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    Quote Originally Posted by electrosteam View Post
    I am also interested in a VFD for my CNC mill - 2.2 kW 240 V to 240V 3-ph.
    No fancy complications needed.

    My original Huangyang (SG) has a fan that starts/stops automatically, my newer SAJ (lathe) operates the fan continuously.

    What does the fan do on the Powtrans ?

    John
    Starts when machine motor is running otherwise it's off. Fan is also very quiet.

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    Thanks Bob,

    My lathe fan noise can be annoying at times because my workbench runs along the back of the lathe and the favourite end for bench working has me face-on to the VFD.
    (Of course a proper installation inside a cabinet would virtually remove the annoyance !)

    I will request a price for 2 units later today.
    John

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    Got the quote for PI130 2R2G1(Z) units.
    Placed an order for 2 units with resistors, now have to negotiate a PayPal payment.

    It sort of looks like they think they can charge my account, but I think that has too many steps required from my end.
    How do others do an overseas PayPal payment ? (not through Ebay)

    John

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    All you need to do is ask for the email of their PayPal account. Log in to PayPal and just send money to that address. Done

    I had to pay the same way a few weeks back.

    Sent from my Nokia 8 Sirocco using Tapatalk

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    Quote Originally Posted by caskwarrior View Post
    All you need to do is ask for the email of their PayPal account. Log in to PayPal and just send money to that address. Done

    I had to pay the same way a few weeks back.

    Sent from my Nokia 8 Sirocco using Tapatalk

    Last I heard was Powtran no longer did PayPal, you have to use Western Union.
    Maybe the have restarted using PayPal.

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    From the quotation:

    5. What is your Paypal account?
    so the PI could be made for you soon after confirmation
    Daniel.

    My sending to an email address is Ok for me.
    John

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    Responded to Powtran with my public PayPal details.

    They replied with an invoice that they stated had been submitted to my PayPal account.

    Got an email from PayPal stating I had an outstanding invoice, which included a link to my PayPal account.

    Declined the link, opened up my PayPal account and signed in.
    The Powtran invoice was there and not yet paid.
    Paid the amount shown, logged out.

    Got email advice from PayPal that said amount had been paid.

    Advised Powtran that payment had been made.

    Slick and painless - job done.
    John

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    Powtran stopped using Paypal when PayPal would not conduct transactions in Chinese currency and wanted everything done in US$. This required Powtran (all Chinese companies) to wear a hefty minimum transaction conversion fee which they said they would have to pass onto customers so that's when they started using other systems like Western Union.

    Electrostream, in what currency did you pay Powtran and does your quote include a PayPal Fee?
    Hopefully they have it sorted out.

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    Quote was in USD.
    PayPal fee USD 13.16.

    John.

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    And I can confirm as well that they accept paypal, they just add 5% to the total to cover the fees as per Nicole a week or so ago.

    Cheers

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    DHL package delivered yesterday, very nicely packed.

    First impressions are good, nice 'feel' of all the unit parts.
    One surprise, the input is at the top, together with the RS485 port.
    Not a problem as long as you are aware of that, it could make replacing an existing unit more difficult.
    But, the Powtran is quite a bit smaller than the Huanyang.

    Included was the handbook, language is very good, layout logical and everything there.
    But, 110 pages sized A6 !
    The small manual size has one advantage, it could be left inside the cubicle with the VFD

    A lot of us, me included, would need good lighting and optical assistance.
    Thank goodness the manual is available as Download so the critical pages can be printed out on A4.

    Already partially installed on my mill, hope to run it over the next few days.
    John

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    For anyone that is interested on the woodies forum I do a bit of a side by side comparison with a couple of Powtran models and comparable power HYs.
    VFD install summaries - Page 7

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    Quote Originally Posted by electrosteam View Post
    Thank goodness the manual is available as Download so the critical pages can be printed out on A4.

    John
    I have extracted the list of parameters and valid settings from the download into a spreadsheet.
    I can post here if anyone is interested.

    My plan is to flag the ones that are 'interesting' so I can hide the others and record the values I want to set.

    Of course that is not as easy as I hoped because the description of each is not always clear to me...

    Russ

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    If its not rude could you let us know the $'s for the model and size etc and freight costs?...
    thinking of getting a 2.2kw motor and new VFD for the belt grinder i made...runs out of HP with the 1.5kw at around 160hz...yeah i know that is too fast but even at 120hz (about 4000fpm) i can overload it if I apply reasonable pressure against the belt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eskimo View Post
    If its not rude could you let us know the $'s for the model and size etc and freight costs?...
    thinking of getting a 2.2kw motor and new VFD for the belt grinder i made...runs out of HP with the 1.5kw at around 160hz...yeah i know that is too fast but even at 120hz (about 4000fpm) i can overload it if I apply reasonable pressure against the belt.
    It sounds like you would be better of with a 2 pole - then you wouldn't have rev it so high. My testing shows most conventional motors really start running out of puff above 120Hz.

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