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    Default Super String Shortner and Full Wave Converter 2015 Group Buy

    Group Buy Closed


    FWC Full Wave Converter & Super String Shortener
    Group Buy


    Group Buy Rules: Read before posting in this thread!

    By participating in this Group Buy all participants agree to release www.doityourselfchristmas.com, its Owners, Administrators, Moderators or any other staff of any and all liability and waive all rights I may have under all laws and governing bodies. By posting in this thread you agree you are entering a binding contract between the Organizer (kmalsom) and the Participant.

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    This is for the Full Wave Converter Board - See here: Full Wave Converter
    Attachment 23482
    and
    The Super String Shortener Board
    Attachment 23483

    The FWC is a board that contains 4 diodes set in a configuration to convert a string of LED lights from 1/2 wave to full wave.

    The SSS is a board that contains 4 diodes set in a configuration to convert a string of LED lights from 1/2 wave to full wave and spots for 1 or 2 resistors up to 2 Watt. This means you can shorten a string of LEDs as well as rectifying it and keep it all on one board.

    NOTE: Each panel contains 54 boards. In other words, the buying unit is one panel. This panel is a 'panelized' PCB in that it contains a subset of smaller PCBs. The smaller PCBs are separated by a v-score in the panel and you literally break the smaller PCBs off from the main PCB panel.

    So, when you buy one panel from this group buy, you will be receiving 54 FWCs or 54 SSSs.
    There is no option for a smaller quantity of boards.

    Pricing Info:

    FWC Panel - $3.50 (each FWC costs 6 cents ! 3.50/54 = .065)
    SSS Panel - $5.25 (each SSS costs 9 cents ! 5.25/54 = .10)

    These prices are based on a minimum of 50 panels of each or 100 panels of one of them. If we order more panels, the price will drop and I will update the prices.

    Each FWC or SSS board requires a quantity of 4 * 1n4005/6/7 Diodes. Each panel requires 216 of these diodes.
    For the SSS board, you will also need the appropriate sized resistor(s). As you can see in the second picture, the board is set up so that you can only put one resistor in if needed. I've tested this with Vishay 2 Watt resistors and anything that size or smaller will work. Here is a calculator that will help in determining the minimum resistor size.

    Both of these boards will fit in a 3/8" shrink tube. The FWC board is approximately 3/8" x 7/8" and the SSS is approximately 7/16" x 1-9/16"

    Shipping (US)
    Shipping will be done by USPS flat rate priority mail or first class mail if under 13 ounces. Flat rate prices range from $5.30 to $11.15 plus packaging material. I will always try to save you money on shipping. If under 13 ounces, they will ship first class mail in a padded envelope to keep costs down.

    Canada and outside North America Additional shipping fees apply. Please note this in your post and I will get you actual shipping costs.

    PayPal
    US: PayPal fees will be added: $0.30 + 3%
    Non-US: PayPal fees will be added: $0.30 + 4%

    Post the number of FWC panels, SSS Panels and bags of Diodes you want.

    This Group Buy is limited to the first 100 participants or 400 panels. Once the group buy hits this, or on July 31st, I will close this group buy.


    I should receive the panels in the middle of September and you should have them in your hand by the beginning of October.

    Please do not edit your post if you want to change your quantity, but rather make a new reply.
    Payment will be made by paypal to kmalsom@malsom.net

    July 10, 2015 update
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    WayneJ has agreed to supply diodes for the group buy again. The cost will be $7.00 per bag of 250 diodes. Each panel requires 216 diodes so you will need 1 per panel basically. These are also available off ebay or other electronics retailers, but Wayne's come pre-bent to fit.

    1 bag of 250 - 1n4007 diodes - $7.00

    Please PM me with your address after placing an order in this thread so I can calculate shipping.
    Last edited by kmalsom; 08-04-2015 at 10:41 AM. Reason: Closed Group Buy

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    Default Re: Super String Shortner and Full Wave Converter 2015 Group Buy

    Spreadsheet for group buy orders:
    FWC_SSS_Group_Buy.png

    Here is the link to the google spreadsheet for the group buy:
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...it?usp=sharing

    Please reply with a new post if you would like to add the diodes.

    Please PM me your address so I can figure shipping.
    Last edited by kmalsom; 08-04-2015 at 10:42 AM. Reason: Updated spreadsheet

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    Default Re: Super String Shortner and Full Wave Converter 2015 Group Buy

    we will take 10 and 10
    Allison
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    Default Re: Super String Shortner and Full Wave Converter 2015 Group Buy

    I'll take 3 of the FWC panels and 3 of the SSS panels.
    Thanks for doing this!


    Ooops almost forgot shipping is to Canada.
    Last edited by DrNeutron; 07-07-2015 at 10:54 PM. Reason: Shipping info

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    Default Re: Super String Shortner and Full Wave Converter 2015 Group Buy

    Hi, I would like two full wave convertor panels and two super string shorten-er panels.
    Thanks,
    Jim

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    Default Re: Super String Shortner and Full Wave Converter 2015 Group Buy

    I'll take 2 FWC and 1 SSS and 2 bags of diodes.

    Let me know the total with shipping and I will send it over.

    Thanks for doing the GB!!



    ********** Edited to include diodes **********
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    Default Re: Super String Shortner and Full Wave Converter 2015 Group Buy

    just 1 and 1 for me and +1 on the links for the diodes as well, that is something I could see messing up on!

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    Default Re: Super String Shortner and Full Wave Converter 2015 Group Buy

    I'll take two of the FWC panels and two diode packs !!
    Last edited by Amigorick; 07-12-2015 at 12:37 AM.

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    Default Re: Super String Shortner and Full Wave Converter 2015 Group Buy

    I will take 1 of the FWC panels and 1 of the SSS panels.
    Thank you.
    Last edited by Pounce; 07-16-2015 at 12:55 PM.

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    Default Re: Super String Shortner and Full Wave Converter 2015 Group Buy

    I can provide a link to the diodes, and Wayne reached out to me about pre-bent diodes again. I'll put up more info on that when it becomes available.

    Here are some links from ebay for the diodes:
    http://r.ebay.com/EHRMs3
    http://r.ebay.com/C62Ck1
    http://r.ebay.com/cUGgUd

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