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I've seen this packaging used by many companies, specifically in mobile equipment, automotive ECU's, marine, and other harsh environment applications. I doubt all these manufactures are making the packaging for themselves, so it must be some sort of standard format that I can purchase.

To describe the packaging, I would call it a rectangular box that's a solid plastic housing on 5 sides but one, that normally has a single PCB counterpart that slides down in and has a 'cap' on one side of the PCB. Sliding the PCB into the until the cap 'clicks' into place gives it a watertight seal. The cap usually has 1 or 2 Deutsch style or other automotive connector. Additionally the main housing usually has 2 tabs off it for an M8 / 1/4" bolt to secure it to a flat surface.

Some examples:

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Any info on this would be appreciated.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Are there any manufacturer markings internally? \$\endgroup\$ – Solar Mike Feb 1 at 18:06
  • \$\begingroup\$ I don't have one of these on hand right now. I used to use products in this packaging several years ago. If I have to, I'm just going to order something to get it on hand and take it apart. \$\endgroup\$ – DrTarr Feb 1 at 18:17
  • \$\begingroup\$ Why do you think they don't do it for themselves? Have you seen twice the same package? I didn't. It's very difficult to find these enclosures and stuffs and when you find them it's prohibitively expensive. \$\endgroup\$ – Fredled Feb 1 at 20:51
  • \$\begingroup\$ I've held some these packages in my hand from different and know for certain they are identical. \$\endgroup\$ – DrTarr Feb 2 at 20:03
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Turns out Deutsch themselves makes the whole enclosure:

https://www.te.com/usa-en/products/connectors/automotive-connectors/intersection/deutsch-pcb-enclosures-and-headers.html

Thanks for playing

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