ROB's other than PC?

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  1. Incognito

    Incognito New Member

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    Hi,

    Here in Australia, i haven't come across any places that stock PC's... i'm not quite sure, but i think America runs a different power socket, so they probably wouldn't fit in our power sockets down here anyway, even if i did order one from the states.... our power sockets look like this...

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    as such, i'm looking for a local alternative.
    What should i be looking for in a ROB? I have come across quite a few that are available locally, but what sort of specs should i be looking for? Speeds (RPM)? orbit eccentricity? mounting system for the pads? Motor size (voltage)?
     
  2. CyberEye

    CyberEye Oh god, the voices

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    Buy one from the states (if you still really want a PC) then just buy an adapter to go from US to AUS, they shouldn't cost more than a few bucks.
     
  3. Incognito

    Incognito New Member

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    another problem that was pointed out on autopia is that the US has 110V from the power socket, however in Australia we have 240V, so would need to run some form of inverter or something, which could make it a rather expensive exercise
     
  4. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    If I remember right, a couple people on Autopia who live in Australia have found a good PC that works. I don't remember the brand though.
     
  5. Incognito

    Incognito New Member

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    thanks for that scott...
    i have a thread going on autopia at the moment as well, and have had a few recommendations that im going to look at.
     
  6. Tomee

    Tomee Heel and Toe OT Supporter

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    hey incognito..
    i have a GMC RO.. can be had at Big W for $40
    similar to this one...
    http://www.gmcompany.com/index.cfm?module=products&pid=183

    or you could get a Bosch PEX400AE which has a 5mm orbit offset which is perfect for detailing..
    can be had at bunnings for $150

    i started out using the RO, but have since switched to a rotary.
    got myself a new metabo over the weekend
    [​IMG]
     
  7. BlazinBlazer Guy

    BlazinBlazer Guy Witness to The De-Evolution of Mankind.

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    Tomee -- you have TWO metabos? Lucky bastard.... :big grin:
     
  8. Buck-O

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    I also believe that aside from the voltage, AUS is 50 cycle, and US is of course, 60 cycle.
     
  9. Tomee

    Tomee Heel and Toe OT Supporter

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    :big grin:
    i borrowed one metabo from a mate before i got mine.
    he let me use it, so i could get used to it.

    liked it soo much i went out and bought one.
    after using the metabo, i wont be going back to a RO anytime soon for polishing.
     

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