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Ccr Controler Storage During Show

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I’m going to story my L-O-R and C-C-R controllers in plastic totes during the time that they are being use for my Christmas light show this year. I’m guessing that I need to cut a small hole into the tote for the wires to run through. My question is how do you seal the hole so that rain and snow does not get inside.  

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what I used for mine last year was window  putty did the job kept the rain out and when I took the wires out still easy to remove not like silicone can be come messy 

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??? Do you have the controllers in the plastic cases?

I have a bunch of mine still attached to the house (cables coming out of the bottom).

The ones for my mega trees are attached to the base.

My CCRs are 2 in a case I picked up in Ebay again all openings pointing down.

I had one in a old marine battery case just sitting on the ground.

My pixel controller will be attached to house, any opening will be facing down.

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I had the CCPs for the first time last year.

I used two of these.

http://www.lowes.com/pd_274123-55449-BELLW1600014736_0__?productId=3692152&Ntt=plastic+tote

And simply Screwed the controller to the bottom of the box and turned the whole thing upside down.

they sat on the ground we had plenty of rain and snow,  I never had an issue with them.

 

I did not do any more sealing just made sure the controller was off the ground.

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Thanks for the ideas. I have been thinking about how I was going to store my light controllers during the time that my shoe is going. I was going through Wal-Mart and saw a utility cabinet on season end sale. I brought it home and installed L brackets on the sides and back, I installed all 16 of my controls inside of the cabinet and cut a hole in the bottom of one of the doors for wiring to run in and out of. I will attached a cut inter tube above and stuff it in the hole to stop snow from getting inside. I’m still not sure about my CCR controllers, but will probably put them in a plastic tote. I have added a photo of the cabinet so that you can see what it looks like.

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I have 16 L-O-R controllers and 12 CCR controllers.  The cabinet will set around the corner of my house. I will have 1 of my 5 securely cameras on it. As for the wiring, I have about 3 miles of have always put the controls in my garage before; believe it or not this will be closer.

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The cabinet is a good idea, that is what I did for my controllers.

However, I have a better suggestion than tote boxes for your CCR, http://www.mcmelectronics.com/product/58-14220

 

DRI-Box - differant sizes, WATERPROOF, used them for my CCR and power supply and despite rain and snow the boxes were DRY!

Considering the cost of the units this is a cheap way to protect them.

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The cabinet is a good idea, that is what I did for my controllers.

However, I have a better suggestion than tote boxes for your CCR, http://www.mcmelectronics.com/product/58-14220

 

DRI-Box - differant sizes, WATERPROOF, used them for my CCR and power supply and despite rain and snow the boxes were DRY!

Considering the cost of the units this is a cheap way to protect them.

How many of these DRI-Box's did you use. I will have 12 controllers,

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How many of these DRI-Box's did you use. I will have 12 controllers,

 

I had two CCR last year, the med box takes the power supply, controller and cables to run it - the bigger box is large enough for at least 2 and maybe 3 units - I just got two of them as I am expanding to 4 CCR this year.

 

I would suggest getting one of the larger boxes and see how many fit for your needs - be warned the shipping from every site I have checked seems high, but this site had the lowest shipping I could find for a dri-box vendor.

 

They allow for the cables / extension cord to go into the box so all the hookups are protected - best thing I have found to date to keep water out of very critcal componets.

 

We had heavy rain and snow last year and while I found mositure and even some water in the tote boxes I used for other connections, the dri-boxes were just that DRY!

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