03 Nov Tough exterior for extreme conditions
Hot, dusty and often wet – the conditions where power boards are used are often extreme. From a mining camp to a construction site, they can often be dropped or thrown on to the back of a truck or sit in the elements for weeks at a time.
A lot of testing and research has gone into selecting the material used for the outer shell of Powersafe’s power boards, and the design.
Our board shells are made of UV resistant, high-impact polyethylene, chosen to ensure our products are the most robust, safest and long-lasting on the market.
The polyethylene used in Powersafe power boards is non-conductive, UL94 V0 rated, UV resistant and virtually indestructible.
Polyethylene is designed to tolerate extreme mechanical strain at low and high temperatures. Unlike rubber, polyethylene has an extremely low heat transfer resistance which ensures optimal heat dissipation, keeping the board and its internals cooler.
Polyethylene enclosures won’t break, lose colour or shape as easily as materials used by some other providers do, even when exposed to the harsh Australian environment for many years.
Powersafe’s larger portable power boards are designed with grab handles for easy lifting and strain relief of leads and can be stacked and secured. The integrated design ensured longevity and no need to replace corroded parts.
All power boards in Powersafe’s industrial range are tested for IP66 standards (dustproof, jets of water) and come with a five year pro rata warranty.