With more and more electric co-ops building fiber networks, substation communications have become a hot topic. Electronic components are required to operate the network. Most often, they are temperature and weather-sensitive, making a NEMA enclosure an essential piece of the puzzle.

Our partners at American Products have perfected a turn-key enclosure solution called the Freedom Line. These NEMA 4 Rated enclosures cover all bases to ensure that your assets are being protected.

The Freedom Line’s standard features include:

  • Power & Grounding Terminal
  • Stainless Steel Hardware
  • Numbered Adjustable Equipment Racks
  • Solar Shield Roof which reduces radiant heat and internal cooling requirements of the enclosure.
  • Lifting Eyes for conveniently offloading and positioning the enclosure.

The enclosures protect the internal equipment from rain, sleet, snow, splashing, hose-directed water, and damage from external ice formation. Another popular aspect of this product line is the ability to customize most options. The AP Freedom Climate Control Options offer AC units, Exhaust Fans, Heaters, and Battery Heater Pads. Additionally, LED Lighting, Laptop and Battery Trays, Door Alarms, and Insulation are all options that can be added as needed.

In addition to fiber, this enclosure can also be used with telecommunications, traffic control systems, wireless backhaul, cellular service, cable tv, and power equipment storage projects.

Gresco’s customers have been utilizing these cabinets at their substations for several years. One of our Mississippi co-ops has been utilizing the AM58P-2630-30RU and the feedback has been very positive. Below is one of their cabinets in the process of being customized.

Our Gresco Telecom team is ready to answer any questions you may have about Freedom’s Enclosures, please reach out to your Gresco sales representative for more information.