JRJR

Anti-Vibration: What glue could work here?
« on: February 04, 2020, 03:38:05 PM »
Hi guys,

quick question: What glue works best to fix things like IEC connectors, XLR inputs etc. on an aluminum panel?

I was thinking about a hot glue gun, really don't like silicone...
Let me hear your ideas.

Thanks in advance!
Cheers
J


Whoops

Re: Anti-Vibration: What glue could work here?
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2020, 10:40:41 PM »
quick question: What glue works best to fix things like IEC connectors, XLR inputs etc. on an aluminum panel?

Hi JRJR, I don't really know if I understood what you're trying to achieve.

IEC connectors and XLR connectors are normally installed in a panel by screws/nut or riveted.
Some IEC connectors are fixed by snapping some lateral tabs that fit and lock it once inserted into the panel hole.

I don't know how Glue can help here, maybe you can explain it better...

smorphet

Re: Anti-Vibration: What glue could work here?
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2020, 09:27:54 AM »
As Whoops says, you will need a secure mechanical attachment, such as nuts and bolts.  Those connectors get pulled hard, and glue alone is unlikely to be enough.

If vibration is shaking your nuts loose, you could use a threadlocker, such as Loctite.

If your connector is the snap-in type, and you’re sure it's secure, then yes, I don't see a problem with using hot glue to take up any remaining looseness.  It can be a bit messy though, and doesn't look very "pro".  I would be wondering whether the cut-outs are slightly too large.
« Last Edit: February 14, 2020, 04:03:48 PM by smorphet »

Whoops

Re: Anti-Vibration: What glue could work here?
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2020, 09:05:33 PM »
I always use Rivets on my XLRs and IEC connectors.
No loose nuts in the future from vibration


mrclunk

Re: Anti-Vibration: What glue could work here?
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2020, 12:23:11 PM »

Whoops

Re: Anti-Vibration: What glue could work here?
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2020, 12:36:38 PM »
Doesn't log in since 6th Feb

JRJR

Re: Anti-Vibration: What glue could work here?
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2020, 06:09:38 PM »
Thanks guys!

You got it right. I want to make sure vibration isn't going to be a future problem.
Loctite could work for the screws, thanks.

I just opened some gear and it seems as most companies use either hot glue or some yellow stuff I couldn't figure out yet.
I read about those glues to become conductive over time though (big issue with KRKs apparently).

I'll stick to hot glue!

Thanks again, cheers!

Whoops

Re: Anti-Vibration: What glue could work here?
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2020, 09:36:03 PM »
I use Clear Nail Varnish in all the screws and nuts.



But for an XLR and IEC connectors I never use screws I always use Rivets like I posted above.
No vibration

JohnRoberts

Re: Anti-Vibration: What glue could work here?
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2020, 09:07:20 AM »
Connectors in metal panels generally need mechanical attachment (like screws/or rivets). 

JR
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