Three Cases for WAGO Splicing Connectors

Easier, Faster, Safer. These 3 attributes characterize WAGO's 221 Series of Splicing Connectors. Pull the lever up, insert a conductor and push the lever back down. All done.

This is an archive article published 10/25/2018. Some information may no longer be up to date and in line with the current state. Please contact us in case of interest.

The 221 Series connectors carry two test slots: one in the conductor entry direction and one in the opposite direction.

These easy-to-access test slots provide extremely convenient testing conditions, even after installation within widely varying applications. They also provide good contact for all standard test probes.

The recessed grips on the side prevent slipping and make it easier to hold the connector while inserting the conductor. Optional DIN-rail adapter provides secure installations within distribution and junction boxes.

Not just for building installations, but electrical appliance manufacturers as well. The new 221 Series with a conductor cross-section of 6 mm² offers completely new options: High-power lighting and signal systems or HVAC systems within commercial buildings can be wired easily, safely and quickly.

See 3 easy everyday tasks for Wago 221 Series connectors:


1. Task : There is only last 10mm on DIN Rail and we need to connect one more circuit (L,N,PE) but with two outputs.

Solution 1: Three Rail-Mount Terminal Blocks, .e.g. 2200-1301 (grey), 2200-1304 (blue), 2200-1307 (yellow-green) each 3,5mm, i.e. 10,5mm together with the end plate... That is definitely more than 10mm. Therefore, this solution is not suitable. For wires with cross-section of more than 1,5mm2 it would be even wider.

Solution 2: Twist the wires with pliers, and a piece of insulation tape. This would be the cheapest solution but it is out of the question even for the amateurs.

Solution 3: Three splicing connectors with lever 221-412 and one mounting carrier 221-500. The carrier accepts 3 connectors side by side. Pull the lever up, insert a conductor and push the lever back down. All done.


2. Task: Internal wiring in a luminaire.

Solution 1: Wago has specialized installation lighting connectors for all cases with ideal installation - the lamp with stranded wires 0,5-2,5mm2, and solid wires from the ceiling 1-2,5mm2. The solution is 224-101 (or for temperature 120°C 221-104). But for all non-standard cases…

Solution 2: Twist the wires with pliers, and a piece of insulation tape - very cheap, but not a solution

Solution 3: 2 pieces 221-412 and that’s all. To add a bit of elegance, we can add mounting carrier 221-502. It is possible to fix it to the chassis of lamp with screws - nothing moves, neither wires, nor connectors. Pull the lever up, insert a conductor and push the lever back down. All done.


3. Task: To connect the speaker in a ceiling

Solution 1: Old good chocolate block. First, release the screws but not too much, then tighten the screws but not too much and not too weak. Oh, it is frustrating.

Solution 2: Twist the wires with pliers and a piece of insulation tape - very cheap, but not a solution.

Solution 3: Yes, we’re here with 221-412 again. What else? There is no easier solution. Even if you want to use not 4mm2 wires but 6mm2 wires, you can use 221-612. Pull the lever up, insert a conductor and push the lever back down. All done.

We have to admit that connectors 221 can be dangerous. There are cases when an electrician called 221 instead of emergency 112 … :)

The basic versions of the 221 Series Terminal Blocks are available in our product range; we can also supply versions for your products in Ex (explosive) areas on order.

If you need more information or you are interested in other WAGO products, do not hesitate to contact us at sales@soselectronic.com

Features/ Advantages:

  • Rated voltage 450V
  • Rated current 32 Amps for size 4mm²
  • Rated current 41 Amps for size 6mm²
  • Wire cross-sections for size 4mm²: fine-stranded conductors from 0.14 to 4 mm² and solid or stranded conductors from 0.2 to 4 mm²
  • Wire cross-sections for size 6 mm²: all conductor types ranging from 0.5 to 6 mm²
  • Versions for 2, 3 and 5 wires
  • Transparent housing = Visually inspect the connection
  • Maximum ambient operating temperature 85 °C
  • Continuous service temperature: max. 105 °C

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Pull the lever up, insert a conductor and push the lever back down – done. WAGO's 221 Series Splicing Connector has always connected solid, stranded and fine-stranded conductors easily, quickly and safely. 221 Series now connects conductor cross-sections from 0.5 to 6 mm? (20–10 AWG) for greater versatility.

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221-612 WAGO  
221-612

COMPACT Splicing Connector w/Button CAGE CLAMP 2-cond. 6mm2 41A 1P 85°C Transp./Orange

Lighting Connectors

Ord. No.: 297920
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221-613 WAGO  
221-613

COMPACT Splicing Connector w/Button CAGE CLAMP 3-cond. 6mm2 41A 1P 85°C Transp./Orange

Lighting Connectors

Ord. No.: 297922
Manufacturer: WAGO
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221-615 WAGO  
221-615

COMPACT Splicing Connector w/Button CAGE CLAMP 5-cond. 6mm2 41A 1P 85°C Transp./Orange

Lighting Connectors

Ord. No.: 297923
Manufacturer: WAGO
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221-412 WAGO  
221-412

COMPACT Splicing Connector w/Button CAGE CLAMP 2-cond. 4mm2 32A 1P 85°C Transp./Orange

Lighting Connectors

Ord. No.: 170973
Manufacturer: WAGO
in stock 2730 pcs
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221-413 WAGO  
221-413

COMPACT Splicing Connector w/Button CAGE CLAMP 3-cond. 4mm2 32A 1P 85°C Transp./Orange

Lighting Connectors

Ord. No.: 170976
Manufacturer: WAGO
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221-415 WAGO  
221-415

COMPACT Splicing Connector w/Button CAGE CLAMP 5-cond. 4mm2 32A 1P 85°C Transp./Orange

Lighting Connectors

Ord. No.: 170977
Manufacturer: WAGO
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207-4301 WAGO  
207-4301

Junction Box for up to 60 wires, for 221 Series, without Splicing Connectors, White

Accessories for Terminal Blocks

Ord. No.: 343363
Manufacturer: WAGO
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221-500 WAGO  
221-500

Mounting Carrier for Series 221 - 4mm2 DIN-35 rail/Screw Mounting, Orange

Accessories for Terminal Blocks

Ord. No.: 220017
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221-502 WAGO  
221-502

Mounting Carrier for 2-cond. Series 221 - 4mm2 Screw Mounting, White

Accessories for Terminal Blocks

Ord. No.: 305387
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221-503 WAGO  
221-503

Mounting Carrier for 3-cond. Series 221 - 4mm2 Screw Mounting, White

Accessories for Terminal Blocks

Ord. No.: 293578
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221-505 WAGO  
221-505

Mounting Carrier for 5-cond. Series 221 - 4mm2 Screw Mounting, White

Accessories for Terminal Blocks

Ord. No.: 305362
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887-952 WAGO  
887-952

L-BOXX Mini Series 221 Splicing connector Set

Lighting Connectors

Ord. No.: 338248
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