CGS utility mounting rail

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CGS120 the CGS utility mounting rail is a 6 inch long universal mounting board. When snapped in two, lengthwise, it can be used to mount smaller PCBs to CGS91 rails on a standard Serge-style panel. It can also be used to mount 6 pots, LEDS, etc. at 1 inch spacing. Small matrix areas allow for "flying" panel components to be given a sturdy mounting place.

Construction

The CGS120 PCB. Click through for a larger image.

Before you start assembly, check the board for etching faults. Look for any shorts between tracks, or open circuits due to over etching. Take this opportunity to sand the edges of the board if needed, removing any splinters or rough edges. This will most-likely be the case if you have split the board in two along the V-groove.

To split the rail into two narrower rails, gently flex the board along the v-groove, working from top to bottom. After doing this a few times, the boards will separate.

Parts list

This is a guide only. Parts needed will vary with individual constructor's needs.

Part Quantity
3mm nuts/bolts/spacers as required
CGS120 PCB 1

Notes

  • PCB is 6" x 1" with 3mm mounting holes 0.15" in from the edges, and spaced appropriately for the mounting of other CGS boards.

CC-BY-NC

Readers are permitted to construct these circuits for their own personal use only. Ken Stone retains all rights to his work.

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