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TOPIC: e-coder vs e-coder plus

e-coder vs e-coder plus 09 May 2018 13:49 #1

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Hi,

the e-coder plus costs about 20% more than the e-coder.

Is the plus worth the extra money?

Please let me know.
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e-coder vs e-coder plus 09 May 2018 18:19 #2

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Not much of help for you, but I can say that the E-Coder plus is working FB! I was not sure either if it was worth the extra cost... and still don't :D

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e-coder vs e-coder plus 09 May 2018 21:44 #3

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E-Coder Plus - Resolution 1024 ppr

E-Coder - Resolution 256 ppr.

PPR stands for Periods per Revolution.
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e-coder vs e-coder plus 09 May 2018 22:55 #4

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We know, but is the extra PPR worth the cost? And do you notice the difference?

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e-coder vs e-coder plus 10 May 2018 19:42 #5

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LA9AKA wrote:
We know, but is the extra PPR worth the cost? And do you notice the difference?

Yes, that's the main question.

Anyone tried both?
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e-coder vs e-coder plus 16 May 2018 11:15 #6

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seller of E-Coder wrote:
To some people it’s worth it, to others it is not..

Pfffft.. if even the shop selling it can't give a reasonable answer :wall:
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e-coder vs e-coder plus 16 May 2020 12:54 #7

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e-coder vs e-coder plus 16 May 2020 13:24 #8

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It is the cost of the optical sensor. Try sourcing the part yourself and will not find it for less than half the price of the unit. Then there is the manufacturing cost and profit margin. Moreover it is a precision instrument designed for years of trouble free use considering the massive number of pulse operations that it will make.
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e-coder vs e-coder plus 17 May 2020 22:45 #9

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Hi Eric,

You are expected to report positively. I stick to my opinion. It is far too expensive. Maybe someone can take pictures from the inside.
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e-coder vs e-coder plus 18 May 2020 06:47 #10

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Am I? I report as it is. History proves that I think. I merely identified the sensor and sourced it from the cheapest retailer I could find. Even allowing for a lower cost price to a manufacturer, it is a very expensive part. Actually, I was not defending it and only providing the de facto reason. That you consider it far too expensive probably puts you in the majority I suspect and I do not suppose sales of it are high, especially as there are much cheaper alternatives some of which are mentioned in this Forum.

If you want one without paying the price, check eBay. One sold last year that I remember for much less than half the price of a new one and another will be coming up soon - unused as new with everything intact. Someone will get the equivalent of a Rolls Royce at the price of a Volkswagen.
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