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Waiting Time for Vampire Acceleratorspage  1 2 

Igor Majstorovic
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 380
20 Nov 2020 23:18


OK some good news everyone.
Batch of V500 V2+ cards is done. I m very happy with the quality especially that now cleaning process is done in the factory. This is something that will make my life easier. Cleaning and moister removing is something that takes several hours, sometimes days but everything went well. Cleaning procedure is taking place in two ultrasonic baths filled with cleaning solutions, one with intense cleaning for 9 minutes, then cards go into another bath for additional 9 minutes. 2nd bath is with gentle vibrations comparing to first one. After that cards are cleaned with regular water, then with demi water(without minerals) to prevent stains or traces of water on PCB. Next is oven where cards are held on up to 60degrees temperature and they stay there for 5 hours. Last stage is one day under temperature slightly bigger than room temperature.

As for V1200, batch of those cards is also done this week but this time also with some changes as the plan was to move as much work is possible towards factory. Now, connectors on this model will be done using wave soldering.     
Withing few days I will receive few cards for review.

Batch of V600 cards is possible also but not this month. I m sure that I ll be able to make some plans for it very soon. V600 PLCC socket needs lot of sanding and milling to make tight fit to MC68K and already discussed that with people from PCBA factory.   


Francesco Lemmi

Posts 49
21 Nov 2020 16:39


Very good news Igor :)


Nikos Pagonis

Posts 54
21 Nov 2020 16:40


Thanks for the update Igor. That is good news. So is there any prediction on when the new V1200 batch will start coming out?


Rod March

Posts 116
23 Nov 2020 06:07


Sweeeeeeeet!


Giuseppe Marra

Posts 13
07 Dec 2020 18:34


Could you give an update for 1200?


Nikos Pagonis

Posts 54
07 Dec 2020 22:56


Giuseppe Marra wrote:

Could you give an update for 1200?

Unfortunately I asked this 3 weeks ago and I got no answer. I have been waiting for  11 months now for a V1200 and of course nothing!!! 


Emufr3ak -

Posts 12
08 Dec 2020 09:35


I ordered end of February/Beginning of March this Year. Would it be quicker to cancel my order and go for the standalone?


Nikos Pagonis

Posts 54
08 Dec 2020 15:00


Emufr3ak - wrote:

  I ordered end of February/Beginning of March this Year. Would it be quicker to cancel my order and go for the standalone?
 

 
  Oh yeah for sure it will be quicker. If I take my case as an indicator, the waiting time for a V1200 is more than a year at its best!!! I ordered  mine on the 20th January 2020 and still nothing at all. V4 on the other hand it seems to have a waiting time less than 3 months. At least this is what happened to my V4 order and probably now is even less than that. So yeah, if you want a V4 go ahead with that instead of a V1200 . I think you will get it quicker


Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 5099
08 Dec 2020 15:17


Emufr3ak - wrote:

I ordered end of February/Beginning of March this Year. Would it be quicker to cancel my order and go for the standalone?

You can also order V4 now.

And when your turn on the V1200 is maybe in 2021 then you can also take it. In my experience the the reselling price of Vampire is often over the new price. So even if you not use it you can make money this way. ;-)


Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 1769
08 Dec 2020 17:57


Gunnar von Boehn wrote:

  In my experience the the reselling price of Vampire is often over the new price. So even if you not use it you can make money this way. ;-)

While this is true, ("for those who cant wait"), its artificial result of low availability and high demand. Hope will be sorted out in 2021 - satisfying existing customers and being able to produce current demand in more reasonable time.



Emufr3ak -

Posts 12
08 Dec 2020 20:16


Thanks for the advise. I think Iíll order a V4. Wasnít sure what to go for anyway.


Igor Majstorovic
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 380
09 Dec 2020 00:05


Just now I have started to send mails to the people from our V1200 list.


Neil Shacklady

Posts 29
10 Dec 2020 22:35


Please please please let me receive Igor's email


Mateusz S.

Posts 37
11 Dec 2020 05:17


One thing that I am afraid is that email can land in the spam folder. Is status on the waiting list updated? I mean if I write down my email in the apollo-accelerators website, will I know that email was send to me or the status will still be "interest expressed" ?


Wayne Smith

Posts 36
11 Dec 2020 06:26


Just swapped my V500 for a Amiga 1000, so now i have to join the back of the line again - Does anyone have any idea what is the waiting time is?


Stefano Briccolani

Posts 528
11 Dec 2020 08:01


It seems that RELEC will have a batch of v1200 to sell for the end of the year.

EXTERNAL LINK


Konstantin Petrovski

Posts 1
12 Jan 2021 12:24


igor majstorovic wrote:

  Just now I have started to send mails to the people from our V1200 list.
 

 
  Can you tell us for what period of orders you've sent last batch of V1200s? I've expressed interest at 4 Mar 2020 and still wait for. Can anyone make some kind of web page to check current number in queue for patricular card (without people who already bought their own)?


Igor Kupriyenko

Posts 1
17 Jan 2021 07:52


Hei.
What about Vampire 600 V2?
Regards
Igor

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