What is the Best Outdoor Helium Enclosure?

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In this article we will show you our favorite outdoor Helium enclosures from all price ranges.

Outdoor enclosures are a great way to maximize Helium rewards. With an outdoor Helium enclosure, you can get your Hotspot and antenna outdoors without sacrificing signal strength due to long antenna cables. We are going to start with some cheaper options, then get into the more expensive Helium enclosures later in the list.

Before purchasing a Helium enclosure it is important to verify the dimensions of the enclosure and the Hotspot you intend on using to ensure it will fit, be sure to leave room for cables and a POE splitter if you are using one.

Before you continue, note that this is part five of eight in our Master Guide to Helium Mining. If you wish to learn more of the basics first, check out the master guide and follow the links to the in-depth articles.

Helium Outdoor Enclosure IPE994

MSRP: $28.98 

HotspotRF has deployed hundreds of Helium gateways with Helium outdoor enclosures throughout the globe. The Helium outdoor enclosure by Amphenol Broadband Solutions has been our best-performing enclosure providing both protection and an easy install. Unlike other name brand enclosures Amphenol Broadband IPE Outdoor Enclosures have been tested for UV resistance, temperature and humidity test, weatherproof protection, salt fog, drop test, and an impact test.

•Exterior Dimensions – 9.4×6.9×3.4” (239.6×176.2×85.1mm)

•Interior Dimensions – 8.4×5.9×3.1” (213.6×150.7×79.5mm)

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Heavy Duty Weather Proof Enclosure 12 x 12 x 3

MSRP: $33.50

Weather resistant high impact thermoplastic alloy.
Self-latching, hinged cover design snaps closed: with padlock and F-terminator security.
Optimized space and cost.
Quick mount rails enable True Flex devices to be snapped into place.
Continuous bosses for flexible component placement.
Cable retention slots allow work to be completed outside of the box.

Designed with the technician in mind, the Infinity Premise Enclosures reduce installation time and have uniquely designed features to keep every enclosure installation neat and clean. Measuring a generous 12 in. by 12 in. by 3 in., the IPE12123 has plenty of room for extra components. The Quick Mount Rail allows any True Flex product to be snapped into the enclosure quickly and easily without the use of screws or hardware. Cable retention slots simplify enclosure installations by allowing installers to work outside of the box, then slide the assembled connections in. Continuous vertical and horizontal bosses allow unlimited flexibility of mounting options. All this packed in an attractive and durable heavy duty case designed with UV rated thermo plastic alloy to withstand the elements day in and day out. Tough enough for the installer, pretty enough to please the customer.

Extreme Broadband Engineering (amazon Link)

This heavy-duty enclosure is used by many enthusiasts, featuring plenty of room for a POE splitter, fan, temperature/humidity sensor, 4G cellular hotspot, or anything else you might want to include.

IP67 Waterproof Enclosure 

MSRP: $37.50

Weatherproof & waterproof designed enclosure box, suitable for harsh outdoor environments or indoor industrial applications. 11.4″×7.5″×5.5″

Includes a mounting panel for easy installing PCB board, terminal or any other electrical components which need to be fixed on.

Simple hinged cover, easy open and close, stainless steel latches can keep a good watertight.

High-grade ABS material, lightweight and sturdy, cable outlets can be easily drilled.

Safety lockable design to prevent un-authorized openings.

Gratury (amazon link)

This enclosure features a removable grate that is perfect for mounting a hotspot and POE splitter, just slip some small zip ties through those little holes and keep everything exactly where you want it.

Outdoor Helium Enclosure for RAK Hotspot Miner

MSRP: $104 (before shipping and fees)

Outdoor Enclosure Kit

PoE splitter Type-C USB (in 48 V; out 5 V/2.4 A)

PoE injector (in 100-240 V; out 48 V/0.5 A)

Power cord for the PoE Injector

Zip tie, PVC tape, and waterproof tape

Antenna cable type RG1.32, with N-type to RP-SMA male connectors.


