JPR Electronics stocks Hammond’s 1553 ergonomic handheld enclosures

Specialist distributor JPR Electronics now stocks an extended range of the Hammond 1553 enclosures, which are ergonomically designed for hand-held comfort.

Manufactured in rugged ABS, the enclosures are available in three sizes and are suitable for instrumentation, point of sale, mobile data gathering and test equipment. A soft grey edge grip may be specified for secure and comfortable handling.

JPR Electronics offers them in four recently introduced colours, black, red, safety yellow and translucent blue to accommodate white and near white LEDs, readouts and displays. The original colours, light grey (RAL 7035) or black (RAL 9011) are also available.

The enclosures are intended to offer a rugged and reliable housing for electronic products that will be used in environments where dust and water is likely to be present and are particularly suited to applications where repetitive assembly and disassembly are required, says JPR Electronics.  

They are available in three sizes, 117 x 79 x 25mm, 117 x 79 x 32mm and 147 x 90 x 25mm. All models are moulded in UL94-V0 flame ABS. The top cover of the Hammond 1553 is recessed to accommodate a membrane, keypad or display and the enclosure is available with or without a battery compartment with a door and can be supplied with connectors for two AA or PP3 9V batteries. The front panel is removable, PCB stand-offs are moulded into the case and all assembly hardware is included.

The 1553W enclosure features a one-piece silicone gasket and a tongue and groove construction moulded into the top and bottom halves to meet IP65 requirements. 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 and the enclosure is RoHS- compliant.

To reduce time to market and modification costs, all 1553W enclosures are available factory modified with machining and silk screening to requirements.

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