brichi

Case for Pixie16 and 2 P/S'?

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thanks guys, I'm going to walk around home depot later and see if i find something i can use otherwise ill grab the $80 from eBay 

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52 minutes ago, brichi said:

thanks guys, I'm going to walk around home depot later and see if i find something i can use otherwise ill grab the $80 from eBay 

Just wanted to let you know if you are using 12v you will need 2 ps's. I was thinking 5v the other day. I almost messed myself up too.

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yes, i ordered 2-12v 350watt, thank you

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I just grabbed this from Home Depot for $20, this is the layout I plan on adding the exhaust hole and small fan to suck out the hot air

 

new box layout

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2 minutes ago, brichi said:

I just grabbed this from Home Depot for $20, this is the layout I plan on adding the exhaust hole and small fan to suck out the hot air

 

new box layout

I left you a note in the other thread. Hope you saw it. Just some tips with that box.

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yes thank you! I'm ordering the vent and fan now too

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3 minutes ago, brichi said:

yes thank you! I'm ordering the vent and fan now too

Also you can go to Home Depot and get some nylon screws PN 138981 8/32 X 1/2" $.56 for pack of 2 (securing the ps) and spacers/ washers PN 423457 .257 X 1/2 X 1/8" (airflow). They are located in the bins in the hardware isle and the bins I believe are blue and say nylon fasteners.

I use these for my model railroading whenever I have to connect something close to the track. Will prevent a chance of shorting something out if you screw into the ps to deep. I also have a plate so you may have to substitute the nylon screws to suit your mounting requirements.

JR

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perfect, I am heading to depot tomorrow for a small 12x12 piece of plexiglass to mount everything too, ill pick them up

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12 hours ago, brichi said:

perfect, I am heading to depot tomorrow for a small 12x12 piece of plexiglass to mount everything too, ill pick them up

FYI- the mounting plate I have were ordered from HC. They are 1/8" thick so if you want to use the above screws try to find your plexiglass in 1/8" thick. Also there are 6 of those nylon washers/ spacer in each pack. I don't know why they couldn't put the same qty in a pack of screws. I just purchased all they had since I will be needing them at some point.

JR

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you are running 1 power line in and then jumping to other power supply right? i don't have to do 2-120 separate lines in right? 

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21 minutes ago, brichi said:

you are running 1 power line in and then jumping to other power supply right? i don't have to do 2-120 separate lines in right? 

It is only 700W. a 16Ga power cord will do as long as it is under 50' :P

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Yeah. Maybe 20 feet from outlet to first ps then I'll jump to second.


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getting there

 

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I just got my "Pre-season" order in from HolidayCoro. I ordered some of their "Rainproof"  (12V/5V) PS  so they don't need to be inside the boxes with the PCB as long as you

mount with the :

1)fan end down

2)with the fan end at least a foot above a flat surface  (same as the CTB16PC's outlets) to avoid splash

 

This keeps major heat out of the box and reduces the size needed for single PCB

I also found a splash resistant Marine Fuse block (uses the same size fuses as the PCB)

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I was just pulling out of my driveway and Fedex was delivering my boxes. Email said delivery next Wed! 2 day delivery, very good and not expected.

When I return home I may start my project

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Needed enclousure for 1 PS and yet to purchase Falcon F16v3, which isn't a small boards.  Wasn't happy with how cramp it was going to be and with the id of maybe needing a 2nd PS down the road, starting looking for a larger enclosure, w/o going overboard in size or cost.

 

Found this $38, Bud Industires 16x12x6 enclusre and just go it today.

Hud Enclusre

I have 3 unused PS and was able to place all 3 in the enclosure, either of 2 ways.  3 lined up, top to botton, horizonally or 1 horizontally and 2 side by side, vertically.   Probably more room if using L brackets for mounting 2 PS on the 2nd option.  With a full 6" depth, you could also double stack 2 PS with brackets that would space the PS apart.  

 

I'm really happy with the this encluse.  I like the straight smoth sides and the gasketed door.  There a no foam knckouts like on Cable Guard enclusres. With deep sides, give you a lot of area to drill for wire/cable clamps.  You will able to keep these holes well above the boards

 

  

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I obviously failed to do my homework.I bought CG1500, 400W 12VPSU's  and some smart and dumb RGB's  strings thinking DMX boards to run those.

Do I need an iDMX1000 LOR-DMX Bridge? That will bust my (already busted :rolleyes:) budget on top of boards (not necessarily LOR) for smart and dumb RGB?

 

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I obviously failed to do my homework.I bought CG1500, 400W 12VPSU's  and some smart and dumb RGB's  strings thinking DMX boards to run those.
Do I need an iDMX1000 LOR-DMX Bridge? That will bust my (already busted :rolleyes:) budget on top of boards (not necessarily LOR) for smart and dumb RGB?
 


Just need to clarify, are you using a Pixie 16 controller? If so, your best option is to run it using LOR Software and intensity data files.

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8 hours ago, brichi said:

getting there

 

1Photo Feb 18, 12 19 05 PM.jpg

Got my enclosures in today, got my plexiglass tonight. Now just need some motherboard risers. Gonna get them from RS tomorrow. I think I'm going to end up having to put my vents on the front of the enclosure just because if mounted on the back it will be a PITA to attach the enclosures to the wall or prop. Lowes is very proud of their plexiglass, it is reflected In the price. I went with about 1/2" at $20.50 each 24x18 cut down to 19.5x14.5 for my box.

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1 hour ago, MattBrown said:

 


Just need to clarify, are you using a Pixie 16 controller? If so, your best option is to run it using LOR Software and intensity data files.

At this time I have no RGB controller, only the 2 AC controllers.  At this time, I am looking for a low cost way into RGB (smart and dumb) control

(NB I have a small yard, so no Massive displays envisioned)

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3 hours ago, mpageler said:

Needed enclousure for 1 PS and yet to purchase Falcon F16v3, which isn't a small boards.

I fit a Falcon board very nicely inside a CG1000. 

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added ethernet ports so I don't have to open box or worry about dangling ethernet while storing

 

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finally finished, love this case for the tree, should be perfect. 

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Great job. Have you tested the pixie16 yet?

Ive been in test mode for 4 days now. I'm awaiting my extensions and then will set my matrix and tree up in the garage.

 

JR

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One more question. Is your fan on constant? The pixie16 doesn't have a fan control output.

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