Enclosed controls prevent unauthorized access to outdoor electrical components. Using meter hoods, internal deadfronts, and external locking mechanisms, equipment is protected from theft and vandalism. They can also be equipped with locks or security features to further enhance protection.
2. Safety & Compliance
Many industries have safety regulations that require electrical equipment to be housed in enclosures. The same mechanisms that keep the enclosed controls secure (mentioned above) also prevent accidental contact with live electrical parts, reducing the risk of electric shock to bystanders.
In addition, utilities across the country are moving toward enclosures that are covered under the UL508A listing, which provide safer, more appealing solutions for power distribution. Milbank sets the standard for quality enclosures, with standard and custom designs that satisfy most utilities’ requirements.
For EV charging station applications, enclosed controls with metering options allow customers to plug in without disturbing the service into the enclosure.