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    Default Re: Mighty Mini LED RGB Flood

    Put me down for 8.
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    Default Re: Mighty Mini LED RGB Flood

    Quote Originally Posted by Al in Raleigh View Post
    I found a great place for buying the enclosures for $7.03. http://www.castlewholesalers.com/REG...ht-Bronze.html



    Al

    I got the link from this Powerpoint Presentation on Mighty Minis. This is an excellent how-to on construction.
    http://www.holidaycoro.com/2010LSHWo...ighty-Mini.pdf
    The link to Castle Wholesalers for the housing was also listed as a housing source in post #1
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    John

    Are you going to mount the power supply and LOR DC board in the same enclosure? Do you know what size of box you are going to use?

    Thomas

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    Default Re: Mighty Mini LED RGB Flood

    Quote Originally Posted by TGabriel View Post
    John

    Are you going to mount the power supply and LOR DC board in the same enclosure? Do you know what size of box you are going to use?

    Thomas
    Yes I am. I ordered the CG-1500 boxes, way bigger then I need for this, but since I ordered 10 of them @ $7.50 each to get my free shipping, why not? Even the CG-1000 would have plenty of room.
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    Default Re: Mighty Mini LED RGB Flood

    Thank John

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    Default Re: Mighty Mini LED RGB Flood

    John, have you actually made an enclosure using the 2.5mm connectors. I would love to see photos. I am struggling with the enclosure design now.
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    Default Re: Mighty Mini LED RGB Flood

    Actually no, Al, not in a "finished" enclosure.

    I had connected some 2.5 mm power jacks to the ouput of my DC card to do some experimenting with.

    After I found the great deal on the CG-1500 boxes for 7.50 ea I started rethinking my entire design.

    Since each DC card will run 4 floods, I'm thinking now to put the 24 volt power supply and a DC card in the 1500 box, with 6 of the weather proof RJ-45-ECS jacks on each box (2 for RS-485 and 4 for the floods) I'll also use them on each flood. These RJ45-ECS are on order so I'll see if my plan will work when they arrive.

    Then no matter where I used the floods in relation to the controller location all I'll have to do is select the appropriate length of CAT5 and plug one end into the flood and and the other into the box, without having to open the box at all.

    This is more expensive, adding about $50 to each set of 4 floods. I plan on doing 2 sets of these, 8 floods total, and ordered another 24 volt power supply from MPJA tonight.

    My boxes and the weather proof RJ45s should be arriving end of this week or early next week and I'll take some pics and post.
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    Default Re: Mighty Mini LED RGB Flood

    I hope those RJ45 ECS jacks fit tight.. The RJ45s Mark was using at the demo were cutting in and out. It left me thinking I needed something much more solid to assure connections that can't fail ..
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    Well, I do too. They have a screw on compression fitting to hold the plug in the jack, and seal against water infiltration so I'm hoping they will be tight. I'll find out when they arrive!

    They are designed for outdoor use in remote communication facilities, so I'm fairly confident they will do their job
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    Quote Originally Posted by kidcole View Post
    I hope those RJ45 ECS jacks fit tight.. The RJ45s Mark was using at the demo were cutting in and out. It left me thinking I needed something much more solid to assure connections that can't fail ..
    Be aware that the RJ45 couplers that I was using were the cheap $.50 version from some surplus place. I plan to put punch-down RJ45 jacks on the ends with some heat-shrink to make it more tight and more weather resistant.

    I plan to put my controller boxes for the floods (and other things) under an overhang of my house on the ground. It doesn't get very wet when it rains or snows. My plan is to keep the RJ45 connections inside the box, rather than external.

    I did have the 24V power supply mounted inside the box along with the 2 8-channel DMX DC controllers.
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    I am having a tough time trying to figure out how to connect the cat5 from the flood to the controller. I wanted to use ethernet connectors on each end with cat5 cable for simplicity. I plan to put the 24V power supply, dc controller, and a spiffy cat5 holder that Walter found into the same enclosure. The only problem is the spiffy holder will take up too much space for the cheap YourBroadBandStore enclosures. In other words, I will have to go to a metal and heavier enclosure. How are you guys planning on connecting the floods to the DC controller?

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    Default Re: Mighty Mini LED RGB Flood

    This is what I came up with for mine. For the Cat5 I decided to use a keystone wall plate that I cut down some. Tonights project is to wire it all up, then start on the 2nd one.
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    Default Re: Mighty Mini LED RGB Flood

    Thanks John.

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    Default Re: Mighty Mini LED RGB Flood

    Wired up the case tonight. Power supply no problem. LOR card no problem. Dang keystone jacks !!!!!!

    Cannot get a connection when punching down the solid blue wire !! Other 7 punch down just fine. Same problem with all 10 keystones I had on hand, they were purchased at the same time. Anyone heard of a problem like this? Maybe a defective batch.

    I'll try to find some more keystones tomorrow, maybe a different mfg.
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    Is that the 1500 box?

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