ECS outdoor housings

ECS outdoor housings for harsh conditions

Robust outdoor housings of the ECS series are the ideal solution for protecting sensitive electronics used in indoor and outdoor applications from dust, dirt, and water. Thanks to the IP6X to IP69K degrees of protection and a wide temperature range from -40°C to +100°C, the housings are ideal for harsh ambient conditions and other challenging environments. This is confirmed by DNV approvals.

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Your advantages

  • Housing design supports a range of PCB thicknesses
  • Proven PCB connection technology permits practical customization
  • Integrated interlock to protect against unintentional release of the PCB
  • Optional pressure compensation membrane for ventilated housing designs
  • Protection against tampering with a simple seal
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ECS series electronics housings for harsh conditions
Field housings and DIN rail housings

Configurator for electronics housings

Create your electronics housing for the field or indoor application: Select the desired housing series, the corresponding lower part, and the cover. Add the appropriate connection technology and the process is complete.

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Robust ECS series outdoor housings

Robust ECS series outdoor housings

New form factor for more compact applications

Outdoor housings with an installation depth of 80 mm extend the portfolio of ECS series outdoor housings. The smaller design featuring a high degree of protection is especially suitable for applications where space is at a premium, such as sensor technology in special vehicles.

Main features

  • Installation depths: 80, 109, and 169 mm
  • Material: UV-stabilized polycarbonate plastic (UL 94-V0)
  • Temperature range: -40°C ... +100°C
  • Housing approval in accordance with UL 50/50 E
  • Degrees of protection: IP69 (EN 60529, 80 mm), IP69K (ISO 20653, 109 mm)
  • Color: Gray (similar to RAL 7040)

Your Advantages

  • Device dimensions that are 75% more compact can be achieved
  • Proven PCB connection technology
  • Optional pressure equalization membrane for fluctuating air pressure
  • Integrated tamper protection
  • Ultra-compact housing design for a wide range of applications

ECS series outdoor housings at a glance The outdoor housings with IP67 and IP69 degrees of protection are the ideal solution for sensitive electronics in demanding outdoor environments.

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Robust latching
Benefit from high functional reliability with robust latching.
Robust latching
Tamper protection
Protect your application against unauthorized access with a seal.
Tamper protection
Ventilation and venting
As an option, the housing is available with a pressure equalization diaphragm for ventilation and venting.
Ventilation and venting
Various PCB thicknesses
The fixing for the printed circuit boards enables different board thicknesses to be held securely.
Various PCB thicknesses
Versatile mounting options
The housing is ideal for wall or mast mounting.
Versatile mounting options
Service-friendly PCB latching
With the convenient PCB latching, the PCB sits securely in the housing.
Service-friendly PCB latching
Video: Modular UCS electronics housings for embedded systems
Modular UCS electronics housings for embedded systems YouTube

Secure protection for sensitive electronics in your application

Gain an overview of how versatile the robust ECS series outdoor housing is. Heat, cold, rain – your electronics stay well protected even under extreme conditions.

Ideally equipped for harsh field applications

ECS outdoor housings
Housing cover and empty enclosure of the ECS series
Device connections and cable connectors for the ECS housing
ECS housing pressure equalization diaphragm
Sealing on the ECS outdoor housing
Fixing for the printed circuit board in the ECS series electronics housing
ECS outdoor housings

The robust ECS electronics housings are ideally suited for wall and mast mounting. They allow the easy integration of printed circuit boards with thicknesses of 1.59 mm and 2.38 mm. In addition, the housing is also available in a ventilated version. The integrated tamper protection prevents unauthorized access.

Housing cover and empty enclosure of the ECS series

The outdoor housings have UL certification and reliably protect your electronics against dust, dirt, and water up to the IP67/IP69 degrees of protection. They are designed for the temperature range from -40°C to +100°C. The plastic polycarbonate PC has the UL 94-V0 protection class.

The ECS-EX series version provides a safe protective shell for your electronics even in potentially explosive environments. Thanks to ATEX/IEC EX certification for the housings, your device approval is made easier.

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Device connections and cable connectors for the ECS housing

Thanks to proven device connection technology with reliable sealing, you can easily implement tailored interfaces for signals, data, and power. This turns a robust housing into a versatile electronics solution. Choose from device connectors in the sizes M5, M8, and M12. For high contact densities with up to 17 positions, data rates of up to 10 Gbps, and currents of up to 16 A.

ECS housing pressure equalization diaphragm

An optional pressure equalization membrane ensures a sufficient level of air exchange, thus increasing the service life of the housing-internal electronics.

Sealing on the ECS outdoor housing

The housing parts can be sealed quickly and securely, therefore providing protection against unauthorized access.

Fixing for the printed circuit board in the ECS series electronics housing

The integrated interlock for the PCB protects it from unintentional detachment – ideal for use in demanding environments.

Video: Easy assembly of the ECS series outdoor housing
Easy assembly of the ECS series outdoor housing YouTube

Easy assembly of the ECS series outdoor housing

The ECS housing is specially designed for extreme conditions in outdoor areas. Learn how to assemble the outdoor housing step-by-step in this video.

Overview of the electronics housings portfolio
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Technical principles of electronics housings Solutions for DIN rail applications

Electronics housings are an elementary part of a device. They determine its appearance and protect the electronics from external influences. In addition, they enable assembly in superordinate units. Device manufacturers must therefore pay attention to many details, and not only in the design, but also in the choice of housing when it comes to materials and quality testing. This brochure provides you with all the details.