Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Rugged LCD TV enclosures - understanding the details.

When you are installing an LCD television in areas other than a home or office, you need to consider the following factors:
  1. What is in the air - any harmful chemicals?
  2. Is the area prone to vandalism?
  3. What size of television display will be used?
The last point is almost decided when the project is commissioned, however there are varying degrees of rugged protection, from putting a plastic screen on the front on the TV to protect the actual screen to a completely water tight enclosure.

The real rugged LCD enclosures are the enclosures that protect to the following standards; IP54, IP65 or NEMA 4X the American standard, I will try to explain the basic differences between them.

IP54 LCD enclosures.
These will protect the TV and any other hardware that will fit inside the enclosure, from dust and fluid splashes.

IP65 LCD enclosure.
These protect the internal hardware from water, as the enclosure is designed to withstand being washed down with a high powered water jet, ensuring that the unit is ideal for wet outdoor areas. These are also known as waterproof TV enclosures.

Now here is the difference from the main dedicated manufacturers of LCD enclosures, they have a vast experience in both cooling and heating the enclosure, to make sure the TV has the maximum lifespan possible. There are a few companies out there, who claim to manufacture these units however they will tell you that it's on a long lead time and that the LCD enclosure is "not part of their standard product range". If you come up against such a company, run away - FAST!

LCD Enclosures Global are a dedicated manufacturer of protective LCD enclosures for all types of applications from displaying product advertisements on large LCD displays on the factory floor (for showcasing a product to potential new customers.) To supplying vandal proof TV enclosures for un-manned areas, they have the solutions for you.

One dedicated manufacturer's blog is below...
Rugged LCD enclosures

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