Remotehydrolight ELC kits

All prices excluding shipping and your local VAT/import tax.

I will only charge the actual shipping costs. Since costs vary to different parts of the world, I will quote individually.
Prices are in EUR. At the moment 1 USD is nearly 1 EUR
For simplicity's sake, I have only listed the prices for 1 piece and 10 pieces. For 2 pieces, 4 pieces etc, you can estimate the costs yourself, or ask me for a quote.
Buyers who want to source as many parts as possible themselves: look at the BOM bill of materials

If you can get most of the parts yourself, and only have difficulties with one or 2 crucial parts, then I'm happy to help. I won't charge the full sourcing fee.

Warning for self-builders 
A ELC, which fails because it is built badly, can destroy the whole hydro system and all user appliances.
If you don't have experience with building electric equipment, I would not recommend to build your own ELC. You will need to find a qualified engineer who does it for you, or teaches you how to.

Naked PCB

  • You know how to build the RHL ELC from scratch.
  • You buy all the parts.
  • But you don't want to etch the PCB yourself.
18 EUR;  10 pieces: 9 EUR per pc.

Naked PCB including parts only for the PCB

  • You know how to build the RHL ELC.
  • But it's difficult for you to get all the parts for the PCB.
  • You solder the PCB.
  • You buy the other parts (triacs, coils, heatsink, transformer, casing, MCB etc.)
63 EUR (18 Eur PCB + 25Eur parts + 20 Eur sourcing fee); 10 pcs: 40 EUR;

If you can get most of the parts yourself, and only have difficulties with one or 2 crucial parts, then I'm happy to help. I won't charge the full sourcing fee.

Fully assembled PCB

  • You know how to wire the RHL ELC.
  • But you find it difficult to solder the PCB.
  • You buy the other parts (triacs, coils, heatsink, transformer, casing, MCB etc.)
143 EUR (43 EUR for the parts, 100 EUR for the soldering service); 10 pcs: 100 EUR per piece.

Assembly kit including all parts

  • You know how to build the RHL ELC from scratch.
  • But it's difficult for you to get the parts.
  • Dump loads not included. See below
  • Meters not included. See below
  • you do the soldering, or you add 100 EUR for a soldered PCB.
  • suggested heatsink (for reference only, price is included): http://www.tme.eu/de/details/rad-a4291_1000/kuehler/stonecold/  width: 165mm height: 35mm
 kW 10  20  36 
 1 piece  220  225  235  260  290 350 
 if 10 pcs:  180 185  195 220  250  310 
 1 pc including soldered PCB  320 325  335  360  390  450 
 recommended heat sink length 8 x 7 cm 7 cm
 15 cm 30cm 60cm 100cm
 suggested casing  20 x 30 x 15cm 20 x 30 x 15 cm 20 x 30 x 15 cm 40 x 30 x 20 cm 40 x 30 x 20cm 50 x 40 x 20 cm

The price includes the actual parts costs and a sourcing fee of 20 - 40 EUR. (in case you're wondering why this price is a bit higher than in previous communications)

If you can get most of the parts yourself, and only have difficulties with one or 2 crucial parts, then I'm happy to help. I won't charge the full sourcing fee.

Soldering service for an assembled and soldered PCB: 100 USD

Finished ELC

You simply want a working ELC, no building yourself.
Dump loads not included. See below
Meters not included. See below
The price for 1 piece consists of following components:
  • parts cost (depends on kw)
  • parts sourcing fee: 20 EUR
  • soldering fee: 100 USD
  • assembly fee: 100 USD
For 10 pieces, everything goes faster and cheaper.

 kw 1 2 10  20  36 
 1 piece  400 410  420 450  490  550 
 10 pcs  300 310 315 330  340  390

2kW Air-cooled Dump loads

need to be mounted in a dry, but well ventilated space. NOT directly beside the ELC.
Protected from touch.
See this post for more information.
10 EUR
or buy yourself here
https://www.amazon.de/Backofen-Hei%C3%9Fluft-Heizelement-AEG-Electrolux-899661912861/dp/B005FE5PZG/ref=sr_1_19?s=appliances&ie=UTF8&qid=1424987046&sr=1-19

Meters

I would recommend to include meters, because it helps a lot to see how the ELC is doing, and to identify problems. However they are not necessary for the functioning of the ELC.
You can also use a DMM digital multimeter for 5-10 EUR for trouble-shooting (aka fault-finding, aka error diagnosis :-)

Volt and Ampere: 

10 EUR, something like
http://www.pollin.de/shop/dt/NDI5OTYxOTk-/Messtechnik/Einbauinstrumente_Zaehler/Analoge_Einbauinstrumente/Dreheisen_Einbauinstrument_0_300_V_.html
http://www.reichelt.de/Messwerke-Drehspul-analog-/PM-2-3A/3/index.html?ACTION=3&LA=2&ARTICLE=14737&GROUPID=4039&artnr=PM+2-3A&SEARCH=%252A

or 20 EUR, something like
http://www.reichelt.de/Messwerke-Dreheisen-analog-/EQB-72-20A/3/index.html?ACTION=3&LA=2&ARTICLE=81681&GROUPID=4040&artnr=EQB+72-20A&SEARCH=%252A

Hertz (frequency)

20 EUR, something like
http://www.pollin.de/shop/dt/OTYzOTYxOTk-/Messtechnik/Einbauinstrumente_Zaehler/Digitale_Einbauinstrumente/Einbau_Messinstrument_SFIM_SFN_9K1_F_96x96_mm_30_99_Hz.html

35 EUR, something like
https://www.conrad.de/de/voltcraft-am-72x7250hz-analog-einbaumessgeraet-am-72x7250hz-45-55-hz-drehspule-380-400-vac-103525.html

Other parts to consider

- contactor / relay: the RHL ELC does not have an output to drive a relay.
- lightning protection

Note about the relatively high labour fees:
I am based in Europe, and I do this in my free time after work. So I simply can't afford to give my time away for free.
I am not doing this to get rich. 
However I am happy to give some support to all buyers who build the ELC themselves in part or whole.

General building guidelines:

- learn to solder before you attempt to solder the PCB
- if you assemble the PCB yourself: learn how to program the microcontroller, or ask me for a pre-programmed microcontroller
- use only high quality parts, no counterfeits (extended temperature range and lifetime for Electrolytic capacitors, microprocessors etc.)
- proper mounting of the triacs with the correct heat conducting paste
- proper sizing and mounting of the heat sink (cooling assured)
- water-proof casing to prevent corrosion, especially for humid environments (tropical, near the sea, etc.)
- proper usage of dump loads
- test the ELC thoroughly before using it.
- the hummingbird manual and the remotehydrolight manual provide excellent advice.

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