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Topic Title: IP Rated
Topic Summary: 3 phase DB
Created On: 25 March 2013 07:31 PM
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 25 March 2013 07:31 PM
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Ampman

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Hi all any body recommend a dis board that IP Rated 3 phase ?

Would ideally like a hard plastic one if poss ,

Or a hard plastic big box that i can then mount a ordinary Dis Board in .

I would use a steel one but they always tend to go rusty .

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 25 March 2013 07:44 PM
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OMS

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Merlin Gerin do one that's (I think) IP45 and one that's IP 64.

What IP rating are you looking for - because anything beyond about IP 31 is going to cost you an absolute fortune.

If you want a box to put it in outside then a street lighting feeder pillar enclosure is usually pretty long lived - try a google for Pudsey Diamond Engineering

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 25 March 2013 07:55 PM
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slittle

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Hager do one too. but it's not cheap,

I normally use a 600x800 or 800x1000 box and put a normal board inside.

Depending on the site, I've used both steel and GRP boxes because of other risks/needs.

A 600x800 box shouldn't be much more than £100 and possibly less if your terms are right.

Hager's offering in plastic for a 4way tpn board is over £400 net trade.


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 25 March 2013 10:29 PM
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savcab

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Hager ones are good but as above are expensive.Also used gp enclosures in the past with a normal rated db inside.

ive ralso ecently used some of the crabtree polestar ones. they are a fair size and are steel but i found them to be reasonably priced.

POLESTAR IP66 STEEL ENCLOSURES I
TP Ways Height Width Depth LIST No
4 800 500 215 IP1604/0B
6 800 500 215 IP1606/0B
8 800 500 215 IP1608/0B
12 1000 500 215 IP1612/0B
16 1200 500 215 IP1616/0B
 26 March 2013 08:21 AM
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MrP

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Make a free standing unistruct frame so your DB is off the floor, fit containment tray, trunking to the uni frame, get down to B&Q buy a garden GRP tool store with lockable door. Plant the GRP shed over your DB fit cross members to the uni frame and the GRP housing and bobs your uncle.
Quick, all mats off the shelf, you don't have to re-mortgage your house re IP rated DB and it works.
Depending on the size of your DB will depend on GRP tool shed or a garden shed comes in grey or green cheep and effective, as used on Manchester dental hospital roof top plant installation.

MrP turns a B&Q shed into a GRP housing
 27 March 2013 11:35 AM
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BigRed

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Look at legrand, they do some funky outside stuff
 27 March 2013 06:56 PM
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Wessex

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Have you considered putting a standard DB inside a GRP enclosure. Then using IP rated cable glands to maintain IP requirement.
 30 March 2013 09:16 PM
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dickllewellyn

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I fitted a couple of metal clad proteus jobbies a couple of years ago, I believe they were ip65 from memory. I did come across another brand too. Can't remember the name off hand, but it's the ones they use on the London Underground possibly haverland? I'll see if I can dig out the designs I did for the job way back when and see if the details are with the paperwork. That was metal clad too though, so may be no good if you want plastic for a specific reason.

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 30 March 2013 09:18 PM
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paulskyrme

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Schneider do a polymer IP65 unit, that is configurable.
Also an IP55 metal unit.
Hager also do one I believe.
 30 March 2013 09:29 PM
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dickllewellyn

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Ok. Not haverland! They make radiators! Havells perhaps!

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