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qhatcher
09-10-2007, 08:06 PM
Got one of my 595 mounted in my CCC (christmas control center.) I got the 18 x 18 Hoffman box from work that we were not using along with a back plate. I ordered the 48 port patch panel off of e-bay for 8.00 and also got the cable management tray from work. I still have to build and mount the other 595 and cut two 3/4 holes for some cord grips for my board power and parrell cable. I think i can also fit another grinch board in there next year if I have to, which is the reason I got the 48 port patch panel.

greenmeanie
09-10-2007, 08:14 PM
Looks good are you going to move the LEDS to the front panel?

qhatcher
09-10-2007, 08:19 PM
Doubt it, probably won't even install them on the second board. I just put them on there for testing since I hadn't soldered anything in like ten years and wasn't sure everything was going to work out ok. I thought about putting a picture of a reindeer on the cover with a red light for the nose to show when it was powered up but I'm not sure yet.

wjohn
09-10-2007, 08:29 PM
nice work!

Ronp
09-10-2007, 08:31 PM
I like it .On mine I soldered the cat5 cables direct to the 595 board then conected to the 110 punchdowns eliminated the rj45s

klanger
09-10-2007, 08:33 PM
Great box, you could put a clear acrylic top on the box, mask it just to show the 595's and the leds blinking away and bung in a couple of cold cathde tubes, and make it glow in the dark.

Kev

qhatcher
09-10-2007, 08:46 PM
I'm debating on if I should trim the 1" of over hang I have on my patch panel. Its about 1/2" on each side. I guess I should have gotten the dimensions for it before I bid. The only thing it would cut off is the screw holes, but then i worry about what happens if i find a bigger box at work down the road that I could use those holes for.

klanger
09-10-2007, 09:13 PM
the boxes that are designed for racking mount will be smaller than the front patch panel. all rack mount front panels wiil be the same size