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Metal enclosures

Discussion in 'Computers, Cabling & Other Miscellaneous Hardware' started by Gonkulor, May 19, 2012.

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    Does anyone have a knowledge to where I can find metal boxes/enclosures for individual boards? I'm bolting all my hardware down, so I need metal. The flexing of my project might crack plastic. I'm aware of insulating everything. Trust me, even if I have to pour a non conductive epoxy into the box, it will be insulated.


    I'm checking out digikey but not having any luck.


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    Maybe check out your local electrical wholesalers? Not sure what you have "over there".
     
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    I missed adding the boards I need boxed are 1. CMB16D-QC and 2. ECG-M32MX/ECG-PIXAD8. Yes I know Ed sells boxes. I think he has enough to do than sell me a $6 box.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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    I have gone to them multiple times for my project and they always look at me like I'm nutz and tell me to go online.


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    As far as I know, Ed (J1SYS) does not sell any enclosures apart from the ones that the bare DR4 PCB fits into.
     
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    The latest thing was the reversing contactor I wanted. They got lots of them, but not for 36 volts. He just ended the conversation with that.


    Sheesh, lets talk about voltage and it's effects a bit. Maybe every time I go there they are having a bad day.


    It could also be that I'm doing something out of the ordinary and he to is task saturated.


    I'll get what I need if I keep plugging along
     
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    I'll find something but I thought maybe if I started a thread with the "Metal enclosure" tag, it might help others if there is good info out there somewhere
     
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    I'll be sure to post what I come up with. Some day. lol
     
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    A lot of people here just buy their boxes and cable from a local (or online) electrical wholesaler.
     
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    Bingo! I like those. Even if they are plastic. TY Sir. I had checked grainger, home depot, lowes, walmart, northern tools, harbor frieght, um and forgetting a few others.


    Cool. I'll have a couple boxes coming now.
     

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