UIC 541

Every up–to–date traction unit and passenger coaches require a power supply and signal transmission system in conjunction with the electro-pneumatic (EP) brake and the emergency brake override or passenger alarm signal. The proven UIC 541 VE connector system fulfils this requirement and transmits energy and signal of the EP brake in freight wagons as well.

Application range:

  • For traction units, passenger trains and freight wagons
  • For power and signal transmission in conjunction with the EP–brake and the emergency brake override
  • For both new equipment and refurbishment as well as spare parts
  • Compatible with all existing systems on the market according to UIC 541 VE


  • Railways

Technical Data:



UIC 541 VE "Standard"

Number of poles:


Connecting cross–sectional area

10 mm², 6 mm², 1 mm², 2,5 mm² 

Contact diameter

4 x 7 mm, 2 x 4 mm, 2 x 3 mm, 1 x 3 mm

Contact connection:

Connection to socket contact: Crimp
Connection to pin contact: Crimp

Electrical data

rated voltage: 250 V
Rated current: 

  • Contact 1, 2, 3, 4: 35 A
  • Contact A, B: 25 A
  • Contact C, E: 6 A
  • Contact D: 12 A

Safety lock:


Protection classification (EN 60529):

at least IP66

Housing of connector:

Housing of connector: thermoplastic
Housing of receptacle: aluminium casting
Contact insert: thermoplastic
Sealing: elastomere, silicone
Contacts: copper alloy

Temperature range:

-40 °C to +85 °C


Plug (without cable): approx. 0,5 kg
Receptacle housing: approx. 1,7 kg


  • Water drain system
  • Pilot contact
  • Micro switch
  • End shell