A pad mount 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:
Stainless Steel enclosures are commonly recommended for more extreme situations because of its: