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FoH POWER and 1-6-13 Bus Board

Post by johnnylonz » Thu Jan 16, 2014 6:18 pm

Hi,

I've got a small system powered by the FoH Power and 1-6-13 bus board combo. I think both of these are discontinued, but am wondering if someone could help me out:

I'm trying to gain a little HP in my system, and the FoH Power module is a 10HP so I'm hoping I can swap it out with a thinner module but keep the bus board. Would I have any problems if I swapped it out with something like a TipTop Zeus Access and just connect the terminals on the access to the 1-6-13 bus board? It seems like it would work but I don't want to accidentally blow something up.

Any help would be much appreciated :hail:

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Post by HeWhoWantsJeans » Sat Jan 18, 2014 1:04 pm

I see absolutely no reason why the board wouldn't be compatible with another power source. It was intended as a drop-in upgrade for Doepfer cases, for instance.
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Post by johnnylonz » Sat Jan 18, 2014 1:58 pm

Thanks, that's what I was hoping. Of course in looking at the Zeus access again, it appears to be designed for boards with power built in. Anyone have a suggestion for a thinner power module?

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Post by HeWhoWantsJeans » Sat Jan 18, 2014 2:52 pm

johnnylonz wrote:Thanks, that's what I was hoping. Of course in looking at the Zeus access again, it appears to be designed for boards with power built in. Anyone have a suggestion for a thinner power module?
Ah. The Zeus Access requires a Zeus Studio Bus to be the first board it is connected to, as the unit itself runs on a 15VDC external power supply, which the Studio Bus then converts into bipolor 12VDC.

You could convert a uZeus into a supply for any passive board (such as the 1-6-13), though. I would wager that, as long as you converted the male headers into female headers and had the pins lined up correctly, it could power, as the uZeus has an additional circuit board that does the DC conversion.

Caveat: I have no experience with the uZeus product so you may want to ask Gur at TipTop about that idea.

Also a thought - if you're not adverse to DIYing, I've seen people mount POWER modules on the inside of the case just fine. As someone who loves to build using what they have already on-hand, that's what I would probably do. If it'd help you measure out where to drill the holes, I'll contact flight about getting a mechanical drawing of the panel.
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Post by johnnylonz » Sun Jan 19, 2014 5:49 pm

Thanks for all the info. I think I might try mounting it in my case, I'm not very handy but after hearing your suggestion and looking at it I think it's do-able.

Thanks again!

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Post by HeWhoWantsJeans » Sun Jan 19, 2014 10:52 pm

johnnylonz wrote:Thanks for all the info. I think I might try mounting it in my case, I'm not very handy but after hearing your suggestion and looking at it I think it's do-able.

Thanks again!
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