Hammond has introduced the BX, CX and DX versions of the 1553 family with two flat removable plastic end panels, giving additional options for cable entries and 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 hand-held 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


Notes to Editors.

For further information contact:


Hammond Electronics Limited
1 Onslow Close
Kingsland Business Park
RG24 8QL
Tel: + 44 1256 812812
Fax: + 44 1256 332249


Agency contact:

Nigel May
Parkfield Communications Limited
Parkfield House
Tel: + 44 1725 518321



Hammond is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of small plastic, die-cast and metal enclosures for use in the electronics, industrial and electrical industries.