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What is the difference in an outdoor load center that is 3r rated vs one that is listed as rainproof?
 
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No difference. Nema 3R is a weatherproof enclosure that is rainproof.
 
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Old 12-22-13, 05:19 AM
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What is the difference in an outdoor load center that is 3r rated vs one that is listed as rainproof?
In addition, the NEMA3R (raintight) enclosure generally has a raintight cover that hinges at the top and sometimes will have a hub opening at the top that usually comes with a weatherproof closure plate. NEMA3R enclosures will have no other openings on the top and usually have no knockouts on the sides, but probably will have some knockouts on the bottom. A NEMA 3R enclosure is not gasketed, dustproof or waterproof, just raintight.
 
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