General Purpose Enclosures

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. To find out more about IP ratings, please read our detailed IP Rating Guide
  • Variety of colours
  • Flanged options for mounting purposes
  • Some of the enclosures feature ventilation, display windows and chassis plates

Typical applications of General Purpose Enclosures?

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. 411-6581
Mfr. Part No.MB7-5-10
$16.19
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Aluminium 100 mm - 50 mm 70 mm 100 x 70 x 50mm - Silver Silver - No MB - -
RS Stock No. 411-6575
Mfr. Part No.MB5-4-7
$13.45
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Aluminium 70 mm - 40 mm 50 mm 70 x 50 x 40mm - Silver Silver - No MB - -
RS Stock No. 373-2378
Mfr. Part No.SW-75B
$3.69
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ABS 75 mm - 30 mm 50 mm 75 x 50 x 30mm - Black Black - No SW - -
RS Stock No. 401-9610
Mfr. Part No.MB12-8-18
$23.01
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Aluminium 175 mm - 75 mm 120 mm 175 x 120 x 75mm - Silver - - No MB - -
RS Stock No. 401-9632
Mfr. Part No.MB16-9-25
$30.62
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Aluminium 250 mm - 85 mm 160 mm 250 x 160 x 85mm - Silver - - No MB - -
RS Stock No. 373-2340
Mfr. Part No.SW-55B
$2.35
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ABS 55 mm - 20 mm 40 mm 55 x 40 x 20mm - Black Black - No SW - -
RS Stock No. 373-2362
Mfr. Part No.SW-75S
$3.48
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ABS 75 mm - 30 mm 50 mm 75 x 50 x 30mm - Grey Grey - No SW - -
RS Stock No. 402-0351
Mfr. Part No.CH7-12-17BBP
$77.10
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Aluminium 168.5 mm - 65.5 mm 120 mm 65.5 x 120 x 168.5mm - Black Black - No CH - -
RS Stock No. 239-075
Mfr. Part No.BDN10-14-7G
$66.18
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Die Cast Aluminium 140 mm - 70 mm 100 mm 140 x 100 x 70mm IP67 Grey Grey - No BDN - -
RS Stock No. 411-6604
Mfr. Part No.MB10-7-20
$31.01
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Aluminium 200 mm - 65 mm 100 mm 200 x 100 x 65mm - Silver Silver - No MB - -
RS Stock No. 500-4805
Mfr. Part No.SW-85B
$4.13
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ABS 85 mm - 40 mm 60 mm 85 x 60 x 40mm - Black Black - No SW - -
RS Stock No. 823-7348
Mfr. Part No.TW5-2-7B
$4.48
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ABS 70 mm - 15 mm 50 mm 70 x 50 x 15mm - Black Black - No TW - -
RS Stock No. 401-9654
Mfr. Part No.MB19-9-30
$60.59
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Aluminium 300 mm - 85 mm 190 mm 300 x 190 x 85mm - Silver - - No MB - -
RS Stock No. 401-9698
Mfr. Part No.MB6-4-25
$23.44
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Aluminium 250 mm - 40 mm 55 mm 250 x 55 x 40mm - Silver - - No MB - -
RS Stock No. 373-2457
Mfr. Part No.SW-125S
$5.81
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ABS 125 mm - 40 mm 70 mm 125 x 70 x 40mm - Grey Grey - No SW - -
RS Stock No. 823-7398
Mfr. Part No.TW11-8-22B
$32.29
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ABS 220 mm - 75.3 mm 110 mm 220 x 110 x 75.3mm - Black Black - No TW - -
RS Stock No. 373-2429
Mfr. Part No.SW-100B
$5.07
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ABS 100 mm - 35 mm 65 mm 100 x 65 x 35mm - Black Black - No SW - -
RS Stock No. 401-9626
Mfr. Part No.MB14-8-20
$35.61
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Aluminium 200 mm - 75 mm 140 mm 200 x 140 x 75mm - Silver - - No MB - -
RS Stock No. 823-7354
Mfr. Part No.TW5-3-9B
$5.69
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ABS 90 mm - 25 mm 45 mm 90 x 45 x 25mm - Black Black - No TW - -
RS Stock No. 411-6597
Mfr. Part No.MB8-6-15
$24.46
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Aluminium 150 mm - 55 mm 80 mm 150 x 80 x 55mm - Silver Silver - No MB - -