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PC Kits not Gen 3


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Im really confused.

I THOUGHT all boards were Gen3 from this point on.

I thought that was all part of the huge back log... redesigning the boards and all.

It would appear I am sadly mistaken.

I ordered 1 ctb16pc kit (3 or 4 weeks ago) and it came today, but its clearly the same as the board I got last year.

Was there ever going to be or will there ever be a kit form of the gen 3 board ?

I know its mostly SMD, but I thought ALL boards would be gen3, and the "pc kit" would still need triacs and lugs soldered.

Am I crazy ?

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My understanding is that once the inventory on hand is sold out, there will be a gen 3 kit with the triacs and spade lugs as the work to be done. Just not sold out yet, and there may not be enough price difference to actually support a gen 3 kit.

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Thats what i understand..the only kit available right now is the gen2 PC (or the D/K series), and ultimately, there are plans for a "semi-kit" of the gen 3 controller.

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I just thought the summer sale had gotten rid of all inventory of older boards (obviously it did, as new boards were delayed) Im just a bit lost as to why they had more of the old boards made. Why do another run of the board that is being phased out.

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Solder, or "you-builds", according to the last Product Update by Dan were always in stock and going to be Gen2 until they run out. I got two Gen2 boards a couple weeks ago. I am not runing LEDs so advanced diming curves or snubbers arent important to me, so Gen 2 is fine and almost $50 cheaper!!!

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  • 5 weeks later...

The word is that there will be a firmware update for Gen2 boards, to include custom dimming curves. It is unclear if it will increase then number of steps available in fading ramps, like on the Gen 3 controllers.

As of this time, there is no estimated date for the firmware that has been shared.

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