Opus BT-C3100 V2.0 "Dreamcharger" GROUP BUY Now @ $ 36. New coupon code - tatasal -(to close July 15) NOW CLOSED

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ANNOUNCEMENT Due to some unforeseen circumstances, there is a possibility that the supplier cannot supply ALL the desired plug of choice, so in this case some buyers might have to use an US to EU or EU to US adaptor. The adaptor will be sent together with the package. Gearbest wil however try its best to supply the plug type chosen. Thank you and hoping for your understanding.

A EU plug with adapter to US plug is safe, but the other way is not very safe.

I think most stock that are coming in as standard is EU.

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Today I got this.

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Dear customer,

Thank you so much for your time.

Unfortunately, we regret to inform you that the following item(s) you ordered is out of stock due to very high demand.

Out of stock item name and price:
Opus BT-C3100 V2.0 LI-ion NiCd NiMh LCD Smart Intelligent Battery Charger with EU Adapter LC0017801 $59.14

To expedite matters, would you consider changing the item to another one?

Such as LC0017701 http://www.gearbest.com/chargers-batteries/pp_24168.html

Or you can wait a few days for LC0017801 .It will be back in stock in 3 to 5 days .

I look forword to hearing from you.

Best Regards,

Lear

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They offer a group buy, demand at least 50 participants, and then say they cannot fulfill all orders? Smile

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I guess its more of a success than they had originally anticipated!

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Well… Maybe we can wait a little bit if we really want one with EU plug? I already have a few chargers and they all come with US plug which I hate. :/ I haven’t ordered one yet…

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I ordered mine yesterday at 06:30GMT (EU plug) and just had email confirming postage.

Nice fast postage that Smile

Just hope delivery isn’t that long.

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Skylined wrote:
Today I got this.

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Dear customer,

Thank you so much for your time.

Unfortunately, we regret to inform you that the following item(s) you ordered is out of stock due to very high demand.

Out of stock item name and price:
Opus BT-C3100 V2.0 LI-ion NiCd NiMh LCD Smart Intelligent Battery Charger with EU Adapter LC0017801 $59.14

To expedite matters, would you consider changing the item to another one?

Such as LC0017701 http://www.gearbest.com/chargers-batteries/pp_24168.html

Or you can wait a few days for LC0017801 .It will be back in stock in 3 to 5 days .

I look forword to hearing from you.

Best Regards,

Lear

I’ll have Dora check that out tomorrow. It’s confusing… the link he gave is for the same charger (US plug). Maybe this is the plug of choice made by buyers but unfortunately what’s available does not match up to the stock on hand.

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ChibiM wrote:

I guess its more of a success than they had originally anticipated!

You are correct

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I was on Skype with Dora this afternoon and she brought up this plug concern. Hence, the announcement. Anyway, she will try her best to have the supplier provide the type of plug as desired by the buyer. Let’s wait what the supplier has to say. It’s a matter of shortage of a specific plug supply, an unforeseen circumstance as stocks were ordered but unfortunately were not commensurate to the demand in plug types ordered.

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Ordered one last night, already received mail that it´s been shipped out, yihaaw! Smile

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Hello. Prompt or explain what version V.2??? than it http://www.gearbest.com/chargers-batteries/pp_24924.html differs from http://www.banggood.com/Powerfocus-BC3100-Ni-Mh-Lithium-ion-Battery-Char... ? ? ?

From post # 145, written by Henry Xu, Opus chief engineer:
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/28599?page=4

1. The charger is oscillating and stops the charging a bit too premature
This has been solved by firmware update: charger will make no current increase back in the CV stage. So no oscillating at all circumstances.

2.The “resting”/overheating periods during 2A charging or 4 × 1A discharge

2A charging is supposed to be used for high capacity Li-ion batteries, we should mention this in user manual that charging with ni-mh AA batteries with 2A charging current is not appropriate. Since 1A discharge current for 4 pcs li-ion batteries will generate a lot heat, and the fan exhausting speed is not fast enough.So it can lead to thermo-protection kicked in, which this safety mechanism is designed for. So I hope it is acceptable. If only two batteries is discharged at 1A speed, it should be no problem.

