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#358025
This is the prototype and we will make some more tweaks to this.

It features:

12 gauge steel welded construction
supports both single and dual antenna versions
supports python and/or pad lock
includes 3 dimensional adjustment, all 12 gauge steel for up, down, left, and right
optional up down only bracket reduces depth to a single hinge for up and down (full 45 degrees)
mounting supports both lag bolts and straps.

This box is very heavy duty and has some weight to it. I used a medium duty ratchet strap and it was very stable.

The final version will support an adaptation such that 90 degree antenna cables/connectors can attach to the camera and run out the side or back of the box and around the tree, eliminating the antennas on top.

I would like to know if you have any suggestion and adaptations you would like to see before we produce these.
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#358027
Sorry but I don't have time to worry with these photos turning sideways and fixing them. maybe you can tilt your head a bit :mrgreen:
#358031
Thats possible in the future yes. We are designing a Li-Ion FePO4 battery pack at 10 amp hour in a small custom camo enclosure, that is roughly the size of the camera. This battery box will include solar charge controller and 10AH Li-ion battery.

I have been testing with solar panel and 10AH with controller now for 6 months and it works great. It is so much lighter and smaller than SLA its ridiculous.

Our design will allow it for use as battery box only or with solar. It can hook onto a strap, or as you said a bolt on battery box below the lock box where there are no wires external. The battery packs will be sold individually so that you can have two and rotate them out every 3 or 4 months or so.

we will also have the chargers. Not any old charger will work on Li-Ion. You have to be careful as too much voltage will damage the battery. It needs to scharge at 12.6 max. A charger for SLA normally charges at 13.5+
#358032
Would there be any interest in us making making this box for several of the most popular cameras on the market right now ?
#358287
Earlier I replied to this topic with a response to another topic. We have not gone into production on this heavy duty box yet. I wanted to see if there was some interest first.

The plan would be to offer both styles, the current shipping box that is a lighter 16 gauge steel and this heavy duty 12 gauge with welded seams.

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