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 From:  "Richard Parvass" <Richard dot Parvass at aaland dot co dot uk>
 To:  "Chris Taylor" <chris at x dash bb dot org>, <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall] WRAP Cases/PSU Short
 Date:  Mon, 20 Mar 2006 09:18:43 -0000
I've had this problem and reported it to PCEngines, which was the first
they'd heard of it. If the power connector isn't in correctly, it can
short on the case -the central pin of the power connector appears to be
connected to the case, so if the outer hits it, as is easily possible
when putting the connector in, it shorts; nice sparks!

Once connected fully home, it does not touch the case under any amount
of movement, but the spark as it's put in by a ham-fisted techie (ie.
Me), is very disconcerting.

Enlarging the hole and adding a grommet sounds like a good idea.


-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Taylor [mailto:chris at x dash bb dot org] 
Sent: Wednesday, March 15, 2006 7:32 PM
To: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
Subject: [m0n0wall] WRAP Cases/PSU Short

Hi all,

Slightly OT I know, but I figured this would be a good place for this 
question :)

I've just bought my first set of WRAP boards with their corresponding 
cases (from pcengines.ch). They're all the 1C-2 model, with the case 
that looks like: http://pcengines.ch/pic/case2.jpg

Now, the problem I'm finding is that the sleeve of the PSU plug is 
easily shorted to the case, which stops the WRAP working. I've 
temporarily fixed this by putting a small piece of sellotape around 
about 1/3 of each PSU plug (nearest the plastic). It works perfectly but

is obviously not the most elegant solution...

I'm just wondering if anyone else has run into this problem and what 
you've done to solve it? I'm currently considering enlarging the hole in

the case, adding a rubber grommet, applying some kind of glue/sealant or

some combination of the above.

Thanks in advance,

Chris Taylor

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