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Bud Industries Explains NEMA vs IP enclosures

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Bud’s SNB NEMA 4x IP65 steel enclosures

One of the questions we get asked most often is how do NEMA and IP ratings compare.  That is, can one find an enclosure with a NEMA rating and use it to fit a required IP rating?  The quick answer is no as there are different types of tests and even different testing bodies who set these ratings.  However, if your purpose is to just determine which NEMA is closest to a specific IP rating and vice versa, there are similarities.  First, some definitions.  Electrical enclosures are rated based on their ability to withstand a varying degree of environmental elements, including dust, water, and ice. In the United States, the National Electrical Manufacturers Association developed the NEMA rating for classifying an enclosure’s level of protection from those environmental elements. The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) http://www.iec.ch/index.htm has developed an alternative rating system, the IP standard, which stands for Ingress Protection. The standard format is “IP’ followed by two numbers which designate the level of protection. The first digit, which ranges from 1-6, specifies the level of protection from solids, and the second digit, which ranges from 1-8, specifies the level of protection from water. The higher the number is, the greater the level of protection. For instance, an enclosure with a rating of IP10 would offer less protection than an enclosure that is rated at IP54.

The following table summarizes the various IP number designations: Read More >>

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Bud Industries NEMA Enclosure Videos are a Hit

Nowhere is a picture better at telling a story than in describing Bud’s IP and NEMA plastic Boxes.  Even better is a video and we have just updated our videos on the popular NBF and PN series boxes.  While in the prior version, we just described the product features, in this version, we show each box being hit with a powerful water spray.  While this is not an official UL test, it replicates a bit of the process that UL went through to certify these to the NEMA 4x standard.  It is also similar to the test that TUV performed to certify their IP66 and IP65 ratings respectively

Bud Industries has a broad range of NEMA 4x, IP65 plastiv enclosures

Bud Industries has an action packed video of the PN series NEMA 4x Enclosure undergoing water spray test.

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Bud’s Plastic NEMA Enclosures Provide the Best Protection at the Best Price

Many consider the safest way to protect electronic components in a hazardous environment is to use a completely plastic NEMA enclosure.  This eliminates the possibility for rust even in such often overlooked area as the latches and hinges.  An entirely plastic enclosure provides the ultimate in low weight for the toughest durability.  Bud’s very popular NBF series is the ultimate combination of great protection (NEMA/IP) and a value price.

 

Bud's NBF series is a totally plastic NEMA/IP rated enclosure

Bud’s NBF Series is the perfect combination of total protection and low cost

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Plethora of NEMA Box Options with Bud

For many customers, if they are thinking that they need a NEMA Box, or ip rated enclosure, the vendor choice can vary based on the materials.  Some vendors specialize in polycarbonate NEMA, some in steel, others in fiberglass.  This makes researching the best option for an application even more difficult as the engineer goes from site to site, orders sample after sample, and struggles through the hype to reach an answer.  At Bud, we make it easy for you.  As a vendor of all major types of NEMA boxes, we become the one-stop shop for all of the significant product types.

 

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Bud has a complete line of NEMA IP boxes

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