let's choose an enclosure

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Re: let's choose an enclosure

Post by westfieldmx5 » Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:28 pm

And of course I forgot about the TVA :oops: . Was actually ordering this case, but this is getting too expensive @ about $100 :cry: .

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Re: let's choose an enclosure

Post by kb1gtt » Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:12 pm

Don't forget your crimp tool(s) as well don't forget your special tools for opening the enclosure. I recall the smallest enclosures don't need the special tools, but most modICE will need special tools.
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Re: let's choose an enclosure

Post by russian » Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:29 pm

right now we have sooooooooo many boards we have to stop designing new

right now we need to move software or documentation or adoption, not HW
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Re: let's choose an enclosure

Post by DonaldBecker » Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:31 pm

I think that there is mainly a need for Plug-and-Play (PnP) adapter boards to match specific engine connectors.

Perhaps if there were a loose standard we could encourage people to put their efforts to creating PCB layouts (Gerber files) converting from their preferred engine connector to a standard low-cost connector And then wiring harnesses from that connector to one of the existing RusEFI ECUs.

The connector wouldn't need to be weatherproof, but it needs to be automotive quality for vibration and temperature. It should be readily available and use an inexpensive crimp tool.

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Re: let's choose an enclosure

Post by puff » Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:40 am

If it's not only about the connector, but about the whole enclosure, I'm afraid there's nothing left for people but building their own boards. It's a bit annoying, but you can live with that.
Besides, imho building boards for many people seems much less complex and much more feasible than adding new software features.

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Re: let's choose an enclosure

Post by kb1gtt » Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:41 am

Technomelt is a common potting material for automotive applications. It melts like how glue and very chemical resistant. Toaster oven would melt it just fine. Also it's not a carcinogen. You can also get it were it phase changes at say 150c. Aka it could take many watts to exceed 150c preventing over heating.

https://www.henkel-adhesives.com/us/en/ ... omelt.html
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Re: let's choose an enclosure

Post by 960 » Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:22 am

I have designed this enclosure, and a chinese mfg might be interested in opening a mold to sell them.

PNP are easiest done with adapter harnesses.
A bunch of wires, with female pins crimped in each end are the way it's usually done.

Put the female pin at the ecu header pin, solder and crimp isolation around.
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Re: let's choose an enclosure

Post by kb1gtt » Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:15 pm

Do you plan for this to be IP67 or similar? I wonder about the water resistance of the USB. As well if they are surface machining a mold, perhaps adding an o-ring groove could make for a nice water resistance feature.

I like the entire you don't see bolts thing. That makes it look clean.
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Re: let's choose an enclosure

Post by RecaroRacer » Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:28 pm

kb1gtt wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:15 pm
Do you plan for this to be IP67 or similar? I wonder about the water resistance of the USB. As well if they are surface machining a mold, perhaps adding an o-ring groove could make for a nice water resistance feature.

I like the entire you don't see bolts thing. That makes it look clean.
I think the usb should just be a remote connector. There's no point on having it on the box, this way you can have the case inside or on engine bay, but always have the connector inside near glove box, ashtray, whatever you want. This way it's reliable(no weird connections) and weatherproof. That's how I plan to do on microrusEfi when I install it, since it's ready for it.

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Re: let's choose an enclosure

Post by kb1gtt » Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:43 pm

Canbus would seem like the desired solution for communications.
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