Questions tagged [enclosure]

An enclosure is a box to hold your electronic device.

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How to 'fix' this in an enclosure without glueing?

I have an enclosure, and want to fix/put a STM32 inside, a relay and probably later a small circuit board. However, the STM (STM32F103C8T6) and the relay do not have holes to fix them... and I do not ...
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How to make whole top side of project box glow uniformly?

I have a transparent project box encasing my breadboard with an LED on it. I want to use this LED to make the whole top of the box glow uniformly. Does anyone have any ideas? I tried using soft ...
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Plastic enclosure for small product [closed]

I have a small hw product and I would like to find a plastic enclosure company that do small runs. Recommendations with experience please (i.e. not a simple Google Search result dump!)
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Moisture Trapped in IP66 Enclosure

I got a field report of a product which is sealed in an IP66 aluminum die cast body. it was observed that water/moisture had condensed inside the enclosure over and over and creating some white marks ...
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Grounding PCB to enclosure

I am designing a small sensor which fits into a custom aluminum enclosure. The sensor uses CAN bus and a long cable to connect it to the host and power. The shield of the cable will ground the ...
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Waterproof enclosures

I have a simple farm gate monitor which I'd like to put in a rugged waterproof enclosure to keep it dry enough to operate outside for approximately ten years with no maintenance other than the ...
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Designing electronics and their enclosures for the outdoors

I think the title captures it, but to expand upon this further. What are some of the best practices that you use to place electronics outdoors? Include what you do for the cases and mention issues ...
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Are plastic enclosures safe for hobby mains voltage projects?

This may seem an obvious /silly question, but bear with me because I want you to consider it from a pragmatic view point. I have a fledgling project that will be mains powered and fit in a space ...
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What metal-printing methods exist to create this style of finish? [closed]

I have an old panel faceplate (circa 2000) that I am trying to create a replacement for. It appears that the two commonly available methods to put graphics on a metal faceplate are UV printing and ...
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Should I look for Aluminum or plastic enclosure for UPS

I am on the process of material selection for the UPS I am prototyping. My plan is to manufacture a product that should finally go to the market. I am relatively new to the manufacturing and I would ...
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Fabricating control panels

Electronic projects that aren't in a box are fragile. I have a project completing soon that has a reasonably complex control layout. It's going to need some manner of control panel that includes ...