- About Us
I'm an electronics tech with a new EV, and discovered OpenEVSE -- a definite match in interests!
Yep, same problem. A round or half-round metal file works well too (it's a very short job either way), and doesn't create the funny ridges you sometimes get with the smaller Dremel bits.
I had two issues:
1) The mounting holes in the display PCB were too small a diameter for the 4-40 screws provided. I had to enlarge the screw holes slightly for clearance. Do NOT use a Dremel or other higher-speed power tool to do this, however! It may "grab" suddenly, or cause unexpected internal component vibration damage. (I once wrecked a digital clock display board that way awhile back.) I used a tap handle and a drill bit this time.
2) The wide-head screws provided were all 3/8"; I didn't find any that were 5/16" as specified. The ones provided "bottomed out" before the board was secure. I didn't have shorter screws handy, so I added a couple of small washers (i.e., smaller than the screw head diameter) on each screw to allow proper tightening.