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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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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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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

Putting the cuss in discussion ;-)
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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...

 

Cheers.


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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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