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November 09, 2015, 03:29:10 AM
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The entire back panel of lights on one of my Avalon 4.1 is all lite up and blinking in unison. ERR, WARN, TXD etc. solid and pulsing in unison. I took the unit apart and nothing appears out of the ordinary. Any recommendations on trouble shooting?
I'd start with power. That arrangement isn't on the wiki so it might be continually resetting over and over again.

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November 09, 2015, 03:30:33 AM
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Does anybody know approx how loud this will be compared to an Antminer S3?
S5/S7 loud at stock configuration, its an identically specified fan.


Some notes from the wiki by the way, looks like we can't power fans from the PSU.
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    *NOTICE* If the fan is broken or the fan's RPM cannot be measure,
the device will not start.

Controller:
    Raspberry Pi (version B or B+)
    Raspberrt Pi 2 is not supported yet.
    Each RPi can control approximate 60 devices.

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November 09, 2015, 11:24:39 AM
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There are adapters that allow for power from the PS while maintaining the tach/PWM control of the fan.
Alternatively, it's not hard to wire up your own, if you know what you're doing.
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November 09, 2015, 12:20:30 PM
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@philipma1957 you can tentatively put me down for 1 A6.

First 2 are here:

1)philipma1957
2)valkir

put in a name  no obligation or coins for now.

3)wlefever
4)-droid- (1 for sure, maybe 2 or 3)-------first batch will be 1
5)
6)

For some reason my reply was deleted. Please add me to the request list Phil.

Transaction fees go to the pools and the pools decide to pay them to the miners. Anything else, including off-chain solutions are stealing and not the way Bitcoin was intended to function.
Make the block size set by the pool. Pool = miners and they get the choice.
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November 09, 2015, 04:43:16 PM
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@philipma1957 you can tentatively put me down for 1 A6.

First 2 are here:

1)philipma1957
2)valkir

put in a name  no obligation or coins for now.

3)wlefever
4)-droid- (1 for sure, maybe 2 or 3)-------first batch will be 1
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As of today

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They should get to kilo17 this Friday hold some coins. To be ready.


For some reason my reply was deleted. Please add me to the request list Phil.

Note I am on a crappy tablet so post looks screwy.

I will clean it up.

I have had cancels so we have three names for three units.  Please post if I missed you and you want in.

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November 09, 2015, 04:57:32 PM
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I would like to be considered for a Avalon6, not sure if my initial request made it through to anyone.

One for right now. If the 6 proves as solid as the 4.1 I will most likely purchase another one. 
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November 09, 2015, 04:58:22 PM
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I`m not trolling but why would you buy one of these units . ? aside from getting them it 1-2 weeks earlier than the competion.
it`s slower, more expensive and uses more power. aside from being a new different toy. am i missing something .?
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November 09, 2015, 05:00:38 PM
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I`m not trolling but why would you buy one of these units . ? aside from getting them it 1-2 weeks earlier than the competion.
it`s slower, more expensive and uses more power. aside from being a new different toy. am i missing something .?

You are not missing something, pretty much another toy :p

But, if it can underclock like people suspect, its my understanding that it will give a better GH/W ratio. Making it more sustainable over time.
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November 09, 2015, 05:01:14 PM
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I would like to be considered for a 6.1, not sure if my initial request made it through to anyone.



It did I just have had pm's and emails with a few cancels.

So when I got a little few time I started to review list.

I will get to my pc in about an hour and I prefer it to the tablet I am on at the moment.



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I`m not trolling but why would you buy one of these units . ? aside from getting them it 1-2 weeks earlier than the competion.
it`s slower, more expensive and uses more power. aside from being a new different toy. am i missing something .?

You are not missing something, pretty much another toy :p

But, if it can underclock like people suspect, its my understanding that it will give a better GH/W ratio. Making it more sustainable over time.

 If it lets us do .18 watts via underclocking and downvolting it will be very decent gear.  the usefull life time gets extended by 3 to 6 months.





the avalon 6 will have a tough time beating my batch 2 unit from bitmaintech  .---------

It needs to be able to go to .18 watts

my two s-7's batch 1 and batch 2 -----------------the batch turns out to be a good deal for me.

the batch 2 is listed as freq 575 boards and does freq 606 quite well.

but bitmaintech does not sell a 4860gh version any more.


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November 09, 2015, 06:49:45 PM
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Something interesting to ordering if they give everyone the same quote it looks like 50 is the magic number: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1171705.msg12931603#msg12931603

Unit Cost:
For a group buy of moderate size they can do $1350/unit, raspberry pis included. We may get a small additional discount if we get a buttload of them (50+).

