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Old 16th September 2006, 10:34 PM   #1
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i'm wondering what everyone else are doing to mount pcbs inside metal boxes? i don't want to drill the bottom to run screws through it. any other ideas?
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Old 17th September 2006, 01:54 AM   #2
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In that case, I use rails to mount the PCB that also hold the faceplate and rear panel in place (common method with Hammond cases) or make a sub chassis so there are only 4 mounting screws or rivets visible.
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Old 18th September 2006, 01:08 AM   #3
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For one of my projects (a small headphone amp) I glued a few small plastic stand-offs to the PCB to keep it from contacting the metal box, then flooded the entire box with wax.

For larger projects, try gluing a piece of wood to the inside of the metal box and then screwing the PCB into the wood.
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Old 18th September 2006, 01:36 AM   #4
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You can always just glue the standoffs to the inside of the case. A wooden or metal sub-chassis (as was already mentioned) is also a good method that will allow you reuse the case in case you ever plan on using it for another project.
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