Hammond announces new flame-retardant ABS 1556 family
The new 14-strong flame-retardant ABS IP54 1556 family, rated UL94-V0, is inspired by Hammond's recently launched IP68 polycarbonate 1557 series.
It follows the same modern rounded corners and top face styling and introduces rectangular versions to complement the square format versions derived from the 1557 series. IP54 sealed for general-purpose indoor use, the ABS material gives a lower price point than the polycarbonate used in 1557, which is designed for installation outdoors and in aggressive environments. Self-tapping screws secure the lid to the base, making it ideal for applications where repeated opening and closing are not required. It is feature-rich and offers multiple options for configuration and customisation. There are multiple PCB mounting standoffs in both the lid and the base.
There are four square plan sizes from 80 x 80mm to 200 x 200mm in the range and three rectangular ones from 120 x 80mm to 200 x 160mm. All sizes are available in two heights, 45mm and 60mm for the smallest size and 45mm and 70mm for the larger ones in the family. All sizes are available in black, RAL 7035 grey and white. The modern soft rounded styling makes 1556 an ideal desktop enclosure when fitted with the supplied feet, or it can be wall-mounted with either four visible mounts or two hidden mounts, which are available as optional accessories. Also available as an option for all sizes are 2mm thick aluminium internal panels.