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Discussion in 'Gear and Equipment' started by KegLand-com-au, 26/4/18.

 

  1. altone

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    Posted 15/3/19
    Well there are a lot of illegal PSU's in Australia then. Including many desktop computers, LED lighting systems for Aquariums and hydroponics (which use PSU's looking exactly the same as the KL ones) etc. etc. I think most of these rely on the CE approval, I've not seen Aus compliance anywhere on them and doubt it's been sought.
    With computers I'm talking about the unbranded clones - not the likes of HP etc.

    The issue I suppose is KL saying they are approved and not providing evidence of such.

    As most of my kitchen appliances are not Aus approved but work well, it is of little concern personally.

    The KL thing for me that is a concern is the plus/minus 10% on their hops.
    Commercial scales are very accurate - there is no need for this sort of range unless they are actually measuring by volume instead of weight.
    I also agree with other posters that it would be good for KK to release some new innovative products to keep themselves in the game as competition is good for the end user.
     
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  2. York

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    CE cannot be used at all for Australia that is a given. Issue is if ever there is a problem caused by unapproved gear then the shit hits the fan big time. My thinking is that any business that says something has CE in the Australian market must either be very unaware which one would hope would be the case or else they are just putting it out there in the hope that the gullible accept this as having some sort of value.
     
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    Posted 16/3/19
    I may be more vocal in the KL threads but that's because they are coming up with some really cool products and are really innovating things at a cheap price.

    However I regularly shop at Home Make It and Keg King. Do you want me to post everytime I purchase something?

    Keg King are not coming up with anything and except for a few items are expensive and the quality is lacking in my opinion.

    However they are great for grain and yeast and I go there.

    I haven't and won't mention the keg posts I bought that didn't screw on becuase of shitty tolerances because that's petty.
     
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    Posted 16/3/19
    Do you have any plans to open a shop where you can walk around and look at stuff?
     
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    Posted 16/3/19
    I cannot find any Keg King thread here so how to know what they are coming up with? You have to go there and I don’t have much time for that. Did I ask you to post when you purchase??? No doubt KL have some really cool products but I had to call them out about the CE rubbish. That other ABG guy really arced up over it so think must have a connection to KL. I still believe its irresponsible to tell people stuff is CE approved and that they should put this together themselves and then hook up to the mains. No qualified engineer would recommend this to consumers.
     
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    Posted 16/3/19
    Might not be a specific keg king thread, but there’s certainly many that post on their behalf. Quite a number with small amounts of posts too...

    As a casual browser of this forum, all I want is a review of products from people who have ACTUALLY bought and used them.. not from those aligned to the other side
     
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  7. York

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    Posted 16/3/19
    Just a thought. There are probably only a very small number of posters here with multiple ids. I just came here casually too but did not take long for attacks if one calls out bs. All this stuff needs to be taken with a large grain of salt especially on this thread I suspect. Enough to drive A bird to drink.
     
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  8. KegLand-com-au

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    Posted 17/3/19
    Even if you need to make 2 trips your roller door code will work for 10 minutes from the first time you use it.

    So if for some reason you cant get everything out of your locker in 2 minutes you can re enter the container. I think we make it sound like your roller door code expires but it gives you a bit more time than that.
     
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    Posted 17/3/19
    Yes we do see customers use this part for the Robobrew/Brewzilla and you have to use a half inch tee piece and also some nipple and then it makes your tap stick out from the side of the a bit further. I must say i personally feel that it's not worth the cleaning hassle. One of the main selling points is that the Robobrew/BrewZilla units are easy to clean and therefore reduce the length of your brew day. Once you get a sight glass you have one more thing to worry about. They grow mould if they are not dried out. The volume markings are already on the inside of the Robobrew anyway so you can just use these or if you want another method some people just put graduated markings on their mash paddle and this works too and you use the mash paddle as a dip stick.

    From one perspective I don't want to talk you out of a sale but at the same time I really don't think it's necessary so I would spend your money on other stuff in my opinion.
     
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    Posted 17/3/19

    That's a strange statement. So do you think that every company that sells un-wired components are irresponsible? So if you go to RS Components and purchase this item:

    https://au.rs-online.com/web/p/prod...T6RK92NT95Ezr0FAi9RoCwGQQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

    Or if you go to Jaycar and purchase this item:
    https://www.jaycar.com.au/powertech-switchmode-power-supply-100-watt-12v/p/MP3175

    Are they also irresponsible?

    We do specifically state that this product needs to be wired by a Qualified Electrician in the PDF instruction sheet that can be downloaded here:
    http://www.kegland.com.au/media/pdf/24V Power Supply Instructions.pdf

    https://www.kegland.com.au/24v-dc-2...60hz-with-anderson-plug-high-amp-current.html

    In our perspective there is nothing illegal or irresponsible about selling a power supply that is an unwired kit form as long as we make it know to the customer that this is what they are purchasing which I feel we do.
     
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    Posted 17/3/19
    Wonderful if you make that clear to customers on this thread so its good that people know. As I said even Bunnings advises this. However still does not address the CE thing being stuck on there as that is a complete misdirection. The last thing you want to do is for people to think its got CE so it must be ok when that is not relevant in the slightest. When people buy this stuff then they should factor in getting a sparky to do the wiring up job rather than be tempted to do it themselves which is why I think its not a responsible thing. Surely you would not argue otherwise.
     
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    Posted 18/3/19
    @KegLand-com-au I wasn't confusing component and appliance, rather commenting that if Australian approval for such a component power supply was needed, there would be many suppliers selling such illegal/unapproved devices.
    In other words Kegland was following common practice concerning components.
    I am glad to see your instructions recommend wiring by a licensed electrician though.

    The later mention of my personal use of unapproved appliances was rather to show my lack of concern over approval as it is not an assurance of safety, but rather just that someone has spent the time and money to complete the local approval process.
    Of course this is necessary for commercial Australian providers of many electrical appliances, but not componentry.
     
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    Hi @KegLand-com-au. Any ETA for the next shipment of flow control disconnects?
     
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    Posted 18/3/19
    "CE stands for Conformité Européenne, which is French for "European Conformity." A product in one of the controlled product categories cannot legally be sold in the EU unless it has passed the tests to receive the CE marking.

    For a company trying to sell a product, getting a CE marking makes things much easier because it means you can sell the product anywhere in the EU. In the United States, electronic device manufacturers need to meet the same sort of requirements to get FCC approval."

    https://electronics.howstuffworks.com/everyday-tech/question135.htm
     
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    Fully aware of what CE is but it has absolutely nothing to do with selling electrical products in Australia hence my questioning someone putting it up for products sold in this country.
     
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    A CE label means that it has been tested to meet the European standards. Which Australian standards are very similar. So if it passes CE standards, it more than likely passes ours. Dry your eyes ALL of you. If you don't like it, don't buy it.... Take your silly little arguments elsewhere, do some real research before spouting off. You're filling my email inbox with crap.
     
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    @York One thing to consider is that they sell in many countries, not just Australia. While this is an Australian forum, there are many people from different countries on here.
     
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    Actually if it has a CE label then it also must carry SAA which someone else already pointed out earlier. There are good reasons for this.
     
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    I think we have come to the conclusion it is not illegal to sell this as a component. People make their own control panels and wire up 240v elements etc. for Christ sake.

    Also, on the 'CE' sore point @York it might not have an official standing in AUS but think of it this way: If a car has a 5 star NCAP rating in Europe and you import it, are you going to disregard that and consider than it has a zero ANCAP? no, I don't think so

    Lets all move on.
     
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