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How to mount daughter PCBs like HX-2S-JH20

How would you mount a PCB like the HX-2S-JH20? It doesn't have any screw holes. What about using plastic supports under the pads and ring terminals. Or maybe is better to solder it on pads on the main ...
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How can I solder or mount this potentiometer on a PCB?

I need to use this potentiometer: (Vishay 534-11103) …on my board but I don't know how I can do that. I appreciate any ideas or replacement suggestions. Manufacturer's datasheet link here. As asked ...
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Electric-grade gel / silicone to provide physical protection for circuit boards from damage

Not looking for a brand or product (unless allowed to ask) just the generic name for electric-grade gel / silicone that can be poured on the circuit board or embed the circuit-board in it. It would ...
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Eurocard backplane dimensions

Does anybody have a detailed drawing of a 3U backplane for mounting eurocards in a 19" rack. My eurocards use the Harting din 41612 connectors. I'll looking for information on the position of the ...
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Clip a PCB against a 3 mm plastic protection

Is there a way to clip the PCB against the 3mm plastic protection surface? The image is below. I need that it stays in the position shown in the image, with the connectors side sticking out. That PCB ...
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Mountin electrical components and tubes inside an aluminum travel case

I've got a project involving al electric valve, water counter and some electronic parts (Arduino and similar). Of course, the electric valve and the water counter are connected with water pipes. Is ...
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What are these holes for inside a plastic junction box and how to use them?

I would like to mount a Raspberry pi case inside this box I bought and make it possible to remove it. I designed and 3D printed this part to fit on the holes and I would hotglue the Pi case on the ...
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mounting orientation for Meanwell enclosed power supply

I am building a small system that includes two Meanwell LRS-100 series power supplies: https://www.meanwell.com/Upload/PDF/LRS-100/LRS-100-SPEC.PDF Note the photograph on the first page of the data ...
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Sockets for T1 3v led?

This is more a 'presentation' and 'usablity' question. Is it possible to get an array type socket, prewired and capable of accepting several small (T1 or T1-3/4) led? Ideally, I am looking to ...
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Is there an metric equivalent to the NEMA step motor frame sizes?

I just took the axis motors of my EMCO F1P CNC mill and measured them to figure out which frame size they have. The square flange is exactly 60 x 60 mm, and the ...
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A question about a sensor in a metallic enclosure

I need to mount this sensor inside an aluminum or metallic enclosure. Then the sensor will stay inside the enclosure. The enclosure will be mounted outdoors on a bridge concrete or some part I dont ...
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Mounting a sensor against the inside of an enclosure

I have a plastic ABS project enclosure which I'm trying to figure out how to mount a sensor to the inside of, against a window that will be placed into the enclosure wall so that it looks through the ...
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Pololu Carrier with Sharp GP2Y0A60SZLF IR distance sensor - mount it with hot glue

I want to mount the "Pololu Carrier with Sharp GP2Y0A60SZLF" IR distance sensor with hot glue to my robot. I can't mount it with the hole. Is there any problem (like heat) to add hot glue on the ...
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How to mount component perpendiculary to PCB

I'm designing small PCB(20mm*20mm) where I'm also limited by height of whole project that can't exceed 20mm. I have to place few sensors on the edge of the PCB but not facing up but facing out of the ...
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Correct way to use relay mounting tabs

I am working with relays similar to this: The mounting tabs along the bottom surface (circled red in the photo) have what look to be scoring marks. The one I have in front of me has several more of ...
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vibration dampening comparison [closed]

I am trying to mitigate between costs, ease of mounting, of enclosure matching and costs for a smallish PCB (< 100 g / 4 oz and about 35 x 50 mm / 1.5 x 2 in) used inside a passenger car. And so ...
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Drilling hole through PCB ground plane

I want to add mounting holes to a PCB. The PCB is not of my design so I can't change it. There appears to be a large ground plane in the locations that are good candidates for drilling the holes. Is ...
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Connect panel mount switch to PCB

I'm looking for more information on how to connect a panel mount switch to a PCB. Switch Diagram: I've read that it's generally bad to connect this kind of mechanical device directly to the PCB (...
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How to mount electronics on a vehicle chassis safely

I want to implement a control system I designed for a light electric motorbike. I would like to mount it as professionally as possible on the chassis. It consists of a power system pcb and a SAMC21 ...
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Can Toroidal-core Transformers be mounted with bolts going directly into the core?

I realize that the most common way to mount a toroidal-core transformer is by sandwiching it between two rubber-padded plates with one long screw holding them together and to the case (or whatever it'...
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How to socket 28-pin DIPs?

Recently I switched from the leaf-spring type of DIP sockets to the more expensive machined MIL sockets. The leaf-spring type were failing (by the spring parts pulling out of the socket) after a few ...
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4 ways DC power connector KPJX-PM-4S mounting method

I came across a standard 4-ways DC power connector like the Kycon KPJX-PM-4S, for panel mounting. What I was not able to find on the producer website nor on the web is a standard method to secure this ...
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Mounting through hole package on busbar

Through-hole components are not designed to be busbar mounted. But I have the need to use "laminated" busbar because of some factors (among others): High current Small parasitic inductance ...
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Pin mount of horizontal pins without bending

Related to my question from last time (Pin mounts horizontal pin rows): I have the same device, but now I don't want to bend the legs, rendering SIP/DIP sockets useless. But I do not care anymore ...
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Pin mounts horizontal pin rows

I have a device (laser diode), rectangular, with pin rows of 7 pins in horizontal rows, spacing 2.54 mm, on the longer sides. Now I am looking for a mounting possibility to make mounting for the diode ...
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Does DIN rail have a weight limit?

