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Old 30-03-2010, 19:07   #1
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Lightbulb Electronics Protection Box

I am looking for a plastic PVC (preferably non metal) type of box that can protect the autopilot processor. The dimensions are about 6"x8"x4", with an O-ring and secure closure/clasp. This would protect the electronics in the AP "card" as it is located in the lazarette locker.

I tried but just could not find a reasonably priced one.

If anyone knows of a manufacturer or distributor it would be appreciated...
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Not a bad idea. But sometimes electronics in a" sealed" box is a poor idea because of humidity....it can't be sealed perfectly and as these things go water always migrates into boxes, houses, etc because of the dynamics of heating, cooling, pressure and condensation....or so it would seem. Leave some ventilation. The box itself: McMaster-Carr or Grainger or the like...
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Thanks again daddle... I will need to drill a hole for a few wires which would help a bit with venting. Did not think of Mcmaster - I'll check them out.

I believe Edson also makes them but their cost is v.high
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Lowes and home depoit have them with 4 screws instead of a clasp
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Just found this on ebay, I think it will work Ok

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electric supply type store has what your looking for.....carlon PVC...there called pull boxes...have an o ring.....about 6 bucks , but the box in your post looks great also...got a box from west marine for my wifi booster for 16$....made by Plano...nice o ring and latches
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