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Remkor metal enclosures are manufactured with the highest quality assurance; and this is tested by being issued an IP Rating certificate by the South African Bureau of Standards. Remkor uses its core strengths and state-of-the-art facilities to manufacture high quality electrical enclosures for every application consistantly at the best possible price.

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IP 55 & 65 rated Mild Steel Enclosure Range

Stainless Steel Enclosures

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Enclosure Accessories

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Specifications

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Without Gland Plate
 Code H W D
RE 20 250 200 150
RE 30 350 250 170
RE 40 450 300 220
RE 50 550 400 220
RE 60 650 450 270
RE 70 750 550 270
RE 80 850 600 270
RE 83 850 600 330
RE 90 950 700 270
RE 93 950 700 330
RE 110 1150 850 270
RE 113 1150 850 330
With Gland Plate
Code H W D
RG 20 - - -
RG 30 - - -
RG 40 450 300 220
RG 50 550 400 220
RG 60 650 450 270
RG 70 750 550 270
RE 80 850 600 270
RE 80/3 850 600 330
RE 90 950 700 270
RE 90/3 950 700 330
RE 110 1150 850 270
RE 110/3 1150 850 330

 

Custom Panels

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IP Code

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The IP Code (or International Protection Rating[1], sometimes also interpreted as Ingress Protection Rating) consists of the letters IP followed by two digits and an optional letter. As defined in international standard IEC 60529, it classifies the degrees of protection provided against the intrusion of solid objects (including body parts like hands and fingers), dust, accidental contact, and water in electrical enclosures.[2] The standard aims to provide users more detailed information than vague marketing terms such as "waterproof".

Also known as index protection,

The digits ('characteristic numerals') indicate conformity with the conditions summarized in the tables below. Where there is no protection rating with regard to one of the criteria, the digit is replaced with the letter X.
For example, an electrical socket rated IP22 is protected against insertion of fingers and will not be damaged or become unsafe during a specified test in which it is exposed to vertically or nearly vertically dripping water. IP22 or IP2X are typical minimum requirements for the design of electrical accessories for indoor use.

First digit

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The first digit indicates the level of protection that the enclosure provides against access to hazardous parts (e.g., electrical conductors, moving parts) and the ingress of solid foreign objects.

Level Object Size Protected Against Effective Against
0 - No protection against contact and ingress of objects
1 >50 mm Any large surface of the body, such as the back of a hand, but no protection against deliberate contact with a body part
2 >12.5 mm Fingers or similar objects
3 >2.5 mm Tools, thick wires, etc
4 >1 mm Most wires, screws, etc
5 Dust Protected Ingress of dust is not entirely prevented, but it must not enter in sufficient quantity to interfere with the satisfactory operation of the equipment; complete protection against contact
6 Dust Tight No ingress of dust; complete protection against contact

Second digit
Protection of the equipment inside the enclosure against harmful ingress of water.

Level Object Size Protected Against Effective Against
0 not protected -
1 Dripping water Dripping water (vertically falling drops) shall have no harmful effect.
2 Dripping water when tilted up to 15° Vertically dripping water shall have no harmful effect when the enclosure is tilted at an angle up to 15° from its normal position.
3 Spraying water Water falling as a spray at any angle up to 60° from the vertical shall have no harmful effect.
4 Splashing water Water splashing against the enclosure from any direction shall have no harmful effect.
5 water jets Water projected by a nozzle against enclosure from any direction shall have no harmful effects
6 powerful water jets Water projected in powerful jets against the enclosure from any direction shall have no harmful effects.
7 Immersion up to 1m Ingress of water in harmful quantity shall not be possible when the enclosure is immersed in water under defined conditions of pressure and time (up to 1 m of submersion).
8 Immersion beyond 1m The equipment is suitable for continuous immersion in water under conditions which shall be specified by the manufacturer.
NOTE: Normally, this will mean that the equipment is hermetically sealed. However, with certain types of equipment, it can mean that water can enter but only in such a manner that produces no harmful effects.

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References

  1. IEC 60529(ed2.1), clause 4.1

  2. IEC 60529: Degrees of protection provided by enclosures (IP Code). International Electrotechnical Commission, Geneva.

  3. DIN 40050-9: Straßenfahrzeuge; IP-Schutzarten; Schutz gegen Fremdkörper, Wasser und Berühren; Elektrische Ausrüstung [Road vehicles; degrees of protection (IP-code); protection against foreign objects, water and impact; electrical equipment]. May 1993. (an English translation of the German original is available from DIN)

  4. http://www.pcenclosures-direct.com/NEMA.html

North American ingress-protection rating systems are defined in NEMA 250, UL 50, UL 508, and CSA C22.2 No. 94