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Re: ZXD2400 modification guild 3Kw 0-60V 0-50A

Postby Scooterman » 03 Oct 2019, 20:01

Does the boat go through the humorous strait, down the med, round gibraltar, and then past the bay of biscay and onto dover?
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Re: ZXD2400 modification guild 3Kw 0-60V 0-50A

Postby Burgerman » 03 Oct 2019, 20:18

No they are the worst. After about a month of time wasting they wont actually deliver. They first hold your parcel ransom till you pay both their FEE to collect from customs which is their job and you already paid shipping. And the estimated over the top customs charge plus VAT. They send a 2nd class letter. After you jump through hoops and pay their ransom, a van arrives a week later, and it posts a note to say you were not available, and to collect it yourself from the depot. And no matter how fast you are you cannot make the door before they run away. Because thats easier for the driver. Its all because they were once a socialist run nationalised company and all feel entitled. I have videoed them with my door cam doing this, and they dont even get the package out of the van. They just post the note in 5 seconds.
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Re: ZXD2400 modification guild 3Kw 0-60V 0-50A

Postby shirley_hkg » 04 Oct 2019, 04:52

Be advised that slow-boat takes 58 days to Europe.
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Re: ZXD2400 modification guild 3Kw 0-60V 0-50A

Postby LROBBINS » 16 Oct 2019, 12:40

Shirley,

My second ZXD has now arrived. Looked inside the box and all seems well. It will now go into storage until some other projects are done.

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Re: ZXD2400 modification guild 3Kw 0-60V 0-50A

Postby Irving » 16 Oct 2019, 12:55

UK contingent has arrived in UK but 'held by customs'. What to do?

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Re: ZXD2400 modification guild 3Kw 0-60V 0-50A

Postby Dan » 16 Oct 2019, 13:02

Irving wrote:UK contingent has arrived in UK but 'held by customs'. What to do?


Wait is all you can do and hope you avoid import charges. Its normal for this to happen, in my experience it will just pass through without any charges. But that will depend on the customs declaration.
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Re: ZXD2400 modification guild 3Kw 0-60V 0-50A

Postby Gnomatic » 16 Oct 2019, 16:43

Slow boat hasn't made it to the US yet ...
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Re: ZXD2400 modification guild 3Kw 0-60V 0-50A

Postby Burgerman » 16 Oct 2019, 18:11

Its at the bottom.
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Re: ZXD2400 modification guild 3Kw 0-60V 0-50A

Postby Scooterman » 16 Oct 2019, 18:59

Maybe the Iranians have boarded it?
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Re: ZXD2400 modification guild 3Kw 0-60V 0-50A

Postby Gnomatic » 20 Oct 2019, 17:14

The slow boat finally made it to the US, I got my PSU yesterday. Thanks shirley!

It was well packed kept safe from delivery people.


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Re: ZXD2400 modification guild 3Kw 0-60V 0-50A

Postby Irving » 22 Oct 2019, 18:48

Incoming snail mail from ParcelFarce today. No import duty, but £9 Import VAT and £12 clearance fee :roll: , payable online before delivery (on Thursday if paid tonight). Thieving B*******s :cussing
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Re: ZXD2400 modification guild 3Kw 0-60V 0-50A

Postby Scooterman » 22 Oct 2019, 19:14

I had to pay £28 :cussing

Do customs pluck a random figure out the air and bill us?

Perhaps Shirley put a little extra in the parcel for me, like a bomb! hanged

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Re: ZXD2400 modification guild 3Kw 0-60V 0-50A

Postby Irving » 22 Oct 2019, 19:41

Scooterman wrote:I had to pay £28 :cussing

Do customs pluck a random figure out the air and bill us?

Perhaps Shirley put a little extra in the parcel for me, like a bomb! hanged

:lol:

What was the breakdown, and where is your parcel being held?
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Re: ZXD2400 modification guild 3Kw 0-60V 0-50A

Postby shirley_hkg » 23 Oct 2019, 02:31

May be 5 psu arrived together , that caught custom's attention.
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Re: ZXD2400 modification guild 3Kw 0-60V 0-50A

Postby Irving » 23 Oct 2019, 08:53

shirley_hkg wrote: May be 5 psu arrived together , that caught custom's attention.


There were 3 parcels to UK. They all arrived on the 18th Oct then were shipped to local depot after customs charges were 'revised' and letters sent out.

Charges should be consistent unless there's an extra delivery component for instance?

Mine is arriving today (allegedly) , the delivery was scheduled the exact moment I paid last night.

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Re: ZXD2400 modification guild 3Kw 0-60V 0-50A

Postby Irving » 23 Oct 2019, 14:02

Its arrived.... :D

Well packed in sturdy cardboard, but the 'foam' used inside hadn't fully set. My PA was scooping it out by the hand-full. She wasn't impressed. :(

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Well wrapped inside!

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Re: ZXD2400 modification guild 3Kw 0-60V 0-50A

Postby Irving » 23 Oct 2019, 14:17

Thanks Shirley, it looks a great piece of kit and so small!

