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Woo fixes the terminal corrosion problem in a surprising way

Postby kjorn » Tue Dec 13, 2016 3:51 pm

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£30 .... hmmmm, not totally convinced that we should pay for it, but GOOD JOB WOO!!!


http://usshop.woosports.com/products/wo ... lyer-mount
http://eushop.woosports.com/products/fr ... lyer-mount

EDIT:

after thinking about it, not sure how we'll pass the club Woos around for competitions. I guess we'll all need to buy one of those cases? And I don't often ride with the Woo on, only on nuking days. It would be nice if the case clipped into the old mount. Oh well. It's still a great idea.

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Re: Woo fixes the terminal corrosion problem in a surprising way

Postby kjorn » Tue Dec 13, 2016 4:54 pm

The email says:

The Frequent Flyer Mount is an optional extra layer of protection for your WOO. Perfect for
riders that don't want to think about cleaning salt water off their WOO between sessions, the
mount attaches to your board with an adhesive sticker and clips around the WOO to form an extra
waterproof seal.

Note how they shift the blame of failing units from them (corrosion) to us (not cleaning the Woo correctly) ... now I always washed my with clean water and it still corroded. But regardless of my tale of woe, they assume that the user is supposed to know that an item designed for use in the sea is not protected against salt. Ho hum.

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Re: Woo fixes the terminal corrosion problem in a surprising way

Postby BWD » Tue Dec 13, 2016 5:00 pm

Did they forgot to isolating circuit? Idk but throwing it in a box is not a bad plan anyway.
Although I love my GoPro session a lot for not needing that....

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Re: Woo fixes the terminal corrosion problem in a surprising way

Postby deniska » Tue Dec 13, 2016 10:28 pm

they want $30-40 for a plastic box? Do they know that you can buy a cheap tablet computer for this kind of money? :-)
Seriously, $1 roll of electric tape will do just fine. just cover the brass connectors with a small piece of tape...

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Re: Woo fixes the terminal corrosion problem in a surprising way

Postby jeromeL » Wed Dec 14, 2016 2:26 am

deniska wrote:they want $30-40 for a plastic box? Do they know that you can buy a cheap tablet computer for this kind of money? :-)
Seriously, $1 roll of electric tape will do just fine. just cover the brass connectors with a small piece of tape...
Condiment works fine too ;)

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Re: Woo fixes the terminal corrosion problem in a surprising way

Postby downunder » Wed Dec 14, 2016 3:31 am

deniska wrote:they want $30-40 for a plastic box? Do they know that you can buy a cheap tablet computer for this kind of money? :-)
Seriously, $1 roll of electric tape will do just fine. just cover the brass connectors with a small piece of tape...

Hmmm,

they are not brass but GOLD plated. And the corrosion is not off salt water, but USB charger (I think, but not 100% sure).

$30-40 is not bad at all considering $10-15 for a mount.

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Re: Woo fixes the terminal corrosion problem in a surprising way

Postby deniska » Wed Dec 14, 2016 3:59 am

downunder wrote: $30-40 is not bad at all considering $10-15 for a mount.
sure thing dude, live in your own universe where plastic is the most precious substance...
here on this planet, you can get 42pc gopro accessories set for 20$ ;-)
http://www.lightinthebox.com/42-in-1-ou ... AogL8P8HAQ
and this is local, US pricing... You can go much cheaper if order from china...

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Re: Woo fixes the terminal corrosion problem in a surprising way

Postby downunder » Wed Dec 14, 2016 6:33 am

Dude,

I am not your dude :) So what if you can do this and that. Don't like it, don't buy. We all know the US guys like you pay a premium prices for petrol. NOT.

No need to be sarcastic about that either. Dude.

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Re: Woo fixes the terminal corrosion problem in a surprising way

Postby deniska » Wed Dec 14, 2016 3:12 pm

downunder wrote:Dude,

I am not your dude :) So what if you can do this and that. Don't like it, don't buy. We all know the US guys like you pay a premium prices for petrol. NOT.

No need to be sarcastic about that either. Dude.
my bad.. was not trying to troll or anything

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Re: Woo fixes the terminal corrosion problem in a surprising way

Postby TomW » Wed Dec 14, 2016 10:14 pm

They are going to make margin selling the case. They are not giving it away. Really, only way to solve the problem is to keep the water off the contacts. Only way to do that and be backwards compatible is a case for the unit. Check out the Piq or the Trace.


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