General Purpose Enclosures

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General purpose enclosures are non-specific storage devices that have been created and designed to house and protect a large range of equipment, in most cases this equipment is electronics. As the name suggests, these general purpose enclosures are fit for general purpose. The enclosures can sometimes be referred to as a "Multi-Purpose Enclosure", this is due to them being used for a different number of functions and multiple purposes.


Different types of General Purpose Enclosures


The type of enclosure that you chose is entirely dependent on the application that you are using it for. Our range of general purpose enclosures feature a variety of different materials, such as aluminium, plastic and fibreglass with some of these being reinforced, flame resistant and corrosion free. Our aluminium enclosures are available in a variety of types such as aluminium alloy and die-cast aluminium. We also have a range of different:


  • Gasket materials

  • Dimensions and sizes

  • Different IP ratings, such as IP65, IP54 and IP66. Their grade of protection against intrusion and moist is reflected on this rating. To find out more, please read out detailed IP Rating Guide

  • Variety of colours

  • Flanged options for mounting purposes

  • Some of the enclosures feature ventilation, display windows and chassis plates

What are the Enclosures used for?


An enclosure can be adapted and used for a whole host of different uses and general purposes, but their main purpose is to provide protection for electronics or other items held within the enclosure. Due to the nature of some of the enclosures and the adaptability, they can be mounted onto walls with security accessories added - making them the perfect solution to use in an environment needing an added layer of security.

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Description Price Body Material External Length Range External Height External Width External Dimensions IP Rating Colour Lid Colour Flanged Shielded Series Number Of Knockouts Hazardous Area Certification
RS Stock No. 528-7038
Mfr. Part No.1594EGY
BrandHammond
TWD470.00
Each
units
ABS 167 mm - 64.9 mm 107 mm 167 x 107 x 64.9mm IP54 Grey Grey - No 1594 - -
RS Stock No. 343-9776
Mfr. Part No.1590P1FL
BrandHammond
TWD432.00
Each
units
Die Cast Aluminium 153 mm - 46 mm 82 mm 153 x 82 x 46mm IP54 - Unpainted - Yes 1590 - -
RS Stock No. 218-9947
Mfr. Part No.AB 122008 enclosure
BrandFibox
TWD1,009.00
Each
units
ABS 200 mm - 75 mm 120 mm 200 x 120 x 75mm IP66, IP67 Grey - - No - - -
RS Stock No. 343-9546
Mfr. Part No.1590BB
BrandHammond
TWD344.00
Each
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Die Cast Aluminium 119.5 mm - 34 mm 94 mm 119.5 x 94 x 34mm IP54 - Unpainted - Yes 1590 - -
RS Stock No. 222-244
Mfr. Part No.03221000
BrandBopla
TWD793.00
Each
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ABS 200 mm - 75 mm 120 mm 200 x 120 x 75mm IP66 Light Grey Grey Yes No Euromas - -
RS Stock No. 411-6597
Mfr. Part No.MB8-6-15
TWD475.00
Each
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Aluminium 150 mm - 55 mm 80 mm 150 x 80 x 55mm - Silver Silver - No MB - -
RS Stock No. 773-2993
Mfr. Part No.1455N1601BK
BrandHammond
TWD600.00
Each
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Aluminium 160 mm - 53 mm 103 mm 160 x 103 x 53mm - Black Black - - 1455 - -
RS Stock No. 506-744
Mfr. Part No.03243000
BrandBopla
TWD1,221.00
Each
units
ABS 240.3 mm - 120 mm 160.3 mm 240 x 160 x 120mm IP66 Light Grey Grey Yes No Euromas - -
RS Stock No. 580-433
Mfr. Part No.02240200
BrandBopla
TWD1,327.00
Each
units
Polycarbonate 240 mm - 90 mm 160 mm 240 x 160 x 90mm IP66 Light Grey Grey Yes No Euromas - -
RS Stock No. 501-856
Mfr. Part No.01232011
BrandRose
TWD3,863.00
Each
units
Die Cast Aluminium 230 mm - 110 mm 200 mm 230 x 200 x 110mm IP66 Grey Grey No No Aluminium Standard - Lloyds Register, Maritime Register, UL 508
RS Stock No. 364-2332
Mfr. Part No.1590WF
BrandHammond
TWD1,057.00
Each
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Die Cast Aluminium 188 mm - 67 mm 188 mm 188 x 188 x 67mm IP65 - Unpainted - - 1590 - -
RS Stock No. 122-8925
BrandRS PRO
TWD1,244.00
Each
units
Aluminium 175 mm - 57 mm 175 mm 57 x 175 x 80mm IP65, IP66, IP67, IP68 - Grey No No RJ - ATEX, IECEx
RS Stock No. 385-840
Mfr. Part No.01102008
BrandRose
TWD1,795.00
Each
units
Die Cast Aluminium 200 mm - 80 mm 100 mm 200 x 100 x 80mm IP66 Grey Grey No No Aluminium Standard - Lloyds Register, Maritime Register, UL 508
RS Stock No. 508-7383
Mfr. Part No.RTM5007/17-BLK
BrandCAMDENBOSS
TWD701.00
Each
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Die Cast Aluminium 121 mm - 61 mm 95 mm 121 x 95 x 61mm IP54 Black Black - Yes 5000 - -
RS Stock No. 818-0551
Mfr. Part No.1455D801BK
BrandHammond
TWD470.00
Each
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Aluminium 80 mm - 25.1 mm 42.5 mm 80 x 42.5 x 25.12mm - Black Black - - 1455 - -
RS Stock No. 773-9461
Mfr. Part No.96011114
BrandBopla
TWD501.00
Each
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Polycarbonate 89 mm - 47 mm 80 mm 89 x 80 x 47mm IP66, IP68 Graphite Grey Grey Yes No Bocube - -
RS Stock No. 528-7022
Mfr. Part No.1594EBK
BrandHammond
TWD439.00
Each
units
ABS 167 mm - 64.9 mm 107 mm 167 x 107 x 64.9mm IP54 Black Black - No 1594 - -
RS Stock No. 829-5486
Mfr. Part No.97218220.HMT1
BrandBopla
TWD1,090.00
Each
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Aluminium 220 mm - 48 mm 105 mm 220 x 105 x 48mm IP40 Natural Natural No No Filotec (Set) - -
RS Stock No. 232-046
BrandRS PRO
TWD1,772.00
1 Box of 1
Box(es)
Cold Rolled Steel 182 mm - 271 mm 257 mm 182 x 257 x 271mm - Grey Grey Yes No - - -
RS Stock No. 621-4867
BrandRS PRO
TWD851.00
Each
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Die Cast Aluminium 139.6 mm - 55 mm 63.8 mm 139.6 x 63.8 x 55mm IP66 Grey Grey Yes Yes - - -