Panel Mount Pigtail connector

Chris_Mas

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Has anyone used these panel mount pigtail connectors from Ray Wu in their controller boxes?
Do the panel screws allow enough length to securely fasten the string-side connector?

https://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/3core-13-5mm-series-waterproof-panel-mounted-connector-black-color-18AWG-wire-male-and-female-20cm/701799_32715707319.html?spm=2114.12010612.8148356.63.296e6e98YaDmga

I prefer to connect/disconnect pigtails from panel mount connectors- rather than having the pigtails dangling out.
There are certainly other panel mount options available. But would be good to use the same connectors throughout.
 

David_AVD

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If those were really panel mount, they should come with a plastic nut to go on the enclosure outside. The images don't seem to make a lot of sense to me.
 

Chris_Mas

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Hi David,
Yes, I thought the same.
Although, Ray mentioned the length of the screw portion is 6cm.
Perhaps there is a nut that can be sourced elsewhere which can be used to fix the connector on either side of the panel.
Just not sure if there is a thread that is suitable.
May need to head down to Bunnings and see whats available.
 

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I tried talking Felix/ @benbrown at Scottled into doing panel mount pigtails as I would prefer panel mount myself. The long thread is a fairly easy implementation to make them panel mount.
 

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Hi David,
Yes, I thought the same.
Although, Ray mentioned the length of the screw portion is 6cm.
Perhaps there is a nut that can be sourced elsewhere which can be used to fix the connector on either side of the panel.
Just not sure if there is a thread that is suitable.
May need to head down to Bunnings and see whats available.
the 18mm connectors are a standard m18x1.5 thread so i would think the 13.5mm would be would be close to a m14x1.5 or m14x1.25, the issue would be finding a jam nut (thin nut) in that size
 

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the 18mm connectors are a standard m18x1.5 thread so i would think the 13.5mm would be would be close to a m14x1.5 or m14x1.0, the issue would be finding a jam nut (thin nut) in that size
Come on this is 2019. Won't everyone just 3D print the required nuts ;)
 
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