New cases from BCL Enclosures are suitable for instrumentation, communications devices and much more
The BC2 from BCL Enclosures is a hand held case with a battery compartment, belt/pocket clip option and an integral PP3 battery compartment with removable cover and clip-in terminals supplied as standard. Four internal location pegs and sockets hold a PCB securely in place without the need for further fixings.
For a neat and tidy finish, the case is held together by two self-tapping screws concealed by the battery cover. The pocket/belt clip is supplied with each case and can easily be fixed to it with two supplied screws. Manufactured from ABS, standard colours are matt black, white or light grey, with other RAL colours available on request. The front of the case has feature panels which provide a good surface for customization, for example with company logos. The case measures 103mm high by 62mm wide by 23mm deep. Nominal wall thickness is 1.5mm.
A further hand held case model, the BC3, has a battery compartment and separate front cover with an integral PP3 battery compartment accessible by a separate removable cover. Again, the two main halves of the case are held together by two (supplied) self-tapping screws which are concealed by the battery cover. The integral bezel and front cover can be removed if required. In moulded ABS, colours for this model are high-impact matt black, white or grey with a polished front panel. The BC3 measures 118mm high by 66mm wide by 33mm deep. Nominal wall thickness is 2.0mm.
BCL’s BC5 hand held case offers a recessed front panel, battery compartment and a belt/pocket clip option. The recessed front panel is suitable for a membrane-type keypad and the integral battery compartment is accessed by a separate removable cover. Once again the two halves of the case held together with two concealed screws which are supplied. There is also a handy optional pocket/belt clip supplied with the case that can be fixed in place with two screws. (The pocket clip BPC5 is also available separately). BC5 measures 92mm high by 63mm wide by 24mm deep. Nominal wall thickness is 2.5mm. BC5 is available in matt finish black only as standard, although RAL colours are available on request for both BC5 and BC3.
The final model in BCL’s range of hand held cases is an instrument or calculator case with a battery compartment, moulded in either matt black or white ABS. The BC4 case has an integral battery compartment, with a sliding cover that will take two PP3 type batteries. Internal PCB pillars are provided in both halves of the case, which are securely held together with four (supplied) self-tapping screws. At the window end of the case there is a removable panel for leads or a window for infra-red remote control applications. Measurements are 154mm high by 81mm wide by 37.5mm deep at the upper end, tapering to 33mm deep at the lower edge. Nominal wall thickness is 2.0mm. The display window is 49mm x 20mm.
BCL Enclosures’ products are manufactured in the UK, which helps overcome the supply issues often found with non-UK produced items. Products are available from stock or on very short lead times. In addition to the hand held range discussed here, BCL Enclosures offers a comprehensive range of other plastic enclosures and power supply units. Advice on enclosure specification together with customisation services are also available.