[Ovmsdev] EMC / CE certificate + Fasttech SimpleConsole?

Michael Balzer dexter at expeedo.de
Sun Feb 23 18:32:09 HKT 2014

I've got only 11 pre-orders up to now, and stalled. So I guess that's 
about it, not necessary to bother Fasttech. As usual, more talking than 

Uwe Jöckle (the creator of the Twizplay, also OVMS user and the one who 
EM-tested the OVMS) currently offers to build SimpleConsoles. His 
version will use industry components, and being manufactured in small 
numbers will be priced around 50-60 Euro + shipping. At least 9 of my 11 
pre-orders will buy his version as a fallback.

Here's some first (german) info on his version:

He's currently building a prototype and will post results in the forum.

If anyone wants to order that version or get more info, please contact 
Uwe directly:

PCS Jöckle - Uwe Jöckle
Neubachweg 7
69207 Sandhausen
Tel.: 0177-36 36 36 3
Email: webmaster at nachtigaller.de


Am 18.02.2014 13:11, schrieb Michael Balzer:
> 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.
> Regards,
> Michael
> 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

Michael Balzer * Paradestr. 8 * D-42107 Wuppertal
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