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Re: Tiptop Mantis cases

Post by Genox » Fri Feb 12, 2021 5:41 am

Ok, thanks for sharing I'll buy them next month and we'll see where that takes me :D

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Re: Tiptop Mantis cases

Post by Electro Something » Sun Feb 21, 2021 1:59 pm

Just got the Mantis brackets to connect two Mantis cases together. The instructions say you should remove all modules except for those in the corners - Do I really need to do this? I just spent a couple hours filling everything up, lol.

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Re: Tiptop Mantis cases

Post by continuum » Sun Feb 21, 2021 4:20 pm

Electro Something wrote:
Sun Feb 21, 2021 1:59 pm
Just got the Mantis brackets to connect two Mantis cases together. The instructions say you should remove all modules except for those in the corners - Do I really need to do this? I just spent a couple hours filling everything up, lol.
A lighter case will be easier to handle and the modules in each corner keep the rails in place during the process.
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Re: Tiptop Mantis cases

Post by richabai » Sun Feb 21, 2021 5:26 pm

FWIW. I didn't have any problems adding the brackets with my cases mostly full. Like you, I didn't want to unrack and re-rack everything. That said, I had a pretty good work space and I was very careful and took my time.

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Re: Tiptop Mantis cases

Post by Electro Something » Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:11 am

Cheers for your thoughts, all! Left all my modules in there and it was super easy to assemble.

Although now I'm just realizing that my Decksaver covers no longer fit. Doh!!

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Re: Tiptop Mantis cases

Post by michaelbeck » Sat Feb 27, 2021 3:43 pm

Hey Tiptop - any chance for a bracket for mounting three Mantis’s together vertically? I think the design is pretty straightforward - lengthen the top of the existing brackets up, connect to all 4 rail screws on the middle Mantis (instead of just 3 as now), then continue to connect to 3 or 4 of the rail screws of the top Mantis. Angle the top Mantis forward slightly. Hoping the spread of the bottom of the brackets would give enough support. What do you think?

Of course at this rate it seems likely I’ll buy a 4th Mantis and do a 2x2 config. :) But holding the 3rd Mantis up on top of my existing stack looks like such a nice, contained, ergonomic setup...

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Re: Tiptop Mantis cases

Post by continuum » Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:10 am

michaelbeck wrote:
Sat Feb 27, 2021 3:43 pm
Hey Tiptop - any chance for a bracket for mounting three Mantis’s together vertically? I think the design is pretty straightforward - lengthen the top of the existing brackets up, connect to all 4 rail screws on the middle Mantis (instead of just 3 as now), then continue to connect to 3 or 4 of the rail screws of the top Mantis. Angle the top Mantis forward slightly. Hoping the spread of the bottom of the brackets would give enough support. What do you think?

Of course at this rate it seems likely I’ll buy a 4th Mantis and do a 2x2 config. :) But holding the 3rd Mantis up on top of my existing stack looks like such a nice, contained, ergonomic setup...
The base for holding stable two vertically mounted Mantis would be quite large and probably not easy to fit in most spaces. The 2x2 is a good option that several customers have opted to do - you can see it in some of our online videos:


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Re: Tiptop Mantis cases

Post by michaelbeck » Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:14 pm

continuum wrote:
Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:10 am
The base for holding stable two vertically mounted Mantis would be quite large and probably not easy to fit in most spaces. The 2x2 is a good option that several customers have opted to do - you can see it in some of our online videos:
Thanks for the quick response. I was thinking the top case would be canted forward over the middle case, not set back behind. More of the Moog profile:

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Re: Tiptop Mantis cases

Post by trappistine » Fri Mar 19, 2021 2:41 am

sorry I'm still stuck on my man putting his case on the wall. Did you send your power through the dry wall? I don't see any cabling

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Re: Tiptop Mantis cases

Post by Bath House » Sun Mar 28, 2021 6:48 pm

Has anyone heard anything about when Mantis will be in stock again anywhere? They’re impossible to find right now and I need a second one.
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Re: Tiptop Mantis cases

Post by Shoebait » Sun Mar 28, 2021 9:06 pm

I sent Tiptop a message last week about when new stock might be hitting the shelves and they said they’re hoping to be shipping new cases by the end of April.

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Re: Tiptop Mantis cases

Post by michaelbeck » Tue Mar 30, 2021 11:48 am

My Sweetwater rep just told me they’re hoping for red & orange next week. Going for the 2x2 config. :doh:

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Re: Tiptop Mantis cases

Post by ronnieb » Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:40 pm

Can anyone recommend a decent powerbank?
Seems quite hard to find a 13v one and unfortunately my rig is fairly heavy on the juice so I can’t use 15v

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Re: Tiptop Mantis cases

Post by Genox » Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:40 pm

ronnieb wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:40 pm
Can anyone recommend a decent powerbank?
Seems quite hard to find a 13v one and unfortunately my rig is fairly heavy on the juice so I can’t use 15v
If you find one can you keep us posted please?
I've been looking for a good battery pack who can last minimum 4hours (preferably for two cases)
For now I'm using an inverter (like the one in RV's and a car battery) I've got two mantis cases and they use like 0.2A on 220V for both !

