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February 24, 2012, 07:20:42 AM
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That's good to hear. I was worried because here, everything that has a declared value bigger than 50 dollars gets taxed to hell and back. Even if it's for non-commercial use. First a 24% VAT and then another customs tax that for electronics can go up to 30% of the resulting sum. It's quite prohibitive. And I'm not that partial to paying more than half the value in taxes.

Shocked  24% is crazy high. Let me guess you live somewhere in Europe? I hope someday we will live in a world where there will be free trade not just for big multinational corporations but for us regular people.

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February 24, 2012, 07:55:59 AM
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Yep, Europe. Used to be 19%. (No, I'm not in any of the PIIGS countries).
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February 24, 2012, 03:57:30 PM
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today i tested a fan failure issue.
the board will get very hot and generate some wrong data (invalid rate = 10%), but still alive (in some hours).

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February 24, 2012, 05:06:19 PM
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today i tested a fan failure issue.
the board will get very hot and generate some wrong data (invalid rate = 10%), but still alive (in some hours).



What was the environment temperature in your test?

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February 24, 2012, 06:22:28 PM
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When do you expect to start shipping of the 3rd batch ?

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February 25, 2012, 12:26:48 AM
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That's good to hear. I was worried because here, everything that has a declared value bigger than 50 dollars gets taxed to hell and back. Even if it's for non-commercial use. First a 24% VAT and then another customs tax that for electronics can go up to 30% of the resulting sum. It's quite prohibitive. And I'm not that partial to paying more than half the value in taxes.
Demo, looks like you are Portuguese...
Not only the VAT is 24% but also if they don't agree with the value the border policy atributes a value they think its fair (as they know that the hell they are handling) and you only get a notice 30 days after it arrives  (at least in Portugal) asking you to send them the invoice copy and you wait another 7 days...
Even if you pay VAT for shipping to the sender... you'll pay VAT again for the total invoice plus taxes they say you have to pay for their service, the dog's food, the bird water the cousin toy, the uncle teeth... all of this if you want to get the product that you already paid for...

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February 25, 2012, 04:36:04 AM
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When do you expect to start shipping of the 3rd batch ?

i'm doing the packing now!
 Grin
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February 25, 2012, 11:59:00 PM
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Sweet  Grin


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February 26, 2012, 02:16:32 AM
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Hi all

I changed the branch name to 'icarus'[1] now. it support multi-icarus very well.(openwrt package[2] also updated) Smiley
I disable the auto scan under linux because we don't have a unique ID on PL2303 eeprom.

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I am working on add Icarus support to cgminer:
  https://github.com/xiangfu/cgminer/blob/xiangfu/icarus.c
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February 26, 2012, 05:42:55 AM
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Will you be contacting the people who pre-ordered via email? I don't always watch this thread so I was just making sure.

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February 26, 2012, 08:26:02 AM
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What is the voltage range of Icarus ? 12v only or can i use higher voltages ?

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February 26, 2012, 11:45:27 AM
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What is the voltage range of Icarus ? 12v only or can i use higher voltages ?


designed for 10-14 V. 14.5V absolute.
but only tested under 12V.

waiting for the post- man now.....  Cheesy
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February 26, 2012, 11:46:24 AM
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today i tested a fan failure issue.
the board will get very hot and generate some wrong data (invalid rate = 10%), but still alive (in some hours).



What was the environment temperature in your test?


23 centigrade
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February 26, 2012, 11:48:32 AM
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Will you be contacting the people who pre-ordered via email? I don't always watch this thread so I was just making sure.

yes, i send about half of the email, then start the payment and ship.

tomorrow another half, and payment, and ship.

today i send out 10+ packages.  Grin
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February 26, 2012, 12:12:18 PM
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Will you be contacting the people who pre-ordered via email? I don't always watch this thread so I was just making sure.

yes, i send about half of the email, then start the payment and ship.

tomorrow another half, and payment, and ship.

today i send out 10+ packages.  Grin

 Grin can't wait

Edit: What kind of plug is on the cable for the power supply ? Almost every country in europe has a different plug  Undecided

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February 26, 2012, 12:33:10 PM
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Quote from: Turbor
Almost every country in europe has a different plug  Undecided

Is that true?  I thought most of Europe has the same plug but not UK or Switzerland (and the Europlug still works in Switzerland actually).

http://users.telenet.be/worldstandards/electricity.htm
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February 26, 2012, 12:49:40 PM
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Many are different, but exchangeable.
If you look at http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netstekker type e for belgium and type f for the netherlands, many connectors in the netherlands have an extra hole so they fit in the wall in belgium.


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February 26, 2012, 01:21:27 PM
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Will you be contacting the people who pre-ordered via email? I don't always watch this thread so I was just making sure.

yes, i send about half of the email, then start the payment and ship.

tomorrow another half, and payment, and ship.

today i send out 10+ packages.  Grin

 Grin can't wait

Edit: What kind of plug is on the cable for the power supply ? Almost every country in europe has a different plug  Undecided

so sorry... i only have US standard plug....
but all 100-240V 50/60HZ


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February 26, 2012, 01:55:32 PM
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Not really a problem for me...



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February 26, 2012, 02:41:09 PM
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Not really a problem for me...



 Grin Cheesy



in China, most of geek use this kind of  "power supply panel":



this stuff compatible of nearly all plug standard.

why not you guys use this ?  Huh
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