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If you're trying to put all of those CCR controllers into an enclosure, it can be cumbersome. I understand some folks are waiting on their CCP's & CCB's to ship.

Check out my enclosure. The power supply and E681 will control 672 pixels. This is unit one of four.


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The last picture are the parts used to bolt everything together. The boxes are the Demarcation 1500 from here: http://tinyurl.com/cfycfwf


More about pixels in my blog: http://tinyurl.com/d4vw598

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I dont think ventilation in your part of the world would be an important factor considering the ambient tempretures that exist at that time of the year.

But if you live in warmer climates then i would be looking at putting some form of ventilation inside you control boxes

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William,
How do you plan on bringing in the 16 ribbon cables in and do you plan on using the connectors in place on the e681 to make and brake those connections durring setup/teardown? I have the same setup - same Ray power supply - same e681's (only 3 not 4). Was looking at the same Demark boxes, just hadn't decided on how to do the connections.

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Thanks Greg. It's a CG-1500.

I'm not adding an ELOR. Why? I don't want to limit myself on what a person can do. I'm sticking strictly with E1.31 using S3 or not.

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Very tidy setup you have there. Also thank you for the links. I wont be running 4 681's but I do have 2. The rest will be the 27 channel RayWu boards for the RGB aspect.

Being in Florida I will have to do something for ventilation but PC 12v fans will do the trick.

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Looks great William. I have the same e681, 500w power, enclosure, and will be using rays 4 pin connectors too.
Wasn't sure how I was going to mount everything, but you've certainly inspired me with the plexiglass and aluminum method.

Still don't know what I'm going to do about programming the damn thing though, lol.

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For the active hubs that RJ built , over at diylightanimation, the boards are about the same size as the E681. They also need a power supply to be included. People are using a battery box from Walmart.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Seasense-Stay-Shut-Series-24-Battery-Box/16651538?findingMethod=rr

The ventilation of the box allows cables to be brought in.
The smart hub drives 16 strings of 128 pixels each, so you have 16 cables coming in plus the power lines. The hub is E1.31 in and DMX out plus the 16 channels of smart pixels. That means 18 cables in plus power.

just another idea for a box

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wbottomley wrote:

Dang... that's a great idea for those living in warmer climates. Thanks Sean for giving me more work. LOL

Time to do some exploring.


i plan on using them here in denver. People have used the battery boxes in Minnesota. I dont know about places that get lots of rain.

We only normally get < 1' snow here.
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smeighan wrote:

For the active hubs that RJ built , over at diylightanimation, the boards are about the same size as the E681. They also need a power supply to be included. People are using a battery box from Walmart.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Seasense-Stay-Shut-Series-24-Battery-Box/16651538?findingMethod=rr

The ventilation of the box allows cables to be brought in.
The smart hub drives 16 strings of 128 pixels each, so you have 16 cables coming in plus the power lines. The hub is E1.31 in and DMX out plus the 16 channels of smart pixels. That means 18 cables in plus power.

just another idea for a box
sheesh...and 1/3 the price of an enclosure!!!

Nice idea!!
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smeighan wrote:

People are using a battery box from Walmart.


I read here in a different thread how someone was using a battery box. So, this past year I was in dire straits for a controller box and could not find a demarc box that would work so I turned to one of those battery boxes, and just happened to get one from Wally World. Well every time it rained, one channel would flicker or run about 50% bright. I have in the past month moved that controller out of the battery box and have mounted it into a CG-1500 demarc box. I need to clean up some oxcide from a few leads near the white opto coupler. Never again will I use a battery box.

Maybe I just had bad luck.
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On the pictures above, I plan to change the power supply brackets around facing the inside of it. That should give a little more breathing room for the electronics.

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wbottomley wrote:

If you're trying to put all of those CCR controllers into an enclosure, it can be cumbersome. I understand some folks are waiting on their CCP's & CCB's to ship.

Check out my enclosure. The power supply and E681 will control 672 pixels. This is unit one of four.




OK, I have a stoopid question.

Are you saying that you are replacing your CCR controllers with the E681?
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eurbani wrote:

wbottomley wrote:
If you're trying to put all of those CCR controllers into an enclosure, it can be cumbersome. I understand some folks are waiting on their CCP's & CCB's to ship.

Check out my enclosure. The power supply and E681 will control 672 pixels. This is unit one of four.




OK, I have a stoopid question.

Are you saying that you are replacing your CCR controllers with the E681?


No. I don't own any. I'm stating that DIY route is more flexible. But... you could control a CCR with an E681. But... why waste that much money.
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wbottomley

No. I don't own any. I'm stating that DIY route is more flexible. But... you could control a CCR with an E681. But... why waste that much money.


Avilability is also an issue - after waiting for months I have mine in hand now....
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