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Octoscroller+Hexfuse power distro bulk buy interest
« on: June 03, 2016, 10:56:31 PM »
With all the other options of power distribution I thought I'd throw in the board I've had for a couple of years. It has 3 power inputs to 3 pairs of power outlets. 6.35mm spacing 30A input connectors with 5mm moving clamp style output connectors. There are "fuse blown" LED indicators for each of the 6 outputs. The board is primarily designed for power supplies that have the 3 V+ and 3V- connections but it can be used for mixed voltages if required. The board uses ATO automotive fuses and each of the 3 inputs can have up to 30A fused off them via the 2 outputs that they connect to.

I am about to order more pcbs as I am getting low but if there is interest in a bulk buy I can look at getting more made. They are usually retailing for $AU22 with discounts as seen in the link below. For non-Aus customers (who don't pay our GST) they work out to about $US10.31 each for 5 or more. As bulk purchasing allows for better pricing I would expect at least a 10% saving. I can ship a bulk lot direct to the US for distribution over there if required as individual freight from Aus is relatively expensive.

http://www.hansonelectronics.com.au/product/hexfuse/
The standard price is $AU22 with discounts of "Buy 3 or more for 20% off Buy 5 or more for 30% off"

I have lots of different blinky boards in my "catalogue". If there is interest in any I can organise bulk buys. Some like my DMX2-18 and the 2801DC and 2811DC are pretty much exclusive designs to me AFAIK.

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Re: Hexfuse power distro bulk buy interest
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2016, 07:15:59 AM »
Another option, if not the best option I've seen.

http://pixelcontroller.com/store/index.php?id_product=46&controller=product

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Re: Hexfuse power distro bulk buy interest
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2016, 07:40:15 AM »
They kinda do the same thing but with different features. Daves board has 8 fused pluggable outputs from 1 30A input. Mine has 3 pairs of fused outputs from 3 30A inputs with LED indication of blown fuse.

Another option, if not the best option I've seen.

http://pixelcontroller.com/store/index.php?id_product=46&controller=product

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Re: Hexfuse power distro bulk buy interest
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2016, 08:40:12 AM »
I can vouch for AAH's Hexfuse, it is a great little board and the blown fuse indicators make fault finding easy.

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Re: Hexfuse power distro bulk buy interest
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2016, 01:01:02 PM »
Yes I also recommend this board handy little gadget and heavy duty to be able 30 amp inputs.  I will be getting some more for sure

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Re: Hexfuse power distro bulk buy interest
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2016, 08:39:36 PM »
I am planning my first RGB stuff and I am curious what you are using this most for.  Is this for power distribution for power injection or to use as a tidy inline fuse block between PS and controller?  Thanks

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Re: Hexfuse power distro bulk buy interest
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2016, 09:11:11 PM »
I personally use it for everything pixel. Power to the pixel boards (J1 Sys P2 is unfused) and also also for power injection. All my DC boards have onboard fusing but it can also be used for fusing things like the Ray Wu 27 channel boards.

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Re: Hexfuse power distro bulk buy interest
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2016, 08:39:36 AM »
I would be interested in 4-5 if we could get a bulk shipping to the US.

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Re: Hexfuse power distro bulk buy interest
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2016, 05:04:43 AM »
Not much interest as yet.
The boards weigh about 40 grams each so the postage costs to US based on Australia Post price breaks is as below. (Prices in Aussie dollars)
The price to Canada is the same and to Aus or NZ is a lot less.
11 boards  $20.10 ($1.83 each)
22 boards  $35.70 ($1.59 each)
35 boards  $48.55 ($1.39 each)
46 boards  $55.95 ($1.22 each)
120 boards $110.00 ($0.92 each)

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Re: Octoscroller+Hexfuse power distro bulk buy interest
« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2016, 05:09:08 PM »
  I thought I would add the option of octoscrollers as well as they are something that are quite popular and I make up the "octoscrolla" version that has a tidied up layout, has a terminal for running the BBB from the same 5V power supply as the P10 panels and the ability to have a real time clock for show scheduling on a standalone system.
  There'd be 3 options of octo. Bare pcb, standard octo and octo with RTC.
Tentative pricing would be based on a guesstimate of 100 pieces
-bare pcb $AU1.80
-octoscrolla without RTC $AU20
-octoscrolla with RTC $AU23

These prices include Australian GST of 10% which doesn't need to be paid for overseas purchases.

The octoscrolla is electrically the same as the octoscroller but doesn't use the 74LVC245 which isn't suitable for 5V and has markings for the P10 connectors that aren't obscured by the connectors.

I keep stock of the octoscrolla on my site all year round but cannot match bulk buy pricing.

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Re: Octoscroller+Hexfuse power distro bulk buy interest
« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2016, 04:14:08 AM »
Looks like there is no interest in a bulk buy so I will just order pcbs and sell them from my store.  :(

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Re: Octoscroller+Hexfuse power distro bulk buy interest
« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2016, 06:09:55 AM »
I now have lots of all 3 items in stock. Hexfuse as well as octoscrolla with and without RTC. I also have bare octoscrolla pcbs if anyone wants to load their own boards.



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Re: Octoscroller+Hexfuse power distro bulk buy interest
« Reply #12 on: July 14, 2016, 10:52:24 AM »
Will you have more of the Pi hats anytime soon, or is the general consensus to stick with the BBBs for panels?
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Re: Octoscroller+Hexfuse power distro bulk buy interest
« Reply #13 on: July 15, 2016, 06:38:02 AM »
I hope to get back to working on my 2 Pi hats next week. I've been too busy trying to build up a bit of stock to do much development over the last few weeks. The BBB and octoscroller/octoscrolla gives a lot more outputs than the PI can offer but the PI has some other features that may be a reason to use it.

 

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