New versatile IP66/IP67-rated surface-mounted electrical junction box

19-04-2022 | Hylec-APL | Subs & Systems

Hylec-APL announces the release of Debox 11, a versatile and robust IP66/IP67-rated surface-mounted junction box with ten cable entries and five three-way lever connectors. Specifically developed for interior or exterior use on projects including exterior lighting, outbuildings and anywhere exposed to water or dust ingress such as industrial environments, it is the latest junction box to join the company's Debox family. Like the rest of the Debox junction box family, it saves electrical professionals installation time with its thoughtful and ergonomic design.

It features ten cable entry points – two on each side and a further two in the base of the box. All have soft membrane covers, providing a quick puncture-entry self-sealing system rated to IP66. The eight side-entry points also offers an M20 size threaded entry for cable glands, with no need for an internal locknut, providing a higher protection rating of IP67.

Wires are easily and quickly connected into the five x three-lever screwless connectors supplied with the box. The minimum cable diameter is 3mm, with a maximum of 12mm. The voltage maximum is 400V, 32A. Internally the five connectors are kept securely by moulded mountings. Also, should the application need a PCB, it offers four PCB fixing posts in the base to take a PCB mounting plate. After inserting the wires, the lid is securely fastened with two included captive lid screws.

For secure external fixing, the box provides two alternative convenient mounting methods: for internal fixing, there are four screw fixing points in the corners, or for external fixing, two unique fixing lugs located on the sides, which preclude the necessity for external mounting fixtures.

The robust housing is manufactured from black, RAL9003 flame-retardant, impact-resistant polypropylene and is rated for use in temperatures ranging from -30C to +100C. Dimensions are 85mm wide x 85mm deep x 53mm high.

By Natasha Shek