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Topic # 127086 29-Jul-2013 17:33
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Hi

As per title I've currently got one of these enclosures surface mounted in a cupboard so I can use one of the bottom entry points for power, however I'd like to make it neater and flush mount.  Doing that would make me lost the ability to plug in power to the socket so I need to find some mountable sockets that fit within the enclosure.  The installation PDF by dynamix indicates that they're available but I haven't found any yet.  Does anybody know where to get some from?

Thanks,

Chris

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  Reply # 868014 29-Jul-2013 18:27
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Something like this? Electrical wholesalers should have it or be able to order it in. Unfortunately electrical direct don't seem to stock it anymore



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  Reply # 868025 29-Jul-2013 18:53
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They look something similar except there shown as a bank of four and have a spring load mechanism to connect to the pins on the enclosure so that they snap in to place.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 868030 29-Jul-2013 19:07
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Can you not just install a surface mount power socket, maybe something an qualified sparkie would sort in a few minutes.

Cyril



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  Reply # 868037 29-Jul-2013 19:28
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I guess you could do that, although it would be hard to make the normal socket stick to the metal without some form of sticky material that may come off and I don't like the idea of a power socket not being attached properly.

I wonder if you could get a basic accessory plate and then screw a surface socket on to it?



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  Reply # 868215 29-Jul-2013 23:09
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Right this is what I mean:

http://www.wiredhome.com/enclosures.html#home and then hover over WH-AC.

A four power socket module with the correct mounting brackets but with NZ sockets obviously.

Does that make my search a bit easier to understand?

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  Reply # 868273 30-Jul-2013 07:14
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Never seen anything like that here, but you should be able to make a good substitute with surface mount boxes and a standard power outlet or two. Sparky should be able to use some short, large diameter screws to attach it to the sheet metal of the enclosure.

Probably too late for you, but for my flush mounted enclosure, I added a ~18mm thick piece of plywood behind the sheet metal back, for this very reason

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  Reply # 868286 30-Jul-2013 08:16
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Just put in a standard dual power outlet in a PDL 'universal' deep mount. Screw to the steel enclosure. Done.

...Will need an earth to the cabinet too I suppose. Is that the rule?

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  Reply # 874287 8-Aug-2013 22:42
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chevrolux: Just put in a standard dual power outlet in a PDL 'universal' deep mount. Screw to the steel enclosure. Done.

...Will need an earth to the cabinet too I suppose. Is that the rule?

YUP I asked our sparkies that a while ago. If there is power running over or within a metal structure I think its required to be earthed via a 6mm² earth wire. If theres no mains power in it, its still good practice to put in a reference earth for shielding.




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