Pad Mounted Electrical Enclosures
A pad-mounted electrical enclosure (or ground mount enclosure) usually features an open bottom and is placed over a concrete pad. Slotted holes are commonly added to fit anchor bolts embedded in the pad, securing the enclosure. Holes or slots may be punched into an internal or external flange, positioning the anchor bolts either inside or outside the enclosure.
Aluminum enclosures are our most common material type. When an electrical enclosure is going to be mounted outside, susceptible to the elements we generally recommend Aluminum for the following reasons:
- Superior heat dissipation if used outside or exposed to the elements.
- Corrosive resistance for use around harmful materials, if powder coated.
- Lightweight yet extremely strong and durable.
Stainless Steel enclosures are commonly recommended for more extreme situations because of its:
- Superior heat resistance up to 145°C for use harmful environments.
- Corrosion protection is unmatched (316 SS).
- Exceptional strength and durability.