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Old 11th July 2018, 09:35 PM   #1
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GB: Round #3; Fo-Felix & GB #1 AC Receptacle Enclosure
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For general information on the Fo-Felix please see GB #2.

32 commitments are needed to order #3.



Now to the fun part: An Enclosure For The Fo-Felix (and other AC projects)

What I've been looking at custom like so:

12"w X 8"d x 5.25"t : This should leave enough room to easily fit 8x Fo-Felix and a bit extra room for other things you may be doing. There's ends, top, bottom, and sides that all screw together. Black screws & rubber feet included.

Cut outs 4x Duplex AC Receptacle, 1 Neutrik PowerCon, and 16x M3 sized holes for mounting the Fo-Felix. The PowerCon are lower noise than an IEC inlet. This does mean you'll be likely building your own cord or swapping the end. I could go with IEC but then there are different ones, and mostly not nearly as good. Let me know if you hate the Neutrik.

**** If I can get international interest some can be made for Schuko sockets, I'll look into it if there is enough interest. ****

Color: I'm thinking powder-coated blue finish. The price changes very little to get this. If blue isn't the right color the we should figure it out, what you'd like. These should look pretty darn nice when done.

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Minimum order is 10x: Price is $200 + shipping. There's a good chance I can get it in a Large sized flat rate priority box, which would make it $20 for US.

*Can't mix Schuko & US min order.

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Old 11th July 2018, 10:21 PM   #2
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Thanks for getting GB#3 going.
What material is the enclosure made of? (Aluminum/steel)
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Old 11th July 2018, 10:29 PM   #3
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Aluminum, Extruded (6063 T6) and (5052 H32)
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Old 11th July 2018, 11:26 PM   #4
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I would like to get 4 boards.

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Old 12th July 2018, 01:53 AM   #5
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I really hope the enclosures takes off. They should end up being pretty awesome, comparable or probably much better than commercial items in the "affordable" range. Aside from lacking CNC'd manufacturrer symbol, they should end looking pretty legit like a higher dollar box. Probably nicer than the Audience conditioner (which doesn't have as nice of a filter, but has a breaker in it and gas discharge thing).
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I really hope the enclosures takes off.
I also like the enclosure idea but, Iím on the fence with it. Adding up all the parts needed it gets pricey quick. I guess to reduce the cost, just add boards and receptacles as needed instead of all at once.
Btw, the blue powder coating is cooool
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It sure as hell isn't free, but you end up with something really nice.

You dont have to use 8x Fo-Felix in it. And on eBay you can get new Hubble or other quality ac receptecles for $3-7ea, instead of $15-25 from regular channels. And I do mean for things like hospital grade. $5 x 4 = $20, so not bad for sockets. Then let's say you use 4 Fo-Felix, with all parts, $104. Neutrik parts $10 + stand offs, screws, and quick connects $30 (or less), $200 enclosure, $30 wire (this could vary widely from $10-150 easily depending on ordinary vs fancy)

I think that could still be under $500 shipped, and under $600 for 8x Fo-Felix. Any which way you look at it, it is a hell of a lot better than buying commercial....

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Old 12th July 2018, 03:23 AM   #8
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Agreed.


....buying commercial:
$1600 and a plastic enclosure!! WOW

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Hi,

I would like to obtain 4 boards.

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i would like to be on the enclosure list.
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