FYI: Mounting your PCBS etc. to the inside of an encloser

Mounting your PCBS etc. to the inside of an encloser without drilling through your case.
See the attached image:
Use double sided foam tape or epoxy glue on each foot (sand PCB prior to adding glue to it).
Consider self sticking Velcro.

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When using metal nuts and bolts, it's a good idea to use fibre washers between any nuts and the PCB. Damned US spelling checker wants me to write fiber!

Hi What colour....color fibre...fiber washers?

Tom......... :)

Yes, plastic

washers between any nuts and the PCB

There are 6-32 nylon screws available, and nylon standoffs.

TomGeorge: Hi What colour....color fibre...fiber washers?

Tom......... :)

It doesn't matter, as long as they're not aluminium... :P

LarryD: Yes, plastic

washers between any nuts and the PCB

There are 6-32 nylon screws available, and nylon standoffs.

Here, in the UK, we use M3 or the old 4BA. There's a hardware shop [store] about a mile from me that sells nuts and bolts loose, so I can buy 10 M3*20mm for 60p (about US $1.00). They don't have nylon ones, though, and ordering them online will cost more in shipping than the cost of the parts!

I have plenty of fibre washers from old motherboard mounting kits, but plastic ones would do the same job.

I usually 'double insulate' by using 2mm thick styrene sheet (available from model shops). The bolts holding the styrene sheet to the metal case are not used to mount the PCB. The bolts holding the PCB are only through the styrene sheet and don't touch the metal case.

mounting tip.

do not mount with only one plane of adhesion. considder you take your board, with glue pads and stick it to the ceiling.

now, considder adding additional pads on the walls as a second plane of support.

the primary plane will have direct forces trying to move and the secondard plane will have entirely different forces.

not sure if this makes sense, hope you get the idea.

LarryD: Mounting your PCBS etc. to the inside of an encloser without drilling through your case. See the attached image: Use double sided foam tape or epoxy glue on each foot (sand PCB prior to adding glue to it). Consider self sticking Velcro.

When I want to mount a project inside a box without holes, I use an acrylic (Plexiglas) plate slightly smaller than the inside of the box.

All the holes, standoffs, etc... are mounted to the plate. Then the finished product is "glued" into the project box with double sided foam tape. Works like a charm.

Henry_Best: When using metal nuts and bolts, it's a good idea to use fibre washers between any nuts and the PCB. Damned US spelling checker wants me to write fiber!

Funny! Somehow I got a "European" dictionary in my spell checker and it wants me to mis-spell "color" as "colour" :)

compared to my 'natural' spelling, any speal cheacker is wonderful

just load one up and Bob's your Uncle !

dave-in-nj: compared to my 'natural' spelling, any speal cheacker is wonderful

just load one up and Bob's your Uncle !

I have a smell chukker on my worm processor, but I can't fit won two my tripe writer.

A Little Poem Regarding Computer Spell Checkers...

Eye halve a spelling chequer It came with my pea sea It plainly marques four my revue Miss steaks eye kin knot sea.

Eye strike a key and type a word And weight four it two say Weather eye am wrong oar write It shows me strait a weigh.

As soon as a mist ache is maid It nose bee fore two long And eye can put the error rite Its rare lea ever wrong.

Eye have run this poem threw it I am shore your pleased two no Its letter perfect awl the weigh My chequer tolled me sew.

John

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