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QuestionsWhat should I consider when selecting a location for an outdoor enclosure installation?
Mark asked 3 years ago
1 Answers
Chris Lloyd Staff answered 3 years ago

Dear Mark,
Outdoor installations of enclosures can be particularly challenging, as a number of environmental factors can affect the performance of electrical boxes. To select a suitable solution it is important to evaluate the particular environmental conditions and the enclosure’s specifications.
A good backbone is provided by DIN VDE 0100-ff standards, which discusses the key requirements for electronic components with nominal voltages up to 1000 V. In addition, exposure to direct sunlight, i.e. UV radiation, operating temperatures and water ingress in the form of condensation, precipitations and frost should be considered when installing enclosures outdoor.
Specific applications may also require protection against plants and/or mould growth, which could compromise the integrity and functionality of plastic enclosures. Besides, if it is necessary to install electrical systems in areas where hazardous or harsh chemicals are present, shielding mechanisms are necessary. For example, the use of rugged materials may be required, such as glass reinforced polyester (GRP) in corrosive environments.
For detailed assembly and installation recommendations, please visit: https://www.spelsberg.co.uk/service/technical-information/technical-information/assembly-and-installation-notes/
To address a broad range of external conditions, Spelsberg developed the GEOS range of cabinets, enclosures and accessories. By using them, end user can simplify their decision on where to install their electrical boxes.
In effect, they are made of strong, durable materials that can withstand tough weather conditions, such as UV exposure, high temperatures, corrosion, wind and precipitations. They also feature an innovative seal system, known as ‘Drain Protect’, which can prevent the ingress of moisture, dust and dirt. As a result, it is possible to install the equipment in a location that address the end users’ needs, rather than where it is less exposed to harsh conditions.
To learn mor about Spelsberg’s GEOS range of outdoor enclosures, please visit: https://www.spelsberg.com/outdoor-enclosure/. To determine what outdoor enclosure can best address your needs, you can use our online configurator: https://configurator.spelsberg.com/
If you have additional questions about our outdoor cabinets, enclosures and accessories or specific requirements for your intended application, please feel free to send me a private message to discuss them.