"The best stuff is never 'cheap'. These boxes are truly excellent. I've been using them for 4yrs now and like: # the rubber entry holes - give swa glands something to 'bite' into to make a waterfproof entry # the external fixing lugs - no holes in the base so a fully watertight box (there are optional internal fixing positions) # the co-molded rubber lip around the lid # fully solid box molding - no molded in holes like chaeper versions # good quality plastic with some flexibility (not hard and brittle) # not sure but the screws might even be stainless - they're certainly good quality.
I was recently able to look at an outdoor installation where I had fitted these boxes over 3 years ago. No signs of any corrosion or water ingress in any boxes. Just a few insects got in through drain holes. Well chuffed.
I've marked these down on value because I think they are pricey at £3.50. Around £3 would be more realistic."
"At first i wasn't sure if this would be up to the job but proved me wrong. Best bit i like about these is the external mounting holes, yes they might be vunerable to vandalism and not look as good but it beats drilling into the corner of a box like with MK and other external boxes, then trying to thread a screw into the hole. Would of been nice to throw a couple of 20mm glands in there too! Good connector block inside but limited to 2 positions to clip it down but still good. Very nice little box and would buy again."
"This box is great - very well made and smart looking. A couple of details missing from the listing: The knockouts for glands are all M20 (I had bought M25 conduit). There are 8 knockouts in total - one in the back, 2 each on 3 of the sides, and 1 on the remaining side. It also includes a connector block with 5 terminals."
"Using for external lighting, adaptable terminal position and soft rubber access ports are ideal as is or with metal or plastic glands. Gives good selection of positions for these. Solid construction. Excellent combination of hard plastic frame and soft plastic trim."
"This is good sturdy product with easy to cut rubber in/outlets, but the fixing lugs are fragile. Be careful not to over tighten the screws when mounting it as you will brake the lug or go right through it."
"Exterior installation went like a dream. However, after a few months RCD began tripping. Opened up the boxes and three of the four had water ingress. Not through the IP66 glands mounted on the bottom edge, therefore must be through the lid. Used a smear of petroleum jelly and all's well so far."
"Just pulled my phone connectors from the block of ice that had formed inside this "waterproof" box. Now working again once enclosed in Wiska box to match the other connector that was bone dry inside, despite being immersed in a puddle. Wiska boxes are half the price too."