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  Reply # 1610220 11-Aug-2016 17:16
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Hmm, my prices are $177.10 for the UAP Lite, which is not as bad as PB Tech. Importing from EU is a risk but IMO fine for home users, I usually get stuff from china and bypass the NZ re-sellers.





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  Reply # 1610248 11-Aug-2016 18:36
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Interesting observations and opinions...

 

I actually bought 2 ac unifi lites from Amazon and received 2 weeks ago - really happy with purchase,  works out to be NZD116 each inc postage landed,

 

As this was available via amazon global shipping, I didnt have to go through youshop, freight was only about $10us,  

 

There was a delay in picking and packing and I followed up a week later as it had not shipped, Amazon customer service was really good and they 'expedited' the shipping and I got in about 2 days from USA from that point

 

 

 

The hooks I looked at were

 

1. the wifi channels etc

 

2. 110-240v for the poe

 

 

 

For 1.

 

Generally USA for the 2.4ghz bands FCC says cant use band 12-14

 

When you set up the unifi controller software it asks for country, so I picked NZ, when I go and look at the channels, Channels 1-13 are available, dont know where 14 is, but I dont recall 14 is on my old router????

 

 

 

For 2.

 

POe was 110--240v, just had to replace the 2nd part of standard power supply cable with a standard of the shelf cable with nz plug

 

 

 

Hasnt missed a beat since installed


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  Reply # 1610294 11-Aug-2016 20:30
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pbgben:

 

Hmm, my prices are $177.10 for the UAP Lite, which is not as bad as PB Tech. Importing from EU is a risk but IMO fine for home users, I usually get stuff from china and bypass the NZ re-sellers.

 

 

If you are going to import access points you want to get them from an English speaking country in Europe.  These access points will be World Mode (the same as the ones in NZ) and the instructions, if any, will be in English.

 

I rarely purchase cheap products from China as they are commonly "shafted".  The "more experienced" engineers reading this may remember the "shafted" Intel CPUs that hit the NZ market a decade or so ago and failed consistently.  "Shafted" products are made in the same factories that make the official product but they are "removed" from the production process before QA.  As they come from the same factory they have the same packaging, markings, manuals, etc.

 

Lastly, I am going to put a good word in for Dale and his team at Go Wireless.  I do some really large deployments and outdoor deployments so I commonly need custom antennas or mounting brackets and Dale always goes out of his way to source them for me.  This is not so much an issue for residential deployments but large deployments and, in particular, outdoor deployments live and die by the antenna selection.  Go Wireless is also a New Zealand company so you are supporting Kiwis.


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  Reply # 1610596 12-Aug-2016 11:16
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2.4 transmitters have to have a NZ cert sticker on them with the importers code (more or less, from memory) , and to get that sticker they needed to prove compliance
I assume that is still NZ law ? Or is the cat out of the bag, now that 2.4 is too widely sold to make this enforceable

 

how many officially NZ imported 2.4G devices actually have that sticker & actually have that NZ Cert ?
Just wondering ...

 

http://www.rsm.govt.nz/consumers/buying-electrical-electronic-and-radio-products-from-overseas

 

Persons or organisations importing electronic, electrical or radio transmitting equipment for on-selling in New Zealand must comply with the documentation and labelling requirements as set in the Radiocommunication (Compliance) Notice, Radiocommunications (EMC Standards) Notice and Radiocommunications (Radio Standards) Notice as appropriate. In addition suppliers of radio transmitting products must hold a Licence to Supply


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  Reply # 1610611 12-Aug-2016 11:41
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nofam:

 

Ok, so my research today suggests there are only two variants - US and EU (Europe), the latter having channels 12 & 13 available on the 2.4Ghz spectrum.  The US variant appears to be locked at hardware-level, which makes sense as there seems to only be a single firmware for both variants.

 

In other words, there's no difference (beyond the PoE injector power plug) on non-US variants from what I can tell.

 

I've found a UK-based seller that I can use to get the Pro (landed) for NZ$232, which beats Go Wireless by nearly a hundy.

 

 

Get in touch if you need a UK address to ship to.


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