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Cases Charger Case Build | iCharger S6 1100W 40A

Charger in Lid, or in Base?

  • Lid

    Votes: 1 100.0%
  • Base

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    1
  • Poll closed .

Tony

Administrator
Staff member
I have had this charging case for some time now, and I just set my iCharger 306b on top and plugged into the binding posts you see kind of in the top left of the base. It just sat there on top and was never recessed. In this build, I would like to change that.

As you can see in the image below, I have an acrylic base that I built that has the RCH logo in it, and there are LED's to light up the etched logo. I do like this, however I want something different since I no longer have the 306b. The other thing is, I have never utilized the lid for anyting other than the foam you see in the image to keep things from moving around. And don't "@" me, but this is how I found the case when I opened it. I do need a new solution for battery storage.

I do have a drawing of sorts with the measurements of each component that I need to make with the 3D printer, however I do not have the depth on this page yet. I am still in the design phase and have only done a test print of the bucket that the charger will fit in. And no, it didn't fit lol. My printer prints about .3mm smaller than it should, so I need to create a new project for the charger to fit in.

Unlike last time, this time on the charger case build, I want the charger to be flush. However, I do not know where I want to put the charger.... In the Base, or in the Lid. So up above, there is a poll that y'all can vote in to let me know what you would like to see.

Let's hear y'all's opinions on this build, ideas you may have, or what you would like to see .

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Tony

Administrator
Staff member
Well, it's been a very long time since I have looked into this project, and I'm happy to say, I'm doing just that. I fired up Fusion 360 last night and did a test print of the charger holder. Not sure what happened, but the walls did not adhere to each other so I'm doing another test print today. It's printing now as a matter of fact. But, I'm not sure how I want to go about doing the entire build, I just know I want to get it done! More to come soon, post your comments or suggestions below.
 

D.O.G.

Well-Known Member
Goblin 380 Supporter
What's up Tony and hope your holidays was a good one :). I would mount the charger/power supply and basically anything related to charging on top. Probably some ventilation slits on the out side top so the electronics can breath. Keep us posted as you go.
 

RandyDSok

Well-Known Member
I could see reasons for the charger to be in either location and don't have a preference personally... DOG's suggestion to add vent holes would be worth considering no matter which location it ends up in. I'd mock it up before deciding, my only concern being if the top lid would end up being "top" heavy and not stay open.
 

D.O.G.

Well-Known Member
Goblin 380 Supporter
If you can keep the top @ a 90 degree and counter weight add to the bottom of the case like with lead might work :thinking:
 

Tony

Administrator
Staff member
Right now, I have not created any designs that are set in stone. Ventilation will be added, I'm just not sure on what intake fans I want yet.

For the design, the charger will be going in the top. It's not that heavy. Keeping the lid open will be easy as it leans back just a touch. The PSU's will stay in the bottom as they are heavier than all other components combined, and I already have the vents and fan for those in the case. Paraboards will likely be in the bottom as well since that is where the batteries will be.

I want to incorporate some kind of hinge cabinet system for the cables and adapters, but definitely not sure on how in the world I'm going to do that. lol. I think I can do at least two in the bottom and I'm thinking I can recess the paraboards above the PSU's for max space savings.

The top design is still very much up in the air. Right now I'm trying to figure out why my printer is printing and the walls are not adhering to each other. I'm thinking under extrusion, but we will see. I just ramped up my extrusion to 140% to see if it fixes it. And I'm on my 7th iteration of this "bucket" that the charger is going to sit inside lol. I did find out a 7mm radius is perfect for the charger though!

So many options, I'm like a deer in the headlights. No idea which way I want to go...
 

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