NEMA 6 ENCLOSURES


UL listed nema 6 enclosure
Powder coated carbon steel NEMA 6 wall mount enclosure

NEMACO™ Powder coated carbon steel NEMA 6 enclosure

Type 6 DEFINITION PER NEMA 250 STANDARD

NEMA 6 Enclosures provide protections against ingress of water such as falling rain, sleet, snow splashing water, hose-directed water, and entry of water during occasion temporarily submersion. Type 6 enclosure also give protection to hazard part against any solid objects such as falling dirt as well as windblown dust. Therefore, are usually constructed for industrial application uses either an indoor or outdoor environment.

General Notes: NEMA 6 Enclosures are used for industrial application for both indoor or outdoor applications.

Type 6 Enclosures - General Features


  • Give protection in a submersible environment against the entry of water during occasional temporary submersion.
  • Outdoor protection from rain, ice information, foreign substances and windblown dust (circulating dust and settling airborne).
  • Indoor protection from falling dirt, incidental contact and dripping water from pipes.
  • However, it doesn’t provide protection against corrosion.

** NEMACO™ has solutions for corrosive protection.

NEMACO™ Offers Several Types of NEMA 6 Electrical Enclosures

TYPE 1 - NEMA 6 WATERPROOF ENCLOSURE - #N6-060604-ECSS6

TYPE 2 - NEMA 6 IP67 WATERPROOF ELECTRICAL ENCLOSURE - #N6-161608-ECSS6

TYPE3 - NEMA 6 SUBMERSIBLE ENCLOSURE - #N6-242412-ECSS6

TYPE 4 - NEMA 6 IP67 RATING WATERPROOF ELECTRONIC ENCLOSURE - #N6-482616-AL

Alternative Material and PROTECTIVE COATINGS for NEMA 6 Enclosures

Typically Type 6 enclosures are fabricated from carbon steel. Since carbon steel will rust from moisture in the air or direct contact from water, protective coated must be applied to carbon steel prevent or reduce surface corrosion. Powder coating can be electrostatically sprayed onto a clean and dry carbon steel enclosure. After the coating is applied then the enclosure can be baked at 400 degrees Fahrenheit whereby the coating will melt and adhere to the metal surface. After the metal is cool from the powder coat oven, the enclosure is ready to be assembled and packaged for shipping. Sometimes spray wet paint or dipped galvanized coating can be applied as alternate coating solutions. 

Call NEMACO™ for suggestions about materials selection for your application. 

  • Powder Coated Carbon Steel (HR / CRS) – Strong & Durable  
  • Powder Coated Aluminum (5052, 6061) – Low Weight   
  • Stainless Steel (Material Grades 304/316) – Strong, Durable, Corrosion Resistant  

Additional NEMA 6 Information

We are very proud to offer you our NEMA 6 Enclosures for industrial applications for protecting and housing electrical components in the indoor and outdoor environment. NEMACO™ manufactures NEMA type 6 electrical enclosures follows NEMA (National Electrical Manufacturer Association) standards to ensure quality to our customers.

We manufacture electrical enclosures from top-grade carbon steel, Aluminum and we can customize enclosures according to a customer’s specifications. We have a lot of features you can add to the enclosure such as footings, air condition, sun shield, windows and many more. Please check for more information in a table in the last section of this page.

NEMA 6 Enclosures Summary

NEMACO™ offers NEMA 6 Enclosures in powder coated carbon steel. Customers can request the upgrade to powder coated aluminum material as an option. Aluminum alloys offer lower weight, good conductive heat transfer properties, and more general corrosion resistance from humid air, water wash-down & full water submersion than powder coated steel. 

Call NEMACO™ for suggestions about materials selection for your application. 

Basic Definition Overview 

  • Gives protection in a submersible environment against the entry of water during occasional temporary submersion. 
  • Outdoor protection from rain, ice information, foreign substances and windblown dust (circulating dust and settling airborne). 
  • Indoor protection from falling dirt, incidental contact and dripping water from pipes. 
  • However, it doesn’t provide protection against corrosion. 

** NEMACO™ has solutions for corrosive protection. 

Materials and Coatings Overview 

  • Powder Coated Carbon Steel (HR / CRS) – Strong & Durable  
  • Powder Coated Aluminum (5052, 6061) – Low Weight   
  • Stainless Steel (Material Grades 304/316) – Strong, Durable, Corrosion Resistant  

For more types of NEMA enclosure that NEMACO™ offer, please follow links below.

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