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Old 28th February 2014, 12:52 PM   #4681
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No. All dimensions are critical for proper function. Use your solar panel as an external panel instead.
I'd rather find a different solar panel then, since it sort of defeats the purpose of simplicity and portability to have an external panel in my opinion.

EDIT, actually, the reason I think it's too wide is because i asked the seller on ebay and he told me it was 322mm wide, but I'm assuming that's including the aluminium casing around it, because it looks identical to the one on canopysound.dk, and they specify it as 298mm wide, do you reckon i should order it and feel lucky?

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Old 28th February 2014, 01:08 PM   #4682
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You can write the reseller for exact dimension but generally raw solar panels are 12" wide (30.5mm) unfortunately.
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Old 28th February 2014, 01:27 PM   #4683
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You can write the reseller for exact dimension but generally raw solar panels are 12" wide (30.5mm) unfortunately.
Well 0.5mm is hardly noticable after it's been glued to the top is it, 0.25mm on each side?

- Oh sorry, i see that you meant cm, but still it's 2.4mm on each side, it's enough to notice if you look closely, but otherwise i reckon it wont matter too much.
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Old 1st March 2014, 03:26 PM   #4684
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I checked with the seller again, and the panel is 17mm too wide even without the casing, but I'll probably just add to the width of the top, bottom and end panels while keeping the speaker panels in place.

I have one last (hopefully) question though.
Seeing as i completely fried my old SLA batteries, I would really like to know how to maintain them properly before buying a new one.
How powerful should the charger be? I found one which has 600mA, which seems like barely anything to me, and also, if the charger has built in overcharge protection, will it be alright to just leave it on while the battery is connected to the speakers? I read somewhere that SLA batteries need to be topped off every few months, and since the box will be in my room most of the time, I figured that keeping it in the charger, thus continously topping off the battery will be alright?
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Old 1st March 2014, 11:13 PM   #4685
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Would i need a special kind of solar charge controller if I use LiFePO4 batteries?
I found a combined battery/charger but it looks like they use a regular charge controller: LiFePO4 Battery: 12V 20Ah ( 240Wh) with Controller for Solar Power Storage
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Old 5th March 2014, 12:55 PM   #4686
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Saturnus, how will the micro perform compared to the usual 7.2 liter ported SP60 design?
Saturnus, would you be able to answer this question? I'm designing a vented cabinet for two SP60's at the moment and the micro has my attention.

I read something about using capacitors to flatten the bass peak that forms when using drivers in a cabinet that's too small. From what I can tell this seems to work and adds a little bit of bass extension but not much. I assume the larger vented version will still offer better bass performance. Can you comment on this? There has to be a trade-off somewhere.
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Old 8th March 2014, 10:43 PM   #4687
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I read in this thread somewhere that if i wanted to connect a usb charger, it would be wise to get a ground loop isolater, will this one do alright? And should it be connected before or after my FiiO preamp?
https://www.elextra.dk/main.aspx?pag...e&artno=H29708 (the site is in danish sorry)
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Old 8th March 2014, 10:49 PM   #4688
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Hi all. i just bought this mono VU meter as a self assemble kit. it has 12 LEDs and looks pretty promising. but, what i would do is to extend the LED's wire and put them in 12 pieces of plexiglass so the effect would get like the "malen" boominator over at popdevelop.com only difference is that i would do this in a smaller scale to a mini boominator. but would one LED per plexiglass piece be sufficient, or would i have to add 2 LED's per plexiglass? and if so, would that even be possible, as i see that it can draw a maximum of 120 mA. thoughts on this would be very much appreciated!

http ://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mono-LED-indicator-VU-meter-12x-3mm-LEDs-Sound-Meter-Assembling-Kit-Circuit-/261386101886?_trksid=p2054897.l4275

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Old 10th March 2014, 08:18 PM   #4689
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Default Just finished my Bluetooth Boominator

Yea yippi, thanks Saturnus, and my friends at POGO Snowboards !

I just finished my Boominator and it sounds amazing. I have been using it for 2 weeks and have not yet charged my batteries

I used 2x 9 Ah LiFePo4 and a solar charger. Bluetooth is very nice.

Here is some more pics:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/108864066@N07/

Thanks again everybody i am hooked, just love this machine
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Old 10th March 2014, 08:47 PM   #4690
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Amazing workmanship. Very very nice allround look and details, inside and out. Thanks for sharing.

I bet you like me just want to hug it and never let go. I also bet the guys at POGO didn't believe the monster they just unleashed.

Again. Kudos. Sincerely.
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