Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Mount Standoffs

Standoffs elevate one object over another.

Standoffs are metal or plastic devices designed to elevate one object over the top of another. Typically found in electronics to stagger circuit boards, standoffs also help maximize space usage in a computer or other electronics device. Regardless of the application, you can mount standoffs in a similar fashion. All that you need is the proper hardware to mount them. Does this Spark an idea?


1. Find the holes in the circuit board that are designed for mounting screws or clips.

2. Place the washers included with the standoffs on the screws used to mount the standoffs. Run the small screws supplied with the standoffs through the bottom of the lower board. The washers should be in contact with the board.

3. Thread the screws into the bottom portion of the standoff.

4. Place the washers on top of the standoffs. Set the upper board on top of the standoffs, so that the holes on the upper board align with the threaded holes on the standoff's post.

5. Lay another set of washers on top of the upper board. Thread the supplied screws through the upper board and into the standoffs.

6. Tighten each screw by hand with the appropriate screwdriver. Do not over-tighten; this can crack the board.

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