PCB Card Guides, also known simply as card guides or PCB guides, are integral components used in electronic assemblies to securely hold and position printed circuit boards (PCBs). They ensure proper alignment, stability, and protection for PCBs within electronic devices and equipment. These guides are particularly important in applications where vibration, shock, and movement could potentially damage the PCBs or disrupt their functionality.
Key features of PCB Card Guides include:
Mounting and Positioning: PCB card guides are designed to precisely position and mount PCBs within electronic enclosures, chassis, or cabinets. They help align the PCBs with other components, connectors, and interfaces.
Stability: One of the primary functions of card guides is to provide stability to the mounted PCBs. They prevent excessive movement, flexing, or bending that could lead to solder joint failures, component damage, or signal integrity issues.
Protection: Card guides offer protection to PCBs by minimizing the risk of physical damage. They help prevent accidental contact with other components, cables, or surfaces that could cause short circuits or other electrical problems.
One tapered end for quick and easy insertion of the PCB Holds a 1/16 PCB Avaialble in lengths from 2.5 to 8" Snaps into 2 holes with a a panel thickness range of .047 - .090" Natural, UL94 V-2 Nylon 6/6, 500 per bag
Adjustable Snap In Horizontal Card Guides are designed in three pieces; a channel (ACGC) and two end pieces (ACGE) that easily snap into mounting holes on the chassis. The channel is provided in 4 foot lengths that can be cut down to any desired length. Holds .062 thick board. To find channel length: Subtract .34" (constant) from the overall length of assembled part
Slt depth of .200 allows for maximum PCB retention. Good for high vibration and shock applications. Accepts PCB thicknesses: 1/16", 3/32" and 1/8" PCB card guides are used to mount circuit boards in tight spaces, such as a PCB rack. UL94 V-0 rated Nylon 6/6 Black, 500 per bag
Two tapered ends for quick and easy insertion of the PCB from both sides. Side grips hold PCB in place. Hollow pin design eases insertion of the guide. Holds .062 thick PCB Snaps into 2 holes into a panel of .062" 8 lengths; from 2.5" to 6" Support boards horizontally in tight spaces like a PCB rack. UL94 V-2 Nylon 6/6, Natural, 500 per bag
Multi Panel Snap In Horizontal Card Guides have tension wings to provide firm retention of the printed circuit board and a funny entry for easy board insertion. These tension guides support boards horizontally in tight spaces like a PCB rack.
Snap In Locking Vertical Card Guides hold PCB boards of any width vertically in place. These tension guides have a double channel to permit side-by-side mounting and are equipped with locking tabs to securely hold the board in place.
Snap In Locking Vertical Card Guides have a locking tab to securely hold the board in place vertically. These tension guides mount into a square hole to prevent rotation and the snap in element provides fast, easy installation.
Snap In Locking Vertical Card Guides with Release Tab hold PCB boards of any width vertically in place. These tension guides have a locking tab to hold the board securely in place and the double channel permits side-by-side mounting.
Snap In Non-Locking Vertical Card Guides hold PCB boards of any width vertically in place. These tension guides have a double channel to permit side-by-side mounting and the design allows the PC board to easily slide in and out.
Vertical Card Guides have a secure, locking Threaded Metal Pin to hold PCB boards in place and are easily engaged and disengaged with a finger press. These tension guides support boards vertically in tight spaces and include mounting hardware.
Vertical Card Guides have a secure, locking Threaded Plastic Pin to hold PCB boards in place and are easily engaged and disengaged with a finger press. These tension guides support boards vertically and the double channel permits side-by-side mounting.