Grounding and Bonding 101: What Device Designers Need to Know

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When a person is said to be “grounded,” it means they’re stable, sensible and maybe a little bit cautious. Their energy is directed safely and logically to where it’s most productive. As it turns out, the principles of electrical grounding (and its close cousin, bonding) actually aren’t so different. It’s all about making sure that electrical current is directed where it’s supposed to go, and that safety isn’t compromised when the current is going wrong. Read More…

What Makes NEMA 4X Enclosures Corrosion Resistant?

Wind, rain, heat, water, corrosion—these are the environmental hazards that electronics enclosures are designed to protect against. The NEMA enclosure rating system is an important tool that electronics manufacturers use to determine the level of protection that their applications demand and find enclosures that suit their needs. Corrosion, however, is a special case that requires enclosure manufacturers to take some extra steps to ensure their products are resistant.

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5 Common Applications for Extruded Aluminum Enclosures

Aluminum is everywhere we look around us today, from our handheld devices to automobile and airplane parts. Across the business world and beyond, one form of aluminum has gained particular popularity for OEM manufacturing: extruded aluminum electronics enclosures. Polycase’s EX Series of enclosures are some of the most popular—so, what is it that makes them such an outstanding choice? Read More…

Exploring Different Types of NEMA 4X Junction Boxes

The phrase “junction box” is a common term you hear in the electrical industry. It’s loosely defined by an enclosure housing any type of electrical connection.  This definition can make it sound like any enclosure could technically be used as a junction box. But more often than not, the end user is seeking some level of protection for their connection. They don’t want foreign bodies like dirt, dust or debris getting into the enclosure and interfering with their electrical connection.

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