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Online Cheese

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Re: 120V Sys Power Box
« Reply #120 on: March 23, 2018, 01:38 PM »
Great thread here!  I have been looking at options for power distribution at a rolling stack that could include chargers as well.  @Cheese  You mentioned that you were going to put your CSX charger in the empty space of your box.  Do you have a pic of that?  I am curious how much space is left for another charger.  I have a Milwaukee M12 charger I would also add in the box if it would fit.

The conversion looks like a winner!  Great job guys! :D

I think you'll have plenty of room for a M12 charger, they're rather small if I remember correctly.

Here's how the CSX charger fits in. Charger + battery charging with the lid closed. [cool]
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Offline Nailed IT

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Re: 120V Sys Power Box
« Reply #121 on: March 23, 2018, 10:27 PM »
Wow Thank you @Cheese for the photo!  This looks like the cat's pajamas!  It certainly solves an issue for me trying to keep mobile stacks in limited space and still being able to have accessibility to function.
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Re: 120V Sys Power Box
« Reply #122 on: March 23, 2018, 10:57 PM »
Ya it’s pretty sweet...the CXS charger fits in there along with a charger for the iPhone and I’ll probably add a charger for the regular 18 volt Festool tools, so that will maintain the charge for the TSC 55 and the HKC 55. Pretty stoked.

Very nice...can’t understand why Festool is dragging their butt on this one...then again...dragging butt is what Festool does well...and they’ve done it well for years...yawn.
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Re: 120V Sys Power Box
« Reply #123 on: March 24, 2018, 08:52 AM »
I ordered one last night from Amazon.de and am looking forward to adding this to my stack.  The organization and convenience factor is big here for my application.  Inconvenient to not be able to just order one ready made but w/e.  Thanks again to all who contributed here! 
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Re: 120V Sys Power Box
« Reply #124 on: March 24, 2018, 09:01 AM »
Don't be too surprised if it shows up on your doorstep within 3-4 days.  [big grin]

Offline Scorpion

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120V Sys Power Box
« Reply #125 on: March 24, 2018, 09:41 AM »
Hmm...what about swapping out the lid for an attic lid for the cellphone?  Maybe not any more accessible.  Just a thought.

This is what sparked the idea.


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Re: 120V Sys Power Box
« Reply #126 on: March 24, 2018, 09:45 AM »
Hmm...what about swapping out the lid for an attic lid for the cellphone?  Maybe not any more accessible.  Just a thought.

This is what sparked the idea.


You may run into clearance issues with the attic lid and the cover over the power bus. I'd be interested if it works out.

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Re: 120V Sys Power Box
« Reply #127 on: March 24, 2018, 03:40 PM »
Here it is a Power Hub Systainer with the attic lid. Fits perfectly BUT you loose the designation of SYS-PH on the front of the lid. But Apple charging wall warts do not fit in the attic.
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Re: 120V Sys Power Box
« Reply #128 on: March 24, 2018, 05:35 PM »
Hmm...what about swapping out the lid for an attic lid for the cellphone?  Maybe not any more accessible.  Just a thought.

This is what sparked the idea.


You may run into clearance issues with the attic lid and the cover over the power bus. I'd be interested if it works out.

Didn’t look to hard at it but you might be right.  When I get back to the project I’ll swap lids and see if they fit. 


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Re: 120V Sys Power Box
« Reply #129 on: April 06, 2018, 01:17 PM »
So I received my Sys-PH and made my conversion.  I must say that both the original construction and European electrical system (plug/receptacle) gained my respect.  The original is pretty solid and I wish our American electrical standard was as robust.  But be that as it may, thanks to all the great folks here (especially @Cheese), viola here is my 110v 15a version. 

I opted for a gray receptacle so as to avoid confusion with the original.  [big grin]

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Offline RGundersen

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Re: 120V Sys Power Box
« Reply #130 on: July 05, 2018, 02:37 PM »
For the internal plug on the SYS-PH I am trying to understand any real benefit to it being a covered outlet, vs just a standard receptacle?  My thoughts are if building one from scratch an internal plug still makes sense as folks have posted using it to connect a battery charger etc, but given it is inside a standard receptacle would also then allow for one of the current designs that also has a couple of USB ports with two 110 outlets rather than a single 110 covered outlet?


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Re: 120V Sys Power Box
« Reply #131 on: July 05, 2018, 08:36 PM »
For the internal plug on the SYS-PH I am trying to understand any real benefit to it being a covered outlet, vs just a standard receptacle?  My thoughts are if building one from scratch an internal plug still makes sense as folks have posted using it to connect a battery charger etc, but given it is inside a standard receptacle would also then allow for one of the current designs that also has a couple of USB ports with two 110 outlets rather than a single 110 covered outlet?

The benefit of the internal covered outlet is for safety and to maintain the IP54 rating.  The top lid of the Sys PH Systainer does not have a integral weather seal like the internal cover plate for the wiring does and there are open holes on the bottom of the unit.  Thus if there is a significant splash, water could possibly enter the unit and the inside covered plug would still offer some level of protection vs. an uncovered internal plug. 

I just finished my Sys Power Box this morning and it went quickly and smoothly by maintaining the same original style plugs for the exchange as per the ones recommended by @Cheese.

Offline RGundersen

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Re: 120V Sys Power Box
« Reply #132 on: July 06, 2018, 12:13 AM »
For converting a SYS-PH to 110v yes keeping with NEMA compatible plugs makes sense. 

I was going down the original thought lines of building from scratch. Using the covered plugs externally still seems to make sense for general environmental protection but realistically internally it is going to need a submerssion event which is going to cause problems for the box period.

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Re: 120V Sys Power Box
« Reply #133 on: July 06, 2018, 07:23 AM »
I was going down the original thought lines of building from scratch. Using the covered plugs externally still seems to make sense for general environmental protection but realistically internally it is going to need a submerssion event which is going to cause problems for the box period.


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Re: 120V Sys Power Box
« Reply #134 on: July 06, 2018, 12:22 PM »
Hey @Nailed IT & @James Carriere , thanks for the mention...🙏🙏

FWIW...I turned the internal outlet 90º because it was easier to use and allowed the Systainer cover to be closed while my iPhone was still plugged in. [smile]

Mine has been plugged in non-stop, 24/7 since March. It's also been used for hours long periods with a RO 125 and a CT 22 and never a hiccup.

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Re: 120V Sys Power Box
« Reply #135 on: July 11, 2018, 05:12 PM »
@Cheese  You are quite welcome sir!!  Your help was much appreciated.   :D

I like the idea of turning the inside outlet to clear the charger.  I am wondering if I could mount a usb hub charger in mine with outside access.  I will have to give it some thought! 
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