Enclosure Air Conditioning

If you fail to manage your enclosure’s heat gain, the electrical components enclosed within may overheat. Typically manufacturers recommend maintaining an enclosure air temperature of 95°F or less to reduce the internal heat load. Environmental factors, a lack of ventilation, and restricted air flow can also cause the formation of hot spots, which may lead to equipment overheating. If you need assistance keeping your enclosure cool, American Products would be happy to help. We partner with several manufacturers of cooling solutions, such as Bard, Iceqube, Marvair & Dantherm, to offer efficient enclosure air conditioning.

In addition, remember that it is important to select the right enclosure air conditioner capacity. An undersized air conditioner will fail to adequately cool the cabinet. An oversized air conditioner will have a higher initial investment cost, lack efficiency, and will frequently turn on and off (which may result in an unacceptable temperature variation). Insure that you select the right capacity for your cooling needs.

Closed-Loop Cooling

Closed-loop air conditioners mount onto enclosures, removing heat without allowing ambient air into the sealed enclosure. With a closed-loop system, a blower draws hot air from inside the enclosure. As this air passes through an evaporator coil, heat and moisture are removed before the air is forced back into the enclosure.

The closed-loop internal circuit protects the enclosed equipment from heat and airborne contaminants in all types of hostile environments, creating a controlled space that allows the enclosed equipment to operate under the best possible temperature and environmental conditions. This type of cooling system efficiently cools electronic equipment housed in a NEMA-rated enclosure without exposing the sensitive electronics to moisture or airborne contaminants.

Features of Our Enclosure Air Conditioning Systems

  • 2-year & 5-year manufacturer’s warranties (depends on model, 1st year includes field service)
  • Easy installation
  • Closed-loop cooling for a controlled, secure environment
  • Rated for indoor and outdoor use
  • Built-in control board
  • Coated condenser coils to protect against dirt
  • High-quality and high-performance axial fans
  • Lead-lag control multiple cooling units on a single cabinet
  • Front access to critical components for ease of use

Enclosures with Optional Climate Control

MiniFort Series

The MiniFort Series features versatile, outdoor enclosures that are ideal for housing rack-mount equipment in harsh environmental conditions. Built for NEMA protection, the enclosures protect against rain, sleet, snow, splashing water, and damage from external ice formation. Other benefits include aircraft-grade aluminum, stainless-steel hardware, GR487 powder coating, adjustable equipment racks, a solar shield roof, a ground terminal strip, and lockable handles and hinges. Plus, you can select from several climate control options: enclosure air conditioning (closed-loop systems with built-in adjustable thermostats), exhaust fans, heat exchangers, heaters, battery heater pads, etc. To learn more, review the table below or call a sales representative for assistance.

HVAC PART / SKUDESCRIPTIONCOMPATIBILITY
AMMF-AC1000V-115IQ1000 BTU 115V HVACMiniFort 20" / 32" / 42"
AMMF-AC1000V-230IQ1000 BTU 230V HVACMiniFort 20" / 32" / 42"
AMMF-AC2000VS-115IQ2200 BTU 115V HVACMiniFort 32" / 42"
AMMF-AC2000VS-230IQ2200 BTU 230V HVACMiniFort 32" / 42"
AMMF-AC4000-115IQ4000 BTU 115V HVAC MiniFort 42"
AMMF-AC4000-230IQ4000 BTU 230V HVACMiniFort 42"

Independence Series

The Independence Series features modular enclosures designed to 3R standards with RU racks. These enclosures are ideal for sensitive electronics performing special applications with lower volumes in harsh environmental conditions. For example, our customers commonly use Independence enclosures for fiber optics, satellite communication, cable television, navigation and positioning, wireless backhaul, and any EIA standard rack-mount equipment. Options for climate control include enclosure air conditioning (closed-loop systems with built-in adjustable thermostats), exhaust fans, heat exchangers, heaters, and battery heater pads. To learn more, review the table below or call a sales representative for assistance.

HVAC PART / SKUDESCRIPTIONCOMPATIBILITY
AM32P-AC1000V-115IQ1000 BTU 115V HVACIndependence 32"
AM32P-AC1000V-230IQ1000 BTU 230V HVACIndependence 32"
AM32P-AC2000-115
2200 BTU 115V HVACIndependence 32"
AM32P-AC2000-2302200 BTU 230V HVACIndependence 32"
AM47P-AC2000VS-115IQ2200 BTU 115V HVACIndependence 47"
AM47P-AC2000VS-230IQ2200 BTU 230V HVACIndependence 47"
AM58-84P-AC2000VS-115IQ2200 BTU 115V HVACIndependence 58" / 68" / 78"
AM58-84P-AC2000VS-230IQ2200 BTU 230V HVACIndependence 58" / 68" / 78"
AM47P-AC4000-115IQ4000 BTU 115V HVACIndependence 47"
AM47P-AC4000-230IQ4000 BTU 230V HVACIndependence 47"
AM58-84P-AC4000-115IQ4000 BTU 115V HVACIndependence 58" / 68" / 78"
AM58-84P-AC4000-230IQ4000 BTU 230V HVACIndependence 58" / 68" / 78"
AM58-84P-AC6000-115IQ6000 BTU 115V HVACIndependence 58" / 68" / 78"
AM58-84P-AC6000-230IQ
6000 BTU 230V HVACIndependence 58" / 68" / 78"
AM58-84P-AC8000-115IQ8000 BTU 115V HVACIndependence 58" / 68" / 78"
AM58-84P-AC8000-230IQ8000 BTU 230V HVACIndependence 58" / 68" / 78"
AM58-84P-AC10000-115IQ10000 BTU 115V HVACIndependence 58" / 68" / 78"
AM58-84P-AC10000-230IQ10000 BTU 230V HVACIndependence 58" / 68" / 78"

