Buying a new electrical box just got easier with Steel Enclosures.
If you are building a new home, office or business, or maybe planning to remodel over the summer months, there’s a huge change that you need an electrical enclosure to house various outside wires and components away from the weather. Electrical boxes hold switches and electronics, ensuring that all within are safe from the elements and work like new when removed.
So what do electrical boxes do?
If you are a contractor or electrician, you can skip this part, but essentially, electrical boxes house switches, where outlets are attached so electrical wires and components can join or attach to another component or system. Unless you are an electrician, it is best to leave the wiring to well, an electrician, but choosing the right electrical box is something you can do on your own with a little research.
First things first, what do you need it for? What are you protecting?
There are few different reasons for needing an electrical enclosure including rectangle and square boxes. Steeline Enclosures specializes in custom building enclosure that will be made to your exact specifications, but we do have standard built enclosures that will get the job done, too.
Rectangle boxes are normally are a standard box for switches and outlets, where square boxes are close to twice the width of a rectangle box and are typically used for pairs of switches or outlets mounted side by side. Again, don’t let the explanations fool you, it is possible for the same steel enclosure to house or perform in many other applications and provide a variety of different options.
Enclosures that are built to house important electronics should be measured accordingly, and should be NEMA approved. Although this is not a required standard, it is an overall recognized industry standard.
The main and most important of all reasons to do your research and purchase the right steel enclosure is that choosing the wrong enclosure could result in electrical shock or death.
The enclosure is the only part of the equipment which is seen by users and passerby, and usually only accessed by authorized personnel such as an electrician. Steeline Enclosures are not only made for specific and custom applications, but are also built to custom standard – we will create an enclosure for you that is aesthetically pleasing to the eye, or one that will hold against the elements meant to get battered, your choice.
Regulations may dictate the features and performance of enclosures for electrical equipment in hazardous areas, such as petrochemical plants or coal mines. Electronic packaging may place many demands on an enclosure for heat dissipation, radio frequency interference and electrostatic discharge protection, as well as functional, aesthetic and commercial constraints.
Contact Steeline Enclosures today and let us help you choose the right electrical enclosure to suit your needs.