EMC Filler Panels for My PXI Chassis

Updated Jun 15, 2018

Reported In


  • PXIe-1062Q

Issue Details

Why does National Instruments sell electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) filler panels for PXI chassis, and where can I locate them? Do I need to use filler panels for unused slots?


National Instruments provides EMC filler panels for use when extra electromagnetic shielding is required for your PXI system. These panels are available for purchase on the model page of each chassis.

While filler panels are helpful for extra shielding and physical protection, they are not required otherwise.

Additional Information

If you are more concerned with temperature regulation than shielding, consider purchasing a PXI Slot Blocker instead.

NI PXI EMC filler panels are designed to meet the following characteristics:
  • Increase shielding across the front of the chassis, especially when all panels installed in the chassis are IEEE 1101.10 compliant EMC panels
  • Comply with IEEE Specification 1101.10
  • Be installable in every slot of the PXI chassis with minimal internal interference build-up due to use of an EMC gasket
Note: These panel packages and their corresponding part number vary depending on the chassis.

For example, the NI PXIe-1085 filler panels have a part number of 778646-01, located under the Pricing tab of the model page.


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