Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 
2130 posts

Uber Geek


  # 872547 6-Aug-2013 10:32
Send private message

It's a Hubbell panel , (I'm not allowed to post links, so ) hubbell-premise dot com > ecatalog > netSELECT® Solutions > Network Enclosures and Modules.

I got it on special (a damn good special) from the wholesaler @2 years ago for about $250. It included the TV multiswitch, Phone module and 1 patch module (I had another one kicking around). I added an ADSL master filter, network switch and modem.

Heat isn't really an issue, the switch modem and switch mode PSU's produce very little heat, the cabinet's vented and made of steel, so looses heat pretty well.

Ideal electrical currently has a Leviton panel on special for $235+gst. It looks like a nice product range, doesn't come with much though.




Location: Dunedin

 


2584 posts

Uber Geek

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 872555 6-Aug-2013 10:42
Send private message

I recently re-purposed the top of our hallway cupboard for this. The top part is separate sealed from the lower part and with its own doors so was ideal. I have an home server up there too which is a full desktop as well as all the networking kit a micro PC running Astaro and UPS so was not willing to just leave it to convection to cool I purchased a couple of large silent PC fans (well quiet they are not silent) and have them running from an adapter. These are mounted on the underside of the shelf so pull air from the lower cupboard and pressurise the upper part where all the kit sits. I also cut down the doors so there is a approx 1cm gap at both the bottom and top of the doors to let the warm air out. You can hear the fans at night when you are standing in the hallway but cannot hear it from any of the bedrooms. Would have liked the fans to be a bit quieter but it is not like you spend your time standing around in the hallway.







Media centre PC - Case Silverstone LC16M with 2 X 80mm AcoustiFan DustPROOF, MOBO Gigabyte MA785GT-UD3H, CPU AMD X2 240 under volted, RAM 4 Gig DDR3 1033, HDD 120Gig System/512Gig data, Tuners 2 X Hauppauge HVR-3000, 1 X HVR-2200, Video Palit GT 220, Sound Realtek 886A HD (onboard), Optical LiteOn DH-401S Blue-ray using TotalMedia Theatre Power Corsair VX Series, 450W ATX PSU OS Windows 7 x64

 
 
 
 


2005 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  # 872676 6-Aug-2013 13:35
Send private message

Nety: I recently re-purposed the top of our hallway cupboard for this. The top part is separate sealed from the lower part and with its own doors so was ideal. I have an home server up there too which is a full desktop as well as all the networking kit a micro PC running Astaro and UPS so was not willing to just leave it to convection to cool I purchased a couple of large silent PC fans (well quiet they are not silent) and have them running from an adapter. These are mounted on the underside of the shelf so pull air from the lower cupboard and pressurise the upper part where all the kit sits. I also cut down the doors so there is a approx 1cm gap at both the bottom and top of the doors to let the warm air out. You can hear the fans at night when you are standing in the hallway but cannot hear it from any of the bedrooms. Would have liked the fans to be a bit quieter but it is not like you spend your time standing around in the hallway.


Good idea using a hall cupboard.

I've used PC fans in cupboards as there's always an old PC and an old power adapter lying around. They're quieter pulling the air in than forcing it out. Either way, I've found resonance can increase the audible sound of the fan so the size of the space and where you position the fan can make a noticeable difference.

1 | 2 | 3 
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Arlo unveils its first video doorbell
Posted 21-Oct-2019 08:27


New Zealand students shortlisted for James Dyson Award
Posted 21-Oct-2019 08:18


Norton LifeLock Launches Norton 360
Posted 21-Oct-2019 08:11


Microsoft New Zealand Partner Awards results
Posted 18-Oct-2019 10:18


Logitech introduces new Made for Google keyboard and mouse devices
Posted 16-Oct-2019 13:36


MATTR launches to accelerate decentralised identity
Posted 16-Oct-2019 10:28


Vodafone X-Squad powers up for customers
Posted 16-Oct-2019 08:15


D Link ANZ launches EXO Smart Mesh Wi Fi Routers with McAfee protection
Posted 15-Oct-2019 11:31


Major Japanese retailer partners with smart New Zealand technology IMAGR
Posted 14-Oct-2019 10:29


Ola pioneers one-time passcode feature to fight rideshare fraud
Posted 14-Oct-2019 10:24


Spark Sport new home of NZC matches from 2020
Posted 10-Oct-2019 09:59


Meet Nola, Noel Leeming's new digital employee
Posted 4-Oct-2019 08:07


Registrations for Sprout Accelerator open for 2020 season
Posted 4-Oct-2019 08:02


Teletrac Navman welcomes AI tech leader Jens Meggers as new President
Posted 4-Oct-2019 07:41


Vodafone makes voice of 4G (VoLTE) official
Posted 4-Oct-2019 07:36



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.