Environmental Case System (ECS)

Phoenix Contact provides protection against the elements for electronics

Image of Phoenix Contact's Environmental Case System (ECS) Phoenix Contact's ECS is an enclosure system rated to protect devices from the elements present in outdoor and indoor applications. It is a two-piece system consisting of an enclosure and a faceplate that creates an IP66 and IP67 rating.

The enclosure has been designed to withstand operating temperatures of -40°C to +85°C, UV exposure, and reduce pressure buildup that occurs when an environment has rapid temperature swings. The faceplates are designed to utilize their vast portfolio of IP-rated connections as well as customer-specified connections. The ECS system can be mounted to a wall or to a pole using an accessory.

The ECS family consists of four enclosures and eight faceplates, which can be mated and locked in two different formats: mechanical latch or screw. This allows the customer to choose a locking method based on application requirements or their preferences with the technology, but the key to both versions is that there is no special tool required to open or close the device.

Feature and Benefits
  • Vented or unvented enclosures
    • Using the vented version allows pressure to escape, reducing stress on the seal and allowing any condensation buildup to escape
  • Tamper protection
    • Allows manufacturers or installers to add a tamper-evident device in the latch areas to indicate whether anyone has opened the product in the end application
  • Accepts 1.57 mm and 2.36 mm thick PCBs
    • The competition only accepts one of these thicknesses. Customers can choose which thickness they want to use for their PCB design
  • Pole mounting (accessory)
    • Using Phoenix Contact's pole-mount accessories, the customer can easily mount their device on a pole or frame
  • PCB lock
    • Integrating this accessory allows technicians to only pull the PCB out of the enclosure to a set length. It can also prevent the PCB and faceplate from falling out of the enclosure when unlatching
Markets
  • Utility vehicle/agriculture equipment
  • Telecom
  • Process industry
  • Building automation
  • Alternative energy
  • Measurement and control
  • Transportation
Applications
  • Solar panel testing/monitoring (alternative energy)
    • Measure and test outputs of the panels in the field
  • Shipboard fluid management (transportation)
    • Tank-level indicators
    • Bilge oil monitors
    • Valve actuators
  • Oil pipeline monitor (process industry)
    • Wireless monitors for pipeline degradations
  • Testing and monitoring equipment for acoustic monitoring (measurement and control)
  • Tire-pressure monitoring (utility vehicle/transportation)
  • Herd monitoring (agriculture)
  • Spraying control or guidance systems for agriculture equipment

Environmental Case System

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionTypeFeaturesAvailable QuantityView Details
FACEPLATE, COLOR: BLACK, WIDTH:2230004FACEPLATE, COLOR: BLACK, WIDTH:FaceplateBlank27 - Immediate
235 - Factory Stock
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FACEPLATE, COLOR: BLACK, WIDTH:2230007FACEPLATE, COLOR: BLACK, WIDTH:FaceplateCable Gland7 - Immediate
325 - Factory Stock
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FACEPLATE, COLOR: BLACK, WIDTH:2230011FACEPLATE, COLOR: BLACK, WIDTH:FaceplateCable Gland10 - Immediate
270 - Factory Stock
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ECS FACEPLATE1050386ECS FACEPLATEFaceplate-3 - Immediate
45 - Factory Stock
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FACEPLATE, COLOR: BLACK, WIDTH:2230009FACEPLATE, COLOR: BLACK, WIDTH:FaceplateM12 Nut (1)15 - Immediate
165 - Factory Stock
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ECS FACEPLATE1050382ECS FACEPLATEFaceplate-0View Details
FACEPLATE, COLOR: BLACK, WIDTH:2230006FACEPLATE, COLOR: BLACK, WIDTH:FaceplateM12 Nut (2)7 - Immediate
300 - Factory Stock
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FACEPLATE, COLOR: BLACK, WIDTH:2230010FACEPLATE, COLOR: BLACK, WIDTH:FaceplateM12 Nut (2)8 - Immediate
120 - Factory Stock
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BASE, COLOR: BLACK, WIDTH: 170 M2230001BASE, COLOR: BLACK, WIDTH: 170 MBaseIP6762 - Immediate
95 - Factory Stock
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BASE, COLOR: BLACK, WIDTH: 163 M2230003BASE, COLOR: BLACK, WIDTH: 163 MBaseIP676 - ImmediateView Details
Published: 2017-10-17