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For the upcoming PowerBloq project I was in desperate need for a sturdy, safe and non-damaging cable strain relief clamp to keep the mains power cable end safely inside an enclosure. After all I don't want to be electrocuted ... just not my thing.
My thing instead is SeniorClampy which aims at solving all of the above. You can get cheaper solutions in bulk and possibly at a smaller footprint from your favourite electronics supply chain. That said for my project it had to be a certain way and SeniorClampy is exactly what I was looking for.
SeniorClampy was designed for (measured) 6.6 mm diameter round cable but will fit most smaller cables well if used with zip-ties and can probably be scaled up in your slicer of choice.
I might make the screw holes smaller later on but at the moment I'm happy with this thing.
If you like SeniorClampy then the BloqChain and HatHat things might be for you. If you like your prints well lit and you happen to own an i3 or a Creality printer you may want to check out the PruLight or the CreaLight things. The AxiomClamp will clamp your action camera to a variety of boards.
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20% infill with 5 perimeters, top and bottom layers
Don't leave anything to chance. Use infill and especially use lots of perimeters to reenforce the screw holes. If the block cannot bite into the cable - of course it will come out.
I printed this on various printers and never had any issues.
Screws and zip-ties - Go easy on the screw-gun, Rambo!
In the photos and for my final application I used four 3x12 mm wood screws as well as 1x2.5 mm zip-ties. Five perimeters around the screw holes will keep you safe. Zip-ties will keep you safer.
Go easy on the screw-gun, Rambo! The lowest setting will most likely get the job done.
SeniorClampy was designed to fit into a 15x25 mm cutout and requires 4.5 mm of depth. I usually cut out 15x26 mm for an easier fit. The lower part needs 15x35 mm clearance plus the zip-tie stumps of 4 mm on one side. The upper part needs 30 mm diameter circular clearance around the center of the cutout.
That's it - should be a walk in the park to get this thing printed and installed.
Does anyone here still know who Rambo was? Ah, never mind the ramblings of an ageing maker.
First designed the whole block, made the threads, cut some holes, added chamfers and made it look like the result should look like. Later I cut it in halves and added the zip-tie holes. The SeniorClampy was born!