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Affordable rack mount electrical enclosure

Neil

Hot Rolled
Joined
Jan 1, 2005
Location
Lockport, NY
I am looking for an affordable 304ss NEMA 4x electrical enclosure about 21 or 20 x 32 (Standard size, rack mount. I want to avoid the big brand names and get a "second or third tier" box brand new or NOS. I hear automation direct has some mid-priced ones, I'm looking for something like that or cheaper.

I want to avoid the "big brands" because of high price. Who are the big brands? Saginaw? Please advise. Thanks!
 

Neil

Hot Rolled
Joined
Jan 1, 2005
Location
Lockport, NY
Doesn't have to be rack mount, just needs to have a mounting plate in the back of the box for drilling for mounting components. Expect to pay around 300 bucks or less.
 

ShaunM

Aluminum
Joined
Apr 13, 2015
When I'm looking for a less expensive but quality enclosure, I look at Saginaw. Everything I've bought from them has been on par with Hoffman, Rittal, etc.
That size in stainless is showing over a kilobuck on Saginaw's site. Similar story on McMaster. If you can purchase through a supply house you may be able to get something cheaper.
If you find one for $300, please share your vendor.
 

DDoug

Diamond
Joined
Oct 18, 2005
Location
NW Pa
Funny, in the description it says its made from 304ss.

Is that large oblong hole in the bottom (with the plexi cover) standard ?

Looks like an overstock of a custom box situation.

Is the backplane galvanized ?
 








 
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