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Why does the weather always have to be so challenging and how do you ensure your electronic device remains protected?

It’s the most commonly discussed subject and the main icebreaker in conversations and yet it can cause significant issues when designing electronics based products to be used outdoors. If you are looking at protecting a printed circuit board (PCB) based electronic device finding an enclosure to house your product can be even harder. The location and access to the unit needs to be taken into account for maintenance and you may need wall mounting fixing points or be able to mount it on a pole.

Control devices often need to operate in harsh ambient conditions and therefore the enclosure you choose needs to be able to meet the demands created by the environment they are situated within. They need to be durable, robust and offer reliable protection for your electronic device so getting the right product can be challenging.

The robust field housings of the new Phoenix Contact Environmental Case System (ECS) range are an ideal solution for indoor and outdoor applications. The ECS range offers high degrees of protection of IP69K in accordance with ISO 20653, is rated to -40 to +100 degrees centigrade and reliably protects against the effects of UV radiation. You can choose optional ventilation, using an integral pressure mounted membrane, and have a choice of 4 different face plates with either snap-in or torque screw locking.  Integral wall mounting points are built into the enclosure and there is an optional pole mounting kit available. Printed circuit board (PCB) retention safety clips are available to help prevent the PCB from falling out when the faceplate is disconnected from the enclosure.


For more on Phoenix Contact products from RS Component click here

For more information on ECS contact:

Gary Nelson - Senior Product Manager - Device Connections

Direct Tel: +44 (0)7780 483 099



Phoenix Contact is a world leader for electronic components, systems and solutions in the field of electrical engineering, electronics and automation. The family-owned company currently employs 17400 people worldwide and achieved a total revenue of 2.38 billion euro in 2018. The headquarters are in Blomberg, Germany. The Phoenix Contact Group consists of nine companies and 55 sales companies. The worldwide presence is also supported by 30 agencies in Europe and overseas.

10 Jul 2018, 12:26