You are correct. I made a post about it already and li ked to the airgap file.
I talked with Eric and the plan is to get enogub airgaps for the blue serice to cove the red covers they ha e qith extras and toss them in so you get 1 paddle and both airgaps. Since they are interchangeable.
Then once red covers run low/out they will product the blues moving forward with both airgasp included.
ETA unknown. They are trying to get the current blue handled. So he was kind enough to share the bule series file so i could strip out the airgap part and creat an stl to their specs.
Lol, all good – we received the samples maybe a week or two ago and unfortunately Almond, Light Almond and Ivory were messed up. We are trying to get them out by the next production run which is scheduled for the end of November. But at the very latest, our B2B client is requesting that they be done by the time their switches are completed which would be in January.
Random question, is the stock faceplate on the blue series slightly…whiter than the reds? I noticed it does not quite match the old switches or the wall plate like the older ones do. Is the reds’ stock color “Ivory”?
You’re saying end of February now for samples for the team to sign off on? Pending they’re a go, what are we looking at for landing production paddles in the US?
I have ~55 Blues in our house now with no switchplate covers waiting on black paddles to then put covers on to avoid messing up new paint/having to do it twice. Lack of paddles along with zigbee mesh issues (hoping 2.12 fixes a lot of my network busy/traffic routing problems), but the no-cover appearance along with the functionality issues are starting to cause issues on the homefront.
I understand why the molder wants to hang the tool(s) do the initial runs and just keep to one production run, purge the barrel, keep shooting different colors, but if they’re having troubles color matching then they might consider waiving a second setup fee later when they finally have approval on the matches. Just run a production order of the approved colors when they shoot the samples for approval (unless they’re shooting a different tool for appearance/color matches. -then this idea is moot). Assuming a 4 cavity tool, and 24-second cycle times they’re putting out probably ~600 pieces/hour, so one shift probably creates a lot of paddles. -Lots of if’s there, sorry…
Not trying to armchair quarterback, just trying to think of options. Telling my wife March for the black switchplates in our new home when initial feedback was Q4, the date just seems to keep slipping when 1/2 of the colors are approved. This color-matching issue goes back 8-9 months at this point.
Let me check with the manufacturer to get a solid date for you guys. We’ve approved all the colors and I was waiting on a B2B order to put alongside our order for the color paddles. I just talked to them today and they said they’d have their numbers to us tomorrow.
I believe we are shooting for when the Red Series releases because we want to create them at the same time.
I promise these are coming, and I apologize for the delay. It’s not fun for me either to get hammered in the forums over delivery dates.
Can you guys ping me on Wednesday if I don’t give an update?
They will be arriving the same time as the red series z-wave switch, so I would guess about another month. I think red series is in production right now, then with shipping, customs, etc it will likely be about a month before we have them in our hands!