Questions tagged [enclosure]

An enclosure is a box to hold your electronic device.

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Enclosing/Casing Design for electronics (electronic eng. vs industrial designer)

I have been wondering, this since i dont have that much experience in product design, but, who is supposed to do the case design of an electronic product? the industrial engineer or the electronic ...
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Xbee Shield - Turning jumper settings into ON/OFF (XBEE/USB) manual switch

I have the following Xbee Shield where I need to constantly switch jumpers in order to allow Xbee communication and/or USB communication. The following is set for Xbee communication: "Xbee ...
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Cheap method to drill neat holes in plastic casing?

A good deal of projects I see have their inputs and outputs neatly aligned in to plastic enclosures. I wish to do the same, however, I do not own a drill or anything similar. What is a cheap but ...
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Why are some mounting holes connected to ground?

Why are plated mounting holes connected to ground ? I read that if you are connecting your board to chassis ground, then it should be connected at only one point and connecting say 4 mounting holes ...
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Covering exposed contacts on a toggle switch

I need to mount a mini toggle or rocker switch to the outside surface of a box. For various reasons I cannot drill a hole, so the entire switch needs to be freestanding or glued to the surface. (There ...
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Light- and vapor-tight enclosure entry [closed]

I am trying to find a way to install a component in an aluminum box. This component comprises a rectangular unit measuring about 80mm by 100mm and a power supply of similar dimensions joined by a 5mm ...
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EMC Design of Aluminium Enclosures

When designing Aluminium enclosures (rack mounted units), I've previously used an Iridite NCP finish to ensure electrical conductivity between panels (i.e. no oxide). Does anyone have any papers or ...
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Weather proof enclosure for Raspberry Pi

I have built a device based on Raspberry Pi who have to be located on a house's roof. I use an IP67 enclosure with IP69 pressure compensation element with gore-tex membrane. I add silica gel before ...
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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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Weatherproof enclosures IP65 or Nema 3R, with specific holes, 150x150mm?

I'm needing an enclosure weatherproof and with dimensions around 150x150mm. After searching, I know that I should look for something like IP65 or higher, is this right? I also want to have holes for ...
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Are there any transparent enclosures or housing options out there for the Stellaris LaunchPad?

I come from an Arduino background, where there are a number of enclosures available for the standard board sizes. We've just installed some software on a Stellaris LaunchPad at work, and we want to ...
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Weather protected enclosure

I'm planning to assemble x86-based computer equipment and place it outdoors, on the balcony, which has no protection from the elements, except for the concrete floor and roof. The temperatures here go ...
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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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Ideas for what to use as project enclosures/cases

I have seen myself working on a growing number of projects over the past few months. The one thing I have started to dislike is seeing the circuit board (and often my messy soldering) after I consider ...
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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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UK AC socket for mounting in enclosure

Where can I find a female AC power socket plate/panel and a male computer cable plate/panel which can be installed in an electronics enclosure? I am building a sousvide PID controller which will allow ...
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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 ...
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Determining Battery holder wiring?

I'm looking for a battery holder for 3-4 AA or AAA batteries in series (I'm targeting an output voltage of 4.5~6V). I found a variety of options on Mouser, but the ...
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Standard enclosure sizes?

I am working on a project and have decided that I will design the PCB so that it fits a standard enclosure size, as was suggested here. All electronics websites sell some variety of enclosures, and ...
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How to wire AC power to an integrated DPST switch?

I have an IEC C14 power connector (like those on PC power supplies). The connector has an integrated DPST switch, however the power pins are not connected directly to the switch-- I have to do that ...
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Repairing consumer electronic plastic enclosures [closed]

About the slightly brittle rigid black plastic usually used to house consumer electonics, e.g. a portable CD/MP3 radio player or a laptop computer. How to identify what kind of plastic it is? How to ...
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Good LCD for clean mounting in hobby project?

I'm refurbishing an old Kenwood amplifier--- removing the old faceplate and adding a board with a microcontroller, multiplexer IC, digital pot for volume control, IR receiver, etc. I'm also ...
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Designing a strong electronics holder

For a yearly running event at our university we have developed a lap counting system relying on Bluetooth-chips passing by small embedded computers. The chips are these. To power them, we use 4 AA ...
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DIN rail enclosure for a Arduino + Ethernet shield

I am looking for a way to put a Arduino with an Ethernet shield inside a DIN rail enclosure while exposing the RJ45 and a few screw terminals. Bare min: 55mm Width, 75mm length, 30mm height. Looks ...
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Where might I find a prefabricated enclosure for a PCB?

I'm working on a small electronics project that includes a micro-controller and a few extra items soldered down to a PCB. This project will need to be contained in a nice chassis/enclosure that can be ...
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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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Custom Enclosure Design?

I have an odd sized PCB (about 0.8" x 14" x 5" ) that needs to be housed in data centers (rack mount.) It's a fairly expensive device so even though we won't have too many of them we're considering ...
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Cases for Phidgets boards [closed]

Are there cases for Phidgets IO boards such as the 1019 ?

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