Choosing and making an enclosure for your induction heater kit is half the fun of the project! We love seeing what our customers come up with, so please send photos or tag us on social media with your builds 😃 Here are some useful bits of information which you might find helpful when constructing a case for your kit.
Minimum internal dimensions
It depends on how you build it! You should certainly be fine with anything approx 120mm x 100mm x 60mm, though it’s certainly possible to get it into a much smaller space than that. The inside dimensions of our Classic model are 80mm x 60mm x 35mm, but that’s a very tight fit. There are so many variables it’s really hard for us to say – but that’s half the fun of a DIY project anyway…
A selection of drill bits is required in order to get a good fit for the various components which need to pass through the walls of your enclosure.
- 7mm bit – for the momentary button
- 16mm bit – for the glass chamber (a Forstner bit is ideal, a spade or auger bit will also be fine)
- 9mm – power socket. This is a keyhole shape, so 9mm is the correct radius for the round end, and you will need to cut space for the square end with a coping saw or similar
Wood, metal, heat-resistant plastic, or glass. Standard electronics enclosures will work well, be fully insulated, and screw together easily when finished.