Enclosures

Enclosure for Indoor Use

For indoor applications (or outdoor applications where the device is protected from elements through secondary means), a compact, custom-fit, plastic enclosure is a great choice.

It accommodates up to 4 modules, a small, flat-sided Li-ion battery (up to 1000mAh ), and provides access to USB, power supply header block and all modules’ electrical connectors.

It includes mounting brackets for a standard 35mm or 32mm DIN Rail.

The external dimensions (WxDxH) are 4.25” x 2.56” x 2.36”  (108mm x 65mm x 60mm).

Indoor Enclosure
enclosure animation

Enclosure for Outdoor Use

A variety of enclosures and electrical connectors that are rated for outdoor use (IP or NEMA rated) are readily available from a number of third parties, such as Fibox, Hammond, BUD, Takachi, Serpac, and Polycase.

external enclosure system

Enclosure IP/NEMA Classification Reference

Please refer to the following table for IP/NEMA classification codes when selecting the enclosure type:

IP CLASSIFICATIONS

NEMA / UL  CLASSIFICATIONS

Ingress protection class of enclosures is according to IEC 529 given in form of IP classification, a two digit coding which is shown below NEMA performance criteria and test methods are used by Underwriters Laboratories as guidelines for investigation and listing of electrical enclosures.

First Digit

Second digit

Protection against contact and ingress of solid objects Protection against ingress of water

Approx. IP equivalents in red.

0 No special protection

0

No special protection

NEMA 1

IP30

Indoor use primarily to provide a degree of protection against contact with the enclosure equipment and against a limited amount of  falling dirt
1 Protected against ingress solid objects with a diameter of more than 50 mm. No protection against deliberate access, e.g. with a hand, but large surfaces of the body are prevented from approach

1

Protection against dripping water falling vertically. No harmful effect must be produced (vertically falling drops)

NEMA 2

 IP31

Indoor use to provide a degree of protection against limited amounts of falling water and dirt

2

Protected against penetration by solid objects with a diameter of more than 12 mm. Fingers or similar objects prevented from approach

2

Protection against dripping water falling vertically. There must be no harmful effect when the equipment (enclosure) is tilted at an angle up to 15° from its normal position (drops falling at an angle).

NEMA 3

 IP64

Outdoor use to provide a degree of protection against windblown dust, rain and sleet; undamaged by the formation of ice on the enclosure

3

Protected against ingress of solid objects with a diameter of more than 2.5 mm. Tools, wires etc. with a thickness of more than 2.5 mm are prevented from approach

3

Protection against water falling at any angle up to 60° from the vertical. There must be no harmful effect (spray water).

NEMA 3R

 IP32

Outdoor use to provide a degree of protection against rain and sleet:; undamaged by the formation of ice on the enclosure

4

Protected against ingress of solid objects with a diameter of more than 1 mm. Tools, wires etc. with a thickness of more than 1 mm are prevented from approach

4

Protection against water splashed against the equipment (enclosure) from any direction. There must be no harmful effect (splashing water).

NEMA 4 (X)

 IP66

Indoor or outdoor use to provide a degree of protection against splashing water, windblown dust and rain, hose directed water; undamaged by the formation of ice on the enclosure. (Resist corrosion).

5

Protected against harmful dust deposits. Ingress of dust is not totally prevented but the dust must not enter in sufficient quantity to interface with satisfactory operation of the equipment. Complete protection against contact.

5

Protection against water projected from a nozzle against the equipment (enclosure) from any direction. There must be no harmful effect (water jet).

NEMA 12/12K

IP65

Indoor use to provide a degree of protection against dust, falling dirt and dripping non corrosive liquids.

6

Protection against ingress of dust (dust tight). Complete protection against contact.

6

Protection against heavy seas or powerful water jets. Water must not enter the equipment (enclosure) in harmful quantities (splashing over).

NEMA 13

IP65

Indoor use to provide a degree of protection against dust and spraying of water, oil and non corrosive coolants.
   

7

Protection against water when the equipment (enclosure) is immersed in water under defined conditions of pressure and time. Water must not enter in harmful quantities (immersion)    
   

8

The equipment (enclosure) is suitable for continuous submersion in water under conditions which must be specified by the manufacturer (submersion).