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Outdoor enclosures

I am in need of a source for cheap weatherproof enclosures. I am needing 20x16x8 (or deeper), 20x20x8 (or deeper), or 24x20x8 (or deeper).

 

Anyone know of a place to get such enclosures? All the ones I can find are hundreds of dollars. I just cant imagine why they cost so much for a metal box.

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Re: Outdoor enclosures

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They don't cost that much to make... but they sell for that much....

 

I use: http://www.pioneerbreaker.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=3255

 

They are a little lighter duty but I think they work great.  Here is a picture of a 24h x 24w x 10d with 2 100AH batteries, DLI POE switch, RB-493G, mFi and RB-Switch.

 

Edit: Prices

Enclosure212
Batteries300
DLI300
493g200
Switch38
mFi80
mFi-CS15
mFi-THS25
Misc100
Total1270

 

EDIT: it is messy in there but it worked great.

 

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Re: Outdoor enclosures

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Jim what size batteries are u using in that enclosure? Also what size of enclosure you using?

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Re: Outdoor enclosures

2x 100AH wired in series to give 24v.  Charged by the DLI trickle charger.

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Re: Outdoor enclosures

There's a company in Oklahoma that I can't remember for the life of me. I seem to recall they are in Warika.
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Re: Outdoor enclosures

those pioneer breaker boxes are OK. I HATE the fact you can only buy pea green color ones though

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Why Is Pea Green Paint a Problem

http://community.ubnt.com/t5/The-Lounge/Why-Is-Pea-Green-Paint-a-Problem/td-p/303563

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Re: Outdoor enclosures


JimBouse wrote:

They are a little lighter duty but I think they work great.  Here is a picture of a 24h x 24w x 10d with 2 100AH batteries, DLI POE switch, RB-493G, mFi and RB-Switch.

 

EDIT: it is messy in there but it worked great.


Hanging head in shame, I aim to upgrade my messy cabinets to look like that one :nonod:

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Re: Outdoor enclosures


rockhead wrote:

JimBouse wrote:

They are a little lighter duty but I think they work great.  Here is a picture of a 24h x 24w x 10d with 2 100AH batteries, DLI POE switch, RB-493G, mFi and RB-Switch.

 

EDIT: it is messy in there but it worked great.


Hanging head in shame, I aim to upgrade my messy cabinets to look like that one :nonod:


You should see some of mine...  Some look great... others...  Just don't open the door quickly or something important might fall out.

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Re: Outdoor enclosures

Anyone has a good source of outdoor ABS/Plastic enclosures ? I've been looking around for some but what I've found is at ridiculously high prices...

 

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Re: Outdoor enclosures

have you over thought about going to lowes or menards and use there outdoor enclosures or not?

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Re: Outdoor enclosures

I get my enclosures from www.l-com.com.

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Re: Outdoor enclosures

http://www.factorymation.com/

 

enclosures>mild steel enclosures > wall mount enclosures > eldon type 4 12 13 

 

Great for outdoor. Solid.

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Re: Outdoor enclosures

rkelly1 which enclosure you use in the elden style?

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Re: Outdoor enclosures

I using primarily two sizes. 24 x 16 x 8" MAS0604021R5,  24 x 20 x 8" MAS0605021R5,. They are out of the 24x20x8 boxes and have the 24 x 24 x 8" MAS0606021R5 priced the same. I put 4x100ah batteries in a seperate box and use these just for the electronics. 

 

Pretty nice for the $$. The bottom plate is removeable so if you change a configuration you can replace the bottom plate for $10 or something.  

 

These all have two latches and they sell lock latches. Standard they come with a DIN style latch.

 

All the boxes are at http://www.factorymation.com/Products/Eldon-NEMA-4-12-13-Single-Door/?range=21%2C40%2C50 . 

 

I'm configuring a new box on Sun and I'll snap a picture.

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