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Electrical Cabinets

Electrical cabinets are boxes that protect electronic assemblies from dust, water and accidental contact. Also known as electrical enclosures, these cabinets house electrical conduits, connections and switches as well as other integral components of a circuit. Electrical cabinets are rectangular boxes that range from about half a foot to over 5 feet tall in varying depths and widths.

Electrical cabinets are typically made out of aluminum or stainless steel, though plastics such as polycarbonate polystyrene or acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) are options as well. Tall cabinets may require a door or body stiffener for strength. Electrical cabinets are usually found in the lower levels or utility rooms of buildings and residences but can be found on street corners or partially hidden by landscaping in a park, for example. They are also widely used in practically every industry, protecting circuit breakers, operations switches and connections that would otherwise be exposed. Read More…Request for Quote

Electrical Cabinets Electrical cabinets are boxes that protect electronic assemblies from dust, water and accidental contact.

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Aurora, IL  |  800-204-7225

We are committed to excellence and our innovations in enclosure technology is an example of our commitment. Our unparalleled electronic enclosures are specialized for various tasks and our facility is ISO 9001:2008 certified & RoHS compliant.

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Equipto Electronics Corporation $$$

Warminster, PA  |  800-497-4524

EIC Solutions specializes in the design and manufacture of thermoelectric cooling systems and electronic enclosures. Our NEMA configured products have been used in a variety of enclosure cooling applications protecting computers, instruments and other vital equipment both indoors and outdoors. Dedicated to protecting customer's investments, EIC provides innovative solutions and superior service.

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EIC Solutions, Inc. $$$

Chagrin Falls, OH  |  800-747-8381

Qube Corporation is a leading manufacturer of high-quality standard and custom plastic enclosures and consoles. Innovative process allows easy customization. Please call or visit our website today for more information about our quality products and outstanding service.

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Qube Corporation $$$

Sydney, NS  |  866-849-3911

We manufacture custom sheet metal electronic enclosures, mounting hardware, and miscellaneous components. We start from your design, and build them in 2-3 days, with no minimum order requirements. Products are built from your choice of aluminum, steel, stainless, or galvanized, and are fully finished, including fasteners, hardware, welding, powdercoating, and silkscreen.

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Protocase, Inc. $$$

Ormond Beach, FL  |  866-241-4448

Established in 1940, Hudson Tool & Die Co. is an industry leader in precision deep drawn stampings. In addition to our deep draw stamping, we offer stamped metal enclosures and assemblies. We also provide engineering and development assistance from concept through the development of prototypes. We also design metal enclosures to meet your needs.

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Hudson Technologies $$$
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The cabinets are generally made from cold rolled steel with continuously welded seams. After receiving a finish such as a powder coating, the knockouts, doors and handles are added. Accessories such as shelves or drawers are optional but can be useful, depending on the application. Warning labels and locking mechanisms deter vandalism and tampering.

Some cabinets stand on the floor while smaller models have mounting holes in the back for fasteners to directly mount the enclosure to the wall; other cabinets have external mounting feet for a complete seal and maximum protection from contaminants. Electrical cabinets are certified and rated by NEMA, the National Electrical Manufacturers Association, the IP Code (International Protection Rating) and by UL, the Underwriters Laboratories.

Requirements and standards help keep workers and technicians safe besides effectively communicating the specifications of electrical cabinets to interested buyers. For example, a cabinet with a NEMA Type 1 certification is rated for indoor use in a non-hazardous situation with the main purpose of preventing accidental contact. A rating of IP 66 means that the enclosure is totally protected from dust and against temporary flooding of water.

Another threat that electrical cabinets protect their contents from is electromagnetic interference (EMI, also known as radio frequency interference, or RFI) which is a disturbance that affects electrical circuitry due to electromagnetic radiation or conduction from an external source. Special coatings are available to shield an enclosure's contents from EMI/RFI.

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