Sim Gear Pedestal Build
I have two outboard PSU/control modules, one for the Simcraft (not pictured) and one for the ECCI 7000 (pictured below). Both kind of made for a wiring/logistics mess by my motion sim, and both used quality PSUs from MeanWell, but they were really loud. The opportunity to utilize a CaseLabs pedestal to house them, and to change the cooling config was a pleasant thought.
I started roughly with this:
I started by placing and mounting the PSUs and control modules for the Simcraft:
Then I took a CaseLabs Large Attachment Plate (MAC-118) and drilled standoffs for the other ECCI USB control board and other components. I attach this later to a Horizontal Accessory Mount MAC-112:
With the big modules screwed down, it was time to start working on connections. Here is one side:
And then the other (mostly PSU connections):
I added a power connection, and drilled holes for two large grommets in the back, to easily pass through the six connectors, two USB, and one bus connector for the ECCI:
Both the Simcraft and the ECCI PSUs were 24v, and I wanted to use the Lamptron FC4 for fan control. Both the FC4 and NoiseBlocker fans are 12v, so I added a 24v to 12v step down converter and mounted it in the center:
Finally, it is complete and ready for putting the fans in place and snapping in the panels:
I fired it up and tested, perhaps the FC4 was overkill, because those NoiseBlocker fans are so quiet even at full speed. I'm really happy with the results, it should clean up the area around my machine and simulator.