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How much room does this voltage regulator need?

How much room does this voltage regulator need?

Postby Cag » Thu Jan 14, 2016 4:54 pm

I have one of these http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/201407446855 ... EBIDX%3AIT

If anyone has used one, how much room did it need in the case? Is a snug fit OK or does it need lots of room and a fan. It will be running 2400W. Did you cutaway the case around the side with the heatsink?

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Re: How much room does this voltage regulator need?

Postby kimbodious » Thu Jan 14, 2016 8:20 pm

the case for my power controller would be about 250mmx125x125 or thereabouts. I drilled 19mm holes in a regular ring around the case. I wanted a heap of airflow through there. everything apart from the control knob and the power in/out cords is contained in the case
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Re: How much room does this voltage regulator need?

Postby Maheel » Thu Jan 14, 2016 9:16 pm

kimbodious wrote:the case for my power controller would be about 250mmx125x125 or thereabouts. I drilled 19mm holes in a regular ring around the case. I wanted a heap of airflow through there. everything apart from the control knob and the power in/out cords is contained in the case


yep give it room to breath and consider a fan

i have this same unit but never used it (sitting in a box)
looking at it i would not have any metal "out" in case of it shorting and zapping you......

earth it, incase it and i reckon a fan would be good
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Re: How much room does this voltage regulator need?

Postby Bushman » Fri Jan 15, 2016 12:26 am

When in doubt allow extra room. I have one of Mulekickers first controllers and the box is too small as I have had trouble with wiring and actually had to put rubber from a tire inside to make sure wires didn't touch one another.
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Re: How much room does this voltage regulator need?

Postby Cag » Fri Jan 15, 2016 8:55 am

Thanks..!
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