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DynamoBen
09-08-2009, 03:17 PM
Somewhat of a design question. I'm looking for a case for my dimmer project and the Keptel seems to be popular here. For the Keptel to work I need to have two levels of electronics since the length and width aren't sufficient to hold everything.

My plan was to have a lower high voltage level for SSR boards (8 total), and and upper low voltage level for control electronics. The depth spec for the CG-1000 is 2.25". What I can't tell from the spec is if this is just the rear tray excluding the door or if its the entire internal depth. Anyone know for sure what this measurement includes?

kostyun
09-08-2009, 03:54 PM
I would say that that would be the entire internal depth (since I have a LOT of them)

The CG1500 is a bit bigger - and does have about one more inch of height.

DynamoBen
09-08-2009, 04:53 PM
I would say that that would be the entire internal depth (since I have a LOT of them)

The CG1500 is a bit bigger - and does have about one more inch of height.

The 1500 claims to be twice as deep (4.5").

Where I was going with this was if that measurement was from the lip of the back tray to the bottom that would be enough room for SSRs and wire. Then I could use the covers additional space for the control electronics.

kostyun
09-08-2009, 04:54 PM
I will do a measure tonight once home (2 hours) and let you know what I physically measure (unless someone beats me to it)

Macrosill
09-08-2009, 05:20 PM
For the bottom of the housing see the attached .bmp. Now for the top. The cover is not flat and the sides are not at 90 degrees from the bottom. The cover gets smaller the further from the standoffs it gets. It is also not flat but concave. Lets start with the width, hinge side to lock side, That is 8 1/4 inches where it meets the bottom and 8 inches at the front. Top to bottom it is 8 1/2 inches tall where it meets the base and 8 1/4 inches at the front. The height is 1 3/8 in the center of the cover going from hinge side to lock side. Height is 1" at the top and bottom of the cover, at its shallowest, in the 4 corners.

HTH

DynamoBen
09-08-2009, 05:27 PM
So fkostyun was correct, the depth measurment is take from the lid/door to the bottom of the back/tray with the door closed.

Grrr, I was hoping to stay with the smaller one. :mad:

DynamoBen
09-08-2009, 05:33 PM
BTW I was looking at these last night, which is what gave me the idea of two levels.

http://www.l-com.com/productcenter.aspx?id=552&cmp=HLBUSA

kostyun
09-08-2009, 05:38 PM
To give you an idea, here is a Ren24 mounted inside the box:

http://gallery.kostyun.com/ssp_director/p.php?a=XF9VXiA8OiEqQFtFPzw4JzQ6Jis9OzouNyo%2BMS4j KyU%2BIg%3D%3D

The triacs are about even with the sides of the box.

Here is a Ren24 LV mounted in a CG1500

http://gallery.kostyun.com/ssp_director/p.php?a=XF9VXiA8OCAqQFtFPzw4JzQ6Jis9OzouNyo%2BMS4j KyU%2BIg%3D%3D

DynamoBen
09-08-2009, 05:43 PM
Thank you for the information, easier to ask than to buy.

Side Note: Why is it so hard to find a case that doesn't cost $70 that fits all my electronics, in a way that I'm happy with, and isn't ginormous. *sigh*

RPM
09-08-2009, 07:33 PM
I don't know if this helps, but I'll attach PDF's with the base dimensions for the CG1000 and CG1500.

Robert

DynamoBen
09-08-2009, 07:50 PM
I don't know if this helps, but I'll attach PDF's with the base dimensions for the CG1000 and CG1500.

Thanks, that helps a lot I was wondering where the standoffs were located.

budude
09-08-2009, 07:51 PM
btw - I posted those (and the TA-200) drawings in the file library a while back (from a previous post by you Robert!).

http://www.doityourselfchristmas.com/forums/dynamics/showentry.php?e=35&catid=17