Electrical enclosures are weatherproof coverings
designed to prevent electrical devices and systems from exposure to corrosive
elements like moisture, light, dust, and more. They can be made from a variety
of materials and can be aesthetically purposed for those seeking something
indiscreet, or possibly a little more attractive to the eye.
Electrical enclosures are often categorized in terms
of guidelines or standards set forth by the National Electrical Manufacturers
Association (NEMA). These define certain aspects and characteristics of different
types of electrical enclosures that exist and are available.
The NEMA 4X
A kind of electrical enclosure, the NEMA 4X, prevents
electrical systems from water/moisture specifically.
4X electrical enclosures are impermeable to moisture, and are suitable
for use in places like breweries, hospitals, car washes, near waterways, and
spaces where moisture can accrue or liquids splash.
Keep in mind that when it comes to the NEMA
and other electrical enclosures, proper installation is key. When NEMA
4X electrical enclosures are installed in a faulty
location or in the wrong way, condensation
and other factors can compromise its function.
LED Drivers provide LED fixtures with the direct current
and low voltage electricity they need, as opposed to what fluorescent bulbs run
on, which is an alternating current/high voltage.
LED drivers are typically used for:
-Cove lighting/certain mounted lights
LED drivers are typically NOT used
-Traditional residential bulbs
In some cases, these devices may offer some protection
from certain elements like dust and ‘solid objects.’ This is indicated by the
external casing’s IP rating or ‘Ingress Protection.’
If you are looking to use more than one LED system in a
single driver, consult a professional or the system’s datasheet/manual.
Specialist today for questions and more by calling (210) 340-1400
or TOLL-FREE AT 1-(800)-880-5483. Information can also be found at our web
page, here. We
can help with NEMA 4 electrical enclosures, as well as troffer lights, power
paks, LED options, and more. We really know our stuff!