mixing the components is eliminated. Secondly, additional time is saved because you do not have to wait until the mixed potting compound has finally hardened or dried.

In addition, the gel is non-hazardous because its chemicals have already reacted, which makes the WAGO Gelbox ready for immediate use. The box is already prefilled with gel and seals the connection immediately, allowing electrical systems to be deployed right after installation without interruption – quickly, easily and reliably.


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