Ideas for power adapter cooling rack?

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  1. ntayler

    ntayler Active Member

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    Anyone have an easy solution for their power adapters (black brick shaped things between your lights and the plug)? I will have 7 of them now for my lighting, and they get quite hot at peak usage. I’d like an easy way to hold them separated and off the ground for 360 degree air flow.

    Thanks for any suggestions!
     
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    Jeepguy242 Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Wire rack. Like one of those closet organizer things
     
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    Skydvr Active Member CTARS Member

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    Or one single, more efficient power supply, that has an output high enough to supply all of your lights. It will clean up your wiring, reduce your energy usage, and eliminate the need to try to manage cheap power supplies that are running to hot and will probably burn out prematurely due to insufficient cooling.
     
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    ntayler Active Member

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    Well that would be great, however my knowledge of electronics is no where near the level of hacking apart 6 kessils to make a custom power supply
     
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    ntayler Active Member

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    I’m throwing together a wooden stand/rack thing out of scrap strapping....just waiting for the glue to dry. I’m limited by cord length and placement of fish room (closet) behind the tank otherwise I would definitely just have suspended them from the wire shelving
     
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    Skydvr Active Member CTARS Member

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    It wouldn't require taking anything apart.

    A 30-40A DC power supply and some cord ends to fit the Kessil's connector is all you would really need.
     
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