Is the EXAC explosion proof junction box rated for NEC certification?


Clarification of explosion proof certification ratings with EXAC junction box and Exsite cameras.

Product Line

Pelco Cameras


EXAC Junction Box

Exsite camera series


EXAC and Exsite component certifications are not concurrent and cause some confusion when needing to be used in North American NEC (National Electric Code) certified environments with the Exsite series camera.


The EXAC Junction Box is not rated for NEC (National Electric Code, North American) Class I or Division I certification ratings. It is rated for IECEx (International Electrotechnical Commission) and Devices for use in Explosive Atmospheres (ATEX, European) certifications. 

For more details see the ExSite Increased Safety Cable Interface Installation Manual. Under point 12 of Important Safety Instructions:

12. Use only in IECEx and ATEX certified installations.

The Exsite camera series is rated for NEC standards. So the EXAC junction box will not be compatible with camera certification requirements if the environment is strictly for NEC standards only.