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Old 24th November 2007, 07:41 AM   #1
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Default Need a some custom aluminum enclosures made

Hello,

I have designed and made a power supply PCB and am looking for a box to put them into. It only needs to be maybe 6"x4"x2" max in size. I would want something made out of aluminum with all the holes cut to fit the power connector and various power outlets that it has. What would be the cheapest way to do this? I am looking to get around 10 of them made for now.

Chris
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Old 24th November 2007, 08:24 AM   #2
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Hi,
Nice custom enclosures:


Hexateq

Classic ones:

Schaeffer

All the best,
Alain
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Old 24th November 2007, 08:45 AM   #3
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CRIKEY!!!! Is that what factory made boxes are going for over there?

Try BUD or Hammond. Available through many retailers here in Canada.

Are you near Vancouver? I know places

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Old 24th November 2007, 10:26 PM   #4
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I am in Kamloops, BC...about 3.5 hours away. Is there something cheap I can use? I would just like a generic alum case with a front panel that I can customize and screw on. There has got to be a cheap way to do this.
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Old 25th November 2007, 08:16 AM   #5
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Hi,

That's why I was wondering where you were. The only place I know of is Lee's Electronics on mainstreet in Vancouver. It's a couple of doors north from Main Electronics. He directly imports aluminum cabinets and chassis from China and it is *impossible* to tell them apart from a Hammond in thickness, weight, feel and strength.... other than the Chinese ones are 50% less of the Hammond price.

RP Electronics behind Milestone's near the corner of the Lougheed hwy. and Willingdon in Burnaby also have some imported cabinets, but they only list the rackmounts on their site.

If you don't want to pull a 14 hour round-trip, you're stuck with mailorder. Take advantage of our high loonie and checkout BUD enclosures from Allied Electronics or Mouser or someone in the US. Canuck mailorder places aren't lowering their prices, they are still 30% to 150% higher than US dealers, so sticking with the US is your best bet. But do tell them to ship USPS only, otherwise they'll use a courier and you'll get stuck with a rediculous brokerage bill that will easily triple the cost of a small purchase.

Cheers!
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