An Overview of BAPI’s Non-Room Enclosure Styles – Application Note


BAPI offers six enclosure styles for our non-room sensors. These enclosure include the BAPI-Box Crossover, Junction Box, BAPI-Box, BAPI-Box 2, BAPI-Box 4 and the Weatherproof Enclosure (“Bell Box”).

 

BAPI-Box Crossover Enclosure
BAPI-Box Crossover

BAPI-Box Crossover

The BAPI-Box Crossover is made of UV-resistant polycarbonate and carries an IP10 rating. It is IP44 with a pierceable knockout plug installed in the open port.

IP10: Protected against solid foreign objects greater than 50mm diameter
IP44: Protected against solid foreign objects greater than 1mm diameter and protected against splashing water.


Duct Temp JB
Junction Box

Junction Box

The Junction Box is made of galvanized steel with an IP20 and NEMA 1 rating.

NEMA 1: Constructed for indoor use to provide a degree of protection against falling dirt.
IP20: Protected against solid objects greater than 12.5mm diameter


BAPI-Box and BAPI-Box 2
BAPI-Box (left) and BAPI-Box 2

BAPI-Box and BAPI-Box 2 Enclosures

The BAPI-Box and BAPI-Box 2 are made of polycarbonate and carry an IP66 and NEMA 4 rating. They remain watertight even after multiple openings of the hinged cover.

IP66: Dust tight & protected against powerful water jets from any direction.
NEMA 4: Constructed for indoor or outdoor use to provide a degree protection against falling dirt, rain, sleet, snow, windblown dust, splashing water, hose-directed water; and that will be undamaged by the external formation of ice.


BAPI-Box 4
BAPI-Box 4

BAPI-Box 4 Enclosure

The BAPI-Box 4 is made of nylon and plastic and carries an IP10 rating (or IP44 with the Pierceable Knockout Plug installed). It is half the size of the BAPI-Box 2 with a hinged (but not gasketed) cover.

IP10: Protected against solid foreign objects greater than 50mm diameter
IP44: Protected against solid foreign objects greater than 1mm diameter and protected against splashing water.


Weatherproof Enclosure
Weatherproof Enclosure

Weatherproof Enclosure (“Bell Box”)

The Weatherproof Enclosure is made of cast aluminum and carries a NEMA 3R rating.

NEMA 3R: Constructed for indoor or outdoor use to provide a degree of protection against falling dirt, rain, sleet, snow; and that will be undamaged by the external formation of ice.
IP24: Protected against solid foreign objects greater than 12.5mm diameter, and protected against splashing water.
Note: The Weatherproof Enclosure is not watertight. If this enclosure will be subjected to driving rain, sprinkler systems or jets of water, then it may need a 3/16” weep hole drilled in the lowest horizontal face of the box.


For more information about enclosures, call your BAPI representative or see the BAPI application notes “NEMA Enclosure Ratings” and “IEC Enclosure Ratings”.


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