Outdoor (NEMA4, 12, 13) Electrical Enclosures

Protect your wiring & electrical equipment with these reliable NEMA-compliant electrical enclosures!

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More About Outdoor (NEMA4, 12, 13) Electrical Enclosures

Choose from over 241 outdoor electrical enclosures with NEMA 4, 12, and 13 ratings to ensure you get the highest level of protection for your building.

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association rates the quality of enclosures, so you can safely work with electricity in your home, office, and buildings.

What Is NEMA 4 Enclosure?

NEMA 4 enclosures are designed to protect against the ingress of water and dust and are therefore suitable for outdoor use. However, it is important to note that NEMA 4 enclosures are not weatherproof and should not be exposed to direct sunlight or high temperatures for extended periods of time. If you are looking for an enclosure that will be exposed to direct sunlight or high temperatures, you should consider a NEMA 4X enclosure.

The NEMA4 enclosures give varying levels of protection for the following objects:

  • Falling dirt

  • Windblown dust

  • Rain

  • Sleet

  • Steel

  • Snow

  • Splashing Water

  • Hose-directed Water

  • Corrosion

  • Ice

    Can NEMA 12 and NEMA 13 Enclosures be Used As Outdoor Electrical Boxes?

    A NEMA12 and NEMA13-rated device works indoors but has many of the protections used for outdoor enclosures.

    To ensure you get the best outdoor electrical enclosure, we partnered with Saginaw and Functional Devices to manufacture the 241 products in our inventory. We provide you with the breadth of products you need for your electrical projects.

    For example, 121 of our enclosures come with knockouts in the back of the panel to connect the electrical wiring to the device. 120 devices are solid subpanels with defined wiring options.

    Furthermore, we carry two keyed NEMA enclosures to lock it for security purposes.

    Here are some additional features to choose from to pick the best outdoor enclosure.

    Enclosure Height (in)

    • 6
    • 8
    • 10
    • 12
    • 14
    • 16
    • 20
    • 24
    • 30
    • 36
    • 40
    • 42
    • 48
    • 60
    • 72

    Enclosure Width (in)

    • 4
    • 6
    • 8
    • 10
    • 12
    • 14
    • 16
    • 20
    • 24
    • 30
    • 36

    Enclosure Depth (in)

    • 4
    • 6
    • 8
    • 10
    • 12
    • 16
    • 20
    • 24

    What Is the Difference Between an Electrical Junction Box and an Enclosure?

    A junction box is a type of electrical box that is used to join two or more electrical cables. An enclosure, on the other hand, is a type of electrical box that is used to protect wires and cables from weather and other elements.

    What Are the Types of Electrical Enclosures?

    There are three types of electrical enclosures: open, closed, and sealed. Open enclosures allow air to circulate around the electrical components, which is good for cooling. However, they also allow dust and other contaminants to enter, so they aren't suitable for use in dirty or dusty environments. Closed enclosures don't allow air to circulate, which can lead to overheating if not properly cooled. However, they do keep out contaminants. Sealed enclosures are the most secure and ideal for use in harsh environments.

    There are many types of electrical enclosures per application, but some of the more common ones include:

    • Enclosures for junction boxes

    • Enclosures for outlet boxes

    • Enclosures for pull boxes

    • Enclosures for switch boxes

    • Enclosures for transformers

    DO YOU NEED TO FIND THE BEST OUTDOOR ELECTRICAL ENCLOSURE?

    Having 241 electrical enclosure options for your project is excellent. The number of choices makes it challenging to find the best product for your needs.

    That is why we want to help. At Blackhawk Supply, we want to be your partner in helping you find the best devices for your projects in the least amount of time.

    Therefore, if you have any questions about which outdoor electrical enclosure to use for your next project, please contact us today. Our team is here to help you.

     

     

     

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