So while we are playing what if's....

let's face reality... 
If tower is hit by lightning, all active surge/fuse/ports will be hit.
Chances of one or two only is small

Yes I fully understand the value of the surge protector, fuse and the benefit 
of having a POE switch.


:)

Regards.

Faisal Imtiaz
Snappy Internet & Telecom
http://www.snappytelecom.net

Tel: 305 663 5518 x 232

Help-desk: (305)663-5518 Option 2 or Email: supp...@snappytelecom.net

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Robert Andrews" <i...@avantwireless.com>
> To: af@afmug.com
> Sent: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 1:20:57 PM
> Subject: Re: [AFMUG] POE Fuse ...

> I look at as, if you have a short on a port Chuck costs the price of one
> card, $20 and the netonix is a whole box, even if you RMA it...  Yes the
> initial cost is steep, but the future cost/time is priceless...
> 
> 
> 
> On 02/14/2018 10:04 AM, Faisal Imtiaz wrote:
>> Thanks for the reply...
>> 
>> I was looking at things more simply...
>>   To protect 10/12 ports we are talking about $200/$250 give or take
>>   Switch value may be in similar ball park
>> 
>> It would be nice to see these in more of the $10 range..
>> 
>> I completely understand the production qty run vs cost.
>> 
>> Maybe, just a suggestion, we (as a group) can commit to a per-purchase qty, 
>> if
>> that will help in bring the cost down.
>> 
>> Regards.
>> 
>> Faisal Imtiaz
>> Snappy Internet & Telecom
>> http://www.snappytelecom.net
>> 
>> Tel: 305 663 5518 x 232
>> 
>> Help-desk: (305)663-5518 Option 2 or Email: supp...@snappytelecom.net
>> 
>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> From: "Chuck McCown" <ch...@wbmfg.com>
>>> To: "Animal Farm" <af@afmug.com>
>>> Sent: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 10:27:31 AM
>>> Subject: Re: [AFMUG] POE Fuse ...
>> 
>>> We have been shipping for months.
>>> The cost of having a Netonix port repaired is more than the cost of the
>>> fuse.
>>> And then there is the labor and downtime and other intangible expenses
>>> involved in blowing a port.
>>>
>>> The prices are lower if you buy from one of my distributors.  I don't
>>> encourage anyone to buy off my ecommerce site and pay full list price.  That
>>> site is only there to generate sales for distributors.
>>>
>>> All of my products have prices based on cost plus margin.  Same formula
>>> across the board pretty much.  I try to have unique products you can't get
>>> other places.    If volume increases on a product, I sometimes adjust the
>>> price down due to the fact that my costs come down.  For example, if I am
>>> buying 1000 surge protector PCBs, I may be paying $1 for each.  But if I am
>>> only buying 100 of them it may be $2.50.
>>>
>>> I recently adjusted the cost down on my 8 circuit tower surge protector for
>>> exactly this reason.  Volume picked up, I worked on sourcing and buying and
>>> was able to drop the list price considerably and still maintain my margins.
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Faisal Imtiaz
>>> Sent: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 8:00 AM
>>> To: Animal Farm
>>> Subject: [AFMUG] POE Fuse ...
>>>
>>> Hi Chuck,
>>>
>>> Great to hear about the new product, the POE Fuse.
>>>
>>> Question & critique.
>>>    When are these going to be available ?
>>>    We would like to see these priced a bit more aggressive...
>>>    (At the current pricing, the cost of fusing multiple ports appears to be
>>> exceeding the cost of 'poe switch' it is protecting ! )
>>>
>>> Regards.
>>>
>>> Faisal Imtiaz
>>> Snappy Internet & Telecom
>>> http://www.snappytelecom.net
>>>
>>> Tel: 305 663 5518 x 232
>>>
>>> Help-desk: (305)663-5518 Option 2 or Email: supp...@snappytelecom.net

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