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Offline twenty18show

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4 String Diff - Enclosure?
« on: October 06, 2018, 01:22:44 AM »
So, I'm a little new to light-shows, last year I got the pi-hat and was able to make a few strings light up, but this year I'm expanding to the F48, with several 4-string Differential boards.


My question is if anyone knows a good source to get small enclosures (and possibly mounting boards) for the smaller 4 String Diff boards? I want to place a couple of these far-away from the F48, and if there is a way I don't have to put them in tupper-ware containers, that would be great. :)


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Re: 4 String Diff - Enclosure?
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2018, 02:28:50 AM »
Actually, I might have found an enclosure. DIY-LED-Express has some "CableGuard CG-500" enclosures, and I found a spec, that said they are: 9.4"x8"x3.2" which seems plenty big enough for the board, and a power supply.
(Link: http://www.diyledexpress.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=16&products_id=105)

So, I guess my question is does anybody know of a mounting plate that would fit this enclosure?

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Re: 4 String Diff - Enclosure?
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2018, 08:35:35 AM »
Yep, it is called a cutting board.  Find one at your local Walmart and cut it to fit.  I use #4 3/4" wood screws and short pieces of icemaker tubing as standoffs.  Easy Peasy.
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Re: 4 String Diff - Enclosure?
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2018, 10:02:40 AM »
 Only a smaller 100 watt power supply will fit with the receiver board in the cg-500. They are not deep enough to stack power supplies
I have used a couple for esp pixel sticks with 100 watt supply


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Re: 4 String Diff - Enclosure?
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2018, 10:50:17 PM »
I use a local plastics supplier. 1/8" thick ABS, cut to fit on a table saw. Not very expensive at all.

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Re: 4 String Diff - Enclosure?
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2018, 01:11:06 AM »
Cool. Thanks for the tips, I might be able to use the cutting boards at Ikea or I think there is a plastic store somewhere in my area. And thanks about the power supply, I hadn't thought about needed to stack more than one.


Thanks again. :)

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Re: 4 String Diff - Enclosure?
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2018, 08:34:37 AM »
I am using larger power supplies so I ended up using the CG-2000.  Plenty of space and makes for a clean install.  Used custom cut plexiglass to mount to enclosure.  Use standoffs as mentioned above.  Easy peasy.

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Re: 4 String Diff - Enclosure?
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2018, 01:01:48 PM »
What is the exact outside dimension of  4 string diff. board? I did not see any dimension specs on the site. I was thinking of having the power supply in one box and putting the 4 string diff. board in the TA-200 box, http://www.diyledexpress.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=16&products_id=94 if it would fit.
TA-200 3.13"x3.63"x2.5"

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Re: 4 String Diff - Enclosure?
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2018, 06:13:13 PM »
It is 2 1/8 x 3".  It will physically fit because I did it last year but never used because if you're putting a PS in a box nearby then just add the receiver to that box.  It will also be very tight with the pigtails, Ethernet and power wires.


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