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Old 05-24-2011, 12:42 AM   #61
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FIRE IT UPPP.
looks good.


In the meantime, I'm beginning a 12x12 light (10 leds) for a 45-p that should be shipping soon. I'm trying out the Thomas Research Products driver with this light, because apparently nanotuners is in love with it :P. It is something like 50% more expensive though ($37.95). Same XR-E Q2 WC leds.

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Sorry for the megabump/necro, but I thought it would be appropriate to update/conclude the thread for completeness sake:

After having a lot of trouble with the 2 earlier versions, I ended up with this:

I made a stand out of conduit piping with a bender. I tried using zip tie mounts and wire to mount them, but they kept coming off, so I decided just to use clamps. There's 2 120mm fans on the top running off a ac/dc adapter. I have another ac/dc adapter going to the controller, and the final plug splits to go to the meanwells. The fans/polycarb plate are more or less balancing on the four mounting wires. I believe that the light is sitting high enough off the tank to forego a splash guard this time around, but I did hot glue all soldered joints. I added bullet connectors and quick links late in the design so I could remove the light for maintenance/repairs, but I might replace the quick links with a carabiners. Once I mount another 120mm fan onto the electronics box, I'll be finished.

Here is the final parts list

I'm using 28x (2x strings of 14)5W CREE XP-G R5 5W Cool White LED

CREE XP-G R5 5W Cool White LED - Rapid LED

2x Mean Well ELN-60-48P dimmable driver

Mean Well ELN-60-48P dimmable driver - Rapid LED

1x DDC-01 PWM Controller

DDC-01 PWM Controller - Rapid LED

1x 18x36x.25" 6061 aluminum plate

~30 ft conduit piping

1 desk fan for the meanwells (they get sort of hot).

28x bergquist thermal pads

Berquist Thermal Pad (set of 10) - Rapid LED

bunch of zipties

2x ziptie mount

Amazon.com: Startech HC102 Self Adhesive Cable Tie Mounts (Pack of 100): Electronics

1x 18x24x.125" polycarbonate plate

2x antec 120mm fans













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