At first glance I read "junction box" as "juke box" but alas it does not play music nor does Fonzi hit it to get it started. However, it's still pretty darn cool and you don't need to insert any money to get it to work. Plus you can hum "Conjunction Junction" to yourself while you read this! For those of you that weren't a child of the 80s, check out the video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPoBE-E8VOc to see what I'm referring to.
So, per my research, I discovered that junction boxes are devices that contain the wiring junctions or intersections that allow the wiring in the home or public building to interface with the main power supply provided by a local utility.
In addition to it's practicality, a junction box looks more appealing than a bunch of exposed electrical wires. Also, if you have a toddler anything like mine, who puts everything in his mouth, this ensures that they won't be grabbing for the wires any chance they get. Outta sight outta mind is the way to go!
Usually constructed with the use of metal or hard plastic, the general appearance of a junction box is either a square or rectangular design. A door on the front of the box allows access to the interior. The door may be set in the front of the junction box, or the entire facing may swing upward or downward to allow access to the junctions within the device. In many homes, the junction box proper is placed into a wall, with only the front panel open to view. This way you can hang that family photo in your matching sweaters (oh you know you all have one), deer head or singing bass fish, circa 2002, over the box to hide it from view.
Marshall Wolf Automation carries the Saginaw Enviroline® Junction Enclosures, series SCE-ELJ . These are designed to house electrical controls, instruments and components in areas, which may be regularly hosed down or are in very wet or oily conditions. In addition they also provide protection from dust, dirt, oil, and water. Enclosures (boxes) with viewing windows are designed to house electrical controls, instruments and components that require unrestricted viewing of the gages or controls, in areas which may be regularly hosed down or are in very wet or oily conditions.
Marshall Wolf Automation also carries the Stainless Steel Saginaw Enviroline®, Junction Enclosures, series, SCE-ELJSS. These have all the same features as the SCE-ELJ series, the main difference being the #4 brushed finish on all exterior surfaces. The SCE-ELJ series is carbon steel while this series is stainless steel, optional panels are powder coated white.
Visit Marshall Wolf Automation on the web or call us at 800-325-9653 for all your junction box needs! I apologize if you can't get "Conjunction Junction:" out of your head now ;)