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Mounting too much in a CG 1500 case

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Wondering if mounting two holiday Corp 27 channel dumb controllers in one of these cases with a power supply mounted in the lid would be too much. My shows run primariy Oct into Jan and I do live in Wis so itsa usually somewhat cool to cold, just don' what to overheat anything

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Get yourself a Bud enclosure  or an MTM Ammo case, both of these will give you the room you need, and quite frankly ,are cheaper.

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I already have the cg 1500 enclosures and actually while they are slightly bigger they are more expensive than what I paid for mine. I' just wondring if someone has an opinion if this would be ok in my environent or am looking for disaster doing this

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Just because you have one, doesn't mean you have to use it if it's going to be a PITA to use. .

I've switch over to using Bud Industry enclosure like this one.

Bud Enclosure

Besides the extra room in this enclusre, I really like the extra depth and straight walls for drilling cable holes into.  While you could cram 2 boards and a PS into a CG1500. getting to a boards terminials for examply to replace an output connector would be really tough

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I ran two dumb controllers and a power supply in a Tupperware type container here in Ohio for a few years with no problems.   My load on the controllers was very light.  They controlled ribbons for my candy canes.   18 pixels per cane. 

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On 4/23/2018 at 10:36 AM, cobra513 said:

Wondering if mounting two holiday Corp 27 channel dumb controllers in one of these cases with a power supply mounted in the lid would be too much. My shows run primariy Oct into Jan and I do live in Wis so itsa usually somewhat cool to cold, just don' what to overheat anything

You shouldnt have any issues in Wisconsin.  I used several CG1500's with 2 power supplies and a pixel controller or CMB24d with NO ventilation my first year.    Mine worked fine in sunny California.  The larger BUD's enclosures are ideal but I see no reason why you would have problems.  If you vent the CG1500 you will definitely have no issues with heat

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Thanks guys that's what I wanted to hear whether it was ok or not. I appreciate other products are bigger or better and I don't have to use these but it ultimately didn' t answer my question. I plan on using these either as stated or in  a different configuration.

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I have two CG1500 set up like this. No issues. 

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