Remember our conversations about pin 5? Well I stand corrected.
I was arguing to have the pin 5 because my interpretation of the above line was that you were using a 5-pin part, but leaving 1 pin unconnected. I now see that you are actually using a 4-pin part as the second part alludes to. Simple error in English, I would me much less understandable if I tried to write in French even though I took French in grades 8-11. (American grade school system goes up to grade/year 12.) Granted, that was also over half my lifetime ago and I haven’t used it since.
My overactive attention to detail (we call it anal-retentive) would be to suggest to make a new footprint w/o that fifth pin. Probably easiest to modify the footprint you have to a new footprint, and add pin counts to the footprint names. (You may want to do similar things for the 3D object.) But, that shouldn’t matter.
To solve your current issue, you have a couple options that I can see.
- Only have those connectors on one side of your enclosure.
- Change to an enclosure that has removable sides. Yeah, more difficult to find an RF shielded one, but not impossible. Look for enclosures that are built on a frame, or aluminum extrusion enclosures.
- Either of these two to mount the connectors to the enclosure then solder them to the board. (Note, this makes disassembly difficult as you have to unsolder all the connectors to remove the board from the enclosure now.)
3.1 Use the board design as is and expect to see the solder side of the board when you open the lid. If you have any components that need to be accessed when the enclosure lid is removed re layout to put them on the solder side. (I’m assuming for RF reasons you don’t have any components (like displays or indicator LEDs) that protrude through cutouts.)
3.2 Re-layout the board with the connectors on the solder side of the board.
I’m sure there are more solutions that I haven’t thought of in the past 5 minutes.
Hold, on. Wait… It just dawned on me, enclosure in the latest pictures is plastic. It isn’t RF shielded. (I was still thinking about the earlier picture of an example board mounted in a cast aluminum case…) Or is that just an example for similar geometry, but not the case you (currently) plan on using?