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post #1 of 7 Old 08-07-2019, 11:48 AM Thread Starter
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My Tic Tac Box Rheostat Housings

I was searching for enclosures for the rheostats for my heated grips and driving lights and was having a hard time finding something suitably compact and weatherproof.
My friends trashed car held the solution in these used Tic Tac boxes which are the perfect size and have proved to be weathertight in tropical downpours here in Florida.
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Well, ain't that quaint. It's like modern art too.
Interesting use of a perfectly good box.
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Recycling at its finest! Doing your part! Nice!
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My older brother taught me to wrench, he was a Marine Corps helicopter mechanic, I’ve adopted the motto “improvise and overcome”.
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I was searching for enclosures for the rheostats for my heated grips and driving lights .....
Rides, could you give a bit of detail about which rheostats you are using (maybe a link?). My LED driving lights are beginning to flicker randomly on their own. I have a Pulse Width Modulator to give me 10% brightness on one setting and then 100% on another. The PWM may be failing because the random flickering is on the lower setting. I could throw a rheostat into the mix to by-pass the PWM and do some testing. Any info on your rheostats would be great. Thanks.
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So these are dc pwm motor controllers available on Amazon
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The taper on these is not great so I basically use two settings, all the way down and full. I’ll refrain from posting a link because I’m not sure I can recommend just yet.
An amazon search for dc pwm motor/dimmer controller brings up several similar controllers.
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