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Plunger Captive Panel Latch

Plunger Captive Panel Latch
This two-piece access panel fastener remains captive in the removable panel while allowing separation from the stationary panel with a simple snap up on the plunger. It is easy to operate and no tools are required. Typical applications include but are not limited to metal enclosures, computer servers, medical equipment, telecommunications cabinets, and copiers.

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Typical Applications
  • Metal Enclosures
  • Computer Servers
  • Medical Equipment
  • Telecommunication Cabinets
  • Copiers
  • Captive latch assembly prevents misplaced parts during installation and usage
  • Low cost alternative to metal latches
  • No tools required for installation
  • Plunger and grommet components supplied separately
  Removable Panel (R) Fixed Structure (F)
Panel Thickness .040" - .065" .044" - .108"
Punched Hole .294" - .299" .316" - .323"

Insert grommet into removable panel and insert plunger into grommet. To fasten the removable panel to the fixed structure, push the plunger into the grommet, forcing the prongs to expand and locking the removable panel and the fixed structure together. To separate the panel from the fixed structure pull the plunger up allowing the grommmet to compress. The latch remains captive in the separated panel. The latch is held captive by the slightly smaller hole in the removalble panel.

Part Number Item
3955-00 Plunger
3956-00 Grommet

Technical Data: Material - Natural Acetal

ITW Fastex®
ITW Fastex® - U.S.
195 Algonquin Road,
Des Plaines, IL 60016
Phone: 847-299-2222
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