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MAXIMUS MHXExplosion-proof housing

MAXIMUS RANGE ... Drillereye




The MAXIMUS range ensures excellent performance for monitoring critical processes in areas that carry a risk of explosion, such as refineries, gas pipelines, oil tankers, offshore platforms, industrial processes, chemical industries, etc.


Certifications Ex d for use in Zone 1 and 2, Group IIC (Gas), and in Zone Ex tb 21 and 22 (Dust)

Made of AISI 316L electropolished stainless steel

2 threaded holes ¾” NPT for use of cable glands or conduit

Versions with wiper

Integrated telemetry receiver for version with wiper

Ambient temperature: from -40°C (-40°F) up to +60°C (140°F)


  • AISI 316L stainless steel construction
  • Passivated and electropolished external surfaces
  • Silicone O-ring seals
  • 2 holes 3/4" NPT for cable entry
  • Sunshield
  • Unit weight: 16.5kg (36lb)
Housing's window
  • Tempered window glass
  • Usable diameter: 75mm (3.0in)
  • Thick: 12mm (0.47in)
  • Supply voltage/Current consumption/Power:
  • 230Vac, 0.34A, 50/60Hz, 80W
  • 120Vac, 0.5A, 50/60Hz, 60W
  • 24Vac, 2.2A, 50/60Hz, 53W
  • 12Vdc, 2.8A, 34W
  • Heater (Ton 15°C±4°C (59°F±7°F), Toff 22°C±3°C (72°F±5°F))
  • Serial interface: 1 RS-485 line, half-duplex
  • Addressable units: Up to 31, via dip-switch
  • Protocols:
  • PELCO D: 2400baud, 9600baud
  • VIDEOTEC MACRO: 9600baud, 38400baud
  • PELCO is registered trademark.
  • The product may be interfaced with devices not manufactured by VIDEOTEC. It is possible that the interface protocols have changed or are in a different configuration from earlier tested units by VIDEOTEC. VIDEOTEC recommends a test prior to installation. VIDEOTEC will not be liable for any installation costs or lost revenues in the event a compatibility problem will occur.
I/O interface
  • Version with wiper
  • Remote wiper activation: 1 input, dry contact NO
  • Day/Night camera status: 1 input
  • Wash system activation relay: 1 output, 60Vdc max or 30Vac max, 1A
  • Illuminator activation relay: 1 output, 60Vdc max or 30Vac max, 1A
  • Compatible cameras:
  • Power consumption (assembly, camera and lens): 13W max
  • Cameras dimensions/Lenses that can be installed (WxHxL): 80x82x245mm (3.1x3.2x9.6in) max
  • Minimum distance between camera and housing's window: 10mm (0.4in)
  • For indoors and outdoors installation
  • Operating temperature/Installation temperature: from -40°C (-40°F) up to +60°C (140°F)
  • Relative humidity: from 5% up to 95%
  • Electrical safety (CE): EN60950-1, IEC60950-1, EN62368-1, IEC62368-1
  • Electromagnetic compatibility (CE): EN61000-6-4, EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3, EN50130-4, EN55032 (Class A)
  • RoHS (CE): EN IEC 63000
  • Outdoor installation (CE): EN60950-22, IEC60950-22
  • IP protection degree (EN/IEC60529): IP66, IP67
  • Vibration test: EN50130-5, EN60068-2-6
  • Electromagnetic compatibility (North America): FCC part 15 (Class A)
Certifications - Explosion-proof applications
  • ATEX (EN IEC 60079-0, EN 60079-1, EN 60079-31)
  • IECEx (IEC 60079-0, IEC 60079-1, IEC 60079-31)
  • EAC EX (TR CU 012/2011)
  • KCs (Employment and labor department 2021-22)
  • UK EX (EN IEC 60079-0, EN 60079-1, EN 60079-31)

For further details on certifications and markings, consult the relevant table.