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Old 03-11-2010, 05:02 AM
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Thumbs down I'm Very Dissapointed!!!

My v5 USB Resler IBUS interface turned up a couple of days ago, i paid for navcoder, but didn't have drivers on windows 7. So i went to Rolf's website to download them, and found that he is now selling only v6 (looks like a USB dongle, and comes with leads to wire into car) so mine is obsolete already.

I'm really saddened that there was no hint of this on the website as i would have waited. I didn't want a naked PCB but had no other option - well it appears if i waited a week i would have done

Dont suppose anyone wants to buy my v5 so i can buy a v6?

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Old 03-11-2010, 07:39 AM
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MY V5 also arrived within the last week and I went to check the pinout first thing this morning and saw the V6. I was dismayed at first, until I realised the V5 with the USB B interface and standard 0.1inch pitch actually suits me better than the V6.

I have tons of USB B cables around, and I can build 0.1inch pitch connectors over and over, without worrying about having a V6 that gives you 1 chance to damage the wiring.
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Old 03-11-2010, 09:42 AM
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i have lots of cables, but dont have anything to join onto the pins with. V6 would have been ideal and i would have been prepared to wait for it. I guess he had v5 stock to get rid off but i'm just not happy!

Most retailers will announce when a new version is coming out, then sell the old version at a discount. v6 is the same price as v5 - even if it was going to be more i would have paid it
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Old 03-11-2010, 09:49 AM
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For me the 0.1inch (2.54mm) pitch is so very common that we have loads of suitable parts from old projects in my toolbox [ie: from stores at work ].
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thats ok if its available, even if i had a bucket load of the connectors, v6 is just more appealing to me!

I have found a 2x8DIL Double Row IDC socket, now i just need to find some ribbon cable
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Old 03-11-2010, 10:04 AM
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This is how I connect right now, with three jumper pins soldered to wires


but I will probably make a 2.54mm pitch connector (I have a suspicion the CD Changer will plug right in so am holding off) later.
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Old 03-14-2010, 12:19 PM
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I had one of the forum members/vendors make me an IBus splitter. The cable plugs into my Sirus adapter with a second Ibus adapter on it. I plug into said adapter with my Resler adapter. I have legacy Resler adapter and put it in a very small plastic case.
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Old 03-17-2010, 10:13 PM
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Why not just send him an e-mail asking for an exchange or something. He's a reasonable guy and this is a hobby not a major company doing it.

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My v5 USB Resler IBUS interface turned up a couple of days ago, i paid for navcoder, but didn't have drivers on windows 7. So i went to Rolf's website to download them, and found that he is now selling only v6 (looks like a USB dongle, and comes with leads to wire into car) so mine is obsolete already.

I'm really saddened that there was no hint of this on the website as i would have waited. I didn't want a naked PCB but had no other option - well it appears if i waited a week i would have done

Dont suppose anyone wants to buy my v5 so i can buy a v6?

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Old 03-18-2010, 06:31 AM
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Here are some standard 2.54mm pitch connectors, avaialble from Farnell or RS. I'm going to make a passthrough for the CD changer with them.

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I just made up a lead from parts got from the dealer mate



That way I connect the i-bus interface without the need to disconnect the changer.

Plug and play and the OEM plug fits the resler, (although I made my own from the schematic that come with navcoder).
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