This morning, in the 33 degree morning air, yes I still walked my dog. I may need to wear 2 pairs of pants, a long-sleeve t-shirt, a hoodie, a fleece ear warmer, and gloves (of course), but I still have to consciously work to not think how cold I am. So I started thinking of topics I could blog about that would be interesting to you, the reader. Wouldn’t you know it, as I’m lost in thought, the pup was digging through my neighbors’ garbage and found the remains of a chicken dinner. So begins the struggle over “Drop it” and “No”. He knows what “drop it” means but chicken bones are so darn tasty he won’t give them up.
Now we all know chicken bones can be extremely dangerous for a dog. They can splinter and scrape their poor little insides, which is no good. As a responsible pet owner, I’ve got to provide protection by restricting his access to potentially hazardous components. Which I realized sort of makes me NEMA 1 protection, for my dog. Except for the “enclosure” part, yep, pretty much fits the bill.
The NEMA 1 rating is defined as an enclosure designed for indoor use that provides a degree of protection against solid objects or contaminants (like falling dirt) and limited protection to personnel by restricting their access to potentially hazardous components. There are many different styles and materials available for these types of enclosures. Metal, ABS, Polycarbonate: all of these materials protect the electronics inside the enclosure from harm and debris, all while protecting the user from the electronic
Polycase offers a full line of NEMA 1 rated enclosures. In fact, our entire off-the-shelf product line protects against debris and restricts direct access to personnel by protecting the electronics housed inside. As we’ve talked about before, adding vents, knockouts, and holes may effect the rating so be sure to take that into consideration when planning your project. If a specific rating is crucial to your end use, Polycase strongly recommends you proceed with independent testing of the final design. One way of protecting a rating, our cable glands can help protect the waterproof rating, sealing off holes around cables.
Need some more suggestions on how to protect your NEMA rating? Drop me a line, I’m always listening.