Plastic enclosures feature multiple sizes, styles

SHELL-TYPE plastic enclosures from OKW Enclosures Inc. offer a wide selection of sizes, styles and battery compartments, aimed at housing different types of small electronic devices including test and measurement, medical, peripherals, interfaces and switching equipment.

These enclosures are molded in off-white, RAL 9002 ABS (UL 94 HB). The line is available in three different types: Type V with a single front-panel aperture, Type O with two front-panel apertures and Type G, which is closed with no front-panel apertures.

With four standard plan sizes and six standard heights, the enclosures are available with external dimensions ranging from 85 x 45 x 22 mm to 190 x 38 x 91 mm. The enclosures also offer three different battery compartments that accept four battery cell combinations: 2 x 1.5-V AA, 4 x 1.5-V AA, 1 x 9-V and 2 x 9-V cells. The battery compartments provide a clip-on external access lid.

The SHELL-TYPE cases also can be fitted with nickel-plated steel spring battery contacts that conform to DIN EN 60601. They are designed to avoid short circuits if the batteries are inserted incorrectly.

All models are provided with internal screw bosses and guide grooves for fitting PCBs and electronic components. Accessory anodized aluminum or red PVC front panels are available for models with front-panel apertures.

The closed Type G models feature a recessed top molding to fit a membrane keypad or product label, and accept a gasket for sealing up to IP65. Other accessories include tilt feet, wall brackets and holders, pocket/belt clips, rubber non-slip feet and EMC contact strips.

OKW can supply the SHELL-TYPE cases with additional holes for pushbuttons, connectors and displays, along with silk-screen printed legends and logos, and EMC shielding.