By now you’re probably aware that we supply Austin, TX, with the best electrical enclosures in the state, right? Well if you don’t know, now you do. We pride ourselves on providing outstanding service to our customers and helping them figure out exactly what they need to get their project done. It’s frustrating moving into a commercial space and trying to navigate electrical equipment that you may have not otherwise had to ever deal with.
It’s important to note that no matter how long you’ve been industry, that shopping for new electrical equipment for your commercial kitchen can be a bit confusing, there’s a ton of options. Some people prefer to have their kitchen equipment hardwired, as it prevents people from tripping over cords on the floor, easier clean-up (doesn’t trap dirt, grease, food, etc.), and you don’t have worry about replacing the ground prong in the unfortunate event someone rips it off the wall. On the other hand, any equipment that has conductive parts that will be accessible to members of your staff should always be GFCI protected, especially when they are in wet or damp locations, such as near a sink or freezer (i.e., vending machines, drinking fountains, appliances, etc.)
No matter what kind of enclosure you are looking for to house these commercial kitchen electronics, Steeline Enclosures will be able to craft you the perfect box for your needs.
Now, you know we like NEMA, and we prefer to build our boxes to NEMA Standard, there are actually NEMA standard plugs, too. NEMA standards are voluntary. NEMA neither tests products nor certifies that a product complies with a given NEMA standard. Enclosures that meet the requirements for more than one type of rating can be identified by a combination of type numbers the smaller number being given first. It is a system of measurement, more than anything. But, NEMA standards are high, and that’s we follow them because we have high standards. Plug and receptacle configurations are standardized according to National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) guidelines.
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[The first number of each plug’s name corresponds to the equipment’s voltage requirement: 5 for 120 V and 6 for 208/240 V. The number after the hyphen corresponds to the amp rating of the circuit the equipment should be connected to.]
Electrical circuits and the circuit breakers
designed to protect them are rated by how much current they can safely handle. All the different types of plugs and corresponding receptacles exist to ensure that equipment can only be installed on power supplies that can safely handle it. Connecting equipment to the wrong power supply
could cause it to become damaged or prevent it from working as the manufacturer intends. That’s why it is extremely important to ensure that you are getting an electrical enclosure
from a company that knows what they’re doing.