Fan-cooled enclosures, fan-ventilated enclosures

Outdoor NEMA 3R Fan-Ventilated Enclosures

Protect electronics in wireless applications, marine/shipping or coastal installations, irrigation sites, wastewater treatment areas, on poles or towers, and other extremes!

URGENT: When choosing an enclosure for your application, careful consideration must be given in determining the heat load and operating temperature parameters of the electronics mounted within, the conditions of the environment where the unit is to be mounted, and based on these facts the need for air-conditioning, humidity control, heat, and/or fans.

The "FC Series" fan-cooled & ventilated NEMA 3R outdoor/indoor enclosures are an inexpensive choice for installation where you need air-flow exchange to ventilate your components mounted within an enclosures.  However, please keep in mind fan-cooled & ventilated enclosures simply exchange internal air for the external air. Therefore, Fan-Cooled models are not recommended for extreme high-temperature nor extreme low temperature environments. Because these units pull external air into the enclosure through a filtering system, they are listed as NEMA 3R and do not meet the NEMA 4 standards of Mier’s air-conditioned and heated models (ACE Series or ACHT Series) which are the safest choice when your components need NEMA 4 type protection from the elements such as moisture, heat, cold, wind, rain, snow, ice, etc., or from wash down conditions. If you need NEMA 4 type protection please visit our Temperature Controlled Enclosures page to review those NEMA 4 products.

When using Fan-Cooled (FC) models you must keep the filters clean and must not block the fan, air intake, or air-flow with items mounted inside the enclosure. You must clean the filters a minimum of once every six months, and more often in higher dust, pollen, pollutants areas.

Mier recommends only installing units with windows or clear doors in shaded areas; as interior temperatures of these units reach 200 higher than units with solid doors.

If your installation is in warmer or cooler exterior or interior temperatures than these, if your internal heat load is greater, or if you are installing in a coastal or highly corrosive area call Mier Products for advice on our other models.

Outdoor NEMA 3R Fan-Ventilated Non-Metallic Enclosures
Model
Number
Dimensions
H" x W" x D"
Color Features
BW-FC16147
Standard Door
16” x 14” x 7” Gray
  • NEMA 3R Design
  • Non-metallic polycarbonate enclosure allows you to place transmitters/receivers inside!
  • 81 cubic foot-per-minute thermostatically controlled fan
  • Air filter
  • Air intake and fan exhaust protective shrouds with gasket and hardware
  • All holes pre-cut to install included shrouds, fans, filters
  • Gaskets
  • Removable hinged doors come with stainless steel latches which are both pad-lockable and screw down
  • Optional Back Panels or DIN Rails fit onto standoffs already existing in the back of the enclosure
  • Optional Back Panel Adjustment Kit allows you to "stack" panels within the enclosure
  • Optional keyed lock available
Non-metallic polycarbonate enclosure.

BW-FC16147C
Clear Door
16” x 14” x 7” Gray
  • NEMA 3R Design
  • Non-metallic polycarbonate enclosure allows you to place transmitters/receivers inside!
  • 81 cubic foot-per-minute thermostatically controlled fan
  • Air filter
  • Air intake and fan exhaust protective shrouds with gasket and hardware
  • All holes pre-cut to install included shrouds, fans, filters
  • Gaskets
  • Removable hinged doors come with stainless steel latches which are both pad-lockable and screw down
  • Optional Back Panels or DIN Rails fit onto standoffs already existing in the back of the enclosure
  • Optional Back Panel Adjustment Kit allows you to "stack" panels within the enclosure
  • Optional keyed lock available
 

BW-FC181610
Standard Door
18” x 16” x 10” Gray
  • NEMA 3R Design
  • Non-metallic polycarbonate enclosure allows you to place transmitters/receivers inside!
  • 81 cubic foot-per-minute thermostatically controlled fan
  • Air filter
  • Air intake and fan exhaust protective shrouds with gasket and hardware
  • All holes pre-cut to install included shrouds, fans, filters
  • Gaskets
  • Removable hinged doors come with stainless steel latches which are both pad-lockable and screw down
  • Optional Back Panels or DIN Rails fit onto standoffs already existing in the back of the enclosure
  • Optional Back Panel Adjustment Kit allows you to "stack" panels within the enclosure
  • Optional keyed lock available
BW-FC181610 fan-cooled non-metallic enclosure.

