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Old 12-31-2011, 03:21 PM   #21
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If you are patient, you should be able to get a nice electrical enclosure box off ebay at a reasonable price. If I had mine to do over, I would use two boxes. One for all the 240 vac, high amp stuff (contactors, SSR, fuses/breakers, distribution blocks) and one for all the controllers and switches. I have seen one build on here that did that and it was very slick.
Yeah I keep looking but there hasn't been much on there as of late. I am about ready to get cracking and lay things out and get building!! Thanks, think I will keep it all in one box for simplicity. Happy New Years!


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Old 01-03-2012, 07:31 PM   #22
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What does everyone think about using one of these cases for my control panel?

Pelican 1520 http://pelican.com/cases_detail.php?Case=1520

Interior Dimensions:
18.06" x 12.89" x 6.72"

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Pelican 1550

http://pelican.com/cases_detail.php?Case=1550

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18.43" x 14.00" x 7.62"

I have a 1520 here already, just not sure how they would due with the heat? They are indestructible, (almost)...I have two mounted on my Dual Sport Motorcycle and use a larger one for work every day and they are bullet proof!!!

Never seen anyone use one before, maybe I will be the first!



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Old 01-03-2012, 11:23 PM   #23
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I've never seen a Pelican, but I've heard how tough they are. What do you think it would be like cutting into it?

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I've never seen a Pelican, but I've heard how tough they are. What do you think it would be like cutting into it?
Easy to cut...I drilled 4 holes in two each for my bags on the bike used a regular drill with bit. quick and fast could do the same for this, and use Dremel, jigsaw, or Rotozip....but would try to see if the Green Lee punch would work too? Not sure still in the idea phase looking for more input and feedback, thanks.
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I would bet that would work well... I used something similar... not as tough on my electric build.

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I like plastic. It is much easier to work with. I used this enclosure on Yoopers build.

http://www.foxelectricsupply.com/content/products/ProductDetail.asp?qsCatID=25993&qsProductNo=CARE98 9R-UPC

You should be able to get this size for $30 - $40 with some searching.

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I would bet that would work well... I used something similar... not as tough on my electric build.

Yeah I saw the case that you used on your Lucky Brewery Build very nice, what is the material that you used inside it looks like fiberglass?

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12X12X6 Junction Pvc Box - CARE989R-UPC | Wholesale Electrical Supply Company

You should be able to get this size for $30 - $40 with some searching.
Yeah I already have a Pelican 1520 case that I got for free I think I am going to go with it. Thanks for the input.
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Yeah I already have a Pelican 1520 case that I got for free I think I am going to go with it. Thanks for the input.
Missed that. That looks like a sweet enclosure.
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Yeah I saw the case that you used on your Lucky Brewery Build very nice, what is the material that you used inside it looks like fiberglass?
Yep thats what the case was made out of with a thin aluminum shell. worked out nice and wasnt too thick for the components.
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Yep thats what the case was made out of with a thin aluminum shell. worked out nice and wasnt too thick for the components.
Yeah I think I am going to go with the Pelican Case for my control box, waiting on a few more parts so I can get started. I can't wait!!


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