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'[EE] looking for a PCB mounted AC NEMA outlet'
2007\08\21@131159 by alan smith

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I've seen and used several different AC NEMA style power outlets, but all have been either IDC or  tabs.  I want to mount it right to the PCB and flow it, but I havent seen anything out there in a NEMA style.  I could either slot holes or make some large round ones and use the tab style but...its not as clean.  Anyone seen something like this?
     
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2007\08\21@141810 by Spehro Pefhany

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At 12:11 PM 8/21/2007, you wrote:
>I've seen and used several different AC NEMA style power outlets,
>but all have been either IDC or  tabs.  I want to mount it right to
>the PCB and flow it, but I havent seen anything out there in a NEMA
>style.  I could either slot holes or make some large round ones and
>use the tab style but...its not as clean.  Anyone seen something like this?

I've seen the PCB punched to take solder tabs.

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2007\08\21@161134 by Bob Axtell

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I think Heyco (In NYC area) sells all kinds of AC terminal plugs. Look
'em up on the web. They
are UL listed, as well.

--Bob
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2007\08\21@174734 by alan smith

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good link....think I might have found what im looking for...get some samples coming and see how it looks.

Bob Axtell <engineerspamKILLspamcotse.net> wrote:  I think Heyco (In NYC area) sells all kinds of AC terminal plugs. Look
'em up on the web. They
are UL listed, as well.

--Bob
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2007\08\22@133227 by M. Adam Davis

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It doesn't seem to me that a normal PCB would be suitable to handle
the plug insertion, removal force, so I can understand why there would
be few, if any, suitable parts for you.

Then looking at the nema requirement - You're going to have to mount
it to an enclosure anyway so the only thing you're eliminating is a
bit of wiring, and perhaps saving a bit of space.

Sounds like an interesting set of requirements...

-Adam

On 8/21/07, alan smith <EraseMEmicro_eng2spam_OUTspamTakeThisOuTyahoo.com> wrote:
> I've seen and used several different AC NEMA style power outlets, but all have been either IDC or  tabs.  I want to mount it right to the PCB and flow it, but I havent seen anything out there in a NEMA style.  I could either slot holes or make some large round ones and use the tab style but...its not as clean.  Anyone seen something like this?
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2007\08\22@141742 by Spehro Pefhany

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Quoting "M. Adam Davis" <stienmanspamspam_OUTgmail.com>:

> It doesn't seem to me that a normal PCB would be suitable to handle
> the plug insertion, removal force, so I can understand why there would
> be few, if any, suitable parts for you.

Last time I did this, the panel actually supported the NEMA outlet;
the board was just to provide connections. Unfortunately, the outlets
go through the panel from the front and are soldered from the back so
the panel ends up trapped by the soldering operation unless someone
makes a unit that has multiple pieces that snap together during
product assembly.

> Then looking at the nema requirement - You're going to have to mount
> it to an enclosure anyway so the only thing you're eliminating is a
> bit of wiring, and perhaps saving a bit of space.
>
> Sounds like an interesting set of requirements...
>
> -Adam

Best regards,
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2007\08\22@234207 by Matthew Mucker

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Please post back if you find anything. I'm looking for these parts also.

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2007\08\24@102248 by alan smith

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There have been several good points made, and I do worry about the stress on the board and the connections when something is inserted and removed repeatly.  The thought was..reduce the amount of hand assembly for the device.  In a prior life, we used several IEC type plugs that were board mountable, or at least they did solder them but they also attached to the panel with screws.  So, it looks as if the best solution would be
 
 1. flow the board with all the surface mounted parts
 2. push the plug thru the front panel, where it snaps in place
 3. push the board over the QD pins (if you can call them pins) so they go thru the board
 4. either hand solder or make drop into a solder pot (as long as no other components are on the back side of course).
 
 That or just had wire...but this is trying to be a inexpensive built device...ie...throw away..if it fails in the field.

Matthew Mucker <matthewEraseMEspam.....mucker.net> wrote:
 Please post back if you find anything. I'm looking for these parts also.

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