Environmental Properties

Ratings
Note that the Polyguard Series of enclosures holds a UL listing for each of these environmental ratings. Note that the Universal and TrueCustom Series of enclosures can be designed to meet the NEMA equivalent of these ratings
Type 1 Intended for indoor use primarily to provide a degree of protection against limited amounts of falling dirt.
Type 2 Intended for indoor use primarily to provide a degree of protection against limited amounts of falling water and dirt.
Type 3 Intended for outdoor use primarily to provide a degree of protection against rain, sleet, wind blown dust, and
Type 3R Intended for outdoor use primarily to provide a degree of protection against rain, sleet, and damage from
Type 3S Intended for use primarily to provide a degree of protection against rain, sleet, wind blown dust and to providefor operatoin of external mechanisms when ice laden.
Type 4 Intended for indoor or outdoor use primarily to provide a degree of protection against wind blown dust and rain,splashing water, hose-directed water and damage from external ice formation.
Type 4X Intended for indoor or outdoor use primarily to provide a degree of protection against corrosion, wind blown dustand rain, splashing water, hose-directed water and damage from external ice formation.
Type 5 Intended for indoor use primarily to provide a degree of protection against settling airborne dust, falling dirt and
Type 6 Intended for indoor or outdoor use primarily to provide a degree of protection against hose-directed water, theentry of water during occasional temporary submersion at a limited depth and damage from external ice formation.
Type 6P Intended for indoor or outdoor use primarily to provide a degree of protection against hose-directed water, theentry of water during prolonged submersion at a limited depth and damage from external ice formation.
Type 12/12K Intended for indoor use primarily to provide a degree of protection against circulating dust, falling dirt, and
Type 13 Intended for indoor use primarily to provide a degree of protection against dust, spraying of water, oil, and non-corrosive coolants

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