[time-nuts] KS-24361 REF-0 standalone
kb8tq at n1k.org
Thu Aug 13 18:26:23 EDT 2015
If you are in a hurry, the ever popular guys like Mouser, Digikey, Farnell, and RS
all sell both the 9 pin and 15 pin connectors that mate up to the KS boxes. You are
indeed correct that in bulk, the Chinese outfits have really attractive prices. Just the
connector body for the the same connectors you got for 35 cents are > $1 from the “other guys”.
One interesting approach is to work the shipping side of the deal. Effectively your
delivered price went up to 55 cents after delivery. I’ve taken to doing bulk orders at
around the $50 level, all from the same guy. Often there is a discount off the top on
the parts plus free or greatly reduced shipping. Not all the sellers go for it, but there
are *lots* of them to pick between.
So far, at least to my very tired old eyes, the stuff all looks the same regardless of source.
I might not say that for a space shot application. For my basement, it’s same / same.
They aren’t big enough to take up a lot of space, so stocking up from time to time is
not that big a deal. Already in stock on the bench is the best delivery ...
> On Aug 13, 2015, at 3:01 PM, paul swed <paulswedb at gmail.com> wrote:
> OK I can contribute at least something.
> Given the popular REF1 thread. Ebay has some 15 pin connectors that appear
> to be whats needed 10 for $3.49 shipping from China makes it $5.50. The all
> sell singles at 99 cents.
> I ordered a set today and should see them in several weeks.
> Granted they are not the longer pin connectors on the official plugs but I
> suspect that does not matter for time-nuts use.
> On Wed, Aug 12, 2015 at 4:15 PM, Don Latham <djl at montana.com> wrote:
>> Re the Ref-0 Ref-1 difference. Might be easier to find in the difference
>> between PForth dumps? R0 and R1 may simply be differences in words?
>> Bob Camp
>>> Yes, Paul posted a link yesterday that includes a link of the words dump
>>>> On Aug 9, 2015, at 9:51 PM, Don Latham <djl at montana.com> wrote:
>>>> Excellent. The words can be dumped to give a better idea about what's
>>>> Bob Camp
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