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When creating new products for use on a DIN rail the connection technologies you may be looking to use are traditionally printed circuit board (PCB) terminal blocks along the sides and possibly RJ45s on the visible upper cover. You may actually prefer, however, to have the data connections and others along the sides of the enclosure leaving the visible upper for LEDs or switches. If you do use the upper for data connectors etc. you will have to mill out the cover in order to accommodate the conn ...
  Whether you agree with the concept of global warming or not we all know that mother nature can throw some challenging weather our way. We all discuss the weather when we are either too hot or too cold and sometimes simply to break the ice when starting or joining a conversation, as it’s the one thing that we all have to deal with and everyone has an opinion on it. The thing is as human beings we are adaptable and can make sensible choices on whether we head out or not, when the tem ...
  It may be a simple question however the decision of whether you use standard off the shelf products or have the components or enclosures modified in some way can seem like a daunting task. Some of the considerations you need to make are will you face high minimum order quantities, or charges for production or perhaps you’ll face extended lead-times meaning you may miss critical deadlines to launch your product into the marketplace.   The trade off is that the more modified yo ...