Standard Enclosures / ENC16/18
ENC16/18 Enclosure, 457 x 406 x 228 mm
Rugged, Versatile
Campbell components mount easily and securely
weather applications supported water applications supported energy applications supported gas flux & turbulence applications supported infrastructure applications supported soil applications supported

Overview

The ENC16/18 is a weather-resistant enclosure that is 16 inches wide and 18 inches tall. It can house a datalogger, a power supply, and at least one peripheral. This enclosure is recommended for applications that need to have multiple communication or measurement and control peripherals housed in the same enclosure.

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Benefits and Features

  • Weather resistant to protect instruments
  • Backplate designed so that Campbell Scientific components mount easily and securely
  • White, UV-stabilized enclosure reflects solar radiation—reducing temperature gradients inside the enclosure without requiring a separate radiation shield

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Technical Description

The ENC16/18's backplate is prepunched with one-inch-on-center holes suitable for attaching a datalogger, power supply, and a communications or measurement and control peripheral.

This enclosure is shipped with the 7363 enclosure supply kit that consists of desiccant, a humidity indicator card, cable ties, wire tie tabs, putty, grommets, screws, and PVC coupling. Additionally, Campbell Scientific offers a CS210 Enclosure Humidity Sensor for monitoring relative humidity inside of the enclosure (see Ordering Info).

Specifications

Color White (Reflects solar radiation, reducing temperature gradients inside the enclosure without using a separate radiation shield.)
Construction Fiberglass-reinforced polyester enclosure with door gasket, external grounding lug, stainless-steel hinge, and lockable hasps
Enclosure Classification NEMA 4X (before being modified for cable entry)
Dimensions
  • 45.7 x 40.6 x 22.9 cm (18 x 16 x 9 in.) internal
  • 43.82 x 38.74 x 25.22 cm (17.25 x 15.25 x 9.93 in.) internal under the lid space
  • 49.53 x 44.4 x 26.98 cm (19.5 x 17.48 x 10.62 in.) external
Weight 7.7 kg (17 lb)

Compatibility

Please note: The following shows notable compatibility information. It is not a comprehensive list of all compatible products.

Dataloggers

Product Compatible Note
CR1000
CR200X (retired)
CR216X (retired)
CR300
CR3000
CR5000 (retired)
CR6
CR800
CR850
CR9000X

Additional Compatibility Information

The -VC cable opening option is required to fit a BP84 84-Ahr power supply in the ENC16/18 (see Ordering Info).


FAQs for

Number of FAQs related to ENC16/18: 18

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  1. The ENC16/18 weighs 17 lb. Its internal dimensions are 16 x 18 x 9 in.
  2. Yes. Use a standard electrical box and outlet.
  3. Most likely, yes. The data logger is protected against electrical noise, and 60 Hz filtering can be selected in many sensor measurements to filter out the effects of 60 Hz noise.

  4. Our fiberglass enclosures can withstand very cold locations, and their fiberglass/plastic construction is very resistant to corrosion.
  5. The terminals do not need to be replaced. Just sand or file the corrosion away, exposing clean copper, and the fittings will continue to be functional.
  6. It depends on the device. Most devices have built-in mounting flanges, but some items require a separate mounting bracket.
  7. The following information is applicable to many of Campbell Scientific’s standard enclosures and prewired enclosures.

    Note: The procedure below will not work for torn or damaged seals.

    To make a field repair to a loose gasket on an enclosure, first acquire an adhesive, such as standard Gorilla Glue, that is rated for use with polyurethane foam. The adhesive should be compatible with, and recommended for, use with polyurethane foam. Follow these steps:

    1. Pull the gasket away from the gasket channel, being careful not to tear the gasket. The gasket does not need to be removed completely. Rather, remove only those areas that have pulled loose on their own. To keep the gasket up out of the way, lay a small object (such as a toothpick, pen, or pencil) horizontally across the channel.
    2. Using an adhesive that is rated for use with polyurethane foam, apply a small bead of adhesive to the gasket channel. Because the adhesive’s only function is to keep the gasket in place, use it sparingly.
    3. Remove any objects that were holding the gasket out of the way.
    4. Carefully place the gasket in the gasket channel.
    5. Wait 1 to 3 hours for the adhesive to cure before closing the door.
  8. There is not an easy way to calculate how much desiccant is needed in an enclosure or how quickly the desiccant will need to be replaced. The following conditions affect the replacement interval:

    • How much humidity the enclosure is exposed to
    • The size of the enclosure
    • How often the enclosure door is opened and how long the door remains open
    • How airtight the enclosure is

    It may be advantageous to use more than one desiccant packet at a time inside an enclosure. Campbell Scientific recommends keeping an extra supply of desiccant on hand for as-needed replacement in the enclosure.