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Author Topic: Weather tight Receiver box or cabinet  (Read 7343 times)
chrislee
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« on: May 18, 2013, 11:22:18 pm »

I am looking for some type of weather tight box or cabinet that i could house a receiver and misc electronic gear. this box/cabinet would be outside in the elements all the time and plugged into power.

any ideas?
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« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2013, 03:45:58 pm »

The cheapest solution would probably be a plastic cooler. I would be careful make sure your receiver has proper room to "breath" if your are housing it in something air tight. If nothing gets in, that also means the heat doesn't get out...

There are also people that have used non-working refrigerators if your equipment is going to be stationary.
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« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2014, 10:42:35 am »

I know this is an old thread, but I was reviewing it and had an idea... why a "non working refrigerator"?  When you can buy a working fridge for $25 or $50 on Craigslist - what if you set it up, drilled a big hole in the door for the image to come out, had one surge protector with the receiver, projector, and fridge (set on "low"), and allowed THAT to make sure your equipment didn't overheat?  Or is that just crazy talk?

though, of course, condensation would probably be a problem Sad
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« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2014, 05:06:09 pm »

though, of course, condensation would probably be a problem Sad

Yep, condensation could be a problem.

You'd need to diffuse the cool air so as not to create thermal stress on the equipment and PJ bulb.  Our local VFW kept blowing up bulbs (literally) in their projector until someone realized it was ceiling mounted in front of an air conditioning vent.  The cold air from the AC was being sucked in across the extremely hot bulb causing them to shatter from thermal stress.

I think you'd want to put the fridge itself on an isolated circuit such that each time the compressor kicks on it doesn't cause a local brown out (voltage drop) for the rest of the gear.

Using a running fridge sounds nifty, but probably isn't too practical.

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