Plastic enclosures for electrical components, modules, and sensors
Plastic enclosures come in almost every shape, colour and size, so there is no need to buy a 3D printer or painstakingly modify unsuitable enclosures.
What types of enclosures are available for electronic modules in Maker projects?
From universal enclosures to special sensor enclosures, or DIN rail enclosures + accessories, you will find the right protection for individually designed projects in all shapes.
Large enclosures for large projects and other modules
Under the category of universal enclosures, you will find a wide range of sizes of plastic enclosures for electronic components, from the large EURO box to the flat hand-held enclosure, which are either completely closed or even equipped with ventilation slots.
Why use plastic to protect electronic components?
Plastic is not only impact and weather resistant, but it also has a huge advantage in manufacturing.
For the large variation of electronic modules, special enclosure types are increasingly required by makers who often know how to make do with a 3D printer.
Small plastic enclosures or Euro boxes in different sizes?
However, due to the simple production of special or universal plastic enclosure types, it is usually much more cost-effective to buy a ready-made product that protects your valuable components and modules without much effort. Even very special enclosures with luster terminals, battery compartments, wall mounts, or integrated board holders are available at BerryBase.
Protective cases for Makers and projects
Your project needs not only a Raspberry Pi case but also a protective case for the connected sensors and modules?
Whether you need a closed sensor housing with a wall mount for straight surfaces or for a wall corner, whether with ventilation slots or as a closed system, the room sensor housings are available in a wide range of variations.
How do I find the right enclosures for my Maker project?
Just as the sensors and modules are divided into various subcategories, this also applies to their protective housings. This makes it easy for you to get an overview of the purpose-built and universal enclosures.
What should be considered when buying plastic enclosures?
Accuracy of fit / size
The next question should be the fitting. For example, if you have designed your project in a larger fixture, a larger distance between the individual sensors and modules should be considered if they are to be equipped with a protective housing. Otherwise, you could have a rude awakening at the end of the project when it comes to the accuracy of fit.
To comprehensively protect the components of your project, you should first record the components that require protection and determine the sizes. If you have an Arduino Uno, for example, the enclosure should be minimally larger than the microcontroller and, if necessary, equipped with ventilation slots for high heat generation.
Mounting / wall bracket
If you want to mount your enclosure permanently without making it replaceable, you can of course use a fixed screw or glue it with hot glue, but what about a module that needs to be replaceable? Enclosures with mounting domes for PCBs allow you to attach and subsequently remove your modules. The wall bracket allows you to mount your enclosure at various angles and even in room corners if you wish.