Heritage Series

The Heritage Series is composed of outdoor multibay enclosures that are commonly used for cell sites, fiber optics, satellite communications, cable television, navigation and positioning, and military installation. Due to the standard dual bays and four entry doors, technicians can easily access the equipment in a standard rack. A variety of sizes, accessories, and options are available, including climate control and fan-forced ventilation. Ensure your enclosure fits your specific needs by exploring the custom accessories available. To learn more, review the table below or call a sales representative for assistance.

HVAC PART / SKUDESCRIPTIONCOMPATIBILITY
AMD-AC2000VS-115IQ2200 BTU 115V HVACHeritage 32" / 47" / 58" / 68" / 78"
AMD-AC2000VS-230IQ2200 BTU 230V HVACHeritage 32" / 47" / 58" / 68" / 78"
AMD-AC4000-115IQ
4000 BTU 115V HVACHeritage 47" / 58" / 68" / 78"
AMD-AC4000-230IQ4000 BTU 230V HVACHeritage 47" / 58" / 68" / 78"
AMD-AC6000-115IQ6000 BTU 115V HVACHeritage 47" / 58" / 68" / 78"
AMD-AC6000-230IQ6000 BTU 230V HVACHeritage 47" / 58" / 68" / 78"
AMD-AC8000-115IQ8000 BTU 115V HVACHeritage 47" / 58" / 68" / 78"
AMD-AC8000-230IQ8000 BTU 230V HVACHeritage 47" / 58" / 68" / 78"
AMD-AC10000-115IQ10000 BTU 115V HVACHeritage 47" / 58" / 68" / 78"
AMD-AC10000-230IQ10000 BTU 230V HVACHeritage 47" / 58" / 68" / 78"

Patriot Series

The Patriot Series features outdoor multifunction enclosures that are designed to protect your enclosure in harsh environments. The Solar Shield roof will safeguard your electronics from the destructive effects of solar gain, and you can also use air conditioning, heat exchangers, and fans to maintain an optimal environment within the enclosure. This enclosure series includes integrated side access, a front and rear rack mount equipment chamber, and a vented battery compartment. To learn more, review the table below or call a sales representative for assistance.

HVAC PART / SKUDESCRIPTIONCOMPATIBILITY
AM-AC2000VS-115IQ2200 BTU 115V HVACPatriot 32" / 47" / 58" / 68" / 78"
AM-AC2000VS-230IQ2200 BTU 230V HVACPatriot 32" / 47" / 58" / 68" / 78"
AM-AC4000-115IQ
4000 BTU 115V HVACPatriot 47" / 58" / 68" / 78"
AM-AC4000-230IQ4000 BTU 230V HVACPatriot 47" / 58" / 68" / 78"
AM-AC6000-115IQ6000 BTU 115V HVACPatriot 47" / 58" / 68" / 78"
AM-AC6000-230IQ6000 BTU 230V HVACPatriot 47" / 58" / 68" / 78"
AM-AC8000-115IQ8000 BTU 115V HVACPatriot 47" / 58" / 68" / 78"
AM-AC8000-230IQ8000 BTU 230V HVAC Patriot 47" / 58" / 68" / 78"
AM-AC10000-115IQ10000 BTU 115V HVACPatriot 47" / 58" / 68" / 78"
AM-AC10000-230IQ10000 BTU 230V HVACPatriot 47" / 58" / 68" / 78"

Fort Series

The Fort Series is a line of outdoor thermal shelters that are commonly used for fiber optics, satellite communication, wireless backhaul, cable television, navigation and positioning, military installation, and port security. Made from heavy-duty steel, Fort enclosures provide superior protection and durability. Available options include air conditioning, high output ventilation, baseboard heat, and battery heaters. To learn more, review the table below or call a sales representative for assistance.

HVAC PART / SKUDESCRIPTIONCOMPATIBILITY
AMCS-AC-1THVAC 1 TON (230V)All Fort Sizes
AMCS-AC-2THVAC 2 TON (230V)All Fort Sizes
AMCS-AC-3T
HVAC 3 TON (230V)All Fort Sizes
AMCS-AC-4THVAC 4 TON (230V)All Fort Sizes
AMCS-AC-5THVAC 5 TON (230V)All Fort Sizes
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