BW-FC181610C
Clear Door
18” x 16” x 10” Gray
  • NEMA 3R Design
  • Non-metallic polycarbonate enclosure allows you to place transmitters/receivers inside!
  • 81 cubic foot-per-minute thermostatically controlled fan
  • Air filter
  • Air intake and fan exhaust protective shrouds with gasket and hardware
  • All holes pre-cut to install included shrouds, fans, filters
  • Gaskets
  • Removable hinged doors come with stainless steel latches which are both pad-lockable and screw down
  • Optional Back Panels or DIN Rails fit onto standoffs already existing in the back of the enclosure
  • Optional Back Panel Adjustment Kit allows you to "stack" panels within the enclosure
  • Optional keyed lock available
 

BW-FC242410
24” x 24” x 10” Gray
  • NEMA 3R, Fan Ventilated, NON-METALLIC Enclosure
  • Non-metallic polycarbonate enclosure allows you to place
    transmitters/receivers inside!
  • Two 81 cubic foot-per-minute thermostatically controlled fans
  • Air filters
  • Four air intake and fan exhaust protective shrouds with gasket and hardware
  • All holes pre-cut to install included shrouds, fans, filters
  • Gaskets
  • Pad-lockable and screw down
  • Highly adaptable internal panel adjustment and rail system
  • Interior water channel & gaskets for added protection
  • Four latches pull door tight into gasket
  • Optional Back Panels or DIN Rails fit onto standoffs already existing in the back of the enclosure
  • Optional Back Panel Adjustment Kit allows you to “stack” panels within the enclosure
  • Optional keyed lock available
 
Fan-Cooled (FC) Models
Model
Number
Dimensions
W" x H" x D"
Color Features
BW-124-8FC 24” x 24” x 8” ASA 70
Gray
  • 115V, 131 cubic foot/minute
    continuous-duty fan
  • Fan and air intake filters
  • External fan and rain shrouds
  • Tamper Switch
  • Interior water channel &
    gasketing for added protection
  • Removable 22”x22” panel
  • Removable door
  • Two 1/4 turn latches pull door tight into the gasket
  • Tubular-key lock
  • Interior literature tray with key tabs
  • Thermostat control available
BW-124-8FC fan-cooled enclosure model.

BW-124-8FCW 24” x 24” x 8” ASA 70
Gray
  • Same features as the
    BW-124-8FC shown above with the addition of a 12”x8” window in the door
  • A unit with a window in the door allows the temperature inside the enclosure to rise 20 degrees F higher on a sunny day than a unit without a window in the door
BW-124-8FCW with window.

BW-124FC 24” x 24” x 12” ASA 70
Gray
  • 115V, 300 cubic foot/minute continuous-duty fan
  • Fan and air intake filters
  • External fan and rain shrouds
  • Tamper Switch
  • Interior water channel & gasketing for added protection
  • Removable 22”x22” panel
  • Removable door
  • Two 1/4 turn latches pull door tight into the gasket
  • Tubular-key lock
  • Interior literature tray with key tabs
  • Thermostat control available
Fan-cooled model.

BW-124FCW 24” x 24” x 12” ASA 70
Gray
  • Same features as the BW-124-8FC shown above with the addition of a 12”x8” window in the door
  • A unit with a window in the door allows the temperature inside the enclosure to rise 20 degrees F higher on a sunny day than a unit without a window in the door
Fan-cooled and ventilated model BW-124FCW.

BW-136FC 24” x 36” x 12” ASA 70
Gray
  • 115V, 300 cubic foot/minute continuous-duty fan
  • Fan and air intake filters
  • External fan and rain shrouds
  • Tamper Switch
  • Interior water channel & gasketing for added protection
  • Removable 22”x34” panel
  • Removable door
  • Two 1/4 turn latches pull door tight into the gasket
  • Tubular-key lock
  • Interior literature tray with key tabs
  • Thermostat control available
Fan-cooled model BW-136FC.

BW-136FCW 24” x 36” x 12” ASA 70
Gray
  • Same features as the
    BW-124-8FC shown above with the addition of a 12”x8” window in the door
  • A unit with a window in the door allows the temperature inside the enclosure to rise 20 degrees F higher on a sunny day than a unit without a window in the door
Model BW-136FCW.
Outdoor NEMA 3R Fan-Ventilated RACK ENCLOSURES
BW-RACKFC 22” x 24” x 24” ASA 70
Gray
  • Outdoor NEMA 3R Rack Enclosure
  • Two ventilation openings: one for fan, filter, and rain-shroud, the other for air intake filter and rain-shroud
  • Thermostat
  • Interior 12RU Rack included
  • Tamper Switch
  • Interior water channel & gaskets for added protection
  • Removable door
  • Two 1/4-turn latches pull door tight into gasket
  • Tubular key-lock
    Pictured with optional BW-3RU and BW-5RU shelves, and a BW-RMD1 drawer (not included)
Model BW-136FCW.

BW-RACKFWC 22” x 24” x 24” ASA 70
Gray
  • Same features as the BW-RACKFC shown above with the
    addition of a 12”x8” window in the door
  • A unit with a window in the door allows the temperature inside the enclosure to rise 20 degrees F higher on a sunny day than a unit without a window in the door.
Model BW-136FCW.
FC Model Accessories and Replacement Parts
BW-F300 8.75” x 8.75” x 3.5” White
  • 300 cfm Fan
  • Air Intake Filter
  • 115V
  • Draws 0.44 amps
  • Weighs 2.0 lbs
  • Mounts into pre-punched holes in Mier’s enclosure
  • Exchanges air inside the enclosure with ambient air at a rate of 300 cubic feet per minute
  • Air filter must be cleaned every six months
  • Fan thermostat available

Included with Mier’s BW-124FC
and BW-136FC

Thermostat for BW-F300 and BW-F131.


