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Electrical Enclosures

Electrical Enclosures

PTC Heaters used In Windmills

It never dawned on me that “sparky”, my adventurous electronics engineer husband, was out looking for electronic circuits in the mountains of WVa.  When he took off with our grandnephew on his side-by-side four-wheeler I figured they were just going for a joy ride in the mountains. It wasn’t until I saw the pictures it became obvious why he didn’t tell me what they were up to.

I never would have agreed for him to climb to the top of a 300 ft tall windmill in search of PTC heaters!  

The view was spectacular and unique opportunity to see the world from an unusual vantage point.  It was good that his guide had enough sense to shut down the 690-volt power coming from the windmill while they were inside exploring.  Sparky probably would have peeked into all the cabinets with the power still on.  I still don’t know what a PTC heater is but he showed me pictures of something sticking out the side of a fan heater with wires on it.  He explained that this was how not to supply heat to a control cabinet.  Seems that the company he works for has better-manufactured solutions for the problem.  

 

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Enclosure Applications

Learn about our plug-and-play solutions for electrical cabinets. Our enclosure range consists of several product families featuring different performance levels each. Which product is best for your application? Our sales engineers are happy to help you select your custom solution package.

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Condensation & Outdoor Electronic Enclosures

The primary concern for most of the instrumentation and electronic controls was the enclosure temperature due to the ambient or heat generated by the electronics. Too much heat and the electronic components could fail or change their operating characteristics.  The cabinets always had fans for moving air across the components and in some cases installed on the power components themselves. This was effective when the control panels were installed indoors on factory floors where there were some heating and cooling for employees and equipment.

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