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Non conductive enclosure skin

I love the functional of the Logic Pro 16. My only hardware request would be to consider offering an optional non conductive enclosure skin. I like the durability of the aluminum enclosure, but when working around exposed boards under development, it is easy to short pins with the Logic Pro housing accidentally. Sure I could wrap the whole housing up with electrical tape, but over time the tape can become gooey, and besides, the Logic pro looks so nice, I hate to ugly it up with electrical tape. I know someone is thinking I could also use the patterned duct tape, but I still think a nice looking clear or translucent cover would be ideal. I would be willing to pay for an acrylic or soft silicon (like a smart phone) case to help protect things, while still looking nice.

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  • Jun 26 2018
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    June 26, 2018 19:06

    I love the idea of a ruggedized case to protect the device from scratches too. The anodized surface is highly resistive, but a number of exterior parts are conductive. All of the lasered text and logos on the back are conductive, as I would imagine the screws holding the feet on are as well. It is possible that the anodize could be scratched through too.
    I think the biggest concern electrically though is accidentally dropping a ground lead from the logic analyzer onto a power rail pin on the device under test, when an alternate ground path already exists between the DUT and the host PC. I would like to see if we can offer better short circuit protection for this case.

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    Guest commented
    June 26, 2018 19:06

    As an interim solution for your existing Saleae, you can use clear rescue tape that you stretch and will bond to itself. It'll ruggedize it, and make it look ruggedized, but you'd still be able to see the LED.

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    June 26, 2018 19:06

    The case is anodized aluminium. It's non-conductive. Try it with a multimeter, I did. If yours is conductive, then contact saleae support. I think that could count as a manufacturing defect.