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Enclosure for DC power supply

Discussion in 'Power Supplies' started by occhristmas, Sep 17, 2010.

  1. occhristmas

    occhristmas New Elf

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    Hi - does anyone have any suggestions for suitable enclosures for the multiple 5 vdc power supplies that we will be using to power light controllers? I have looked at Polycase - but, for the below power supply, what type of enclosure is appropriate?

    http://www.allelectronics.com/make-a-store/item/PS-575/5-VDC-11A-SWITCHING-POWER-SUPPLY/1.html



    I have found those cheap enclosures from yourbroadband to be very unreliable - I just was wondering if you guys had thought about this part yet? And if so, what and where are you looking?

    I also have some 12 VDC power supplies which have the metal and fans - should we use a tackle box for these and keep them out of the elements? I hope to spark discussion - because I have run out of ideas. Usually I purchase and then turn to others for suggestions, however this time, I remembered to ask first!!!
     
  2. DanoNJ

    DanoNJ Full Time Elf

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    I'm surprised you are unhappy with the Broadband store enclosures. I have several and no issues. Anyway, for my DC power supplies, which will consist of those from old computers, I'm just making a simple wooden box with an open bottom and possibly cover w/ some small black bags. I have covered my other controlers with the same bags just for the heck of it.
     

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