1U Template - PEM Stud Length

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Chris Knudsen
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1U Template - PEM Stud Length

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The mounting of the back panel in the 1U Rackmount Template uses #8-32 x 3/8 long PEM studs.

These studs are unnecessarily long (IMHO), and are scary-close to the bottom of my rear-mounted PCB.
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Can shorter PEM studs be specified for future orders (like 1/4" long)? Can the template be modified?

There appears to be an extra 0.170" of unused stud.

As it stands, we'll need cut and re-thread the offending stud(s).

BTW, the 3D model seems to correctly show the stud length. I was just being _optimistic_ during design.

-Chris
(resisting the temptation to type really bad puns)

Chris Knudsen
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Re: 1U Template - PEM Stud Length

Post by Chris Knudsen »

Correction: The installed studs are #6-32 x 3/8 by default, not #8-32.

mpyne
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Re: 1U Template - PEM Stud Length

Post by mpyne »

Hello Chris,

Yea they seem to long to me too. I'll see what people think in the office.

Thanks
Matt

Chris Knudsen
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Re: 1U Template - PEM Stud Length

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I'll see what people think in the office.
Great!

I'd like to settle this so I can proceed with ordering (3) more new enclosures at a Qty of (5) each.

It would be nice not to have to apply power tools to those nice shiny-new enclosures.

-Chris

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Re: 1U Template - PEM Stud Length

Post by mpyne »

Hello Chris,

I want to make sure this was all straightened out for you.

Here is the update, we can put in shorter studs and plan to update our template to do so. The updated template won't be done right away though. If you have an exiting order and you wish to have this change made you can call/email us to do so. For any future orders, until the template is updated, you can add a note saying to replace these studs with something smaller and we will review your design and let you know.

On https://www.protocase.com/contact/ you can also get help with orders. Just fill in the contact information and a dedicated Protocase Account Manager will reach out to help.

Matt

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Re: 1U Template - PEM Stud Length

Post by Chris Knudsen »

Matt,

Thanks for the update. I'll proceed with attaching notes to the new designs.

Best Regards,

Chris

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