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Solar Lithium Ion Charger - Mounting and Waterproof Jacks
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Solar Lithium Ion Charger - Mounting and Waterproof Jacks

by Burzin on Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:20 pm

Hello Adafruit Community,

I've purchased an Adafruit Solar Lithium Ion Charger, (https://www.adafruit.com/product/390) and I have some build questions.

1. I'd like to mount this to the inside of a waterproof hobby box. How can I best accomplish this? What is the name of the part that I'm looking for?. In my mind, I'm looking for mounting thingies (to go into the four mounting holes), that I can then glue to the hobby box. It think plastic mounting thingies would work best.

2. I've purchased a waterproof cable set (https://www.adafruit.com/product/743) that I'll splice into my solar panel (https://www.adafruit.com/product/1525). However, I'd like to make waterproof connections into the waterproof hobby box in which I'm mounting the solar charger. I'm looking for 5.5/2.1mm panel mount DC barrel jack that mates with the cable set. Alternatively, I'm looking for 5.5/2.1mm panel mount jack and matched cord set that is waterproof in a fashion similar to the waterproof cable set (https://www.adafruit.com/product/743). Where might I find such things?


Regards,
Burzin

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Re: Solar Lithium Ion Charger - Mounting and Waterproof Jack

by franklin97355 on Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:35 pm

These are what we have to offer. https://www.adafruit.com/?q=glands

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Re: Solar Lithium Ion Charger - Mounting and Waterproof Jack

by Burzin on Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:14 pm

Hi,

Thank you franklin97355. It seems like that would work very well. Do you have any recommendations on how to mount the Solar Lithium Ion Charger board and battery in the box? Is using velcro to keep the battery in place advisable, or is there a better solution?

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