Selecting an enclosure is simplified by reviewing the sizes of the components & the PCB board that is to be enclosed, followed by the aesthetic look. However, when choosing an enclosure suitable for a harsh environment, the requirements become complex. Several things need to considered, such as how the enclosure is going to be mounted, whether the enclosure needs a vent, what is the degree of protection, what kind of test needs to be performed and many more.
Making a wrong choice can be extremely destructive, brand damaging and it also signals the end of the product.
What we can offer
Phoenix Contact presents new housings for electronics, for especially harsh ambient conditions. The robust housings of the Environment Case System (ECS) series with IP69 degree of protection are suited for a broad temperature range of -40°C to +100°C, and reliably protect the integrated electronics from physical influences.
- Ideal solution for applications both indoors and outdoors
- Protection class IP66/69
- Protection against dust, water and UV-radiation
|Main features||Customer benefits|
|Vented or Unvented Enclosures||Using the vented version allows pressure to escape to reduce the stress on the seal and also allows any condensation built up to escape, protecting the valued electronics inside the enclosure.|
|Tamper Protection||Allows manufacturers or installers to add tamper evidence security in the latch areas to tell if anyone has opened the product in the end application.|
|Accepts 1.57mm and 2.36 mm thick PCBs
|Customers are able to choose which thickness they want to use for their PCB design.|
|Pole Mounting (Accessory)||Using our pole mount accessories the customer can easily mount their device on a pole (mast) or frame.|
|PCB Lock||Integrating this accessory allows technicians to only pull the PCB out of the enclosure to a set length. It can also prevent the PCB and faceplate from falling out of the enclosure when unlatching.|