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Old 12-08-2010, 03:23 PM
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The problem with a large build and not running parallel is that you would need a massive amount of the ELN-60-48 meanwells and they are not power factor corrected. As such, the In-rush current when/if you turned them all on at once has been considered dangerous for overheating the wiring at the receptacle.
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Old 12-08-2010, 11:48 PM
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Did you ever get a price and/or an expected delivery date on those HLG drivers? In looking on the cdiweb site, they all say "out of stock" and "call for pricing".
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Old 12-09-2010, 02:09 AM
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Power Supply:
well im not going with CDI because they wont ship anything but UPS and the guy seemed grumpy and he said 14weeks on everything

soo... i called meanwell, tried to find a distributer in Canada. I found one on the east coast which I emailed for prices. I also found one in cali that will ship via USPS if i ask nicely but they are about 30% more than CDI but cheaper than anyone else i found
http://wattsupply.com/s.nl/it.A/id.3056/.f

the girl was really nice and she said she would help me out if i need it USPS and could get it to for me in a couple days because her warehouse had a couple.
(i seem to have better luck with the girls than the guys)

so $114ish vs $85ish but no waiting 3 weeks.

Heatsinks:
ive also started hunting down heatsinks. for me to get the heatsinkusa heatsinks its something like $70 for shipping of all the heatsinks. They will do USPS for me though. Anyone know anywhere in Canada to pickup heatsinks?

Soldering Iron
I seem to be having a hard time finding a decent prized 40w-60w soldering station. Anyone have a lead on these? Seem to be expensive in Canada, lol. And I cant get amazon to ship them to Canada.


btw most of the other parts on my list are from digikey and they have warehouse in canada.
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Old 12-09-2010, 02:31 AM
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fyi parts list and wiring diagram updated
http://www.canreef.com/vbulletin/sho...4&postcount=12

switching to 1.5fuses and bigger driver
added parts for grease, nylon screws, tap
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Have you tried these guys for the soldering station?

http://www.mainelectronics.com/solderstn.htm

I think they carry many of the ones that Amazon does.

Hope that helps.
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Old 12-10-2010, 02:32 AM
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Have you tried these guys for the soldering station?

http://www.mainelectronics.com/solderstn.htm

I think they carry many of the ones that Amazon does.

Hope that helps.
thanks for the link, im probably just going to go with the 29.95 one that is 50w
i would like the 180 one but i think ill start small! lol i mean, all i need to do is solder a few leds... a few as in 144... cant be that hard or time consuming.
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Old 12-10-2010, 02:48 AM
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if you need wire ,i found a large roll at work of alarm wire-i'll be using that for my build
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Old 12-10-2010, 04:41 AM
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One option you might want to look at is going to princess auto, picking up one of their soldering irons (with temp control) and picking up their wireholder with soldering iron holder and magnifying glass. Here are some links:

http://www.princessauto.com/workshop...gnifying-glass

http://www.princessauto.com/workshop...stable-control

Almost like building your own soldering station.
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Old 12-10-2010, 05:08 AM
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I ordered both my drivers through future electronics as well as my LEDs. They may be a bit more than the states but shipping was relativly inexpensive and the service was great

http://www.futureelectronics.com/en/...:True,Nea:True
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