The DHAP Mini Mega.
Small, powerful, and portable.
The DHAP Mini Mega is 4″ x 4″ x 2″ and weighs just 14 ounces with batteries.
See the brief introduction video, below:
The clamshell enclosure is made from ABS plastic. Created entirely via 3D printing, it is compact, tough, and conforms perfectly to the components.
The clamshell opens and closes securely, without tools.
The battery compartment accepts 18650 Li-ion batteries. The system will run on either two or four batteries. Using four simply doubles the energy storage.
What you get:
Clamshell case, pre-wired, with:
an efficient DC\DC buck converter
low draw digital voltmeter
DC coax socket for an external power supply
recessed on/off switch
Battery compartment wired in (2) serial / (2) parallel
SMA antenna lead with right-angle for the DV Mega
Beefy rubber feet to keep the unit in place and promote airflow.
Custom DV Mega mounting bracket to secure your shield to the RPI
Stainless steel screws to install the RPI and DV Mega
You will need:
Raspberry Pi, either the B+ or the 2. Either version will drop right in.
DV Mega Single or Dual Band.
(2) or (4) 18650 Lithium batteries
A 1/16th hex driver (to install the RPI and the DV)
The D-star compatible image of your choice on a micro SD card
Free shipping to all 50 states.
Our friends at GigaParts are also carrying this device. They offer some excellent bundles, like this:
PB0445 – DHAP Mini Mega Self Powered Enclosure
PB0446 – 16GB MicroSD Card w/ DV MEGA OS Image Pre-Installed
PB0269 – Dual Band DSTAR Radio for Raspberry Pi
PB0391 – Raspberry Pi 2 Model B Project Board
NW0183 – Wi-Pi USB Wireless Network Adapter
MH-209SMA – 3-inch, 2m/70cm SMA Antenna
We love GigaParts for their pricing, service, and fast shipping. If you want a complete setup in one purchase, consider GigaParts. Say hi to Robby, Daniel, or Lee for us!
INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS: Please add ‘International Shipping’ (below) to your cart. We ship to more than 130 countries, and can ship up to two units for this flat rate. If you are buying more than two, just call the office at (931) 309-8535 or drop us an email and we will work to get you the best rates.
DHAP Mini Mega International Shipping$30.00 Add to cart
18650 batteries are pretty amazing. Li-ion, lightweight, and available in a variety of capacities. Here is an example, from amazon:
Nitecore makes great chargers. Here is an example that will charge from a vehicle or an AC source:
One of the neat things about the DHAP Mini is that it will accept DC power from 5 volts to 36 volts. The DC coax socket is a common 5.5 x 2.1 female. A great way to power the new DHAP Mini on the road would be this:
If you want to run the DHAP Mini in your shack, or from any AC source, something like this works great: