[time-nuts] Price of LTE Lite GPSDO vs Trimble Thunderbolt.
paulswedb at gmail.com
Fri Oct 17 17:19:35 EDT 2014
Don't want to hijack any discussion and am looking forward to the ebay site
and ordering. Whats amazing is the power spec in addition to other specs. I
rechecked the spec 1/16th watt at 3.3V. My RB in the basement draws 24
watts just idling along and keeping two hefty SLA batteries charged for a
48 hour run time if needed.
I can clearly see the case of careful support system design such that a
battery set can be charged and even in a power failure run several days on
a small battery.
SLA 7 amp was something like 100 plus hours. Bert introduced me to some of
the Lithium battery technologies that can be had for reasonable cost and
are small and dense.
But that said really no need for a battery since restarts are fast...
Lots to think about. Like LEDs drawing more power then the system and
sloppy base power supplies wasting power.
On Fri, Oct 17, 2014 at 4:53 PM, Pete Lancashire <pete at petelancashire.com>
> Sorry to create any misunderstanding
> I was saying thanks to TVB/TAPR for all their effort, and Said/JLT for
> doing what they did for the group
> I was in no way comparing the used Thunderbolts to the LTE Lite.
> On Fri, Oct 17, 2014 at 1:13 PM, Jim Sanford <wb4gcs at wb4gcs.org> wrote:
> > And, somehow I expect that my LTE-LITE will actually work, which my
> > thunderbolt never did. (Very noisy) It continues to collect dust....
> > On 10/17/2014 3:49 PM, Pete Lancashire wrote:
> >> First three cheers to LTE for making these available.
> >> It reminds me when Motorola made a developers kit for the then
> >> new 68HC11 MCU available for $68.11.
> >> I know of one design win they got that more then made of their marketing
> >> costs.
> >> Another that hit me is with inflation the LTE Lite is not much more then
> >> what many of us paid for our Thunderbolts.
> >> For those new to the list ...
> >> https://www.febo.com/pipermail/time-nuts/2008-May/031100.html
> >> http://www.leapsecond.com/pages/tapr-tbolt/
> >> In 2008, $124, the LTE Lite in 2014 $195.
> >> With 'real' inflation (not the 11% you get online) the $71 difference is
> >> not much more.
> >> My two backup Thunderbolts cost me $145 each, just before they hit $200
> >> then became history.
> >> Again thanks to Said and JLT !!!!
> >> -pete
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