System Blue Order Status 12. August 2016
(2016-06-11, 21:36)mhbeach Wrote:
(2016-06-11, 08:56)RichoAnd Wrote:
(2016-06-11, 08:14)Andrew.Instone-Cowie Wrote:
(2016-06-11, 06:46)RichoAnd Wrote: It is a different matter - we have no substitute for DA103
And worse - it is sold out at the moment.

Digi-Key claim to have 317 available, and RS claim to have 40. Mouser list it as "obsolete".

We are using DA103C - type without a following letter is opsolete Smile

Amazon in the US are also showing stock
(2016-06-11, 08:56)NRichoAnd Wrote:
(2016-06-11, 08:14)Andrew.Instone-Cowie Wrote:
(2016-06-11, 06:46)RichoAnd Wrote: It is a different matter - we have no substitute for DA103
And worse - it is sold out at the moment.

Digi-Key claim to have 317 available, and RS claim to have 40. Mouser list it as "obsolete".

We are using DA103C - type without a following letter is opsolete Smile

My fat fingers - it's the "C" suffix type that Digi-Key and RS UK claim to have Smile
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(2016-06-11, 19:20)WX3080 Wrote: It's not available from Reichelt and currently out of stock at Farnell. Pleae use octopart.com to source it for your area.

https://octopart.com/search?q=da103c

MisterDiodes wrote

Shouldn't be a problem for DA103C - findchips is your friend:

http://www.findchips.com/search/DA103C

Thank's to you. But I'm afraid octopart and findchips are ok for US but not for Europe and particulary not for France.
Never mind... I've found it : DA103C by RS in France for ca. 2 € each and it's ok.

Regards,
  JiPaul.
(2016-06-12, 13:12)JiPaul B. Wrote:
(2016-06-11, 19:20)WX3080 Wrote: It's not available from Reichelt and currently out of stock at Farnell. Pleae use octopart.com to source it for your area.

https://octopart.com/search?q=da103c

MisterDiodes wrote

Shouldn't be a problem for DA103C - findchips is your friend:

http://www.findchips.com/search/DA103C

Thank's to you. But I'm afraid octopart and findchips are ok for US but not for Europe and particulary not for France.
Never mind... I've found it : DA103C by RS in France for ca. 2 € each and it's ok.

Regards,
  JiPaul.
Glad you found what you needed Smile

Octopart lists parts globally, i.e. including RS Components in the UK, but also China and Asia Pacific.

See here: https://octopart.com/da103c-murata+power...s-49447873
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(2016-06-11, 06:46)RichoAnd Wrote: It is a different matter - we have no substitute for DA103
And worse - it is sold out at the moment.

Well there is the DA103MC same thing but in surface mount package. Farnell UK, Digikey, Mouser have stock.

The DA100 series datasheet says that the surface mount version is not for new products and that the through hole will continue in production and support. Does this explain plenty of stock of SM and very low through hole? Farnell UK doesn't expect stock of the DA103C until September!

OK fitting a surface mount component onto a position designed for through hole is a bit fiddly but not impossible. These techniques should only be attempted by those with good eyesight and proficient at soldering.

Three techniques:

1) Simplest but without a board or SM transformer not yet tested as practical.
Tin the top side pads for the each transformer position.
Check solder has flowed through each hole.
Only have a *very* slight bulge of solder on the top side.
Place transformer in position and fix in place with a narrow strip of sticky tape.
Solder each pin top side being careful not to knock the transformer out of position for the first pin.
Remove tape...

2) Easier than above but risky.
*Very* carefully straighten the four corner pins so they fit into the holes.
Solder on the top side as the straightened pins won't project through the board.
Alternatively only straighten one or two pins just to locate the transformer and use 1) on the other pins.

3) Fiddly and time consuming but easier to solder.
Take several inches of a single strand from some tinned copper stranded hook up wire.
Form a loop around something about 1 mm in dia.
Twist the two ends around each other fairly tightly and up to the former.
Slide loop off former and put a pin of the transformer through loop.
Continue twisting so that the loop tightens onto the pin.
Repeat for the other three pins.
Thread twisted wires through correct holes on board.
Solder on back side.
Check that solder has flowed through hole and soldered loop to pin.
Re-flow top side if required

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Cheers
Dave.
I just received my System Blue  Tongue  Lightning
Has anyone from the USA or North America received their order yet?
(2016-06-13, 20:31)djhuft Wrote: Has anyone from the USA or North America received their order yet?

Yes, and station 1451 up and running Smile

Bob
(2016-06-13, 20:31)djhuft Wrote: Has anyone from the USA or North America received their order yet?

Received mine Saturday.  Soldered up, but not yet placed in service.

Now up and running... most satisfying to hear the first "click" of a signal received. Smile

Looks like I will be number 1482....should have waited a bit and tried for 1500.
(2016-06-14, 22:42)BeanCrusher Wrote:
(2016-06-13, 20:31)djhuft Wrote: Has anyone from the USA or North America received their order yet?

Received mine Saturday.  Soldered up, but not yet placed in service.

Still waiting to hear if I made the cut.
Haha, I guess I will continue to to wait patiently... At least I can finish up winding some ferrite antennas while I wait.  Smile
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5.) write me an email (egon Smile blitzortung.org) about what do you want to order and the postal address for shipping.
email will be available later?
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Can not wait to receive my station lol :-)
Great job guys!
(2016-06-15, 12:26)djhuft Wrote: Haha, I guess I will continue to to wait patiently... At least I can finish up winding some ferrite antennas while I wait.  Smile
Got it today and soldered everything up! It all went pretty smoothly.
cannot wait to see the order formular....
Oh this is great. I'd love to add a station in Louisiana.
guess i missed the order window on the 8th... impossible for me to check in every day here....
(2016-06-21, 10:03)starlord Wrote: guess i missed the order window on the 8th... impossible for me to check in every day here....

Luckily for you there was no order window on June 8th... The last boards from the first batch were sold out on May 29th. Keep monitoring the thread for updates.
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I sent an order email on May 30, I guess it didn't make it in time. But i haven't received a reply saying so either, so will I have to make a new order for the next batch, or is my order still on queue?
I placed my order way in advance (and paid it) and never got any reply till ... I received a nice little box with a blue system in it  Smile

Just be patient. Already to much to do to manage the logistics .. he can't be everywhere
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