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  • Sproggy's supply and National sample policy

    Has anyone succeeded getting that National's part as a sample for Sproggy's supply? I have every part except this one. It's really hard to find anything for reasonable price in here, so I tried to get a free sample. But they said no ;( Is there anyway to get it for free ?

  • #2
    Hi NasQ,

    did they really say no or was it that you just didn't get the parts? National is a bit hard of hearing, I got all the parts I requested but had to ask two times in some cases..
    You ARE saying your a student? this really helps just say that your working on your graduation project or something, make up a school name and fill in your own adress. That worked for me, and still does.

    On the other hand, I haven't been able to get coilcraft to send me those t6's what did you tell them?

    Cheers!
    If at first you don't succeed.........
    destroy all evidence you tried

    for info on t6369c LCD or Presslab's powersupply check:
    http://www.namms.tk <=updated!!

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    • #3
      Everything I ordered I got, but I did order them through the University of Adelaide..

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      • #4
        Marsjell..

        I have one extra T6 coil laying around.
        (have 2 off them have made the pcb, but now I'm not sure anymore if I'm going to use it..)

        I recently got 4x Max1771 (for 12v) , and I think I'm going to use them, because they're more powerfull.

        If you want it, we can work something out I think. ! (and that's because we're in holland, and they're really hard to get here)
        Let me know !

        Greetz..
        Raas - The Netherlands
        ME: VIA epia m10000, lilliput 7', opus 150w, 80gb<br>
        GF: IBM Thinkpad 380, ext. 3.5 80gb, 40x4, PB-IR

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        • #5
          Hi raas,

          won't the 1771 be a problem when the engine is off? however, as you know I'm gonna give Presslab's Idea a go, if it doesn't work out, I'd love to work something out with you concerning the t6-s.

          kinda silly talking to you in english
          If at first you don't succeed.........
          destroy all evidence you tried

          for info on t6369c LCD or Presslab's powersupply check:
          http://www.namms.tk <=updated!!

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          • #6
            won't the 1771 be a problem when the engine is off?
            No, the 1771 is a step-up thingy...
            It need's a minimum of 2v

            However, I don't really know if this is powerfull enough..(if it would supply 2a @12v, I only found a schematic which would do 0.5a @ 12v, but I got 4 off them,)
            But in the worst case it would leave me with 2a @ 12v, which is more than enough to power my setup, in the best case I would have 8a @ 12v
            Once I read something about someone who used 2 of them and he got 4a @ 12v, so I think I can only try..
            Along with 4x max787 (5v @ 20a max.) and 2 max788 (3,3v @ 10a max.)I think it all would be more than enough juice to power any setup..

            Although I hope you can make a forward converter, it's good to have a plan B !!!

            If it doesn't work out, just tell me, i'd be happy to send you a T6 ('cause right at the moment it's collecting dust.....)

            Greetz

            BTW....
            datasheet max1771

            [ 09-10-2001: Message edited by: Raas ]
            Raas - The Netherlands
            ME: VIA epia m10000, lilliput 7', opus 150w, 80gb<br>
            GF: IBM Thinkpad 380, ext. 3.5 80gb, 40x4, PB-IR

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            • #7
              BTW....
              datasheet max1771
              Raas - The Netherlands
              ME: VIA epia m10000, lilliput 7', opus 150w, 80gb<br>
              GF: IBM Thinkpad 380, ext. 3.5 80gb, 40x4, PB-IR

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              • #8
                Originally posted by marsjell:
                <STRONG>Hi NasQ,

                did they really say no or was it that you just didn't get the parts? National is a bit hard of hearing, I got all the parts I requested but had to ask two times in some cases..
                You ARE saying your a student? this really helps just say that your working on your graduation project or something, make up a school name and fill in your own adress. That worked for me, and still does.

                On the other hand, I haven't been able to get coilcraft to send me those t6's what did you tell them?

                </STRONG>
                I didn't hear about them first, but then I mailed them. And yes, I said I'm a student and this is for a school-project, they just said no. I got the Coilcraft parts easily, I just mailed them and said I need them for a project :-) Hmm maybe I'll try to order that National's with a faked title like "electrical mass-purchaser"

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                • #9
                  How strange, i got the parts from national without a problem, and quick smart to. But coil craft wont send me any, even tho im a university student, and 'requiring them for a uni project' looks like i'll have to buy the T6 unless any one else can sell me one?
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                  • #10
                    I haven't tried to order anything from coilcraft, yet.. I was going too... National are no prob, they are willing to send me upto 5 items per week... aren't they generous...
                    so far, I have ordered and received about 10 items..

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                    • #11
                      Please don't abuse National's (or any other company's) free samle policy. It drives up the cost of parts for those of us who actually pay for things . Any local electronics store should be able to order the part at a minimum of cose.
                      Player: Pentium 166MMX, Amptron 598LMR MB w/onboard Sound, Video, LAN, 10.2 Gig Fujitsu Laptop HD, Arise 865 DC-DC Converter, Lexan Case, Custom Software w/Voice Interface, MS Access Based Playlists
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                      • #12
                        I agree. The whole idea of the sample policy is for companies to be able to get parts easily and quickly without having to buy them. This makes it easier to develop products that use those parts, which makes the component companies happy.

                        These suppliers expect this sort of flow:
                        Samples -&gt; Prototype -&gt; Qty Purchase

                        The "abusers" do this:
                        Samples -&gt; Prototype -&gt; No Purchase (or more samples!)


                        Abusing the sample policy just makes it harder to get parts for those of us who might actually be purchasing them. Maxim has a bad rep for long lead times anyway!
                        Jason Johnson
                        Yorba Linda, California
                        http://www.m2pc.com

                        MPC Phase IV - *** PENDING ***

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                        • #13
                          No way, I wouldn't order too much stuff, but on their site somewhere, I think, it said that they would send upto 5 items per week, so, if this was a problem to them, then they wouldn't say it, right??

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by SkinnyBoy:
                            <STRONG>No way, I wouldn't order too much stuff, but on their site somewhere, I think, it said that they would send upto 5 items per week, so, if this was a problem to them, then they wouldn't say it, right??</STRONG>
                            I really don't think these companies are in the business of giving out samples for free for no gain. They expect designs that use their products, and comercial products to follow. There is such a thing as "taking the ****", you know. Strange, but the word "freeloader" springs to mind.


                            Rob
                            Old Systems retired due to new car
                            New system at design/prototype stage on BeagleBoard.

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                            • #15
                              Yeah, well, I haven't ordered much latey...

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