[Ovmsdev] EMC / CE certificate + Fasttech SimpleConsole?

Michael Balzer dexter at expeedo.de
Tue Feb 18 20:11:03 HKT 2014

Well, there are just 5 pre-orders from germany up 
to now, so I'm not that sure we'll even reach the 
minimum quantity.

Anyway, my thought for the product requirements:

- It doesn't need to be waterproof -- on an open 
Twizy it should be put in the glove box while 
parking anyway, because of vandalism. Even if you 
leave it mounted, it will only get some rain drops 
from real bad weather.

- The case should be small enough to mount it 
anywhere using velcro tape.

- The buttons should be large enough and provide 
good feedback for usage with gloves.

- The LEDs should IMO be colour coded as in my 
example build -- but that's maybe my personal 
taste. Anyway they should be bright and large 
enough to be visible in normal daylight.

- I secure the cable by fixing it with the case 
covers, but that's really something not suitable 
for a professional version. A standard (round) 
cable would also be better than a flat one.


Am 18.02.2014 09:06, schrieb Mark Webb-Johnson:
> I think price will depend largely on quantity. The PCB and components should be very cheap and easy. Main issue will be finding a case and getting it customised for our needs - does it need to be waterproof? Also, the expansion connector on the motherboard and cable arrangements are tricky.
> Regards, Mark.
> On 17 Feb, 2014, at 9:01 pm, Michael Balzer <dexter at expeedo.de> wrote:
>> Hi Mark,
>> thanks for the info.
>> Regarding the SimpleConsole: I'll ask for preorders in the german forum. Maybe someone could collect preorders for France (Julien?) and UK (Nikki?)?
>> I spent about 15-20 Euro (20-25 US$) for the single parts, can we assume the Fasttech pricing will not exceed this?
>> Regards,
>> Michael

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