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clemfm
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Blue for you.

Post by clemfm » Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:30 am

Here's my Kryoflux in it's almost made to measure Hammond 1593NTBU case.

The standard connector for external FDD's in the 80's was a DB37. It's very easy to crimp one onto any ribbon FDD cable whilst I have external drives with this connector already. It's a very flexible way to go. Perhaps future Kryoflux's could adopt this vintage standard and change from a 34 way header to a right angle DB37 jack.......

Notes:
- The DB37 flanges fit the case panel slots exactly. Horizontally, there is about a 1.5mm gap on either side of the DB37 which is good for ventilation.
- The DB37 is held in place by raised moldings designed for PCB mounting screws i.e. they clamp the rear of the connector perfectly on both sides.
- The USB hole was easily cut with a nibbling tool
- Two of the raised moldings for PCB screws were trimmed down to allow for the height of the Molex power connector and shrouded header on the board.
- There is no movement at all in the PCB or the DB37 connector.
- The case is translucent which allows the 3 PCB mounted LEDS to be easily seen.

Overall, as we say in Australia "it's like a bought one."

The case can be seen here:
http://uk.farnell.com/hammond/1593ntbu/ ... dp/1877370
http://www.hammondmfg.com/dwg8TBU.htm
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mr.vince
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Re: Blue for you.

Post by mr.vince » Fri Jan 03, 2014 4:05 pm

Really nice!

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