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Need to get up to speed on potting boxes and how to choose one? See our two-minute primer on potting boxes below.
What Is a Potting Box for Electronics?
Unlike other types of enclosures, potting boxes are designed to be filled with potting compounds, a protective gel substance that cures to become solid. Once solid, this compound keeps electronic components safe from water, impacts, dirt, and other common environmental hazards.
Potting compounds can be made from several different substances, including epoxy and silicone, each having unique and useful protective qualities. Depending on the compound used, it can function as an electrical insulator, help manage heat inside an enclosure or even offer resistance to chemicals.
It’s common to see potting boxes used as parts within larger equipment, and they’re typically smaller than other types of electronic enclosures. However, they’re still perfectly capable of standing on their own, and many include options like mounting flanges for versatile performance in multiple applications.
When choosing a potting box for your application, one of the biggest challenges can be specifying a model that fits your needs. The best potting boxes are made from durable material that stands up to wear and tear, and it’s also important to find models with the right features. Finally, of course, you’ll want to look for potting box models that fit your budget.
Tough and Economical Potting Boxes from Polycase
Polycase offers dozens of models of both metal and plastic potting boxes. Our ABS potting boxes are among our most popular options. Made from sturdy and flame-retardant black ABS plastic, these enclosures offer an excellent balance of price and performance. You’ll find features like mounting flanges, optional PCB mounting bosses, and options for glue-on or snap-on covers. For more demanding applications, we recommend our aluminum potting boxes.
We also offer easy ways to customize our potting boxes. Using Polycase’s in-house customization services, it’s fast and easy to add custom CNC machining and high-quality digital printing to your potting box enclosure. We offer lead times as short as one week, and getting your quote is as easy as using our instant quote tool.
You’ll find our full selection of potting boxes here, with numerous sizes, materials, and features available. To look for your perfect potting box, use the filters and search functions available on the left side.