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Anybody tried tapping the mounting holes on the Neutrik PCB mount XLR connectors?

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Does it work? And, what size tap did you try? The panel mounting holes are very difficult to reach, and when they are packed in on a PCB, the bottom one is, so far as I can tell, completely useless.

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Anybody tried tapping the mounting holes on the Neutrik PCB mount XLR connectors?

http://mouser.com/images/neutrik/images/210_301911.jpg

Does it work? And, what size tap did you try? The panel mounting holes are very difficult to reach, and when they are packed in on a PCB, the bottom one is, so far as I can tell, completely useless.

I have a couple at home, I'll try 4-40 and 6-32 and report back.

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Anybody know a good source for angle brackets like the one pictured? Basically, this one would be about perfect if the measurements were in cm, not inches.

Overall, I am looking for aluminum or stainless, 20mm to 40mm in length, and holes for 4x 4-40 screws.

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Anybody know a good source for angle brackets like the one pictured? Basically, this one would be about perfect if the measurements were in cm, not inches.

Overall, I am looking for aluminum or stainless, 20mm to 40mm in length, and holes for 4x 4-40 screws.

I'd source something like that locally if I needed them in great quantities... otherwise, I'd DIY.

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I'd source something like that locally if I needed them in great quantities... otherwise, I'd DIY.

Agreed, the mix of metric and standard (mm dims, 4-40 screws) doesn't seem likely to be found on a shelf.

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I'd source something like that locally if I needed them in great quantities... otherwise, I'd DIY.

Unfortunately, I haven't found anything like it in the local hardware stores.

Agreed, the mix of metric and standard (mm dims, 4-40 screws) doesn't seem likely to be found on a shelf.

Sorry, I didn't mean to be that specific. One side will go into aluminum using a small machine screw, the other into wood using a small wood screw. It needs to fit in a space less than 50mm. But, whether those screws are M2.5, 4-40, #4, whatever -- doesn't really matter. I just need something that is overall small.

Doug, how many do you need anyways?

50, 100? Not sure yet, but more than 3.

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