Extruded Aluminum EX Series Project Boxes

EX Series Electronics EnclosureHave you tried any of our 17 sizes from the EX Series extruded aluminum enclosures? The high-quality extrusion project boxes feature removal cast end caps that are easily modified for switches, LEDs, or connectors. A continuous gasket is included to provide IP66 protection if needed. A grooved exterior allows for quick heat dissipation. The aluminum frame provides some natural EMI shielding as well. Read More…

IP Ratings on Electronic and Electrical Enclosures Deciphered

What are IP ratings?

IP or Ingress Protection ratings are defined by an international standard EN 60529. The rating is used to describe levels of sealing protection on electrical enclosures against solid objects and moisture.

What do the numbers mean?

There is a double digit nomenclature associated with IP ratings. The first number represents a level of protection from solid objects. The second number represents the protection level from moisture (drips, sprays, submersion etc). The tables below should help make sense of it:

IP First X (Protection level against solid objects and dust)

0

No protection specified

1

Protection against large objects (objects larger than 50 mm)

2

Protection against medium objects (objects larger than 12 mm)

3

Protection against small objects (larger than 2.5 mm )

4

Protection against objects (larger than 1 mm)

5

Protection against limited amounts of dust / Ingress of dust is not entirely prevented

6

Total protection from dust / No ingress of dust

 

IP Second X (Protection level against water)

0

No protection specified

1

Protection against vertical dripping water

2

Protection against dripping water up to 15° from vertical

3

Protection against direct sprays of water up to 60° from vertical

4

Protection against splashing water from all directions

5

Protection against low pressure jets of water from all directions

6

Protection against temporary flooding of water

7

Protection against immersion (less than 1 m)

8

Protection against immersion (greater than 1 m)

 

Polycase offer several enclosure series with the top IP65. IP66, IP67 and IP68 protection ratings. Check out all our enclosures and filter by a specific IP rating to find a box for your project.

New Size of WQ Series NEMA Junction Enclosure

The popular Polycase WQ Series hinged waterproof enclosures are NEMA 4X and IP67 rated for outdoor use applications. And we now have a new addition to the series with the WQ-73. The new enclosure is available in a convenient 17” x 13”x 6” size and is molded from fibe
rglass reinforced polycarbonate for extra strength. Read More…

Mighty Mini NEMA 4X Enclosures

ml-22f enclosureOur new ML Series ML-22F NEMA 4X enclosure is the latest addition to our ever-expanding waterproof enclosure line. The compact ML-22F is only 2.6 x 2.6 x 1.6 inches but offers HUGE benefits for your waterproof enclosure application.  It is molded from impact-resistant UV-stable polycarbonate and is UL Listed to type NEMA 4X and meets IP66 requirements. A form fitting silicone gasket protects your components from water and dirt penetration. Read More…

SG Series IP67 Enclosures Protect Electronics from Temporary Submersion

SG SeriesThe Polycase SG Series of IP67 plastic enclosures will protect your sensitive electronics from water damage in up to 1 meter of water. Molded in light gray polycarbonate, the enclosures are IK08 impact resistant and can easily withstand tough industrial environments with a UL508 Type 4X and 12 listing.  

Available in 7 sizes, the SG Series enclosures range from 3” x 3” to 11” x 9” and offer a clear cover option. Additional features include a recess in the cover for graphic overlays, a polyurethane gasket, stainless steel screws for corrosion resistance, and cover retainer straps.

A variety of water tight accessories such as cable glands and vents are also available. Polycase can even custom cut the SG Series enclosures to fit any of these accessories. Learn more about how Polycase adds value through customizing your enclosures.