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Title: Board dimensions
Post by: satter51 on April 12, 2022, 10:14:48 PM
what are the dimensions of the different boards. F16V4, F48V4, and accessory boards. tried the links to a drawing on the pixel store and get the 404 message.
Title: Re: Board dimensions
Post by: Kensington Graves on April 13, 2022, 08:33:53 PM
F16 and F48 all have the same dimensions according the spec sheet: 7.2"w x 4.7"h.  I don't see a spect sheet on the F4v3, but it looks like it's about an inch smaller in both directions.
Title: Re: Board dimensions
Post by: schbrownie on January 05, 2023, 07:54:21 PM
Anyone have a 3D model or a drawing for the F16v4 and expansion boards?

I'm looking to design a new enclosure and these would come in super handy.

thanks! 
Title: Re: Board dimensions
Post by: breese on January 06, 2023, 04:14:23 AM
Try here....
https://www.jdeation.com/
Title: Re: Board dimensions
Post by: LedMutt on January 07, 2023, 05:22:06 AM
Quote from: schbrownie on January 05, 2023, 07:54:21 PMAnyone have a 3D model or a drawing for the F16v4 and expansion boards?

I'm looking to design a new enclosure and these would come in super handy.

thanks!
I dont have a 3D drawing, but here is a picture of my megatree cotroller
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Title: Re: Board dimensions
Post by: blantrip on January 07, 2023, 12:38:09 PM
That is THE MOST professional wiring and layout I've seen.  I'm assuming you are an electrician or some other related profession.

Are your power supplies in a different enclosure?
Title: Re: Board dimensions
Post by: k6ccc on January 07, 2023, 01:48:22 PM
That is for sure.  Very professional looking.
Now if it was all laced rather than zip tied....
OK, there is a reason that we don't use lacing any more.
Title: Re: Board dimensions
Post by: LedMutt on January 07, 2023, 03:07:41 PM
Thank you both, I have seen wiring jobs where it was laced, makes me drool...
Title: Re: Board dimensions
Post by: LedMutt on January 07, 2023, 03:11:25 PM
Quote from: blantrip on January 07, 2023, 12:38:09 PMAre your power supplies in a different enclosure?
The power supplies are at the bottom layer, 4 for the pixels and one 5VDC to drive the controller...electrical background is limited...
Title: Re: Board dimensions
Post by: k6ccc on January 07, 2023, 04:22:11 PM
Quote from: LedMutt on January 07, 2023, 03:07:41 PMThank you both, I have seen wiring jobs where it was laced, makes me drool...

Lacing looks great, but it has a couple of disadvantages.  1) is that takes forever to do, 2) WAY more effort to make any changes, and 3) it does not work well for cabling that will move - it tends to loosen up over time.  And back in the days when zip ties cost about a dollar per zip tie, lacing was far less expensive - at least for the material...
Title: Re: Board dimensions
Post by: algerdes on January 07, 2023, 05:42:41 PM
Quote from: LedMutt on January 07, 2023, 05:22:06 AMYou cannot view this attachment.
Wow!  Great setup.
I don't want to hijack this thread, but I have questions as to your box.
Title: Re: Board dimensions
Post by: LedMutt on January 08, 2023, 01:44:55 PM
Quote from: algerdes on January 07, 2023, 05:42:41 PMI don't want to hijack this thread, but I have questions as to your box.
Thanks, what questions do you have??...
Title: Re: Board dimensions
Post by: LedMutt on January 08, 2023, 01:49:58 PM
Quote from: k6ccc on January 07, 2023, 04:22:11 PMLacing looks great, but it has a couple of disadvantages.  1) is that takes forever to do, 2) WAY more effort to make any changes, and 3) it does not work well for cabling that will move - it tends to loosen up over time.  And back in the days when zip ties cost about a dollar per zip tie, lacing was far less expensive - at least for the material...

One place I worked, many Xmas ago... there were a few German made machines that had lacing in the electrical panels, it looked great, when mods needed to be made that's a different story as you know...
Title: Re: Board dimensions
Post by: algerdes on January 08, 2023, 08:42:08 PM
Quote from: LedMutt on January 08, 2023, 01:44:55 PM
Quote from: algerdes on January 07, 2023, 05:42:41 PMI don't want to hijack this thread, but I have questions as to your box.
Thanks, what questions do you have??...
1.  Why the external power distros when the controller already has them built in?  I don't see any additional outputs, such as power injection lines, and fuse sizes appear to be all the same as those on the controller, therefore it must be for some other purpose.  Just interested in what that purpose is.
 
2.  What advantage is there in using the euro-bar (our term here, probably not the actual one) across the bottom of the build?
Title: Re: Board dimensions
Post by: LedMutt on January 09, 2023, 03:56:03 AM
Quote from: algerdes on January 08, 2023, 08:42:08 PM1.  Why the external power distros when the controller already has them built in?  I don't see any additional outputs, such as power injection lines, and fuse sizes appear to be all the same as those on the controller, therefore it must be for some other purpose.  Just interested in what that purpose is.
 
2.  What advantage is there in using the euro-bar (our term here, probably not the actual one) across the bottom of the build?
1. All fuses are the same size 5Amps, power injection is on the right side, the red terminal blocks, its a double circuit terminal block, the bottom circuit is used for ground, all have a screw on jumper bar, makes it a common buss, the top circuit is the positive and is fused by the distro boards, 16 on top layer and 16 on bottom layer...

2. My very first build had the pigtails connected straight to the phoenix connectors, after it was done I saw it was hard to get to the fuses, couldn't see the indicator leds, that's when I decided to use terminal blocks,  the gray terminal blocks have tree circuits, bottom for ground jumped across as a common buss, middle for positive and top circuit for data...
Title: Re: Board dimensions
Post by: algerdes on January 09, 2023, 07:22:53 AM
Thanks for the information.  It is always good to see how others do it.
Title: Re: Board dimensions
Post by: LedMutt on January 09, 2023, 04:06:24 PM
Quote from: algerdes on January 09, 2023, 07:22:53 AMThanks for the information.  It is always good to see how others do it.

Sure anytime, I think if one takes the time for the light show to be a great one, should also take the time to make the enclosure, even if not many will see the inside...
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