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Re: µCurrent GOLD on Kickstarter
« Reply #375 on: March 13, 2014, 05:45:52 am »
#00083 just arrived in Terre Haute IN, USA.   :-+

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Re: µCurrent GOLD on Kickstarter
« Reply #376 on: March 13, 2014, 05:45:58 am »
Today #00057 arrived in the Netherlands, was shipped 28/2/14. There's a weird orange colored 'ID RECORDED' sticker on the package. Prolly am tagged as a potential terrorist now  ;)
That makes 2 of us then  :scared:
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Re: µCurrent GOLD on Kickstarter
« Reply #377 on: March 14, 2014, 02:03:37 am »
Today #00057 arrived in the Netherlands, was shipped 28/2/14. There's a weird orange colored 'ID RECORDED' sticker on the package. Prolly am tagged as a potential terrorist now  ;)
That makes 2 of us then  :scared:

Make that 3 of us  :-DD

That means I can use three AAA batteries, which also means a supply voltage of 4.5V. That shouldn't be a problem right? :D
At 4.5V the Batt OK LED current will exceed the maximum specifications of the TPS3809 voltage supervisor IC.
See this thread:
http://www.eevblog.com/forum/oshw/current-gold-hw-design-question/msg393341/#msg393341

Having some sort of user manual would be nice to have then. Things like this could be pointed out in it :) Luckily I decided to power it with a coin cell.
 

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Re: µCurrent GOLD on Kickstarter
« Reply #378 on: March 14, 2014, 07:30:58 am »
#00042 just arrived in Ames, IA today.

Thanks Dave
 

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Re: µCurrent GOLD on Kickstarter
« Reply #379 on: March 14, 2014, 09:36:30 pm »
#65 reporting in.

Didn't know what Dave's new company was called until I saw the CN22, "Jonestronics", really?
 

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Re: µCurrent GOLD on Kickstarter
« Reply #380 on: March 15, 2014, 05:35:39 am »
#00136 checked in to my post box today, cheers Dave.
 

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Re: µCurrent GOLD on Kickstarter
« Reply #381 on: March 15, 2014, 01:46:08 pm »
#37 has arrived, having a bit of a David L. Jones Week.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/leb120/13158628935/#

And thanks for all the extra goodies, Dave.
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Re: µCurrent GOLD on Kickstarter
« Reply #382 on: March 15, 2014, 05:28:12 pm »
#222 arrived, also got the 4 pairs of banana plugs.

as an addendum, ohmygodfluxresidue!
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Re: µCurrent GOLD on Kickstarter
« Reply #383 on: March 15, 2014, 05:45:50 pm »
as an addendum, ohmygodfluxresidue!

Some boards were not cleaned unfortunately.
 

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Re: µCurrent GOLD on Kickstarter
« Reply #384 on: March 16, 2014, 07:27:06 am »
#127 just arrived in Connecticut.

 

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Re: µCurrent GOLD on Kickstarter
« Reply #385 on: March 16, 2014, 09:05:48 am »
#287  arrived  in California 14/3/14 and was shipped 7/03/14

no extras included
 

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Re: µCurrent GOLD on Kickstarter
« Reply #386 on: March 16, 2014, 04:56:12 pm »
#260 just arrived in Michigan!

Thanks Dave!
 

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Re: µCurrent GOLD on Kickstarter
« Reply #387 on: March 17, 2014, 09:56:18 pm »
#00049 arrived in Macclesfield, UK. Thanks Dave  :-+
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Re: µCurrent GOLD on Kickstarter
« Reply #388 on: March 18, 2014, 08:12:56 am »
#00262 in Minot, ND...
"ID Recorded" here as well.
I didn't take it apart.
I turned it on.

The only stupid question is, well, most of them...

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Re: µCurrent GOLD on Kickstarter
« Reply #389 on: March 18, 2014, 08:14:51 am »
Who got the mystery #261.
The person right before me :)
I didn't take it apart.
I turned it on.

The only stupid question is, well, most of them...

Save a fuse...Blow an electrician.
 

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Re: µCurrent GOLD on Kickstarter
« Reply #390 on: March 18, 2014, 08:23:04 am »
"ID Recorded" here as well.

That's puzzling. The ID Recorded sticker is required for international mail items when you send them at the post office as Joe Public (you need to show photo ID for all international shipments), but I deliberately went through a verification test to get signed up to be an approved international shipper (RIC), and as such I don't show ID when I drop this stuff at the business hub depot.
 

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Re: µCurrent GOLD on Kickstarter
« Reply #391 on: March 18, 2014, 09:08:28 am »
Mine has got that sticker too. Received today:

 

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Re: µCurrent GOLD on Kickstarter
« Reply #392 on: March 18, 2014, 03:39:19 pm »
uCurrent Gold delivery in California!   :-+
Serial number was something in the neighborhood of 250.
 

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Re: µCurrent GOLD on Kickstarter
« Reply #393 on: March 18, 2014, 08:18:03 pm »
this kickstarter plaftorm is remarkable. i saw what it can do up and close with a small startup called pressy that have designed this gadget that inserts into headphone jack on an iphone. great idea. anybody else in on this invention?  im looking for garage type innovators like these guys to work in a collaborative project.  others who want to get in on the ground floor so to speak.
 

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Re: µCurrent GOLD on Kickstarter
« Reply #394 on: March 18, 2014, 09:19:44 pm »
"ID Recorded" here as well.

That's puzzling. The ID Recorded sticker is required for international mail items when you send them at the post office as Joe Public (you need to show photo ID for all international shipments), but I deliberately went through a verification test to get signed up to be an approved international shipper (RIC), and as such I don't show ID when I drop this stuff at the business hub depot.

mine had the sticker too, seems like they are wasting time and stickers then! I guess though it's not costing or affecting you in anyway?

surprised by the photo id requirement though, seems a bit OTT!

No requirement like that here, if it has the right postage you dont even need to take it to the post office counter.
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Re: µCurrent GOLD on Kickstarter
« Reply #395 on: March 19, 2014, 05:48:35 am »
#00053 arrived in Cambridge UK, thanks!

ID Recorded sticker on packet.

Customs had been busy: £3.24 VAT to pay, plus £8.00 handling! Oh well, offset by the nice banana plugs in the box :-)
 

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Re: µCurrent GOLD on Kickstarter
« Reply #396 on: March 19, 2014, 06:28:36 am »
ID recorded probably applied as you are a verified sender.

that way they do not play the Irish version of "Pass the Parcel", or the Palestinian version.
 

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Re: µCurrent GOLD on Kickstarter
« Reply #397 on: March 19, 2014, 06:57:25 am »
Maybe they ran out of RIC (approved registered sender ) stickers at the time of posting  ;D
Whoah! Watch where that landed we might need it later.
 

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Re: µCurrent GOLD on Kickstarter
« Reply #398 on: March 19, 2014, 08:36:39 pm »
#00116 arrived in Poland with a whole lot of 4mm banana plugs and a 3xAAA battery holder. Thanks Dave!

I have also made a simple 3xAAA battery holder assembly on the bottom of the uCurrent Gold. If anyone will be interested I will share Altium project files with You.
 

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Re: µCurrent GOLD on Kickstarter
« Reply #399 on: March 19, 2014, 09:33:26 pm »
Maybe they ran out of RIC (approved registered sender ) stickers at the time of posting  ;D

IIRC the RIC approval is printed on the label
 


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