What is Watertight?
Watertight is an enclosure method that provides a high degree of protection against the entry of water during temporary submersion.
Enclosures with a Type 4X & IP66 rating are constructed for either indoor or outdoor applications providing a degree of protection against splashing water, seepage of water, falling or hose directed water and severe external condensation. They are corrosion and sleet resistant but not sleet or ice proof.
Conduit hubs or equivalent are required for watertight connection at the conduit entrance and mounting means external to the equipment cavity.
Guardian Telecom’s Knowledge Base provides a description of Enclosure Ratings including Guardian Telecom Enclosure Types & NEMA enclosure types.