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Panel Mount Pigtail connector

Discussion in 'Computers, Cabling & Other Miscellaneous Hardware' started by Chris_Mas, Feb 19, 2019.

  1. Chris_Mas

    Chris_Mas New Elf

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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/pr...l?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.
     
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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.
     
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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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    AAH I love blinky lights :) Community Project Designer

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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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    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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    Come on this is 2019. Won't everyone just 3D print the required nuts ;)
     
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