Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: car pc behind dash enclosure

  1. #1
    Constant Bitrate
    Join Date
    Sep 2008

    car pc behind dash enclosure

    hello, just seing what might be the more desirabled material to build an enclosure for behind the dash. I have a few different options of aluminum, acrylic or lexan, and stainless. Since eing in a car environment and it being some what sensitive electronics seems plexi, lexan, or acrylic is the better choice as it wil keep the pc components seperated from the vehicals chassis ground. I don;t need it to fit in a dual din space but jstbehind the dash. the enclosure for the pc will also sere as the mount for the screen with just a finishing bezel over the screen and incorporating it into the dash.

  2. #2
    Constant Bitrate
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Find a sheet of copper clad circuit board material. Easy to cut. Easy to assemble. Shielding built in.

    This is what I did

    I soldered the case together. No fasteners to mess with.

  3. #3
    Constant Bitrate
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Vancouver, Washington, United States
    Metal is preferable, because you WANT the grounding and shielding it provides. Just make sure it doesn't touch parts it isn't supposed to touch. Alternatively, you can cover the outside in aluminum foil, for shielding and just make sure to have good grounding on the motherboard.

  4. #4
    Constant Bitrate
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    interesting. i would have thought a somewhat aluminum frame for strength and mounting the actual components on acrylic or lexan for isolation from the actual chassis ground of the vehicle and the possibility of keeping heat away from the pc enclosed in its own case. Was thinking a pc in an aluminum box behind the dash wouldn't be the best idea. and for any reason keeping the pc away from the chassis ground might keep away any electronic noise that might be caused, and for any reason a voltage spike the pc might not be harmed if not tied to anything metal in the dash.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 30
    Last Post: 07-28-2010, 11:14 PM
  2. Need Help with Enclosure in GX 470
    By giantshark18 in forum Fabrication
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 06-02-2009, 10:34 AM
  3. Redoing dash enclosure - how hard?
    By captain_jim1 in forum Fabrication
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 04-18-2005, 03:08 PM
  4. enclosure or dash?
    By EBFoxbat in forum Fabrication
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 07-25-2004, 03:31 AM
  5. WTB 3.5 IDE USB Enclosure
    By lzrdkng14 in forum Classified Archive
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 06-18-2002, 07:56 PM


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts