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Re: best supported controller?
« Reply #40 on: December 30, 2010, 08:38:15 PM »
I don't think shipping from the US would be that bad.  It's a small and light package.  Priority mail, flat rate, small box looks like about $14USD.
Re: best supported controller?
« Reply #41 on: December 30, 2010, 08:42:25 PM »
I just emailed pmdx.com, asking for a quote. They charge handling and insurance, and my lovely government will need their palms greasing, as usual...


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Re: best supported controller?
« Reply #42 on: December 30, 2010, 08:49:10 PM »
If you get it sent to a home address then 90% of the time it rolls right through without customs charges.
Post has never taken more than a week for me from either Gecko or PMDX  but this time of year with the backlog it could be more. Then again if customs are busy they will tend to concentrate on suspect packages and ones with higher value ;)


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« Reply #43 on: December 30, 2010, 08:50:16 PM »
BTW if going PMDX then maybe the dual board would be a better option.
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« Reply #44 on: December 30, 2010, 09:01:32 PM »
Just looked, the last PMDX122 I got cost £60.61 and that was Feb 08. the one before was  Dec 06 and that cost me £61.68 and the one before that was Apr 05 at £59.73.

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« Reply #45 on: December 31, 2010, 07:48:00 AM »
That sounds fine, I'll  look at the PMDX126, then. Will it have issues with the optocoupled step/dir on my msd415 drivers? I'll Email PMDX on this, too. Happy new year when it happens, btw!

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Re: best supported controller?
« Reply #46 on: December 31, 2010, 08:26:18 AM »
The PMDX will not likely have optos on the outputs (havent checked though) so should be no trouble that way.
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« Reply #47 on: December 31, 2010, 09:48:11 AM »
There don't appear  to be optos on outputs.
Apparently I need 2 db25 m2m cables, and a db25 female to idc 26 pin adaptor, too... Ebay cheapest for former...

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/PC-Parallel-Switch-Box-Cable-Lead-DB25-Male-2m-/300340091375?pt=UK_Computing_CablesConnectors_RL&hash=item45edaa19ef#ht_1010wt_1141

...pmdx for latter.

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Re: best supported controller?
« Reply #48 on: December 31, 2010, 10:03:35 AM »
Just check with them that they are direct connection cables, I think they are but there is a chance they could have some pins crossed.
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« Reply #49 on: December 31, 2010, 11:24:16 AM »
Ta, will do

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