3. Power spikes from the power supply
We noticed for 9A peak current with very little period time of less than 10ms. we improved this problem by adding a larger enough filtering capacitor and its peak current now is reduced to 7A. The problem is not 100% solved, however it is improving the power supply quality significantly.

4. Uses trickle charging for NiMH when cell is fully charged
I think trickle charging current for nimh is necessary. And we believe this is a good feature of this charger. We have no plan to take this trickle charging away for nimh batteries. For li-ion batteries, there is no trickle charge current.

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Your order number is WXXXXXXXXXXX95 and we have shipped your order out today.

yeah! Big Smile

PLEASE NOTE
i do not work in "reviews, deals and codes" for the time being
maybe M4D M4X will return one day, but until then:

THANK YOU FOR YEARS OF YOUR SUPPORT AND FRIENDLY CONTACTS!

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got the the email that says it was shipped too.. yay! :bigsmile:
btw.. how many can you order per person?

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M4D M4X wrote:
Your order number is WXXXXXXXXXXX95 and we have shipped your order out today. yeah! :D

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got the the email that says it was shipped too.. yay! :bigsmile: btw.. how many can you order per person?

There is no limit. One Russian guy got 3

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Same problems here:

I ordered and paid the EU plug version just a few minutes after tatasal released the coupon code.

Just 3 hours ago I received 3 Support Tickets from GearBest asking me to change my order to the US Plug version.

Please, can the ones having the same problem specify if you ordered the EU or the US plug?

Same for the ‘lucky’ ones that received the shipping confirmation and tracking number, please.

Thanks.

PS: By the way, I think it’s not fair that GearBest are not processing the orders in the order that they were placed. Hope they start solving these problems as soon as possible. If they offer prices for more than 200 units orders, it just doesn’t make sense that they are having this serious stock issues if placed orders are not even 100.

HKJ wrote:

tatasal wrote:
ANNOUNCEMENT Due to some unforeseen circumstances, there is a possibility that the supplier cannot supply ALL the desired plug of choice, so in this case some buyers might have to use an US to EU or EU to US adaptor. The adaptor will be sent together with the package. Gearbest wil however try its best to supply the plug type chosen. Thank you and hoping for your understanding.

A EU plug with adapter to US plug is safe, but the other way is not very safe.

Why is not safe using a US Plug with adapter to EU, HKJ?

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SmilingCat wrote:
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A EU plug with adapter to US plug is safe, but the other way is not very safe.

Why is not safe using a US Plug with adapter to EU, HKJ?

The pins on a US plug is not isolated, this means that the there is a risk for touching them if the connection between the US plug and adapter is not pressed fully together (Especially for small (child) fingers).

This risk is non-existent with the EU plug, because the pins is partially isolated.

 

 

There is, of course, also the detail about about US plugs being approved for 120VAC and EU plugs for 230VAC.

My website with reviews of many chargers and batteries (More than 1000): https://lygte-info.dk/

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@ SmilingCat

I hope tomorrow will have a clearer picture regarding the plug issue as Dora will talk with their supplier. The plug issue was not anticipated due to the expected volume of about 50 units only. As of this afternoon, I think there are already about 80 orders. I do apologize for the inconvenience it may be giving you at this moment.

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Ok HKJ, thanks for your fast response. Smile

By the way, you still don’t receive the 2.0 version of this Opus charger, right? Have you any idea on when are you receiving it? Are you waiting for a standard or express shipping parcel?

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Placed my EU unit order on 28th at 7:00 morning, few hours after code showed here, had informed Dora before. Got this “out of stock” message anyway. I guess some were luckier than me. It’s appears there are better and worse costumers for Gearbest. Now I’m stuck with this “Dear costumer wait longer” alternative. Wonder how many EU orders has been treated like this ?

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DayLighter wrote:
got the the email that says it was shipped too.. yay! :bigsmile: btw.. how many can you order per person?

Wow, that was fast, and very surprised to get this email this morning as well. Now lets see how fast their 4-7 day expedited shipping really is!

My collection 2 Small

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What was anticipated was the number of units, what was not was which plug type will be ordered more than the other. Henry Xu of Opus mentioned to me in one of my emails to him that he sent two large orders to Germany, meaning all with EU plugs.

