control station ip66 1xstart

Switches, Push-button Control Stations - IP66, 250V 3A - Start control station

Catalogue Number: 56PB
control station ip66 1xstart
Colour: Grey
Colour: Per UOM Std.
  • Grey 1 PCE
  • Resistant Orange 1 PCE
  • Resistant White Electric 1 PCE
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Series 56
Clipsal - 56 Series
Product brand
Product or component type
Device application
cover: grey
[Us] rated supply voltage
lamp: 500 V AC 50 Hz
[In] rated current
10 A
Poles description
Control type
Suitability for isolation
Connections - terminals
screw terminal cable(s) 1-4 mm² solid
Tightening torque
0.8 N.m
Cap/operator or lens colour
101 mm
107 mm
76 mm
Net weight
0.34 kg
Targeted country
Market segment
  • small commercial
  • utility
  • industry
    • IP degree of protection
      Ambient air temperature for operation
      -25-75 °C
      IP degree of protection
      IP66 conforming to AS 60529
    • AS/NZS 3100
    • AS/NZS 3133
      • Sustainable offer status
        Green Premium product
        REACh free of SVHC
        EU RoHS Directive
        Mercury free
        RoHS exemption information
        China RoHS Regulation
        Product out of China RoHS scope. Substance declaration for your information
        Environmental Disclosure

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        Frequently Asked Questions

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        What are part numbers for push button & contact block to suit 56PB?

        The push button part number is ZB5AA3

        Contact Block part number is ZB5AZ101

        What is the part number for a protective rubber boot to suit the 56PB?

        The protective Rubber boot to suit the 56PB is a ZBPA. This is from the Schneider product range of push buttons . The 56 series push buttons utilise the Schneider ZB series of push buttons and contact blocks.
        For information regarding the ZBPA please follow the link provided .
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        Do you have a weatherproof push button timer that does 2 hours?

        No, not as a single part, but you can make one with a 56PB push button and a 31VETR timer.

        What is the suspension hook for the PDL 56 Series

        You can use PDL56SHL - Suspension Hook (large) this is to fit the 56P and 56PA plugs and/or 56CR socket connectors.  

        What is the conduit nut adaptor to suit the PDL 56 Series

        Part number is PDL56AM40, for flexible conduit or hose.  Suits both 56P and 56PA and 56CR socket connectors.

        Can you buy a 56PB2 without a lable


        Does the 56PB come with a normally open and normally closed contact?

        No. The 56PB only comes with a Normally Open Contact, as it is a singular operating button and non-latching.

        If they are looking for a stop/start operating push button, they would be better suited to use a 56/2PB as this has both the "start" (N/O contactor) and "stop" (N/C contactor)
        Some of the features of this product include.
        • Green Start Push Button
        • Red Stop Button
        • Clearly maked front cover
        • IP66 Rated
        • 10A 250V
        For further information, please visit
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        Does Clipsal have the 56PB, enclosure only?

        Yes, you just get a 56E1 and a 56L1.

        For more information, please refer to the link: 


        What is the part number of the mounting enclosure/ backbox supplied with 56PB, IP66 start control station?

        56ES1 is the part number  of the mounting enclosure/ back box supplied with 56PB, IP66 start control station.

        Key Features

        • 1 gang shallow
        • 1 x 25 mm, 1 x 20 mm conduit entries
        • Dimensions 101 x 101 x 38mm high
        For further information, please visit

        Can a 56PB2 be mounted horizontally (face up) in a wet area?

        It is not recommended if there is another option as the IP66 rating doesn't allow for immersion in water, which is what happens if water pools in the lid.

        How do you read the color code on the IDC connectors of the Cat 6 Patch Panels?

        Customers may question which color code instructions to follow, 568B vs. 568A. Or they may not understand how to read the color code.

        Product Line:
        Cables and Connectivity Solutions, Cat 6 Patch Panels

        All versions and serial ranges.

        The color code instructions may be confusing.

        For high speed networking 568B is used almost universally.
        If you need help determining how to terminate to the 568B or 568A color code please see the attached file.

        Are APC Cat 6 Patch Panels color coded for 568B or 568A?

