Keith Olson wrote:
> Craig Hughes wrote:
>> On Oct 30, 2005, at 8:05 PM, Michael M. Butler wrote:
>>> On 10/30/05, Keith Olson <ksoftconsulting@...> wrote:
>>>> Good points. Perhaps they should offer an optional supply with a
>>>> switch( like you can get at Radio Shack) for 5v, 4.5v, 4v, 3.5v,
>>> Simpler, I suspect, to just stock and sell a CF power supply and a
>>> non-CF power supply, and document what is best used where, and why.
>>> The company's value-added isn't really power supplies per se. :)
>> I believe (though I wasn't the guy working on it) that the reason
>> for the 4V supply was two-fold:
>> 1. We couldn't find a good, small, 5V UL & CE-rated supply (the one
>> we have been using is I think UL only)
>> 2. The 5V supply makes the netDUO power controllers gets *really*
>> warm. Like "Ouch! That's warm!"
>> I think someone might have said at some point that the power supply
>> we used to use isn't available any more too.
>> My personal feeling on these new power supplies is that I hate them
>> -- not because they're bad supplies, but because the box they come
>> in is about 2x the size of the box the 4V supply came in. So they
>> don't easily fit in those nice tiny envelopes we use to ship orders
>> -- just because of the power supply, our shipments generally need
>> one size bigger envelope on them now, which just looks terrible.
>> Right now, I think we basically ship the 5V supply whenever:
>> 1. There's a robostix in the order
>> 2. There's a CFStix in the order
>> 3. The shipper just gets irritated about the envelope being bigger
>> than it needs to be
>> otherwise, we ship a 4V supply. We have also now added "4v supply"
>> and "5v supply" items to the online store, so a particular supply
>> can be specifically ordered too.
> Here's a thought: http://tinyurl.com/bv8uy lists almost 12,000
> (mostly) Asian exporters for 'power supply'. Most of them have web
> sites and/or email addresses. Why don't you narrow the search, then
> ask the resulting companies to send you samples (that match your
> criteria) for evaluation? That way you get to check out a /lot/ of
> them for no cost, and will (hopefully) find a good quality one for a
> good price. I'm sure that if you explain that you will be evaluating
> over a thousand different ones that they will be willing to dicker on
> the price or anything else that will make them stand out and have you
> think more kindly toward them. <G> I know that this works, because I
> did it for one shop that I worked for, and when I left, they let me
> grab about two dozen relays out of the /banana box/ full that they
> still had left from the samples.
Sorry - Wrong link. Here is the proper one: http://tinyurl.com/8d8wk
You can also add an entry for yourself, detailing you needs, and /they/
will contact /you/.