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Aercus (Fine Offset) Instruments WS3083 USB Lockup Solution?

From build 3044 the development baton passed to Mark Crossley. Mark has been responsible for all the Builds since. He has made the code available on GitHub. It is Mark's hope that others will join in this development, but at the very least he welcomes your ideas for future developments (see Cumulus MX Development suggestions).

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Aercus (Fine Offset) Instruments WS3083 USB Lockup Solution?

Post by Thorbum »

Hi all,

I bought my Aercus WS3083 in New Zealand from an outfit called "Scientific Sales" and although they did replace two failed parts without argument I'll never buy from them again for one reason - I recorded twice a 1 star review of this product. The reviews were polite, just noting the issues I'd had, failed parts and USB lockups included and guess what?!? Those reviews were never posted.

In fact only 4 and 5 star reviews were on their site for this low quality product. I got the message! But....

Recently after another round of USB lockups I got on the web again and nothing leapt out at me, but I was curious that this had appeared on the Scientific Sales website: "https://scientificsales.co.nz/aercus-in ... eshooting/" 2nd half item 12.

BS I thought, I already use a USB cable with built in choke, though without the loop around. But as the fates had it I actually had a clip on collar choke from an unrelated project lying around. So I stuck it in, loop and all.

So far, I haven't had another USB lockup. It may be too soon, only about 6 weeks, and it is so random who can tell....

That said my run of lockups every few days to weekly is over!

I'll try post an update, especially if I do get another lockup.

Cheers all
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Re: Aercus (Fine Offset) Instruments WS3083 USB Lockup Solution?

Post by Super-T »

I have the same base station from scientific sales and have had the clip-on chokes on both ends of the USB cable for a year or so, and now rarely have a USB lockup. Not completely cured but heaps better.
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