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This controller enclosure measures 16 x12 x 8" (400 x 300 x 200 mm). Three 1/16 DIN sized controllers or timers can be installed with adequate room for wiring and switching device. The box is made of powder coated, 0.040" (1 mm) thick steel. One side of the wall has a pre-cut opening. It can be used for installing cables or heat sink. The door comes with lock and key. The hinge of the door are removable. It can be installed on either right or left side. This allows the user put the pre-cut opening either on top or at the bottom without changing the door opening directions. Gasket and plugs are provided. It is rated for IP65 before any holes are cut. The enclosure is designed to be mounted on a wall. You can directly mount it with screws or hang it on the wall with the hangers (included). For high power circuit, wall mount box is preferred because the heavy cords (14 AWG or thicker) are difficult to manage with a table top enclosure.
The box has a pre-cut hole on the top for external heat sink. If you are going to use SSR instead of contactor as the switching device, you can order the optional external mounted heat sink. The external mounted heat sink eliminates the venting requirement of the enclosure for internally mounted heat sink. It is more efficient and keeps the internal of the controller box free from the dust. The heat sink can dissipate heat generated by 75 ampere of current passing through the SSR. The heat sink come with pre-drilled and tapped mounting holes for the box and SSR. Mounting screws and thermal conductive grease are included. There is no need to cut for installing the heat sink.
Another option of factory precut for 3 x 1/16 DIN controller is offered at same price. It will save a lot of headache for most users that don't have the special tool to cut it. User needs to cut some round holes for switches and connectors. But round shaped holes are much easier to cut on the sheet metal than the square holes are.Three precut holes are set
equal intervally on the same horizontal level. The distance from top of hole to the top of enclosure is 91mm (3.58"). The distance from left of hole to the left of enclosure is 47mm (1.85"). Please download its layout here
Box with heatsink
Box with factory precut
Internal View, with 2 SSRs Intalled on Heatsink
Top View, without heatsink installed
Here is a control box built for Brew in a Bag (BIAB) system.
The wiring of this control panel included an interlock mechanism to prevent the system being turned on when its pump or heating element is put into “On” position.
This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 15 November, 2012.