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Hammond’s 1553 handheld family new twin removable end panel versions

20 October 2021


Hammond has introduced the BX, CX & DX versions of the 1553 family with two flat removable plastic end panels, giving additional options for cable entries & I/O.

The 1553 soft-side family features an ergonomically curved shape that fits comfortably into the hand. They are moulded in general purpose ABS with a soft plastic overmould for a comfortable grip, ideal for housing handheld instruments, remote controllers, flying lead machine controllers and many other applications where a stylish, comfortable and easy to hold enclosure is required. All sizes have four PCB standoffs moulded into the base.

Key features of the new 1553*X two-panel versions:

•    The new versions with two removable plastic end panels are the 'BX', 117 x 79 x 24, the 'CX', 117 x 79 x 33 and the 'DX', 147 x 89 x 25

•    All sizes are available in black and grey

•    Alternative IR transparent end panels are available for the 'B' and 'D' sizes

•    No battery compartment

1553 family general features:


•    5 sizes from 75 x 50 x 17 to 147 x 89 x 25

•    Moulded in general purpose ABS

•    Single panel versions available with and without battery box

•    'B', 'C' and 'D' sizes are available with or without a battery door in the base, all have a single plastic removable end panel

•    The battery compartment versions are supplied complete with clips for 2 x AA and 1 x PP3 batteries

•    The 'AA', 'A' and 'C' sizes are available in black and grey

•    The 'B' and 'D' sizes are also available in yellow, translucent blue and red

•    Alternative IR transparent end panels are available for the 'B' and 'D' sizes

•    The two smallest 'AA' and 'A' sizes do not have a battery door or removable panel


•    The soft overmoulds are black or grey

•    All sizes feature a recessed top cover to accept a display or membrane keyboard

•    Optional belt/pocket clips are available in black and grey

1553W IP65 features:

•    The IP65 1553W is moulded in flame-retardant, UV-stabilised ABS for use outside

•    The IP65 watertight versions are available in the 'B', 'C' and 'D' sizes, featuring a single front panel integral with the top cover

•    The 1553W family does not have a battery compartment

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