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MarkL

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getting a battery in the enclosure with a Zombii board...
« on: June 28, 2018, 10:01:50 PM »
I wired up an ethced Zombii board and the thing sounds fantastic.  BUT -- the way the pots are situated, it leaves the bottom of the PCB too low in the enclosure, and I can't get a battery to fit (I'm using a pre-drilled 1590b from Pedal Parts Plus, as I **suck** at drilling).  Any suggestions on how I can do this differently?  I have another etched board that I'd be keen to populate and fit into the enclosure if I can manage to find a workaround...

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Re: getting a battery in the enclosure with a Zombii board...
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2018, 12:32:11 AM »
You used the 9mm right angle pots?  I seem to remember having a similar problem.

I think the board is designed to be used with 9mm pots like this:
http://www.smallbear-electronics.mybigcommerce.com/alpha-single-gang-9mm-pc-mount/

The right angle pots jut out several mm and that creates a size issue.

Then the board nestles up against the top part of the longest side of the enclosure, leaving the entire bulk of the insides open.  The battery can then sit slim side up between the stomp switch and the bottom side of the enclosure.

I managed to get a battery to fit in mine with right angled 9mm pots, but I had to bend the pot leads perpendicular in order to sit the board against the top.  And if you didn't drill your holes right to give enough room, you're probably out of luck.  It'll all depend on whether the pre-drilled enclosure gives you enough room.