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Monochron case & Power supply
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Monochron case & Power supply

by tcharron on Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:08 pm

It looks to me that the power cable is a straight-in cable that enters from the left of the display.

Is there any chance of using a right angle cable, or attaching the power jack to the back of the circuit board so that the power cable is hidden? This is a decent office desk clock, but the cable to the side will be both unsightly and easily knocked around.

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Re: Monochron case & Power supply

by adafruit on Wed Feb 24, 2010 11:16 pm

we only have one power supply. if you want a different power supply cable, you can use pretty much any 7VDC-12VDC power supply from any hardware or electronics store

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Re: Monochron case & Power supply

by westcoaststeve on Wed Feb 24, 2010 11:27 pm

You could probably buy or make some kind of right angle power cable adapter, good suggestion, I was thinking about that also. I guess it would all matter on the tolerance between the enclosure and the pcb. I sounds like it's pretty close though since it's not recommended soldering in the FTDI & ISP connectors on the back of the pcb.

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Re: Monochron case & Power supply

by adafruit on Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:40 am

you could cut off the connector and snake the wire thru to solder it to the pcb say in the ISP header (or you could dremel out a hole or slot).
it would have been nice to have an elegant cable but its a DIY kit and so we did the best we can :)

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