Our tough, weatherproof† dry enclosures are designed to be crush proof, air tight, UV resistant and built to survive in a hostile environment.
The DryX enclosure is the same enclosure that ships with our SolarX Enclosure Power System but does not include a battery pack or solar panel. Our outdoor enclosures are fitted with a sturdy aluminum mounting bracket that contains multiple 1/4"-20 threaded holes on the top, back, and bottom for use with standard tripod screws. It also has 2 slots at the back for using straps to attach the enclosure to a pole.
Inside the enclosure contains an aluminum bracket designed to tightly fit the GoPro HERO7/6/5/4/3 and HERO5 Session cameras with a CamDo time lapse camera controller such as BlinkX. The interior has space for extra batteries or other accessories. One accessory that can be used with BlinkX or Blink is our X-Band Motion Sensor that can detect motion through the walls of the enclosure without requiring extra opening for the signal to pass through. The enclosure is fitted with a standard 67mm filter adapter and a neutral density UV optical glass “digital filter” is included. You can replace the filter with your filter of choice.
† These enclosures are not submersible. The degree of water resistance depends on the mounting method and options selected. They are suitable for general outdoor use.
camera_enhanceSecure Camera Alignment
The camera can be removed and replaced without changing the alignment because the fit is perfectly sized to the camera
The camera mounting allows the SD card to be removed without removing the camera. (HERO5 Black excluded)
aspect_ratioSpace for Additional Accessories
There is plenty of extra room for a larger battery or other USB powered accessories, or for charging your cell phone in the field.
cameraAdjustable Lens Filter
The enclosure is fitted with a standard 67mm filter adapter. You can replace the lens with your 67mm filter of choice.
extensionMounting and Locking Options
Our case has several mounting options for different situations. There are two ¼” locking holes, one on each side of the case, through which a padlock, bolts, or threaded rods can be used to secure the contents of the box.
There are 2 slots on the back of the aluminum mounting bracket which allow it to be easily attached to a pole or structure using straps such as hose clamps or zip ties. The tripod screw holes at the back of the bracket can then be used to angle the camera.
We also offer a high quality swivel mount bracket that can be added to your system which allows fantastic aiming flexibility. Read more here.
The aluminum mounting bracket has multiple tripod screw holes on the top, back and bottom that can be used with any standard photographic tripod or mounting bracket with a normal tripod thread (1/4" x 20). 1/4 x 20 bolts are easily obtained from any hardware store if you are making your own mount. There are hundreds of different compatible mounting brackets and magic arm brackets.
Material: NK-7 Polypropylene Resin
Exterior Dimensions: 9.1" x 6.8" x 3.8" (231 x 173 x 97 mm)
Interior Dimensions: 7.4" x 4.9" x 3.1" (188 x 124 x 79 mm)
Padlock holes: 2 at top to secure the contents.
Mounts: Aluminum bracket with tripod holes (¼"-20) on the top (2x 1.75"spacing), back (3x 2.75"spacing), and bottom (1x centered), as well as two 1.1" slots (2.5"spacing) at back for strapping to a post.
Output: 5V-2A x 2 ports. 3A total shared between 2 ports.(USB-A outputs)
Input: 5-6 V/2A MicroUSB and 5V/2A USB-C
Maximum Output Power: 15 Watts total (3A @ 5V)
Weight: 9.6 oz (272 g)
Dimensions: 4.5" x 3.1" x 1.0" (114 x 78 x 26 mm)
Always On Mode: does not automatically shutdown when inactive (once cables plugged in)
Protection: Overcharge, Over Discharge, Over Current, Short Circuit
LED indicators: lights sequentially when charging to indicate the current capacity
Compatibility ( Y / N )
Compatible with the GoPro HERO7/6/5/4/3 and HERO5 Session cameras and CamDo Solutions products.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a video for the DryX setup process?
Below is a setup video for DryX enclosures. You can also view other helpful instructional videos in the “Support” section.
Can the DryX enclosure be powered by mains power?
Yes. The DryX enclosure has a removable plug at the bottom that provides a 3/4" (19mm) hole to allow AC power or other cabling to enter the enclosure. A 5V 2A USB wall adapter can be used to power the camera system inside the enclosure.
If you would like more power reliability in case of power outages, the DryX enclosure has space to house our V50 batteries that can be used as an Uninterruptible Power Supply because they can supply power while charging and be used in an "Always On" mode.
How many battery packs can fit inside the DryX Enclosure?
The DryX enclosure can fit up to two V50 battery packs that both have the Always On mode that is required for long term deployment using our controller boards.
Why is "Always On" mode for batteries important?
Since our controllers turn the camera off between triggers to conserve power, Always On mode is important to prevent the battery from automatically turning off. Most of the USB battery packs on the market have an automatic power saving feature which turns off the battery if the battery is not constantly supplying power to a device. If the GoPro is powered off for more than a few minutes between triggers, the external battery might automatically shutdown due to inactivity. The V50 is automatically in Always On mode when a USB cable is connected. The Always On mode prevents the battery from automatically turning off when very low current is being drawn due to the camera being powered off between triggers.
How long will the battery last before it is discharged?
It depends on many factors including the outside temperature, the age of your battery, controller you are using, the camera you are using and the shooting schedule you have programmed. There are too many variables to give a perfect answer, but if you are taking time lapse images, we have created a Time Lapse Calculator that can be used to help determine how long your battery should theoretically last using our controller boards. The calculator can also be used to determine your ideal shooting interval based on the length of the project and final video clip length you are trying to achieve.
Our enclosures have an integrated auto-pressure valve that equalizes the atmospheric pressure difference to reduce condensation. The IP67 micro vent allows air to pass through while preventing water from entering. If you need additional protection against condensation, the extra space in the solar enclosure allows for one or more sacks of desiccant to be inserted in the box. For even more protection, there are some products available to coat the lens, such as those used on ski-goggles. The standard 67mm threaded lens filter can also be replaced with another 67mm threaded lens that already has anti-fog characteristics or coating.
TIP: Condensation is a result of humid air being sealed in the box when you close it and condensing when there is a temperature change. Try to close the box in as dry an environment as possible. If you need additional protection against condensation, the extra space in the solar enclosure allows for one or more sacks of desiccant to be inserted in the box. For more information, Google for avoiding condensation in underwater cameras, where the problem is discussed at length by many experienced photographers.
Can I lock the case?
Yes. There are two ¼” locking holes, one on each side of the case, through which padlocks, bolts, or threaded rods can be used to secure the contents of the box.
What is the original dust and water ingress rating of your enclosures? Can I submerge your SolarX or DryX enclosures?
The enclosures have an IP67 rating prior to installation of CamDo accessories. Our SolarX and DryX enclosures are not designed to be immersed in water.
Does the enclosure O-Ring seal require special care?
The case is equipped with a hollow core EPDM gasket that has been designed to give superior performance and resist compressive deformation over time. To ensure a watertight seal, the gasket must be free of cuts, abrasions or tears. Debris or foreign material caught between the sealing rib on the bottom of the case and the gasket on the top of the case will prevent the case from sealing properly. A coat of an automotive type surface protector is recommended to help prevent dirt and debris from sticking to the seal. If the seal becomes damaged a replacement seal can be ordered from Cam-Do.com.
Special care should be taken to ensure that wires or cables do not get trapped in the door when it is closed. The power-claw latches can exert extreme force, resulting in damage to the cable and the O-ring seal.
General support can be found on our Support pages here.
The CamDo Blink, BlinkX, or UpBlink controller boards are typically used with our DryX Enclosures to provide programming flexibility while significantly reducing power consumption. Information on these controllers can be found on the following pages: