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How mount PCB

How mount PCB

RE: How mount PCB

Depends upon the environment (temp/humidity/vibration).
Double sided tape- provides insulation and adhesion.


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RE: How mount PCB

Velcro. Lets you remove/replace it if needed.

RE: How mount PCB

Nylon screws through some of the not-used pin outs. Maybe the holes are too small. If you are using all the pin-outs then, if you have some money, machine a base that will hold the board on the edges and use clamps to hold the board down to the base

RE: How mount PCB

Velcro should be used with some caution. It is easily removed by peeling forces, but with a rigid circuit board, there isn't the chance to peel. I've seem people use this to mount similar devices only to discover the removal loads are very high or the item is damaged in the removal process.

It's a shame they don't give much thought to the mounting of the item - they could ship with a perforated support that had proper mounting holes.

This device is for prototype board mounting - by adding header pins - so I would not expect it to have easy mounting. There are other boards that are likely to be easier to mount. Something like https://www.adafruit.com/product/2590

RE: How mount PCB

3 of the holes spaced around the board are labeled as ground. You can use these holes to mount it to a surface and can use metal fasteners as they don't need to be isolated.

RE: How mount PCB

All those holes are plated through with circuitry on the back. Sticking them on sheet metal will also ground them and several other connections: https://youtu.be/aYdyMoYj8-4?t=529 The holes are roughly 1mm diameter, about half the diameter of a #2 screw. They don't have/need mounting provisions because this is supposed to be used with pin headers.

RE: How mount PCB

3D Print a mount that's got two rows of press-fit holes that match the holes on the board. Pick a couple and solder short pins in them (out the back) and then plug the board into the printed mount like it was a DIP. Put whatever holes in the mount you want to affix the mount to the sheetmetal wall.

Keith Cress
kcress - http://www.flaminsystems.com

RE: How mount PCB

"Velcro should be used with some caution. It is easily removed by peeling forces, but with a rigid circuit board, there isn't the chance to peel."
Apologies. I should have been more precise and used the term Velcro Pads. Small round or square pads that release well, and are extremely useful in an are with mechanical vibration.

RE: How mount PCB

I use nylon snap in board spacers for circuit boards with mounting holes in them. One possibility is stamped flat solder lugs which would snap into these spacers and just solder a bare wire to the board in 4 corners. I've not been happy with the dupont pins and connectors making reliable connections and have preferred to solder wires right to the board. Of course, that depends on how many connections you make.

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