NEMA 4X vs. NEMA 6P Electrical Enclosures

One of the biggest challenge companies are facing today is which type of electrical enclosure should they purchase for their engineering project. It is crucial to first determine the different variables and elements that has a big impact on their purchasing decision – location of the engineering project, temperature, possible ingress, etc. With this in mind, we will look at the two most commonly compared electrical enclosure, the NEMA 4X and NEMA 6P.

What is NEMA 4X Electrical Enclosures?

NEMA 4X electrical enclosures are manufactured for both indoor and outdoor use. It gives the users a specific degree of protection given to personnel from having access to hazardous parts. It also gives a certain degree of protection for the equipment housed inside the electrical enclosure against ingress of solid foreign object (such as windblown dust). It also gives protection to equipment from any possible water ingress from rain, sleet, splashing water, snow, ice formation, and hose directed water. Finally, it has corrosion protection and the equipment will be remained undamaged in case an external ice formation will happen.

What is NMA 6P Electrical Enclosures?

NEMA 6P electrical enclosures are manufactured for either outdoor or indoor use. Like NEMA 4X, it also gives protection for personnel from having access to dangerous and hazardous parts. It gives solid ingress protection housed inside the enclosure from falling dirt or other foreign object. It also protects the equipment from having serious damage occurred from water ingress that can cause by hose directed water or water entry caused by prolonged submersion. The enclosure can be submerged in water but only at a limited depth. It also gives corrosion protection and it will be remain undamaged despite of the external ice formation on the enclosure.

COMPARISON TABLE NEMA 4X NEMA 6P
Indoor Use
Outdoor Use
Strong water ingress protection (hose down or pressurized streams)
Foreign solid object ingress protection (including non-hazardous objects)
External ice formation protection
Submersible  
Corrosion Protection

Companies Can Provide Convenience and Accessibility for Customers Looking for Customized Quotations for Electronics Enclosure

Don’t you love shopping? Whenever I need to regularly stop by at the grocery store to buy some necessary items, I really find it more convenient and amusing if I just use these self-check-out kiosks inside the grocery store.

Whoever thought of this is a genius! The customers now have the freedom to buy grocery stuff without having to wait in line for the cashier. Because there are some customers who does their weekly or bi-weekly shopping and on average the lady in the cashier spends about 10-25 minutes on average just to check things out of the counter.

Because of this the line for the cashiers have been long and and everyone just have their cart really full of groceries. Don’t you hate it? I feel that I spend so much time on just lining up on the cashier.

And because of this, self-check-out kiosks is a very genius thing to do! Amazing right?

And because of this idea, I thought that enclosure companies can do the same too. If there are some kind of self-check-out kiosk on their websites, the customers does not have to wait for the reply of the customer service in order for them to get the pricing that they want. They can hop on to their website and just make a very quick price quotation for the enclosure that they want. Easy peasy right?

They can do this at any time of the day or any tome of the week. The key is to effectively create a good quotation or customization of the electronics enclosure that they want. If every company has this customized electronic enclosure quoting, the customer lives would be so much easier and they can get quick price quotations at their earliest convenience, right?

The customer can get a quick price quotation that takes about 90 seconds to complete and with this they can have the pricing and order their desired electronics enclosure within minutes.

This quick pricing tool should be really easy to use. The customer can choose the electronics enclosure that they want to be modified. In the selecting the machining or printing needs, it can easily generate a quote number. The real-time pricing is visible and easy in the entire process. But the companies should need to have a quote number in able to proceed with their order. Until then, they can connect to a customer service and that will simplify the entire process.