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Offline AlanS

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Re: EEZ Bench Box 3 - Sequel to EEZ H24005
« Reply #125 on: January 06, 2020, 07:44:53 pm »
28hrs left, $99,719 raised....
 
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Re: EEZ Bench Box 3 - Sequel to EEZ H24005
« Reply #126 on: January 06, 2020, 10:21:06 pm »
I supported the H24005, which has been a hoot to use experimenting, testing & doing repairs. Wasn't hard to support this latest project therefore and quite possibly the last time i will ever need to buy a bench powersupply (that can do so much more)!
 
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Re: EEZ Bench Box 3 - Sequel to EEZ H24005
« Reply #127 on: January 06, 2020, 10:36:28 pm »
Thanks everyone for support! A new voting is opened on twitter: https://twitter.com/envox/status/1214314436359532544

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Re: EEZ Bench Box 3 - Sequel to EEZ H24005
« Reply #128 on: January 08, 2020, 11:43:11 am »
The crowdfunding part of the campaign is now finished. We have backers from 32 countries. Thanks to all!

Now I have to decide what to do with Ethernet and USB sockets. Twitter voting is closed with two votes more for moving both sockets to the rear. If we add votes from another thread then 4 more votes goes against moving USB to the rear.

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Re: EEZ Bench Box 3 - Sequel to EEZ H24005
« Reply #129 on: January 08, 2020, 11:59:58 am »
Since you seem to plan using those pigtails you linked, the difference regarding the locations of the ports seems to be just the place where to mount the cable, right?
Ok, keeping the existing locations as-is would likely not be possible since the PCB will be in the way, but would it not be possible to have some holes, covered with removable blanking plates, on the front and back so that it would be easily possible to move the cable? I do not know though how to do that without ruining the looks of the box and how much cost this would add.

Anyway, if this has to be a decision that has to be made now, I will agree with danielbriggs:

I don't have Twitter so can't vote.

My vote is:
If it's USB Host / mass storage [USB on front, Ethernet on rear]
If it's USB Device to plug into a PC [Both USB and Ethernet on rear]
 

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Re: EEZ Bench Box 3 - Sequel to EEZ H24005
« Reply #130 on: January 08, 2020, 12:30:03 pm »
Thanks for your input. I'm also more in favor of leaving USB on the front panel, since It is planned to be host also. Perhaps we can add "blind" hole on the rear for people who is willing to move USB to the rear, but for that I have to include place for pin header (since there is available ready made USB patch cable with 0.1" receptacle on one end). More importantly I have to check if RJ45 socket is allowed to be placed on the opposite edge of the PCB since it may now interfere with AC/DC modules that are hanging down from the top cover!

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BB3 fulfillment, week #1 update
« Reply #131 on: January 14, 2020, 03:55:33 pm »
Since I don't have my own blog, I decided to post campaign fulfillment weekly updates here (important info will be post on the Crowd Supply, too). I'll try to do that every Tuesday until everything is finished. In week #1 we did the following:

1. Sent latest BOM's to PCBA manufacturer to get delivery estimation
2. Made change on MCU module, where only Ethernet is moved to the rear
3. Contacted enclosure manufacturer regarding new prototype. They'll try to make a new front and rear panels and AC/DC converters mounting frame and send them to me ASAP
4. Still discussing with Crowd Supply campaign balance sheet that will be used as basis for funds transfer
 
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Re: EEZ Bench Box 3 - Sequel to EEZ H24005
« Reply #132 on: January 14, 2020, 08:39:20 pm »
I'd be curious to know your feelings on dealing with Crowd Supply - but wait until you get your money! :-+
 

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Hook-on probes
« Reply #133 on: January 16, 2020, 05:16:37 pm »
I need your feedback here. Pledge level "cable set" include red-black pair of hook-on probe. The price is the same, but dimensions and design differs. Link to online poll (with pictures):

https://www.surveylegend.com/s/1z4k

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Re: Hook-on probes
« Reply #134 on: January 16, 2020, 11:17:10 pm »
I need your feedback here. Pledge level "cable set" include red-black pair of hook-on probe. The price is the same, but dimensions and design differs. Link to online poll (with pictures):

I found I couldn't choose - on the one hand, right-angle is cute, but clip is also quite a bit bigger, which might negate the right angle somewhat. I think I will be happy with either.
 
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Re: Hook-on probes
« Reply #135 on: Yesterday at 08:10:21 am »
I need your feedback here. Pledge level "cable set" include red-black pair of hook-on probe. The price is the same, but dimensions and design differs. Link to online poll (with pictures):

https://www.surveylegend.com/s/1z4k

Survey is closed, thanks for your participation. You confirmed what I initially wanted to deliver: ELECTRO-PJP 404-890 (overall size: 76 mm)


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