SkyRC — IFA 2014 — MC3000 charger-analyzer

Julian Holtz

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Improvement for the manual

Hi.

My improvement suggestion for the manual would be to not sequence the screen explanation images arbitarily, but orderly.

Now it is like this:

[1][2]
..........↓
[4][3]
.↓
[5][6]
..........↓
[8][7]

Better it would be like this:

[1][2]
._____|

[3][4]
._____|

[5][6]
._____|

[7][8]

As it is now, one always has to guess which is the next following step, it is not intuitive and one has to get used to SkyRc's system of serpentine line navigation. Sometimes the required button press is shown at the left side of the image, sometimes at the right side, sometimes below.
 
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Re: Improvement for the manual

Guys, the pre-sale price is quite tempting to me. Are people looking forward to this? How's SkyRCs track record been beforehand with their chargers?

Any large criticisms or downsides I may have overlooked?

Sorry for the newb questions, I've only just begun really getting into battery chemistry and electronics/DIY.
 

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Re: Improvement for the manual

Guys, the pre-sale price is quite tempting to me. Are people looking forward to this? How's SkyRCs track record been beforehand with their chargers?

Companies that desire to produce high quality products and superior customer relations are independently certified by ISO. The SkyRC Quality Management System is qualified to ISO 9001/2008.

ISO 9001/2008 specifies requirement for a quality management system when an organization

a) needs to demonstrate its ability to consistently provide product that meet customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements and

b) aims to enhance customer satisfaction through the effective application of the system, including processes for the continual improvement of the system and the assurance of conformity to customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.

All of the requirements of ISO 9001/2008 are generic and are intended to be applicable to any organization, regardless of its type or size, or the products and services it provides.
 

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Re: Improvement for the manual

The ISO certification do not guarantee quality, only uniformity in procedures.

Certification assures that the company has written procedures to control design, manufacturing, testing, and customer service. That doesn't guarantee that every product will be great, but companies without a good quality management system cannot be certified, and often do not care about the quality of their products or services.
 

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Certification assures that the company has written procedures to control design, manufacturing, testing, and customer service. That doesn't guarantee that every product will be great, but companies without a good quality management system cannot be certified, and often do not care about the quality of their products or services.

What prevents a test description like "Test passed if the device powers up once without explosion or flames".
There is no requirement for the written procedures to require high quality.
 

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What prevents a test description like "Test passed if the device powers up once without explosion or flames".
There is no requirement for the written procedures to require high quality.

As a retired Quality Director who has experienced ISO 9000 inspection and certification, I found that the certification inspectors reviewed a representative sample of test procedures and attended several design reviews. I doubt if they would approve the test you describe.

On a different subject, have you discovered any interesting findings in your testing of the MC3000. Are you finding the acronyms in the manual less confusing than they initially appear?
 
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As a retired Quality Director who has experienced ISO 9000 inspection and certification, I found that the certification inspectors reviewed a representative sample of test procedures and attended several design reviews. I doubt if they would approve the test you describe.

Maybe not, but manufacturers making cheap low quality product can get certified as well as manufactures that makes expensive high quality stuff. The certification is not by itself a high quality certification.

On a different subject, have you discovered any interesting findings in your testing of the MC3000. Are you finding the acronyms in the manual less confusing than they initially appear?

I have been running test, but not really been looking at the results yet. Until now I have only seen one case where I need to look at bit more, it can probably not be blamed on the charger, but only on my settings.

The acronyms are confusing, using the charger is much less confusing (Except I cannot remember all the program numbers).
 

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I messaged the maker about your request and all i got in return from him as response was a standard smile smiley ( :) ).

Whatever that means. :confused:

Maybe i should try harder :poke:

Thanks, Kreisl.. I copied all the pages one by one and printed it full size.

Do you have any update on when SkyRC will deliver to dealers?
 

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Kreisl, would you see if you can get SkyRC to make a pdf of the manual that allows printing of single pages, not two pages at a time. I will be 80 on Dec 13 and printing the pages letter size is very important for old eyes and small print. Thanks again for making the MC3000 happen.

There are no doubt many tools available for doing that - try a web search on the obvious keywords. For example, doing so leads to a Perl script solution, among others.
 

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There are no doubt many tools available for doing that - try a web search on the obvious keywords. For example, doing so leads to a Perl script solution, among others.

Gauss163, thanks for the information. I searched and found lots of information. Since I had already separated the document into 44 single pages, I also looked for a way to combine them into a single pdf. I wasn't successful, but did find a simple way to add the 44 pages to a message.
 

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Gauss163, thanks for the information. I searched and found lots of information. Since I had already separated the document into 44 single pages, I also looked for a way to combine them into a single pdf. I wasn't successful, but did find a simple way to add the 44 pages to a message.

Bill, I happen to be an Acrobat wiz, so this was 5 minutes of work for me - here you go, a fully paginated manual: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BymUiN711B2KOS1EUmtETkdLbGc

Once the fiinal, official manual is released (the PDF that was posted was pre-release), I'll make another one just like this one, with the final contents.


Tom
 

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Bill, I happen to be an Acrobat wiz, so this was 5 minutes of work for me - here you go, a fully paginated manual: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BymUiN711B2KOS1EUmtETkdLbGc

Once the fiinal, official manual is released (the PDF that was posted was pre-release), I'll make another one just like this one, with the final contents.


Tom

THANKS! It works great. It is also much easier to view on my Mac. The pages appear full width and I can just scroll down to see the complete manual. Everyone that wants to read the manual should use this version. Be sure and use the icons at the top of the first page to print or download.
 

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packaging :kiss:
 

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Manual shows some impressive options. I may have to put this on a future wish list for sure, but first I want to see what how reviews pan out.....:cool:
 

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there is actually some awesome news coming up regarding the PC Link software

but i won't announce it the author will

soon

:naughty:
 

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very nice. I hope they will fix also the iPhone app.
I use the app for NI2500, and it is very pratical.
 
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