Why Use a Hinged Electrical Enclosure?
Using an electrical enclosure with a hinged door panel provides convenient access to the components inside an enclosure without compromising security and protection. These enclosures typically use a hinged front panel that opens via a set of latches or, in some cases, a keyed lock. Models without a built-in lock include a padlock hasp so the user can attach their own padlock for security.
Outdoor hinged enclosures can also have watertight and dust tight IP and NEMA ratings. Through the use of sturdy materials like polycarbonate and stainless steel, plus a silicone gasket, these enclosures maintain strong protection from environmental hazards. They can be an excellent option for heavy-duty outdoor applications that require both robust protection and easy access to electrical components.
Applications for hinged enclosure boxes vary widely — from industrial control panels to outdoor WiFi routers to security systems. Essentially, any application that requires a combination of security, protection and convenient access can be a strong candidate for a hinged enclosure.
Choosing a Hinged Electrical Enclosure from Polycase
Polycase’s wide selection of hinged electrical enclosures includes options for every need. Our lineup of outdoor hinged enclosures offers models with highly protective NEMA 4X performance ratings, fiberglass reinforced polycarbonate enclosure bases, built-in wall mounting hardware and much more.
We also offer fast and easy customization options on most of our hinged enclosure models. Our in-house customization services provide a one-stop shop for adding knockouts, threaded holes, connector pass-throughs and more — just use our Instant Quote tool to get started. If your enclosure needs features such as cable pass-throughs and vents, don’t forget to also check our range of cable glands and other enclosure accessories.
Our full lineup of hinged enclosures is here for you to browse and compare. For more options to make enclosure access easier and more convenient, see our collection of clear cover enclosures.