Plastic Electronic Enclosures accept 4 battery combinations.

Press Release Summary:

Including battery compartments that accept battery cell combinations of two or four 1.5 V AA and one or two 9 V cells, SHELL-TYPE plastic enclosures are designed to avoid short circuits if batteries are inserted incorrectly. Featuring internal screw bosses and guide grooves for fitting PCBs and electronic components, units are available in versions with single, double, or no front panel apertures. Enclosures can be fitted with DIN EN 60601 compliant nickel-plated steel spring battery contacts.

Original Press Release:

Versatile Battery Compartment Enclosures

OKW's extensive 'SHELL-TYPE' range of plastic enclosures offers an unrivalled selection of sizes, styles and battery compartments.

These modern and robust enclosures have been designed to house many different types of small electronic devices including test and measurement, medical and wellness, peripherals, interfaces and switching equipment etc.

The 'SHELL-TYPE' enclosures are molded in off-white ABS (UL 94 HB). Three different types are offered: 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 a huge range of models is offered with external dimensions ranging from 3.346" x 1.771" x 0.866" to 7.480" x 1.496" x 3.582".

In addition to this, the enclosures are offered with battery compartments which will accept four battery cell combinations: 2 or 4 x 1.5V AA and 1 or 2 x 9V cells. The battery compartments have a clip-on external access lid.

New for 2011, the 'SHELL-TYPE' cases can be fitted with nickel plated steel spring battery contacts which conform to DIN EN 60601 and 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 the PCBs and electronic components. Accessory anodized aluminum, or red PVC, front panels are offered for the models with front panel apertures.

The closed Type G models feature a recessed top molding for fitting a membrane keypad or product label, and will also 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. Case prices start at $13.

OKW can supply the 'SHELL-TYPE' cases with additional holes for the push-buttons, connectors and displays, plus silk-screen printed legends and logos, and RFI/EMI shielding.

More information on these enclosures can be found on the OKW website at:

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