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buying 65x50 3000mw off ebay questions
« on: September 29, 2016, 09:03:22 AM »
Hi everyone great forum lots to read once i get a machine,   i didnt order it yet but was wondering if anyone who bought their machines off ebay ever ran into customs issues?  but  the machine is roughly $300 and want to order but looking to ease my mind and see if anyone else had any issues getting their machine shipped to the united states without customs or duty issues.  thanks in advance guys!


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Re: buying 66x50 3000mw off ebay questions
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2016, 09:21:06 AM »
Welcome to the forum...!!!
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Re: buying 66x50 3000mw off ebay questions
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2016, 09:22:01 AM »
Can you post a link to this machine?

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Re: buying 65x50 3000mw off ebay questions
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2016, 09:43:39 AM »
Ahhh yes, I have one just like that one...!!!
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Re: buying 65x50 3000mw off ebay questions
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2016, 10:16:52 AM »
I have the 5.5w version of that and like it alot.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/252399593397?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649&var=551246989492&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
I order a TON of stuff from China, never had any issues with customs at all. Mine came packaged well also.
They also put a value of $75 on my customs form.
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Re: buying 65x50 3000mw off ebay questions
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2016, 01:09:41 PM »
great to hear!  ill put my order in.   ill upgrade the laser later i was just focused more on the size for now since i was looking for that size,  seemed like a great deal from all the searches!
oh i was also focused on dual motor for y axis ( or x whichever u consider lol)  i saw some that used one motor with shaft going across. didnt like that.
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Re: buying 65x50 3000mw off ebay questions
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2016, 05:27:07 AM »
It is exacly my machine, ordered also from ebay byt from a different seller. Here in Romania I did'n have any problems with customs. The machine works great. Do not forget to adjust the stepper motors current when powering, mine came with huge values for the current, and the drivers became very hot in less then 10 seconds.

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« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2016, 02:50:31 PM »
It is exacly my machine, ordered also from ebay byt from a different seller. Here in Romania I did'n have any problems with customs. The machine works great. Do not forget to adjust the stepper motors current when powering, mine came with huge values for the current, and the drivers became very hot in less then 10 seconds.

good to know! thanks!
is the current adjuster just a potentiometer?
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« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2016, 06:43:35 PM »
Yes. http://benboxlaser.us/index.php/topic,66.msg548.html#msg548

ok  cool, ill dig out my meter,  get ready for when it ships in :)  ths for the link.
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« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2016, 12:46:28 PM »
good to know! thanks!
is the current adjuster just a potentiometer?
Yes, you just need a voltmeter to set the motor current.

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Re: buying 65x50 3000mw off ebay questions
« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2016, 09:04:24 AM »
Yes, you just need a voltmeter to set the motor current.

ok got my laser all assembled and functioning with bendbox,
question.  in the manual it doesn't say which controller stack is X or Y ( or might in chinese lol)
I put my voltmeter on both and both read same .56  and it doesn't get hot like described.   but which one is the X?  the one on the end or 2nd one in?

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Re: buying 65x50 3000mw off ebay questions
« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2016, 09:34:56 AM »
A picture or description of the controller board would help us out.

If it is an Eleks Maker or clone, the end connector is X. The next two are Y1 and Y2. They are usually set the same. I have found that X usually gets warm to hot with the factory setting. I try for less than .3v on X and less than .6v on Y.

I have lost two Stepper drivers from these machines, both from X. The stock units are not very good. Some have bought new ones from Pololu. They report no problems with those. I will eventually upgrade to Pololu's too. I have not lost any drivers on my first machine. The dead come from my second machine. So it may be the X stepper is not great on it.
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Re: buying 65x50 3000mw off ebay questions
« Reply #14 on: October 07, 2016, 11:27:54 AM »
A picture or description of the controller board would help us out.

If it is an Eleks Maker or clone, the end connector is X. The next two are Y1 and Y2. They are usually set the same. I have found that X usually gets warm to hot with the factory setting. I try for less than .3v on X and less than .6v on Y.

I have lost two Stepper drivers from these machines, both from X. The stock units are not very good. Some have bought new ones from Pololu. They report no problems with those. I will eventually upgrade to Pololu's too. I have not lost any drivers on my first machine. The dead come from my second machine. So it may be the X stepper is not great on it.

apologies, i guess forgot to upload it.

thanks for the motors crapping out tip. my neighbor has same machine and from same seller.  says he still running all same hardware.
so ill be optimistic with mine for the moment.
side note board isnt running hot  at all ( been checking it with my infrared temp gun) and i have been playing around little over an hour now everything seems great so far, and im impressed with the 3w diode is engraving nice and deep in the wood test, which i was hoping for...
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