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March 27, 2014, 10:55:32 AM
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I have a 3 questions for the Gridseed miners. I just got my first 2 yesterday, and they are running pretty well.

I was hoping maybe someone else had some experience with this and could shed some light. I have searched these forums thin, but could not find a clear answers on the following.


1. Do you need to connect a PSU as a power source or can you just use a powered USB hub when mining scrypt only? It seems to run fine on USB power only, and since temperature when running scrypt only is not an issue, I plan on running them in a box with external fans taking care of all of them, instead of having that 1 noisy fan on each cooler profile. It would save some costs on not having to buy a PSU's and it would save some mess and work, having to only pull one cable to each of them, and not "build" a power cable for each one.

2. Does anyone have any experience mining on a P2node with Gridseed? I am running two miners here https://www.profitminer.net/dashboard/anonymous/210 but the dead rate and hashrate seems to be jumping up and down allot, where as my GPU miners on the same pool (with more or less the same CGminer commands and the same ping to the pool) is running more stable.

3. Does anyone know of a place in Europe where they ship them from Europe or ship them without putting the cost of the units on the outside of the box? (or better yet, put a very low price on the outside of the box). The challenge is that Danish customs will jack the shipment and add a 25% fee. They then hold your package hostage until you pay them off. It's very frustrating. (25%... So if you order for 10.000$ USD you have to pay them off with 2.500 USD$ to get the stuff you already paid for)

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March 27, 2014, 05:10:05 PM
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1. Do you need to connect a PSU as a power source or can you just use a powered USB hub when mining scrypt only? It seems to run fine on USB power only, and since temperature when running scrypt only is not an issue, I plan on running them in a box with external fans taking care of all of them, instead of having that 1 noisy fan on each cooler profile. It would save some costs on not having to buy a PSU's and it would save some mess and work, having to only pull one cable to each of them, and not "build" a power cable for each one.

I would not recommend it. They use 5W (without a fan) and roughly 8W with a fan, non overclocked. This is already above USB specs.

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3. Does anyone know of a place in Europe where they ship them from Europe or ship them without putting the cost of the units on the outside of the box? (or better yet, put a very low price on the outside of the box). The challenge is that Danish customs will jack the shipment and add a 25% fee. They then hold your package hostage until you pay them off. It's very frustrating. (25%... So if you order for 10.000$ USD you have to pay them off with 2.500 USD$ to get the stuff you already paid for)

This is fraud in the first place, right? Do you really need so pay 25% on anything you bought from within the EU? Do you still have borders? If not you can always drive to another country and pick them up.  Aslong as you buy from within the EU you're fine imo, but I don't know danish customs Smiley

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March 29, 2014, 09:43:17 PM
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Yes, I guess it would be fraud. At least it's illegal and you will get a fine if caught.

No, I don't need to pay 25% extra on ANYTHING bought within EU, but I do on all stuff bought from China or America (outside EU). For some stuff it's much more than 25%. Like you need to pay some extra for Alcohol and tobacco, if you buy more than some arbitrary amount.

But if I can find a place that ships them from within the EU, it might be less than 25%, and maybe even 0% if it's Germany or France or Sweden or something like that. But whoever imported them to the EU in the first place, would have had to pay off their government too, so I guess they would just cost more.
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