        The installer needs to know the color code on the rear of the Cat 6 patch panel.  
        Product Line:
        Cables and Connectivity Solutions, Patch Panels
        CAT6PNL-24, CAT6PNL-48
        Installers need to know if the patch panel has the color code they require.
        Resolution : 
        The CAT6PNL-xx series of Patch Panels have both 568B and 568A color codes. 

        How are the Color Codes 568A and 568B different?

        The difference between T568A and T568B color codes is needed.

        Product Line:
        Cables and Connectivity Solutions, Patch Panels

        CAT6PNL-24 and CAT6PNL-48, all serial ranges. 

        Not following the correct color code can cause wiring errors.

        568A and 568B are color code standards that show which color wire matches up with a specific position on an RJ45 connector. When designing a network infrastructure only one color code can be followed. All commercial and residential wiring in the US follows TIA 568B color code. 

        T568B Color Code
        RJ45 Pin---Pair Color

        T568A Color Code
        RJ45 Pin---Pair Color

        What is the part number for a patch panel, 24 port, CAT 6, loaded?

        The part number is RJ6/24PP.
         Some of the key features are:
        •  Universal colour coding for 568A and 568B standards
        • Removable rear cable management tray
        • Individual removable modular jacks
        • ACMA compliant
        • Dielectric Strength: 1,000 V RmS at 60hz for 1 minute
        • Current Rating: 1.5 A
        • Insulation Resistance: 10 mohm
        • Temperature Range: -10 to 60 deg C
        • Material: Phosphor bronze
        • Standard: AS/NZS 3080:2003, ISO/IEC 11801 2002 and ANSI/TIA/EIA-568-B 

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        Xanbus cable information

        There are a couple of types of "ethernet cables". Xanbus uses straight through. Here is information about the different types and how to distinguish between them. Using the wrong cable does not damage the inverter (RS/MS); they just don't work.

        Crossover Cables vs Straight Through Cables

        Ethernet patch cables can be wired in three different ways, the two main ways are called straight through and crossover. The third type is called rolled and has only specialized applications.

        Generally speaking, straight through cables are used to patch between different types of equipment; for example, PCs to a hub.
        Conversely, crossover cables are generally used to patch between similar types of equipment; a PC to another PC for example.
        Some modern hubs don't care if you use crossover cables or straight through cables, they work out what you're using and configure themselves accordingly.

        As stated at the outset, the actual difference is in the wiring. Inside the UTP patch cable there are 8 physical wires although the network only uses 4 of them (the other 4 are not used). The 8 wires are arranged in what's known as pairs and one pair is used to send information whilst the other pair is used to receive information.

        On a PC, the pair on pins 1 and 2 of the connector send information, whilst the pair on pins 3 and 6 receive the information. To make PCs talk to each we therefore need to connect the send pair of one PC to the receive pair of the other PC (and vice-versa). That means we need a crossover cable. If we used a straight through cable the both be listening on the one pair - and hearing nothing, and sending on the one pair - achieving nothing.

        Electrically, the straight through and crossover cables look like the diagram below: The most common cable is the straight through cable. In a home or small office network you might only have one crossover cable used - perhaps from the cable or DSL modem to the distribution hub. How do you tell what sort of cable you have in your hand? You can tell by looking at the connectors, identifying the wiring from its colors, and comparing the ends. See the next question on color codes.

        Color Codes

        The standards say that Ethernet connectors should be cabled with specific colors on specific pins. There are two standard layouts - if a cable has the same layout on both ends it's a straight through cable. If a cable has one layout on one end and the other layout on the other end then it's a crossover cable. Whilst not universal, the color codes shown below are generally used on professional cables.

        If a cable has 568A color wiring on both ends then it's a straight through cable.

        If a cable has 568B color wiring on both ends then it's also a straight through cable.

        If a cable has 568A color wiring on one end and 568B color coded wiring on the other end, then it's a crossover cable.

        In fact, while the colors are standardized and usually followed, that's not the important part. What's more important is that one "pair" (wires that are twisted together inside the cable sheath) is used for the transmit side and another pair for the receive side. If pairs aren't used then it's likely your cable will not work. Pairs are identified by the colors. The orange wire and the orange with white stripe (or sometimes white with orange stripe) wire are a pair. The brown wire and the brown with white stripe wire are a pair. Etc.