General Purpose Enclosures

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General purpose enclosures are non-specific storage devices that have been created and designed to house and protect a large range of equipment, in most cases this equipment is electronics. As the name suggests, these general purpose enclosures are fit for general purpose. The enclosures can sometimes be referred to as a "Multi-Purpose Enclosure", this is due to them being used for a different number of functions and multiple purposes.


Different types of General Purpose Enclosures


The type of enclosure that you chose is entirely dependent on the application that you are using it for. Our range of general purpose enclosures feature a variety of different materials, such as aluminium, plastic and fibreglass with some of these being reinforced, flame resistant and corrosion free. Our aluminium enclosures are available in a variety of types such as aluminium alloy and die-cast aluminium. We also have a range of different:


  • Gasket materials

  • Dimensions and sizes

  • Different IP ratings, such as IP65, IP54 and IP66. Their grade of protection against intrusion and moist is reflected on this rating. To find out more, please read out detailed IP Rating Guide

  • Variety of colours

  • Flanged options for mounting purposes

  • Some of the enclosures feature ventilation, display windows and chassis plates

What are the Enclosures used for?


An enclosure can be adapted and used for a whole host of different uses and general purposes, but their main purpose is to provide protection for electronics or other items held within the enclosure. Due to the nature of some of the enclosures and the adaptability, they can be mounted onto walls with security accessories added - making them the perfect solution to use in an environment needing an added layer of security.

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Description Price Body Material External Length Range External Height External Width External Dimensions IP Rating Colour Lid Colour Flanged Shielded Series Number Of Knockouts Hazardous Area Certification
RS Stock No. 517-4437
BrandRS PRO
$62.11
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Die Cast Aluminium 222.2 mm - 106.5 mm 146 mm 222.2 x 146 x 106.5mm - Natural Unpainted No Yes - - -
RS Stock No. 517-3305
BrandRS PRO
$69.05
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Die Cast Aluminium 275 mm - 65.5 mm 175 mm 275 x 175 x 65.5mm - Natural Unpainted No Yes - - -
RS Stock No. 507-999
BrandRS PRO
$210.38
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Fibreglass 300 mm - 175 mm 300 mm 300 x 300 x 175mm IP67 Grey Grey - No Mureva BOX - -
RS Stock No. 760-8941
BrandRS PRO
$143.58
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Die Cast Aluminium 260 mm - 90 mm 160 mm 260 x 160 x 90mm IP66 Unpainted Unpainted No No - - -
RS Stock No. 507-977
BrandRS PRO
$130.32
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Fibreglass 185 mm - 150 mm 130 mm 185 x 130 x 150mm IP66 Grey, Transparent Transparent No No - - -
RS Stock No. 517-3298
BrandRS PRO
$17.65
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Die Cast Aluminium 114.4 mm - 55.1 mm 63.7 mm 114.4 x 63.7 x 55.1mm - Natural Natural No Yes - - -
RS Stock No. 517-3428
BrandRS PRO
$84.08
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Die Cast Aluminium 250 mm - 100 mm 250 mm 250 x 250 x 100mm IP66 Natural Unpainted No Yes - - -
RS Stock No. 501-496
BrandRS PRO
$201.30
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Fibreglass 372 mm - 175 mm 302 mm 372 x 175 x 302mm IP66 Grey, Transparent Transparent No No - - -
RS Stock No. 760-8985
BrandRS PRO
$59.29
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Die Cast Aluminium 100 mm - 81 mm 100 mm 100 x 100 x 81mm IP66 Grey Grey No No - - -
RS Stock No. 229-0362
BrandRS PRO
$67.83
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Die Cast Aluminium 81 mm - 160 mm 135 mm 81 x 135 x 160mm IP65 Natural Natural No No - - -
RS Stock No. 508-009
BrandRS PRO
$130.52
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Fibreglass 185 mm - 175 mm 300 mm 185 x 300 x 175mm IP67 Grey Grey - No Mureva BOX - -
RS Stock No. 517-4314
BrandRS PRO
$98.87
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Die Cast Aluminium 250 mm - 100 mm 250 mm 250 x 250 x 100mm IP66 Black Black No Yes - - -
RS Stock No. 282-1152
BrandRS PRO
$50.79
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Die Cast Aluminium 87 mm - 61 mm 87 mm 87 x 87 x 61mm IP65 Grey Grey No No ELEG - -
RS Stock No. 760-8991
BrandRS PRO
$118.95
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Die Cast Aluminium 260 mm - 90 mm 160 mm 260 x 160 x 90mm IP66 Grey Grey No No - - -
RS Stock No. 282-1102
BrandRS PRO
$63.35
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Die Cast Aluminium 73 mm - 102 mm 102 mm 73 x 102 x 102mm IP65 Natural Natural No No - - -
RS Stock No. 517-3333
BrandRS PRO
$41.11
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Die Cast Aluminium 114.7 mm - 55.1 mm 89.7 mm 114.7 x 89.7 x 55.1mm - Natural Natural No Yes - - -
RS Stock No. 517-3361
BrandRS PRO
$29.23
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Die Cast Aluminium 139.1 mm - 76.7 mm 101.5 mm 139.1 x 101.5 x 76.7mm - Natural Natural No Yes - - -
RS Stock No. 122-8931
BrandRS PRO
$45.38
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Aluminium 125 mm - 57 mm 125 mm 57 x 125 x 80mm IP65, IP66, IP67, IP68 - Grey No No RJ - ATEX, IECEx
RS Stock No. 700-4138
BrandRS PRO
$101.64
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Die Cast Aluminium 274 mm - 66 mm 173 mm 274 x 173 x 66mm IP67 Black Black No Yes - - -
RS Stock No. 517-3478
BrandRS PRO
$43.27
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Die Cast Aluminium 171.9 mm - 55 mm 120.9 mm 171.9 x 120.9 x 55mm IP66 Natural Unpainted No Yes - - -
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