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Richard Erlacher
10/17/12 11:28
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Denver, Co

#188662 - just a minute ..
Responding to: Erik Malund's previous message
Erik Malund said:
While I basically agree with your comment, I'd remind you that $36 is a considerable price in some places.

Sure, but if you can afford a $1000 unut, you can afford a $36 repair.

Yes, and with that costly a part in it, the unit does, probably, cost about $1k.

Also, even at $2/hr the time spent seeking a cheaper alternative has already exceeded the price differental.

Many spend waay too much time "saving money" and end up wasting it instead. If you plan to make a bunch of units spending time on comparing solution/price makes sense, but for a one off (which a repair is) it does not.

That's why he asked US to do his work for him.

I am aware that in Farawayistan the ratio component/labor is different and affect these decisions, but noting is good in excess


It's worth noting that Hal Albach pointed out that MAXIM provides an alternative with the same pinout for somewhat less than $36 each. also pointed out some pin-compatibles that cost less.

I was not persuaded that this was a repair job. I suspect it's a piracy task.


List of 27 messages in thread
About AD574A      Akhil Bose      10/08/12 09:16      
   suitable      Neil Kurzman      10/08/12 16:28      
   price/performance      Erik Malund      10/09/12 07:40      
      Expensive or old      Neil Kurzman      10/09/12 15:58      
         if it's not "obsolete" it probably should be      Richard Erlacher      10/09/12 23:26      
            It's not obsolete      Andy Neil      10/10/12 00:38      
               I wonder what's keeping it "alive"      Richard Erlacher      10/10/12 07:36      
                  It became an industry standard...      Kai Klaas      10/10/12 12:44      
                     LM358      Mahmood Elnasser      10/10/12 14:10      
                        Dated      Michael Karas      10/10/12 16:11      
   'Find Similar Parts'      Andy Neil      10/10/12 00:44      
      I did not find any matching IC      Akhil Bose      10/13/12 17:10      
         Be Happy        Michael Karas      10/14/12 08:26      
            Ok so,      Akhil Bose      10/14/12 08:44      
               No, that's not what it means!      Richard Erlacher      10/14/12 10:35      
         RE: None of them match the Pin structure      Andy Neil      10/15/12 09:36      
   Maxim?      Hal Albach      10/14/12 11:04      
      I might be just a bit concerned about the conversion rate      Richard Erlacher      10/14/12 12:09      
   if it is repair, who cares      Erik Malund      10/15/12 10:20      
      There are places where that's a week's pay      Richard Erlacher      10/16/12 07:53      
         sure ...      Erik Malund      10/16/12 08:59      
            What was the goal?      Neil Kurzman      10/16/12 10:35      
            just a minute ..      Richard Erlacher      10/17/12 11:28      
   Ok ... so here is what i would do      Akhil Bose      10/17/12 07:36      
      then why the worry about the pinout ?        Erik Malund      10/17/12 07:41      
         Thanks Guys      Akhil Bose      10/17/12 10:07      
            you probably should back away from the original      Richard Erlacher      10/17/12 11:31      

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