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DIY POD 18HP (AUS)

Post by col » Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:07 pm

Recently, I found myself needing a small enclosure just to place one or two modules in. After drooling over the 4MS POD range for a while but not managing to bring myself to outlay the wadge of cash I started to look round for an DIY alternative. I'm in Australia and the 20HP powered 4MS POD is around AU$150-200. Here is my AU$20 DIY Alternative, it uses a Jiffy box from Jaycar a piece of aluminium angle from Bunnings and a USB DC-DC PSU off Ebay. You will need a drill and a M3 tap for the module mounting holes. The aluminium angle slots neatly into the enclosure between the screw pedestal mounts and the top/bottom. It takes around 45mins to make one, once you have the parts:

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Re: DIY POD 18HP (AUS)

Post by col » Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:16 pm

To find the power supply on Ebay just search for: HIFI Low Noise Single Voltage To Positive Negative Regulated Power Supply Module.

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Post by EATyourGUITAR » Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:40 am

I could have 3Dprinted a nicer box for a small fee. The shipping would be expensive to Australia. Also, Australia likes to smash the boxes before they deliver them.
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Post by col » Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:33 pm

My phone photos are a bit naff, the boxes actually look a lot better than that. Will add some nicer pix.

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Re: DIY POD 18HP (AUS)

Post by aandreari » Wed Dec 09, 2020 6:31 pm

hello @Col may i can ask you a couple of questions? how much it will power up + rail? after some months is it still working? any troubles? i would like to build one for a diy case that i would use to just test new diy modules.
thanks

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Re: DIY POD 18HP (AUS)

Post by col » Wed Dec 09, 2020 7:08 pm

aandreari wrote:
Wed Dec 09, 2020 6:31 pm
hello @Col may i can ask you a couple of questions? how much it will power up + rail? after some months is it still working? any troubles? i would like to build one for a diy case that i would use to just test new diy modules.
thanks
Yes, both of mine are still working. One has become a permanent enclosure for my Euroscope V2 and the other one I just use for testing modules that I have built. I don't know what the maximum output current is but I haven't had any issues powering any of my modules. If the XL6008 datasheet is anything to go by the devices are rated to 3A. The bottleneck is more likely to be the USB supply.

http://www.xlsemi.com/datasheet/XL6008%20datasheet.pdf

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Re: DIY POD 18HP (AUS)

Post by aandreari » Thu Dec 10, 2020 3:17 pm

col wrote:
Wed Dec 09, 2020 7:08 pm
aandreari wrote:
Wed Dec 09, 2020 6:31 pm
hello @Col may i can ask you a couple of questions? how much it will power up + rail? after some months is it still working? any troubles? i would like to build one for a diy case that i would use to just test new diy modules.
thanks
Yes, both of mine are still working. One has become a permanent enclosure for my Euroscope V2 and the other one I just use for testing modules that I have built. I don't know what the maximum output current is but I haven't had any issues powering any of my modules. If the XL6008 datasheet is anything to go by the devices are rated to 3A. The bottleneck is more likely to be the USB supply.

http://www.xlsemi.com/datasheet/XL6008%20datasheet.pdf
Thanks. i'll order one and check, in case when it will arrive can i ask you a couple of things?

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Post by aandreari » Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:11 pm

done. calibrated at +12V -12V. fully working. thanks for the idea @col

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Post by latigid on » Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:23 pm

EATyourGUITAR wrote:
Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:40 am
I could have 3Dprinted a nicer box for a small fee. The shipping would be expensive to Australia. Also, Australia likes to smash the boxes before they deliver them.
Not sure PLA would cut it if warm electronics are inside... We tried printing PA (nylon) cases but the process is not so easy. Also the time to print on case only makes sense on a one-off basis. In the end we will go for a Hammond case with the PCB adjusted to fit.

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Re: DIY POD 18HP (AUS)

Post by col » Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:49 pm

aandreari wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:11 pm
done. calibrated at +12V -12V. fully working. thanks for the idea @col
You are welcome! Any photos of your build?

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Re: DIY POD 18HP (AUS)

Post by aandreari » Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:28 pm

col wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:49 pm
aandreari wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:11 pm
done. calibrated at +12V -12V. fully working. thanks for the idea @col
You are welcome! Any photos of your build?
Still a beta version, i'll add some kind of rails.
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