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Offline Bcspy

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Enclosure and power supply
« on: May 26, 2019, 10:37:54 PM »
Metal vs plastic. Am I going to have heat issues. First build F16V3 with 2 expansions and 6 power supply. Looking at MTM ACR8-72 and Rittal metal with 19x16x9. Anyone use Burn Tech power supply or should I stick with Means Well at 2x the price.

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Re: Enclosure and power supply
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2019, 11:04:26 PM »
Everything of mine is in standard PVC electrical boxes.  The closest I have to what you describe is the four 350 watt power supplies for my pixel tree.  They are in a 12 x 12 x 6 box.  I put two small vents on the bottom and a vent on the lid near the top.   I have a temperature probe hear the top of the box  That worked OK during the show, but because I had painted the box black, it was getting quite hot in the daytime sun.  One of the changes for 2019 will be to add a thermostatically controlled fan and repaint the box a medium gray.  You can see the box about 2/3rd of the way up the tree in the photo.

Using LOR (mostly SuperStar) for all sequencing - using FPP only to drive P5 and P10 panels.
Jim

 

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