BW-F131 6” x 6” x 2” White
  • 131 cfm Fan
  • Air Intake Filter
  • 115V
  • Draws 0.11 amps
  • Weighs 1.6 lbs
  • Mounts into pre-punched holes in Mier’s enclosure
  • Exchanges air inside the enclosure with ambient air at a rate of 131 cubic feet per minute
  • Air filter must be cleaned every six months
  • Fan thermostat available

Included with Mier’s BW-124-8FC


BW-THERMFC 1.25” x 2.5” x 1.5” White
  • Thermostat for BW-F300 and BW-F131
Thermostat for BW-F300 and BW-F131.

BW-50WHTR 2.75" x 5.5" x 4" Black
  • 50 Watt Heater to circulate heated air
  • Includes thermostat, which attaches below the heater
  • Connection: 2-pole terminal, AWG 14 max (2.5 mm²)
  • Mounts onto DIN rail (included)
  • For use with small indoor or outdoor enclosures
  • 120V-240V AC, 50/60 Hz, 2.5 amp draw at initial inpush
  • Operating Temperature is -40 to 158ºF (-40 to 70ºC)
  • Switch off temperature 59ºF (15ºC)
  • Switch on temperature 41ºF (5ºC)
  • Weighs 10.8 oz
Panel heater for smaller boxes.

BW-100WHTR 3.25" x 4.5" x 2.25" Gray
  • 100 Watt Heater with fan/blower to circulate heated air
  • Includes thermostat (pictured to the right of the heater/fan)
  • Heater: 3-pole terminal, AWG 14 max. (2.5 mm²)
  • Fan: 2-pole terminal (L2/N2), AWG 14 max. (2.5 mm²)
  • Mounts onto DIN rail (included)
  • For use with medium indoor or outdoor enclosures such as the BW-SL12106, BWSL16147, or BW-SL181610
  • 120V-240V AC, 50/60 Hz, 4.5 amp draw at initial inpush (10 sec)
  • Operating Temperature is -49 to 158ºF (-45 to 70ºC)
  • Weighs 1.4 pounds

BW-400WHTR 6.25” x 4” x 5” White
  • 400 watt heater blower for larger boxes like the
    BW-124-8BP, BW-124BP, and BW-136BP
  • Thermostatically controlled
  • Weighs 4 pounds
  • 100-125 VAC, 14 amp draw at initial inpush & 7 amp at steady state
Heater blower for larger boxes.
 

 

Literature on non-metallic outdoor/indoor fan-ventilated enclosures.

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Electrical Enclosure Heaters

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of our accessory heaters for electrical enclosures

Mier Products’ Enclosure Warranty


Warranty Information for Enclosures:

Mier Products, Inc.’s Limited Warranty Program, for Standard Line or Custom Metal Enclosures and Parts, protects the original owner for 30 days from the date of purchase against defects in original parts or workmanship. Mier Products, Inc. agrees to repair or replace parts (Mier’s option) that are deemed defective by our Quality Control Team, without charge for parts or labor, if the defective unit is returned prepaid to Mier Products, Inc., Kokomo, IN, 46901, within the 30-day period. As metal enclosures/parts are not products containing complicated technology or electronics, close inspection at the time of receipt by the customer will quickly determine product quality. Thus, Mier Products, Inc. recommends inspection of enclosures/parts immediately upon receipt and contacting Mier Products, Inc. if quality issues arise.

Mier Products, Inc. does not assume responsibility for claims or damages caused by improper installation or use of these products, accessories, and/or products connected to or stored within them. Mier Products, Inc. does not assume responsibility for damages to these products or their accessories due to shipping damage or damage occurring while in a customer’s warehouse and/or possession. These products and any accessories (including but not limited to air conditioning units, heaters, fans, filters, locks, latches, tamper switches, removable panels) must be shipped, handled, stored, and installed with strict adherence to OEM installation instructions.

This warranty constitutes the entire warranty with respect to Mier’s Metal Enclosures and Metal Fabricated Parts and IS IN LIEU OF ALL OTHERS, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTY OR MERCHANTABILITY AND
WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND IN NO EVENT IS MIER PRODUCTS, INC., OR IT’S OEM PARTNERS, RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER.

Any warranty OR sales questions should be directed to Mier Products at 800-473-0213, or via e-mail to
info@mierproducts.com

Warranty Information for Air Conditioner, Heaters, Filters, Fans, Other OEM Partner Accessories:

Mier Products, Inc. works closely with reputable OEM Partners to offer accessories for our lines of enclosures and Drive-Alert Vehicle Detection Systems. Those accessories are warranted and supported by their OEM. As an example: Mier Products exclusively uses McLean Thermal air-conditioning units for our Temperature Controlled Enclosures. While the enclosure portion of these units is warranted by Mier Products, Inc., as written above under Metal Enclosures and Metal Fabricated Parts, the AC/Heater unit would be warranted and supported by McLean Thermal.