There are many benefits to using plastic enclosures to house your electronics. With a multitude of suppliers serving the market, typically offering a wide range of standard products in different styles and sizes at economical prices, resulting in a reduction in the time to market for new projects. Products are readily available from the manufacturers themselves and from their broad-line and specialised distributors. The units are lightweight with potentially complex shapes and features are easily incorporated into the design, they are easily then modified to accept displays, switches, connectors and other hardware.


Moulded enclosures, however, have one specific shortcoming by virtue of the intrinsic properties of the material itself. Plastic, unlike metal, offers no inherent attenuation to electric or magnetic fields. In many applications, this is of no consequence, but if radiation emitted by the enclosed electronics or their susceptibility to external...

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