[Ovmsdev] Fasttech production problems?
mmezo at selexco.net
Tue Jan 20 17:38:20 HKT 2015
On the spanish twizy forums we had also someone with a gps issue (no fix). I planned to meet him to try to help and also to try with my antenna but had no chance for now.
It was purchased about three months ago if I remember ok.
El 20 de enero de 2015 08:03:50 CET, Mark Webb-Johnson <mark at webb-johnson.net> escribió:
>Dry soldering is about the only issue we've ever seen in any numbers
>over the years. It is frustrating because we group the batch sizes up
>(making hundreds of modules at a time) so that we have enough quantity
>for machine soldering, but still the quality sometimes is not there.
>The 'fix' is normally 15 seconds under a hot air re-work station.
>Not sure about the GPS issue. That functionality is mostly inside the
>SIM module itself, with only the antenna connection external. I didn't
>get this module back, or hear of this before. Do you know if it was
>On 20 Jan, 2015, at 8:45 am, Michael Balzer <dexter at expeedo.de> wrote:
>> thanks for the info, I'll forward the stock info.
>> "More" is relative -- there was one guy whose module had no GPS a few
>weeks ago, and I just had some headache diagnosing a module that got
>stuck every once in a while on CAN writes -- I told him to check for
>bad contacts and he found a poor soldering point at the CAN transceiver
>and fixed it himself.
>> So, no high numbers in any way, just more than before in my
>> Am 20.01.2015 um 00:50 schrieb Mark Webb-Johnson:
>>> Fasttech is just the distribution point - they don't deal with the
>manufacturer. We've used the same module manufacturer since the v2
>hardware was first released, and are very happy with them.
>>> We're currently out of stock of modules, and have a new batch in
>production. It takes a little longer than normal at this time of year,
>due to the Chinese New Year holidays. Our manufacturer is fine, but
>things like the PCBs are sub-contracted out and these sub-contractors
>are busy. The modules should be back in stock within the next 7 to 10
>>> We're also currently out of stock of lefty OBDII cables. A year or
>so ago, we identified a manufacturer for cables that we really like
>dealing with. At that time, we tendered out to half a dozen factories,
>and the one we eventually chose came back quickly and efficiently with
>a very reasonable price (not the cheapest, but the most professional
>and reliable). Since then, we've used them repeatedly, and every time
>they do the job very well. The order has gone in, and the lefty cables
>should be back in stock within the next 7 days.
>>> Regarding hardware failures, I've had one RMA replacement last week
>- but that has been the only one for months. I think there were 3
>replacements in total last year. That said, I think people like Pierre
>are handling some repairs locally for us, and I don't get to know about
>those. But, from my point of view, I'm really happy with the current
>hardware reliability, and no big issues found.
>>> Gotta say that most reports of hardware failure end up to be a
>username/password typed incorrectly, or SIM balance too low. The FAQ I
>put up on www.openvehicles.com helps tremendously with that (as it
>forces people to check each parameter, like a check-list, and most
>notice the mistake then and there).
>>> Regards, Mark.
>>> On 20 Jan, 2015, at 2:02 am, Michael Balzer <dexter at expeedo.de>
>>>> according to a Twizy user the module is currently not available.
>The Fasttech support told him they've got problems with the module
>manufacturer (I thought that's Fasttech itself), and they're searching
>for a new manufacturer.
>>>> There have been more reports on hardware failures lately, maybe
>that's what they mean?
>>>> Any background info on this?
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