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.
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
Slightly OT I know, but I figured this would be a good place for this
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,
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