Lots of industrial electronic hardware mounts to DIN rail. I would think there must be a weight limit to such mounting. But I haven't been able to identify one. Is there a defined weight limit, either ...
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Non-Standard computer PCB, finding enclosure to mount

Edit****** Thank you for replies. My bad for not including the board! Here it is: Its the NVidia Jetson TK1. There is a thread, for example, here, with a list of compatible enclosures. http://...
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Why is Rack Mounted Step-Up Transformer Not Industry Standard?

I'm tasked to source a 1U step up transformer so that customers with only 120 VAC mains power can utilize 240 VAC for our products. I've contacted TrippLite and APC who both offer a 2U (2 rack unit) ...
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Mounting battery terminal contacts in an aluminium case

I'm trying to mount AA terminal contacts in an anodised aluminium case. Given that the aluminium is anodised, does that mean it's not conductive and the contacts could directly make contact with it? ...
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Is there such thing as a 'capacitor socket'?

Or will I have to make one? Something like a 2kV mount for a cap like this (but obviously higher voltage); So you can switch a bunch of different ones in and out, if not, I might have to design one.
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Mounting AC-DC converter on PCB

I need to figure out how to physically mount the following AC-DC converter to a PCB to be used as part of a regulated power supply. The pin height is min 3.0 mm. Should I mount it as a through-hole ...
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PCB mounting - flatness

Let's say I have a square PCB with mounting holes near each corner and that the PCB will be mounted to an enclosure with 4 standoffs. Is there a rule of thumb about how much tolerance I can have on ...
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What is "flush mount socket" in this 40yr old Tek scope?

EEVblog Dave shows us flush mount socketed IC's in this Tektronix 213 Portable Oscilloscope teardown, but it is hard to see and understand what exactly is a flush mount socket. Can someone explain how ...
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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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How can I design my PCB to mount to a wood panel without wasting a lot of space on screw holes?

I'm designing a small board, with these quick disconnect tabs along the edges. The board will be mounted to a non-conductive surface. I had initially planned to use screws at the corners, but the ...
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Should ventless electrolytic capacitors be mounted upside down?

I read in this CDE application guide and this Nichicon application guide that if a screw terminal electrolytic capacitor is installed upside-down, the vent may not function properly and the ...
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Is it ok to use the PCB as part of the structure of a product?

The industrial and product designers I'm working with keep on coming back to the idea of using the PCB as an integral part of the physical structure of our products. We have wall-mounted products ...
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Cancelling drift of a gyro by mounting?

I am trying to design a device that is used for capturing rotation. I think I will be using an IMU from Invensense, as I have a few of them to play with. A big problem gyroscopes seems to be drift, ...
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Small (max 5x5 mm) connector, panel mount, for asyncronous serial interface?

I opened a small router and hooked up 2 wires on the PCB (to catch the serial data). That works fine. Now I'm looking for a way to make a small (tiny) connector in the enclosure, so for future use i ...
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LED to mount securely in little space (< 5mm)?

The picture shows a 2mm wooden board, 4.63mm deep and 9.86mm wide. Below the board there is 3mm clearance for wires. Above the board, there is 5mm of free "air space". Behind the wooden board is a 2×...
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How can one mount PCB-mounted TO-247 devices to a large plate heatsink?

I want to mount multiple PCB-mounted TO-247 devices to a single large heatsink, something comparable to this: My devices may or may not have mounting holes through them, and their tabs may or may not ...
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Do solder-mount screws exist?

I have a small circuit board that has no mounting holes but does provide unpopulated test point pads. Is there any option for machine screws or standoffs that I could solder into these for mounting ...
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Is wire wrapping still used nowadays?

I know that wire wrapping was used in critical applications where reliability was a major concern because it is more reliable than PCB based assemblies. But is it still true? The AGC (Apollo Guidance ...
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Is hot glue a good insulator?

I need to mount some relays that I have soldered wires to. If I place them on a non-conductive surface and use a generous amount of standard glue from a hot glue gun, will that be relatively safe? I'...
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TDA7386 mounting

I'm working on a little project to build an audio amplifier and I have everything ready except that I cannot figure out how to connect TDA7386 to the circuit. Is wire wrapping the only choice here? Or ...
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How do you mount an LED

Can someone explain to me a good way to mount a 5mm component LED? A little background on the project to help. I'm working on a prop that will be carved out of styrofoam. I will be using LED's to ...
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Standard case mounting hole interstitial distance

I bought a polycarb box to house a PCB I'm creating. IP65, marvellous. In in the corners inside the box are threaded stand-offs, but no documentation was supplied and running the product code through ...
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What is the size of a normal potentiometer screw hole?

I have a potentiometer that looks like this: http://www.parts-express.com/images/item_standard/023-606_s.jpg Fig.1 I don't want to solder wire onto the leads. Instead, I want to do something like ...
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Mount giant antenna on car?

I am looking to mount this antenna on a 4 door sedan, without harming the vehicle. I dont have the specifications of the vehicles, but it will need to be sturdy enough to withstand a cross-country ...
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Increasing size of mounting holes on LCD

I've had a cheapish LCD for a while now which I use on various electronics projects. I'm looking to mount it for a project and the holes on the board are very small, smaller than any screws I have ...
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