The 3rd generation Nest learning thermostat utilizes molded plastic, self-tapping screws, adhesive, and plastic tabs. The combination attaches the entire unit effectively and allows easy disassembly. Minimal strength and load is required from the fasteners.
Below are certain alternatives featuring several PEM® fasteners that can help achieve better functionality and cost savings:
Alternative PEM® Solutions:
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A Connector that likely never needs to be disassembled or removed from plastic is held
by regular screws. As an improvement they can be replaced with TackSert fasteners
that provide cost savings.