Sadly the LED has come away in transit :(

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The case was filthy and there's a footprint on the side! :shock: :roll: but it cleans up well :D

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Now off to test it :) AFTER I've taken it to bits and put the necessary insulation in and fixed the LED back.
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Re: ZXD2400 modification guild 3Kw 0-60V 0-50A

Postby Burgerman » 23 Oct 2019, 14:35

wHAT are these shipping companies doing? Thhat vid above doesent look far from the truth.

That pot, is part of the board that has come away. So may be damaged. A replacement may be needed.
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Re: ZXD2400 modification guild 3Kw 0-60V 0-50A

Postby shirley_hkg » 23 Oct 2019, 14:57

Mine got snapped off completely. Hope yours survived.
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Re: ZXD2400 modification guild 3Kw 0-60V 0-50A

Postby steves1977uk » 23 Oct 2019, 16:08

Question guys, will this PET tape be ok for insulating my fancy cased ZXD2400?... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/5mm-90mm-Hig ... 2397873452 Or is there another insulating tape I should use?

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Re: ZXD2400 modification guild 3Kw 0-60V 0-50A

Postby Gnomatic » 23 Oct 2019, 16:37

steves1977uk wrote:Question guys, will this PET tape be ok for insulating my fancy cased ZXD2400?... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/5mm-90mm-Hig ... 2397873452 Or is there another insulating tape I should use?

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I used a few layers of that as well on mine as well. Hope it's sufficient.
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Re: ZXD2400 modification guild 3Kw 0-60V 0-50A

Postby Burgerman » 23 Oct 2019, 16:38

Any tape that sticks, I used some cheap 2 inch wide insulation electricians tape. You might not need any. Put a straight edge along the heat sink, or assemble and see if its touching. Even a 2mm gap is plenty.
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Re: ZXD2400 modification guild 3Kw 0-60V 0-50A

Postby Irving » 23 Oct 2019, 17:06

I just used a gash piece of 0.5mm PVC sheet and some double sided tape. The display board is OK, its just held in place by the nut on the rotary switch which had come loose because there's no way to tighten it properly. I'll take it to the lab tomorrow and hot-glue it in place, I'm out of sticks, then put some Loctite on the nut.

Its certainly an interesting beast inside. Is there a manual and/or a schematic?
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Re: ZXD2400 modification guild 3Kw 0-60V 0-50A

Postby Burgerman » 23 Oct 2019, 17:18

Theres a complex translation link somewhere... Its a solid and powerful beast. I tightened mine ok, with good tools. Its the programming and that one knob thing used for configuring it that had me baffled for a while. Then it sort of clicks... And its easy.
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Re: ZXD2400 modification guild 3Kw 0-60V 0-50A

Postby steves1977uk » 23 Oct 2019, 17:21

Thanks guys! :thumbup: I have lots of black insulating PVC electrical tape so I'll use some of that. Although when my Brother helped me to test it, it seemed to be ok when powered up.

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Re: ZXD2400 modification guild 3Kw 0-60V 0-50A

Postby Scooterman » 23 Oct 2019, 17:59

Arrived safe and sound :dance
The expanding foam was a great idea :worship

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Irving wrote:What was the breakdown, and where is your parcel being held?


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Re: ZXD2400 modification guild 3Kw 0-60V 0-50A

Postby Burgerman » 23 Oct 2019, 18:53

So you got scammed by that piss taking ripoff parcel farce then. I REALLY hate them. Never use them. Always refuse their ripoff charge of 12 pounds for doing their job, you already paid for shipping. Thats isnt a customs charge, it what they charge you for COLLECTING from customs. They charged you again. You may have to pay VAT but not parcelfarces ripoff charge. Tell them to get stuffed.

But they are clever. They hold your parcel ransom till you pay. Unlike EVERY OTHER COMPANY who deliver the parcel ASAP and bill you later. I DETEST parcel Farce.
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Re: ZXD2400 modification guild 3Kw 0-60V 0-50A

Postby Scooterman » 23 Oct 2019, 20:13

Burgerman wrote:So you got scammed by that piss taking ripoff parcel farce then. I REALLY hate them. Never use them. Always refuse their ripoff charge of 12 pounds for doing their job, you already paid for shipping. Thats isnt a customs charge, it what they charge you for COLLECTING from customs. They charged you again. You may have to pay VAT but not parcelfarces ripoff charge. Tell them to get stuffed.

But they are clever. They hold your parcel ransom till you pay. Unlike EVERY OTHER COMPANY who deliver the parcel ASAP and bill you later. I DETEST parcel Farce.

Amen to that
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Re: ZXD2400 modification guild 3Kw 0-60V 0-50A

Postby Irving » 23 Oct 2019, 20:39

steves1977uk wrote:Thanks guys! :thumbup: I have lots of black insulating PVC electrical tape so I'll use some of that. Although when my Brother helped me to test it, it seemed to be ok when powered up.

Steve


Because I had to open mine to sort the display out I could see that the offending coil had been rubbing though there was no danger of it shorting - yet. Better safe than sorry...

Anyway, mine tests out fine. Volts within 1% every decade from 10 to 60v and 4.995v at 5v/10A. Current limit within 1.5% at all 1A intervals from 1 to 10A (can't easily test higher at the moment).
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