Field FC

An IP66, special purpose, enclosure designed for isolated environments such as for ITS equipment and GPS receivers.

AS/NZS 61439
Field FC
Australian Made
Australian Made

Product Information

Applications

The substantial growth in infrastructure in Australia, and the requirement to protect electronic equipment in outdoor or isolated locations has lead to the need for a flexible enclosure. Protection against vandalism and the functionality of the system are two of the major considerations when selecting an enclosure for isolated environments. B&R’s range of enclosures have been designed specifically to minimise vandalism.

The flexibility of this range allows it to be used in a variety of applications including: –

  • Housing of intelligent transport systems (ITS) equipment
  • GPS receivers and transmitters
  • Road monitoring and traffic management equipment
  • Radio communications equipment

Features

  • IP66 protection rating (with solid gland plate and flush side panels) – more info on IP ratings
  • Flush front and rear doors with concealed hinges to minimise forced entry
  • Lifting lugs (eye bolts) on enclosure top
  • Plinths for corrosion protection
  • 3-point locking, low profile handle to minimise damage to locking mechanism and key coded locking barrels
  • Door stays to retain door in open position
  • Rainhood/sunshield to minimise the effect of the elements
  • Adjustable internal mounting rail system
  • Reversible doors
  • 3mm split aluminium gland plate

Construction

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Order Guide

Part NumberHeight (mm)Width (mm)Depth (mm)Usable Depth (mm)MaterialCAD Blocks
FC1307061375755620520Zinc Coated Steel
FC1607061675755620520Zinc Coated Steel
FC1907061975755620520Zinc Coated Steel
FC2207062275755620520Zinc Coated Steel
FC130706/S1375755620520316 Stainless Steel
FC160706/S1675755620520316 Stainless Steel
FC190706/S1975755620520316 Stainless Steel
FC220706/S2275755620520316 Stainless Steel
FC130706/A1375755620520Aluminium
FC160706/A1675755620520Aluminium
FC190706/A1975755620520Aluminium
FC220706/A2275755620520Aluminium

Accessories

Accessories

  • Cladding
  • Ventilated shelves
  • Baying kits
  • Rails and brackets
  • Thermostat
  • General accessories (light kit, door limit switch, plan holder and more)

Climate Control

For more information see our Climate Control page (opens in new tab)

AS/NZS 61439 Compliance

AS/NZS 61439 is the new series of standards for low-voltage (LV) switchgear and control gear assemblies. For more information on whether you need to comply see our AS/NZS 61439 page.

Click the bar below the requirements and responsibilities for complaince with AS/NZS 61439 for this enclosure.

The following definitions apply to this table: -

  • Original Manufacturer* - Switchboard designer and manufacturer of the switchboard enclosure.
  • Assembly Manufacturer* - A switchboard builder.
  • Original Equipment Manufacturer - The company who manufactured the switchgear used in final assembly.

*The original manufacturer and assembly manufacturer can be the same company or different companies.

If you are a SWITCHBOARD BUILDER this means you are the ASSEMBLY MANUFACTURER and you may be the ORIGINAL MANUFACTURER too. Any switchgear you order will need to be covered by the requirements of the Original Equipment Manufacturer.

B&R has some (but not all) of the responsibilities of the ORIGINAL MANUFACTURER.

If you are an END USER of the equipment you can see who has responsibility from these definitions.

NoCharacteristic to be CheckedClauseResponsibilityComments
1Strength of material and parts:10.2
Resistance to corrosion  10.2.2Original ManufacturerThe Field FC Series of enclosures are made from steel and stainless steel and as such exceed standard requirements. Comparative testing done Plus ES report; 103687.
Thermal stability (relates to non-metal enclosures)  10.2.3.1Original ManufacturerThis clause refers mainly to plastic enclosures.
Resistance to abnormal heat and fire (due to internal electric effect)  10.2.3.2Original ManufacturerAll insulating materials supplied have been tested to 960ºC glow-wire Standard.
Plus ES report; 103863
Resistance to ultra-violet (UV) radiation  10.2.4Original ManufacturerUV ratings refer mainly to plastic enclosures however metal Powder-coat painted enclosures incorporates UV stabilization.
AksoNobel report; 20LSR178
Lifting  10.2.5Original ManufacturerLifting is verified by test, if required. Field FC enclosures are provided with lifting lugs; lift testing has yet not been completed.
Mechanical Impact  10.2.6Original ManufacturerIK10; Metal enclosure systems have been tested to exceed IK10 (20 Joules).
Marking  10.2.7Assembly ManufacturerMarkings must be verified by test. Tests are performed by rubbing with water and petroleum spirits; generally done by the Switchboard Builder (Assembler).
2Degree of protection of enclosures (IP)10.3Original ManufacturerIP66; Ingress Protection (IP) rating needs to be verified by test or by assessment.
SIMTARS report; NE11/0010
3Clearances10.4Assembly ManufacturerClearance and creepage can only be verified by test. Switchboard Builders (Assembler) must maintain compliance by ensuring correct clearance and creepage distances are maintained at >8mm (Uimp=8kV) and >16mm (Ui=1kV) respectively.
4Creepage distances10.4Assembly Manufacturer
5Protection against electric shock and integrity of protective circuits10.5
Effective continuity between the exposed conductive parts of the ASSEMBLY and the protective circuit   10.5.2Assembly ManufacturerEquipotential protective earth bonding points are required to be verified by test to less than 0.1ohm.
Short-circuit withstand strength of the protective circuit   10.5.3Original ManufacturerThe Field FC Series are generally understood to be fitted with equipment making the switchboard not exceed 10kA prospective short-circuit withstand rating (Icp).
6Incorporation of switching devices and components10.6Assembly ManufacturerPoints 6, 7 and 8 are largely the responsibility of the Switchboard builder (Assembler). It is a requirement that the Assembler follow guidance from the original manufacturer. The advice of original manufacturers such as B&R and switchgear manufacturers, needs to be adhered to. Switchboard Builders need to be aware of the Standards requirements for these verification points and incorporate these into complete design verification documentation.
7Internal electrical circuits and connections10.7Assembly Manufacturer
8Terminals for external conductors10.8Assembly Manufacturer
9Dielectric Properties10.9
Power-frequency withstand voltage  10.9.2Original ManufacturerThe Field FC Series of enclosures are provided as a basic empty enclosure and as such dielectric property verification has not been possible as internal configurations are not known. Dielectric properties need to be verified by Impulse withstand testing or by assessment, reference clearances and creepages
Impulse withstand voltage  10.9.3Original Manufacturer
10Temperature-rise limits10.1Assembly ManufacturerTemperature-rise can be determined by test or by comparison or by calculation. Temperature rise methods provided in AS/NZS 60890 can be used for switchboards not exceeding 1600A rating. The Field FC Series of enclosures are rated to 630A and therefore AS/NZS 60890 should be used by the Designer.
11Short circuit withstand strength10.11ExemptThe Field FC Series are generally understood to be fitted with equipment making the switchboard not exceed 10kA prospective short-circuit withstand rating (Icp).
12Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)10.12Original Equipment ManufacturerEquipment installed in switchboards shall comply with the immunity requirements of the relevant product or generic EMC standard. The Switchboard builder (assembler) shall obtain from the device and or component manufacturer the specific performance criteria of the equipment based on the acceptance criteria given in the relevant standard.
13Mechanical operation10.13Original Equipment ManufacturerThis verification testing need NOT be done on devices already been type tested according to their relevant product standard. Only if their mechanical operation has been modified does the assembly need to be retested by cycling it 200 times.