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Re: Tiptop Mantis cases

Post by continuum » Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:48 pm

ronnieb wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:40 pm
Can anyone recommend a decent powerbank?
Seems quite hard to find a 13v one and unfortunately my rig is fairly heavy on the juice so I can’t use 15v
There is a recommendation on our Support page - https://tiptopaudio.com/support/
Look for a power bank that can supply a voltage anywhere between +13V to +15V DC, 13V will be ideal, 15V is also ok if you are not using more than 2000mA total. Look for one that has an output 2.5mm barrel plug with a positive (+) center pin. As for the current capacity, this is based on your system power consumption vs. the power bank power capacity. It is recommended that you contact the power bank maker directly and give them your details such as the total power your system needs (all power rails summed together +12V -12V +5V) and the voltage range +13V to +15V. With these details they will be able to tell you how long you will be able to run your system and if there are any other issues to be aware of. A Tiptop user (Thank you Daniele) has positively recommended the Aceyoon Power Bank 50000 mAh. This model comes with DC output plugs and can deliver 15V, this power bank is available through Ebay and the European Amazon online store. Be careful to set the power bank to 15V or 13V voltage before connecting it to Mantis, as higher voltages will burn Mantis’ power regulation circuit and create excessive heat and smoke, please take caution.
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Re: Tiptop Mantis cases

Post by ronnieb » Thu Apr 08, 2021 3:13 pm

continuum wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:48 pm
There is a recommendation on our Support page - https://tiptopaudio.com/support/
I did see this but the suggested one is only 15v which is advised against using when pulling over 2kmA, want to be on the safe side if possible

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Re: Tiptop Mantis cases

Post by continuum » Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:35 am

ronnieb wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 3:13 pm
continuum wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:48 pm
There is a recommendation on our Support page - https://tiptopaudio.com/support/
I did see this but the suggested one is only 15v which is advised against using when pulling over 2kmA, want to be on the safe side if possible
What's your draw on +12v and -12v?
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Re: Tiptop Mantis cases

Post by Sysagent » Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:51 am

Question please.

Is a 12 volt, 3.2 amp PSU okay to provide power for the 4HP uZeus (the polarity is fine on the connector)?

Reason for asking is that there is one here right next to me now and there are ZERO Tiptop booster PSU's available anywhere here in the UK at the moment...
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Re: Tiptop Mantis cases

Post by ronnieb » Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:07 am

continuum wrote:
Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:35 am
What's your draw on +12v and -12v?
1995 mA +12V | 921 mA -12V (blame the digital craze lol)

Seems like it might be easier to get ac power bank, anything. Should look for/be careful of?

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Re: Tiptop Mantis cases

Post by continuum » Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:13 am

ronnieb wrote:
Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:07 am
continuum wrote:
Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:35 am
What's your draw on +12v and -12v?
1995 mA +12V | 921 mA -12V (blame the digital craze lol)

Seems like it might be easier to get ac power bank, anything. Should look for/be careful of?
That is indeed too much +12v to use with 15V. AC power will be fine as long as it is in the ~85V to 240V range of the Mantis brick.
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Re: Tiptop Mantis cases

Post by continuum » Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:17 am

Sysagent wrote:
Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:51 am
Question please.

Is a 12 volt, 3.2 amp PSU okay to provide power for the 4HP uZeus (the polarity is fine on the connector)?

Reason for asking is that there is one here right next to me now and there are ZERO Tiptop booster PSU's available anywhere here in the UK at the moment...
No, that is completely incompatible with the uZeus.
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Re: Tiptop Mantis cases

Post by Genox » Fri Apr 09, 2021 12:04 pm

continuum wrote:
Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:13 am
ronnieb wrote:
Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:07 am
continuum wrote:
Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:35 am
What's your draw on +12v and -12v?
1995 mA +12V | 921 mA -12V (blame the digital craze lol)

Seems like it might be easier to get ac power bank, anything. Should look for/be careful of?
That is indeed too much +12v to use with 15V. AC power will be fine as long as it is in the ~85V to 240V range of the Mantis brick.
Is is ok with square-ish AC?

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Re: Tiptop Mantis cases

Post by ronnieb » Fri Apr 09, 2021 12:31 pm

continuum wrote:
Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:13 am
ronnieb wrote:
Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:07 am
continuum wrote:
Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:35 am
What's your draw on +12v and -12v?
1995 mA +12V | 921 mA -12V (blame the digital craze lol)

Seems like it might be easier to get ac power bank, anything. Should look for/be careful of?
That is indeed too much +12v to use with 15V. AC power will be fine as long as it is in the ~85V to 240V range of the Mantis brick.
Okay cool, thanks for the info :guinness:

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Re: Tiptop Mantis cases

Post by continuum » Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:49 pm

Genox wrote:
Fri Apr 09, 2021 12:04 pm
continuum wrote:
Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:13 am
ronnieb wrote:
Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:07 am
continuum wrote:
Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:35 am
What's your draw on +12v and -12v?
1995 mA +12V | 921 mA -12V (blame the digital craze lol)

Seems like it might be easier to get ac power bank, anything. Should look for/be careful of?
That is indeed too much +12v to use with 15V. AC power will be fine as long as it is in the ~85V to 240V range of the Mantis brick.
Is is ok with square-ish AC?
You mean the AC out of your wall outlet looks like a square?
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Re: Tiptop Mantis cases

Post by Sysagent » Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:12 pm

continuum wrote:
Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:17 am
Sysagent wrote:
Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:51 am
Question please.

Is a 12 volt, 3.2 amp PSU okay to provide power for the 4HP uZeus (the polarity is fine on the connector)?

Reason for asking is that there is one here right next to me now and there are ZERO Tiptop booster PSU's available anywhere here in the UK at the moment...
No, that is completely incompatible with the uZeus.
Thanks for the reply appreciated!

It does leave me in a quandary though as I do need a new PSU to provide more power to my rack, as it has gained another 3u and quite a few modules and... As mentioned previously, there are literally none of the Tiptop booster PSUs available here in UK or nearby Europe.

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