TIPS FOR DESIGNING ENCLOSURES

What equipment will be installed inside the enclosure? Only a charger? A battery/rack? A battery/rack and charger? Will other equipment such as spill containment or a DC disconnect switch be mounted inside the enclosure?outdoor battery cabinet
After the equipment is decided upon, the details of that equipment must be determined. If the batteries are known, the next step is to determine the rack type and size, and, if required, the spill containment size. If a charger is being installed, what is the cabinet style/size? This is all necessary information for determining the minimum length, width and height of the enclosure.
There may be multiple ways to configure the cabinet, so consider all possible options. For instance, if a battery, rack and charger are required the system can be designed using a 2 step rack with the charger mounted above, or with a 2-tier rack with the charger mounted to the side of the rack. Depending on the equipment being installed, one solution may be a more logical choice than the other.
A rack measuring 47.24" L x 23" D cannot be installed in a 48" L x 24" D enclosure. The dimensions of the cabinets are the outside dimensions, so it is important to take into account the thickness of the material and body stiffeners that are attached to the sides and back of the cabinet for support, fans that take up internal length, etc.