US Pat. No. 10,893,627

ELECTRONIC CABINET, AND AIR INLET THEREFORE

LOGISIG INC., Quebec (CA...

1. An outdoor weather-resistant electronic cabinet for enclosing electronic components, the electronic cabinet comprising:a housing having a base and a cover being connected to one another via a plurality of lateral walls, the base, the cover and the lateral walls enclosing an interior of the housing, one of the plurality of lateral walls having a first opening defined through said lateral wall to allow air to enter the housing through the first opening in said lateral wall;
a lateral perforated plate being mounted to said lateral wall of the housing and extending over the first opening of said lateral wall, the lateral perforated plate having a plurality of perforations;
a protector plate being mounted to the housing and extending over the lateral perforated plate to overlay the plurality of perforations of the lateral perforated plate on an exterior side of the electronic cabinet to shield the plurality of perforations from horizontally-oriented projections of ice or water, the protector plate having an edge spaced apart from the lateral perforated plate, an air inlet spacing defined between the edge and the lateral perforated plate;
a spacing between the protector plate and the lateral perforated plate; and
a ventilation air path extending from the exterior side of the electronic cabinet, across the air inlet spacing, into the spacing between the protector plate and the lateral perforated plate and across the perforations of the lateral perforated plate;
wherein the lateral perforated plate has two lateral edges each having a side flange extending outwardly from a respective one of the two lateral edges of the lateral perforated plate, the protector plate having two lateral edges each having a side flange extending inwardly from a respective one of the two lateral edges of the protector, the side flanges of the lateral perforated plate being fastened to the side flanges of the protector plate.