Shipping Cost:
If we get less than 50 units it will cost $50/unit (via UPS, ew),
If we get over 50 units they can ship via air freight. That's ~$20 a unit, and can get lower if we buy more. If we got 100 units (I know, it's a big ask), I've been told it goes down to $10 per unit.
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November 09, 2015, 10:47:23 PM
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I was wondering, does anyone have a dead Avalon3 module (the 50 chip 290GH/s thing)?
I would like to get a heatsink off one and solder down some 1.5mm copper tubes into the fins and make a watercooling block out of them..


come to think of it, should ask this in the market place..
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November 10, 2015, 04:53:03 PM
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Anyone know where I can buy Avalon 6 miners?
Nevermind, blockc got it.
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November 11, 2015, 02:43:34 PM
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Something interesting to ordering if they give everyone the same quote it looks like 50 is the magic number: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1171705.msg12931603#msg12931603

Unit Cost:
For a group buy of moderate size they can do $1350/unit, raspberry pis included. We may get a small additional discount if we get a buttload of them (50+).

Shipping Cost:
If we get less than 50 units it will cost $50/unit (via UPS, ew),
If we get over 50 units they can ship via air freight. That's ~$20 a unit, and can get lower if we buy more. If we got 100 units (I know, it's a big ask), I've been told it goes down to $10 per unit.

Yeah but I don't control the unit I am locked into a Canada location.  I may get one from them. 

But to be honest I want some from kilo17 even if I pay a bit more.  There is nothing like the sound of miners in the morning.


@ kilo17  are the units on schedule for this Fri ?

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November 12, 2015, 03:10:59 AM
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...There is nothing like the sound of miners in the morning.
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nothing like waking up to the fans going into high speed from a failure
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November 12, 2015, 03:18:11 AM
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...There is nothing like the sound of miners in the morning.
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nothing like waking up to the fans going into high speed from a failure

can't happen if fans are manual set.

but the fans could be silent and that means trouble.

I never auto set a fan on mining gear that allows for a manual number.
I set the manual number pretty high and if they stop I get nervous.






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November 12, 2015, 03:28:38 AM
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...There is nothing like the sound of miners in the morning.
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nothing like waking up to the fans going into high speed from a failure

can't happen if fans are manual set.

but the fans could be silent and that means trouble.

I never auto set a fan on mining gear that allows for a manual number.
I set the manual number pretty high and if they stop I get nervous.


mine are set to 45% on the modual3, but when it goes zombie or loses connection, the fans kicks into high speed, and its heard at the other end of the house..

if the fans loses the PMW signal, the controller will give it full juice, for safety..
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November 12, 2015, 03:36:00 AM
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...There is nothing like the sound of miners in the morning.
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nothing like waking up to the fans going into high speed from a failure

can't happen if fans are manual set.

but the fans could be silent and that means trouble.

I never auto set a fan on mining gear that allows for a manual number.
I set the manual number pretty high and if they stop I get nervous.


mine are set to 45% on the modual3, but when it goes zombie or loses connection, the fans kicks into high speed, and its heard at the other end of the house..

if the fans loses the PMW signal, the controller will give it full juice, for safety..

been a while since i ran avalons  the 4.1's never failed so they were always quiet.

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November 12, 2015, 09:38:19 AM
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New firmware released for Avalon6 RPi, Version: Avalon Firmware - 20151111
Firmware Details:
RPi Firmware
    http://downloads.canaan-creative.com/software/avalon6/openwrt/20151111/

ChangeLog:
* CGMiner:Fix divide by zero in Avalon4 driver
* CGMiner:Add stratum difficulty in pool api
* CGMiner:Update option for Avalon6
* CGMiner:Update Vol api display in Avalon4 driver for Avalon6
* CGMiner:Update fan adjust for Avalon6
* CGMiner:Update target temp settting for Avalon6
* LuCI:Update display information for Avalon6
* LuCI:Update device name for Avalon6
* LuCI:Update CGMiner configuration for Avalon6
* LuCI:Update CGMiner setting for Avalon theme

Communicate:
    http://lists.canaan-creative.com/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo
    IRC: #avalon @freenode.net

Documents:
    https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Avalon
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November 12, 2015, 09:55:11 AM
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New MM firmware released for Avalon6, Hardware model: MM-60, Version: 601511-e3d244c0

Firmware Details:
    http://downloads.canaan-creative.com/software/avalon6/mm/2015-11-11/

ChangeLog:
* Version 601511-e3d244c0
* Add voltage range detect
* Check maximum rpm when detect fan polar
* Check temp for bad ntc resistor
* Check voltage when MM is starting
* Monitor powergood when power on
* Update temperature check
* Update Nonce process
* Update frequency table
* Fix conflict address
* Enable 25MHz clock for debug purpose
* Disable pll when if miner is invalid when process FREQ_WORK

Communicate:
    http://lists.canaan-creative.com/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo
    IRC: #avalon @freenode.net

Documents:
    https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Avalon
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November 12, 2015, 11:06:37 AM
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mine are set to 45% on the modual3, but when it goes zombie or loses connection, the fans kicks into high speed, and its heard at the other end of the house..

if the fans loses the PMW signal, the controller will give it full juice, for safety..


 By spec, if the PWM line is not connected the fan goes to 100% - has nothing to do with the controller.

 Personally, I don't see the point of running the fans at less than max - keeps the unit cooler for better longevity - but noise isn't an issue for me.


 By multiple reports, there ARE PWM fans out there that do NOT follow the spec, be sure to check your fans before you trust them to go 100% with no input to the PWM line.
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