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NEMA Standards. (National Electrical Manufactures Association)

The following is a brief description of enclosure types relating to their environmental capabilities.

 

TYPE 1: Enclosures are intended for indoor use primarily to provide a degree of protection amounts of falling dirt.

 

TYPE 3R: Enclosures are intended for outdoor use and primarily provide a degree of protection against rain, sleet, and damage from external ice formation.

 

TYPE 3: Enclosures are intended for indoor or out door use primarily to provide a degree protection against windblown dust and rain, splashing water, hose-directed water and damage from external ice formation.

THICKNESS OF METAL

 

CUTOUT BOXES AND CABINETS WITH HINGE DOORS OR SCREW COVERS:

 

No.16 gauge is used where no surface areas exceeds 360 square inches, and if no single dimension is over 24 inches.

 

No.14 gauge is used where no surface area exceeds 1000 square inches, and if no single dimension is over 40 inches.

 

No.12 gauge is used where no surface area exceeds 1500 square inches, and if no single dimension is over 60 inches.

  No. 10 gauge is used for any cabinet larger than noted above.
 

CONDUCTOR TABLE

Inside Dimension of Wire Way, Inches
Maximum Conductor Size AWG or MCM
2 ½
2
4
4/0
6
500
8
900
10
1250
12
2000
 

Additional information for ordering enclosures:

To expedite production, when ordering special boxes, please to be sure to give the following information:

Type- Hinge Cover (Type A), Screw Cover
Mounting- Flush or Surface
Knockouts- With or Without
Hinged side- First Dimension
Width- Second Dimension
Depth- Third Dimension
Hardware- Lock only, Catch only, or Combination Lock and Catch.

Orders for Special boxes cannot be cancelled. Boxes with a depth greater than 6” or heavier than code gauge are not normally furnished with knockouts, unless specified.

 
K&S Metal Enclosures, Inc.
873 East Baltimore Pike #451 Kennett Square, PA 19348
Phone: 610-998-1370 FAX: 610-998-1379

 
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