Retired!

This is a retired product, but fear not as there is a newer, better version available: PRT-11735

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Retired RETIRED

This product has been retired from our catalog and is no longer for sale.

This page is made available for those looking for datasheets and the simply curious. Please refer to the description to see if a replacement part is available.

Replacement: PRT-11735. We've replaced these with a slightly smaller aluminum enclosure with a similar build quality and thickness. This page is for reference only.

Description: These beefy aluminum enclosures may look rough, but they're built tough. This 2mm-thick, die-cast enclosure is rated IP54 against dust and splashing water. Because it's aluminum, it's easy to cut and drill so that you can add LCD screens, buttons and cable connections. If you want to "pretty up" your project, hit this with some fine-grit sand paper and buff it or just spray paint it!

These enclosures were originally sold for the production of "stomp box" style effects pedals. Try combining this with our stomp switches (in the related items below) and some of your own secret sauce circuitry to build a sweet custom pedal.

The lid mates nicely to the top of the enclosure and is secured with 10mm long M4 screws (included).

Dimensions: 115x65x35mm

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Comments 15 comments

  • This is a good fit for my Beaglebone + cape, if anyone was wondering.

  • Mouser P/N 854-PR1590B has (roughly) the same dimensions as the inside of this box. Mouser also carries this box, but not for the $4.95 price of SFE.

  • What’s the bottom (exterior) of the enclosure look like? Thinking about using this with the lid on the bottom.

    • same as the top–its a metal box

      • And metal boxes often have manufacturer’s stamps, production codes, mold marks etc on the bottom where they don’t think it will be seen. Does this?

        • The bottom is smooth and has no marks. When used as a “stomp box,” the lid is used as the bottom of the enclosure.

          These are similar to the old 125B boxes that Circuit Specialists used to sell, or like the Hammond 1590N1. The Circuit Spec. boxes had ribs on the sides and were miserable to drill, these are much better.

          Example of what you can do with these boxes:

          Finished Box

  • Over a 30 metre range, would these xbees: http://www.sparkfun.com/products/10414 have any trouble communicating if they were both inside one of these enclosures?

    • Well that is one quarter of the quoted ‘ideal’ range of 120M and you are adding significant attenuation due to the shielded enclosure. I doubt it would work.

      • Thanks for your reply. So then I take it that something like this: http://www.sparkfun.com/products/10418 who’s range is 1 mile (1600m) would be better suited to communication from inside these enclosures?

        p.s There will also be a few walls as attenuation

        • I’d use the xbee with the RPSMA connector, and have an external antenna. With the antenna outside the box, you’d be golden.

    • Antennas do not work inside metal enclosures. Metal blocks EM waves. You’ll need to feed an external antenna outside the boxes for the Xbees to work.

      http://www.bb-elec.com/tech_articles/WP33_10commandments_wireless_comm.asp

  • What is the weight of the enclosures?

  • You say above: “These beefy aluminum enclosures my look rough, but they’re built tough.” I think that you mean “may look rough” not “my look rough”.


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