Electronic enclosures are not only used in protected indoor rooms. They are often exposed to wind and weather, for example when used in agriculture, traffic or the field of renewable energies. This is where the polycarbonate UL 94 V0 Bocube enclosures can demonstrate their abilities. The wind, weather, changing temperatures and above all ultraviolet radiation cannot affect this material, which also has excellent mechanical characteristics. All this ensures that the electronics inside are protected against the effects of weather.
Mathias Bünte, BOPLA’s product manager, explains: “The material’s weather resistance was confirmed on the basis of normative test procedures which were carried out on the UL 746C. This allows us to provide our customers with an exact definition of the parameters and restrictions in respect of outdoor use.”
Bocube enclosures made of the flame-retardant or self-extinguishing materials ABS and polycarbonate UL 94 V0 impress users with their uncomplicated assembly and a unique range of features and components. 19 enclosure sizes and two lid and colour variants make it possible to create 114 different standard enclosures for electronic components. Patented hinged catches in many different colours – including crystal clear and translucent green – permit visual matching to the customer’s corporate design and also the development of interesting lighting effects by the use of LEDs mounted underneath the hinged catches. The lids have an area which is recessed by 2 mm for the fitting of input devices such as membrane keypads (exception: B 080805, 0.5 mm). They can be opened to the left or right, as required, which makes it easy to assemble and access the electronics.
The enclosures provide space for scored PCBs and rectangular mounting panels which can be installed in both the lid and the base. Rectangular front panels can be fitted in the base by means of distance bolts.