This all-in-one enclosure has everything you need to install a Hotspot outdoors. It comes with a POE injector and splitter, a pigtail antenna cable, a mounted antenna adaptor, and more.

IP66 Helium Enclosures with POE

MSRP: $149.99

*This kit can also be purchased in a bundle with an antenna, LMR-400 cable, and lighting arrestor.

Our enclosures are 100% powered by PoE (Power over Ethernet). Enclosures comes with world class TP-LINK PoE Injector and   TP-LINK PoE Splitter.
Plug and Play
Our IP66 NEMA 4X enclosures are 100% weatherproof. Use this enclosure anywhere without worrying about heat or rain.

Operation Temperature: -10 to 60 Degrees Celsius (14 to 140 Degrees Fahrenheit)

NEMA 1, 2, 4, 4X, 12, 13 and IEC 529 IP65, IP66 certified.

Dimensions: 10.2” x 8.6” x 4.1”(External) & 9.4” x 7.8” x 3.4”(Internal)

Weatherproof and UV Stable.

Durable polycarbonate + ABS.

Waterproof cable glands

Waterproofing gasket lid.

Tamper-proof locking screw with key and provision for padlock

Adjustable antenna mount.

TP-Link PoE Splitter

Delivers up to 30W to a PoE+ device

Structure Module:

High quality aluminum mounting plates(0.125” thickness)

Pole-to-Pole Zinc Plated Antenna Mast Clamp for corrosion protection

Fit max. pole diameter 2″

Clamp to mount LoRa Antenna

iOT Off Grid

This is a really interesting enclosure because you can choose from a few different packages to ensure you get everything you need.

IP66 Weatherproof Helium Enclosure Powered by Solar Energy (60W)

MSRP: $624

100% Powered by Solar
Our enclosures are 100% powered by Solar Panels with built in charge controllers programmed for your miner. 

Compatible with any Hotspot
Unit comes with both USB-C and 2.1mm Barrel connector compatible with all the major Helium Hotspots.

Plug and Play
Plug in your miner* and screw in some bolts and you are ready to mine in less than 30 mins.

Our IP66 NEMA 4X enclosures are 100% weatherproof. Use this enclosure anywhere without worrying about heat or rain.

500 Battery Lifecycles

Operation Temperature: -10 to 60 Degrees Celsius (14 to 140 Degrees Fahrenheit)

iOT Off Grid

This solar-powered Helium enclosure has everything you need to start mining of-grid.

Stand-Alone Helium Enclosure

MSRP: $781 (before fees)

44-100Ah Battery

50-100w Solar panel

Pole/wall mount

The SAHO Enclosure is rated for Radio Tower mount deployment, tested for 100mph winds.

This complete modular solution gives you the ability to expand your Helium Network thru out the whole world, free from cables or wifi connection. Deploy your hotspots in the desert, up in trees, high in mountain peaks, anywhere and everywhere you need you hotspot to be.


We love options, and that’s why we loved this enclosure. You can choose what size enclosure you need, what size/power battery and solar panel you want, and even what kink of mounting hardware comes included.

Closing Thoughts:

For the most part, all of these outdoor Helium enclosures accomplish the same thing. They allow you to install your Hotspot safely outdoors in the elements, keeping it safe while getting higher rewards compared to an indoor installation.

For the majority of us, the cheapest Helium enclosure will do just fine. Be sure to test it under running water before entrusting it to take care of your Hotspot for months or years at a time.

For those of you interested in off-grid Helium set-ups, you can take inspiration from some of the Helium enclosures on this list or simply buy one from the manufacturers. These set-ups give you the ultimate freedom to set up your Helium Hotspot wherever you have permission.

For more information on which Hotspot to pick, what cables to use, what antenna is best for you, or where to place your Hotspot, click the links to learn more.

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