IP65 version of handheld enclosures

Paul Boughton

The new 1553W IP65 sealed versions of the 1553 handheld enclosure family, from Hammond Electronics, are intended for housing any electronics that will be used in environments where dust and water is likely to be present.

It features an ergonometric curved shape that fits into the hand, and is initially available in three sizes: 117 x 79 x 25mm, 117 x 79 x 32mm and 147 x 90 x 25mm. All sizes are moulded in UL94-V0 flame retardant ABS in RAL 7035 light grey or RAL 9011 black, both over-moulded with RAL 7012 grey soft side grips.

The top cover is recessed to allow a membrane keypad to be flush mounted, and PCB standoffs are provided in the top and base. The IP65 environmental sealing is achieved by a rubber gasket in a slot in the base.

The top and base are assembled with four screws that locate into brass inserts in the top moulding, facilitating repeated access to the housed electronics. The fixing positions are outside the gasket, ensuring the integrity of the seal.

An integral end panel forms part of the top cover, providing an easy to machine area for cable entry, switches and indicators.