What are the kinds of waterproof enclosure for electronics?

- Sep 06, 2018-

The waterproof enclosure acts as the waterproof and dustproof shell,it is mainly used to prevent the objects in the box, 

such as cable, meters, instruments and so on,

What are the kinds of waterproof enclosure for electronics?


1.Metal waterproof enclosure -- iron or stainless steel

Using the waterproof box made of iron or stainless steel as metal waterproof box. 

Compared with plastic waterproof boxes, metal waterproof enclosure have better explosion resistance, impact resistance and environmental adaptability.


But compared with the waterproof enclosure of the same volume, the quality of the metal waterproof enclosure is obviously higher than that of the plastic waterproof box, 

and the insulation is also poor. 

At the same time, the height is generally above 1M, and the cost is relatively high, 

so it is mainly used for large distribution cabinets, switch boxes and so on.


2.Glass fiber waterproof enclosure - glass fiber waterproof enclosure is made of fiberglass as its name implies. 

It can replace and be superior to iron waterproof box in function. 

Glass fiber is higher than organic fiber in temperature resistance,nonflammability, corrosion resistance, heat insulation and sound insulation (especially glass wool).


It has high tensile strength and good electrical insulation (such as alkali free glass fiber). 

But it is brittle in nature and poor in wear resistance. 

Glass fiber is mainly used as electrical insulation material, industrial filter material, anti-corrosion, moisture-proof, heat insulation, 

sound insulation, shock absorber materials. It can also be used as reinforcing material.


3.Plastic waterproof enclosure-transparent material:

The material of plastic waterproof box is mainly ABS resin, 

which is a thermoplastic polymer material with high strength, good toughness and easy processing. 

Because of its high strength, corrosion resistance and high temperature resistance, 

it is often used to make plastic waterproof box.



The color of the waterproof enclosure made of this material is generally industrial grey, opaque, 

and can be added dye according to customer needs. 

Because of the different occasions, 

there are also waterproof enclosure, such as radiation protection and fire resistance.

Transparent plastic waterproof box material is mainly PC, 

polycarbonate (polycarbonate) abbreviation for PC is a colorless transparent and qualitative thermoplastic material. 

Its name comes from its internal CO3 group.


The main difference between the waterproof enclosure made of this material and the ABS material waterproof enclosure is transparency.