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tatasal wrote:
@ SmilingCat

I hope tomorrow will have a clearer picture regarding the plug issue as Dora will talk with their supplier. The plug issue was not anticipated due to the expected volume of about 50 units only. As of this afternoon, I think there are already about 80 orders. I do apologize for the inconvenience it may be giving you at this moment.

Thanks tatasal, but I think you don’t have to apologyze for anything. We all thank you and all the people working in this Group Buy aswell.

I can understand that GearBest have received more orders than they actually were able to manage, we all know how these sites work and what a backorder is. I don’t like it, but unfortunatelly this is how it works.

But if we add the fact that they are not processing the orders in the order they received them… Well, I think the ones who ordered minutes after you released the coupon code and are not receiving our shipping confirmation but stock problems messages, don’t have to explain our disappointment.

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tatasal wrote:
@ SmilingCat

I hope tomorrow will have a clearer picture regarding the plug issue as Dora will talk with their supplier. The plug issue was not anticipated due to the expected volume of about 50 units only. As of this afternoon, I think there are already about 80 orders. I do apologize for the inconvenience it may be giving you at this moment.

Thanks tatasal, but I think you don’t have to apologyze for anything. We all thank you and all the people working in this Group Buy aswell.

I can understand that GearBest have received more orders than they actually were able to manage, we all know how these sites work and what a backorder is. I don’t like it, but unfortunatelly this is how it works.

But if we add the fact that they are not processing the orders in the order they received them… Well, I think the ones who ordered minutes after you released the coupon code and are not receiving our shipping confirmation but stock problems messages, don’t have to explain our disappointment.

I understand your point too. Btw, Dora and I belong to the same time zone so it’s now 23:26hrs, a man has got to sleep. Goodnight and perhaps tomorrow some solutions will be available by then.

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No problem. Let’s hope we receive good news from Dora and GearBest as soon as possible.

Goodnight tatasal.

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I ordered the US version shortly after the deal went live and have received tracking number already. Hopefully, it’s a straight US plug and not EU with US adapter.

KuoH

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Please, can the ones having the same problem specify if you ordered the EU or the US plug? Same for the ‘lucky’ ones that received the shipping confirmation and tracking number, please.
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SmilingCat wrote:
Same problems here:

I ordered and paid the EU plug version just a few minutes after tatasal released the coupon code.

Just 3 hours ago I received 3 Support Tickets from GearBest asking me to change my order to the US Plug version.

Please, can the ones having the same problem specify if you ordered the EU or the US plug?

Same for the ‘lucky’ ones that received the shipping confirmation and tracking number, please.

Thanks.

PS: By the way, I think it’s not fair that GearBest are not processing the orders in the order that they were placed. Hope they start solving these problems as soon as possible. If they offer prices for more than 200 units orders, it just doesn’t make sense that they are having this serious stock issues if placed orders are not even 100.

HKJ wrote:

tatasal wrote:
ANNOUNCEMENT Due to some unforeseen circumstances, there is a possibility that the supplier cannot supply ALL the desired plug of choice, so in this case some buyers might have to use an US to EU or EU to US adaptor. The adaptor will be sent together with the package. Gearbest wil however try its best to supply the plug type chosen. Thank you and hoping for your understanding.

A EU plug with adapter to US plug is safe, but the other way is not very safe.

Why is not safe using a US Plug with adapter to EU, HKJ?

Same as you, I bought it right after he released the coupon, and today I also received those 3 support tickets that you’ve mentioned.
I ordered the EU plug version.

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kuoh wrote:
I ordered the US version shortly after the deal went live and have received tracking number already. Hopefully, it’s a straight US plug and not EU with US adapter.

KuoH

SmilingCat wrote:
Please, can the ones having the same problem specify if you ordered the EU or the US plug? Same for the ‘lucky’ ones that received the shipping confirmation and tracking number, please.

Thanks kuoh,

If you ordered US Plug version and they shipped your order , you shall be receiving US plug version charger, of course.

tatasal mentioned that he spoke with Henry Xu (Opus) and he told him they shipped 2 big orders from Germany (EU plug), so it looks like stock problems are for EU plug version.

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