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Artur D'Assumpção

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SSL Ultimation Extender Set and Debug Cards
« on: July 27, 2015, 10:47:53 AM »
Hi guys,

As you already know, back in 2015 out of necessity I designed a new SSL Ultimation Extender set with debugging purposes in mind. I had no other choice since the original extenders are nowadays impossible to source (and believe me I have looked all around! :o)! So, if you're an owner of a Ultimation console you know what I am talking about, Ultimation faders are close to impossible to maintain without a proper extender (e.g. calibrate/align or debug and fix faults). This new extender allows you to easily probe each one of the 48 signals that goes between the console and an Ultimation fader, helping you greatly to troubleshoot and service.

Each extender set includes:
  • 1 x PCB Console Card(connects to the console in place of the Ultimation fader
  • 1 x PCB Fader Card (connects to the fader giving you 48 test points fully documented onboard)
  • 1 x 34way flat cable (2 meters)
  • 1 x 16way flat cable (2 meters)


I am selling fully assembled sets. If you're interested contact me to my e-mail adassumpcao@gmail.com

CURRENT STATUS: IN STOCK


New videos showing how you can work with the extender:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swClf9nT6Bw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opZRgc40PbA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7LM8DHnTvE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdJJx55nS98

















PS: I am also working on a new prototype card  that will allow you to dial several test scenarios (fader connected, fader disconnected, fader load simulation, disable touch sense, etc.). This is a very small card I did to help me debug the faders, which is very small and connects between the fader package and the 353 card. If there's interest I can also factory produce this card and sell as a package with the extender card. Let me know what you think.

Cheers,

Artur
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Re: SSL Ultimation Extender Set and Debug Cards
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2017, 09:52:38 PM »
Hi guys,

After just too many requests for the past 2 years I am putting these back into production! I am doing a limited batch of units, so if you're interested just drop your name here and the quantity you're interested and I'll contact you as soon stock is ready (2 weeks estimated).

Keep you updated! :)

Cheers,

Artur

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Re: SSL Ultimation Extender Set and Debug Cards
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2017, 08:51:50 PM »
I'm IN!

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Re: SSL Ultimation Extender Set and Debug Cards
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2017, 07:03:14 PM »
any estimate on the cost??

who is assembling them?

Cheers
Alan
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Re: SSL Ultimation Extender Set and Debug Cards
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2017, 04:52:28 PM »
Hi Alan,

No estimated cost at this time, I am currently sourcing all the necessary parts. But I guess it won't be much different than last batch 2 years ago.

I am assembling them myself. At this moment I'm printing the PCBs with my long time trust pcb printing house. It should be ready and delivered soon.

I'll let you know more about pricing as soon as I have all parts sorted out and stocked.

Cheers,

Artur

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Re: SSL Ultimation Extender Set and Debug Cards
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2017, 12:00:46 AM »
Quick status update:

Got notice today that PCBs have been shipped. Also already ordered today all the necessary parts for assembling. Things looking good to be ready for shipping in 2 weeks.  ;) ;)

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Artur

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Re: SSL Ultimation Extender Set and Debug Cards
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2017, 08:39:52 PM »
I'm sorry, I must be dense, but I can't find a cost for the previous set anywhere in the archives. So I still am in the dark about the cost range of this set.  $1 or $1000.

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Alan
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Re: SSL Ultimation Extender Set and Debug Cards
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2017, 10:16:28 PM »
Hi all,

Just to let you know PCBs have finally arrived and they look fantastic! :) I'm just waiting for some missing components to arrive and I'll be ready to start assembling and shipping these.

Cheers,

Artur

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Re: SSL Ultimation Extender Set and Debug Cards
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2017, 10:17:53 PM »
I'm sorry, I must be dense, but I can't find a cost for the previous set anywhere in the archives. So I still am in the dark about the cost range of this set.  $1 or $1000.

Cheers
Alan

Sorry Alan,

I think if I recall correctly 2 years ago I sold this sets for forum members for about 140€ + shipping.

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Artur

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Re: SSL Ultimation Extender Set and Debug Cards
« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2017, 11:56:51 AM »
Hi all,

All components are now in stock, I am ready to start assembling and shipping these. I've updated the price on the main post.

I'll be contacting each one of the interested parties.

Cheers,

Artur