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What Does A High-Voltage Junction Box Do

High-voltage junction boxes are an essential component of any commercial electrical system. Designed to provide reliable protection against higher voltage and more rigorous conditions, these junction boxes guard against dangerous power buildup in the lines and facilitate safe connections between multiple currents. By properly incorporating high-voltage junction boxes into your electrical system, you can ensure your equipment and employees’ safety while maintaining optimal electrical performance.

What Is a Junction Box Used For in Commercial Applications?

When selecting a junction box for commercial applications, the material is one of the most important considerations. Polycase offers a comprehensive selection of enclosures made from metals such as steel and aluminum and plastics including ABS, Polycarbonate, PVC, and more. Each material has its own benefits and drawbacks that should be taken into account to ensure optimal protection and performance. For example, metal boxes are often the preferred choice due to their superior strength, but they come with an increased cost compared to plastic boxes. Other factors to consider include environmental conditions, corrosion resistance, fire rating, size limitations, and impact resistance. Additionally, different codes may be applicable or required depending on your location or industry sector. By analyzing these factors carefully and selecting the right enclosure material for your particular application, it is possible to get great results when using junction boxes in commercial applications.

Getting the Right Size Junction Box

When selecting a junction box size, the first step is to measure the cables that will be using it. Ensure that each conductor has enough room in the box and that they are not too cramped, especially when multiple cables enter the box. Take into account any bends or splices that may need to be made as well. It is also important to look at UL requirements for cable fill capacity. If more than four conductors are entering the box, larger sizes might be necessary; boxes rated for multiple entries can reduce clutter and simplify installation. Finally, consider if you need to add additional space for terminals, cable glands, or other components before deciding on size.

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This post was written by Justin Tidd, Director at Becker/SMC. For nearly a half a century, Becker Mining has been at the forefront of safety, producing the best E Houses in the industry. Becker/SMC is the industry’s leader in increasingly more sophisticated electrical control systems. Most of the major innovations, design features and specialized electrical components have been developed by Becker/SMC.