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    Default e681 Power supply

    i just received my e681's from the group buy and am trying to figure out what the best power supply for my needs are. I would preferably like to get something that is water proof or at least resistant.

    for now i plan to run the GE Color Effects off of it but in the future want to buy some pixels from ray wu's store and am not sure if i would want to get 12v or 5v ones.

    any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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    Default Re: e681 Power supply

    You're going to be hard pressed to find a waterproof power supply that can handle the current draw you're going to need for pixels. Your best bet is to put a power supply similar to this or this into an enclosure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tjetzer View Post
    You're going to be hard pressed to find a waterproof power supply that can handle the current draw you're going to need for pixels. Your best bet is to put a power supply similar to this or this into an enclosure.
    Wow much less then I expected. Thanks for this ill order them soon. Any tips on the enclosure?

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    Default Re: e681 Power supply

    The E681 should fit a CG-1500 enclosure. WLC Ventures sells them.

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    Default Re: e681 Power supply

    i meant for the power supply. or will it fit in the cg-1500 with the board?

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    You may want to look around for rack mount server power supplies. I pulled a few from some old servers that weren't being used. They are flatter (1RU) than normal PC supplies yet have a fair amount of power output. If you get the right one, they can fit into the CG-1500 but it has a fan so it does need fresh air access.

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    This year with my expanded setup I plan to use an idea from dirknerkle (who else?!) using boat battery boxes. I'm using 5v/30A supplies and will mount them to a sheet of aluminum inside the box to act as a heat sink and keep them stable. The boxes have nice vent holes as well. I am thinking of using a separate (smaller) supply for the E680s just in case there are any surges from the pixel supplies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by budude View Post
    What kind of cable are you using for the power and data lines?

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    I used Cat5 for this setup but will be using normal 4x conductor wire that comes with the pixels for the new stuff.
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    Default Re: e681 Power supply

    Would the following PS work? http://www.aliexpress.com/fm-store/7...-approved.html. Would I need two? I am planning to max out the board with 680 pixels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by budude View Post
    You may want to look around for rack mount server power supplies. I pulled a few from some old servers that weren't being used. They are flatter (1RU) than normal PC supplies yet have a fair amount of power output. If you get the right one, they can fit into the CG-1500 but it has a fan so it does need fresh air access.

    DSC00079.jpg

    This year with my expanded setup I plan to use an idea from dirknerkle (who else?!) using boat battery boxes. I'm using 5v/30A supplies and will mount them to a sheet of aluminum inside the box to act as a heat sink and keep them stable. The boxes have nice vent holes as well. I am thinking of using a separate (smaller) supply for the E680s just in case there are any surges from the pixel supplies.
    Nicely done... I think I will do mine similarly.

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