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Bud Introduces New Heavy Duty NEMA 6P IP68 Plastic Boxes

Published on: October 29, 2021 by Blair Haas

Nothing gets us more excited at Bud than new products, especially when they are NEMA/IP rated plastic enclosures.  We are introducing two different series, the DPS and DPH, which are basically the same product with either a screw-to-close or hinged/latch cover respectively.  Both are made of heavy duty impact resistant polycarbonate and each come with a choice of clear or opaque lids.  We offer 9 sizes in each series ranging from 7.04 x 5.04 x 4.83 inches to 13.24 x 11.20 x 7.70 inches.  They use a silicon gasket  which allows for their incredible ratings of NEMA 1, 2, 3, 3R, 3RX, 4, 4X, 6, 6P, 12 and 13 as well as IP65, IP66, IP67 and IP68.  Note the hinged version (DPH) only achieves IP67, IP68 and NEMA 6 and NEMA 6P when the optional screw closure is utilized.  Both series are designed for outdoor use.  They come with plastic mounting brackets but there are also optional mounting brackets that provide different approaches to mounting the boxes to accommodate the designer’s specific needs.

DPS Series IP68 Plastic Box

Bud’s DPS series offers IP68 and NEMA 6P rated security for your plastic boxes


One of the many great features of both the DPS and DPH series of NEMA 6P IP68 plastic boxes is its alternatives for internal panel mounting.  Internal panels are always an important feature of any NEMA or IP rated box as components can be mounted directly to those panels eliminating the need to drill holes in the box which could not only eliminate the boxes ratings but also crack the boxes if not properly done.  Each size has three panel options which can be used alone or in combination with each other.  The first is the typical mount-in-the-base using the mounting bosses.  Then the options develop.  There is a panel that is hinged and can be used at the top of the box, there is a panel that is not hinged and can be mounted in the top or cover of the box, and there is a panel that can mounted at any location between the base and the cover.  Why are there so many panels?  Typically, the base panel is used to mount heavier components such as power supplies.  Top panels are used to mount displays or readouts and also to protect and prevent tampering with whatever is mounted below in the body of the box.  The floating panels offer a unique level of flexibility to section the box for added security, to accommodate various sized components, or to have multiple layers of equipment to allow them to function without interferences with those at another level.  All of these optional panels come complete with mounting hardware for their specific location.


As with all of Bud’s products, modifications are available on both series of boxes.  We can provide holes, slots, threaded holes, and even digital printing of the customer’s needed logos or instructions right on the box.  For many modifications, Bud offers a 5-6 day lead time following drawing approval with no expedite fees or charges.  Also, Bud is allowed to leave the UL rating labels in the box following most modifications with the warning that all openings must be properly protected (i.e. with NEMA rated glands which Bud also offers).  This can provide great assistance if the designer needs to obtain a rating for their completed project.  For more details and to check stock and availability at Bud’s extensive distribution network, go to our site at www.budind.com, call us at 440-935-3200 or reach out via our chat feature on our home page.