Auto Trickler upgrade, prepare to kick yourself if you’ve just bought one

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PeteFox
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Auto Trickler upgrade, prepare to kick yourself if you’ve just bought one

#1 Postby PeteFox » Fri May 24, 2019 2:19 pm

I’ve had mine 3 weeks and Adam MacDonald comes up with this, bugger

https://www.autotrickler.com/autotrickler.html

New Trickler base, completely new powder measure and you can dial the weight up on your phone.

Pete

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Re: Auto Trickler upgrade, prepare to kick yourself if you’ve just bought one

#2 Postby lee_enfield223 » Fri May 24, 2019 3:43 pm

thats heaps faster than my RCBS !!!!!!!!! BUT whats it cost ?????

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Re: Auto Trickler upgrade, prepare to kick yourself if you’ve just bought one

#3 Postby michaeljp » Fri May 24, 2019 4:11 pm

lee_enfield223 wrote:thats heaps faster than my RCBS !!!!!!!!! BUT whats it cost ?????

for the complete set up, about 2.5x what a charge master costs.

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Re: Auto Trickler upgrade, prepare to kick yourself if you’ve just bought one

#4 Postby UL1700 » Fri May 24, 2019 5:47 pm

I already pre-ordered the upgrade kit!

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Re: Auto Trickler upgrade, prepare to kick yourself if you’ve just bought one

#5 Postby GrahamW » Fri May 24, 2019 8:34 pm

This looks to be the ducks nuts...
I was looking at getting the previous version but read some posts from users that indicated suspect weight accuracy of the A&D, whether it was the 120i in particular I'm not sure but I decided to hold off for a while. Glad I did now, this seems to be accurate and less expensive ++, all the same I'll wait for some real life user reports.

8-)

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Re: Auto Trickler upgrade, prepare to kick yourself if you’ve just bought one

#6 Postby sungazer » Sun May 26, 2019 6:21 pm

It still uses the same scales however. What and where did you hear anything suspect about A&D scales? I would be very surprised they are used in a lot or more so nearly always a laboratory environment. This would be a blessing to A&D a public retail marketplace from Labs only to general public at least in the US.

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Re: Auto Trickler upgrade, prepare to kick yourself if you’ve just bought one

#7 Postby PeteFox » Sun May 26, 2019 6:37 pm

GrahamW wrote:This looks to be the ducks nuts...
I was looking at getting the previous version but read some posts from users that indicated suspect weight accuracy of the A&D, whether it was the 120i in particular

8-)


I don’t think you’ll find any inaccuracies in the AnD scale, the zero will creep however if the scale is not “warmed up” prior to use. I try to turn mine on 3-4 hours before use.

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Re: Auto Trickler upgrade, prepare to kick yourself if you’ve just bought one

#8 Postby GrahamW » Mon May 27, 2019 7:45 am

PeteFox wrote: I don’t think you’ll find any inaccuracies in the AnD scale, the zero will creep however if the scale is not “warmed up” prior to use. I try to turn mine on 3-4 hours before use.


Yes, I was always under the impression that the AnD were very accurate and suspected any issues were due to a lack of warm up.
I leave my current (cheap) scales powered on all the time to eliminate that problem.

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Re: Auto Trickler upgrade, prepare to kick yourself if you’ve just bought one

#9 Postby 6.5x55ai » Mon May 27, 2019 8:40 am

I always power mine up at least 1 hour before use.

The only problem I have had with mine is that in the afternoon the sun moves to a position where the sunlight streams in my reloading room window and if hot enough (or the clouds clear) I get a bit of drift. I believe the scales have temperature compensation but I think if the temperature rise is too fast the compensation doesn't react quickly enough.

My solution is to pull the curtains and prop a big square of cardboard over the window.

I have left my scales on for up to 8 hours and have seen no drift.

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Re: Auto Trickler upgrade, prepare to kick yourself if you’ve just bought one

#10 Postby agro » Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:19 pm

UL1700 wrote:I already pre-ordered the upgrade kit!


Are you using the powder thrower also??
If you have, how is it performing??
I'm looking at going down the same path. The scales on my RCBS Chargemaster 1500 have just started to play up and I've been informed by Natchez that you cannot buy the scales only now as they have been discontinued.

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Re: Auto Trickler upgrade, prepare to kick yourself if you’ve just bought one

#11 Postby UL1700 » Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:52 pm

Yes, I use the whole thing (up grade was posted the other day so fingers crossed that it will arrive soon!) I mainly use 2208 so I always have 2208 in the auto throw and If I need 2209 or 8208 I unplug the auto throw, replace the powder in the trickler and manually throw the base charge. I also have two area 419 powder cups that I spent a very long time filling so that they are exactly the same weight (better than 1mg) so when I'm in a rush, one is being filled whilst I load the next

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Re: Auto Trickler upgrade, prepare to kick yourself if you’ve just bought one

#12 Postby willow » Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:44 pm

Ordered the whole thing and can't wait but mine won't ship until later this month.

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Re: Auto Trickler upgrade, prepare to kick yourself if you’ve just bought one

#13 Postby agro » Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:46 pm

Well I've just jumped into the deep end too. Just finished ordering the thrower.

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Re: Auto Trickler upgrade, prepare to kick yourself if you’ve just bought one

#14 Postby BATattack » Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:13 am

All the flash "upgrades" and still running bronze bushes instead of bearings and a O ring drive belt instead of bearings and a timing belt.

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Re: Auto Trickler upgrade, prepare to kick yourself if you’ve just bought one

#15 Postby Tim L » Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:43 am

BATattack wrote:All the flash "upgrades" and still running bronze bushes instead of bearings and a O ring drive belt instead of bearings and a timing belt.


Over engineering can be as bad as under engineering.
My trickler spout bound up with a bit of powder, all that happened is the nozzel stopped and the oring slipped. Had there been a toothed belt the stepper motor would have stalled, which, depending on the driver could be worse,,,, or nothing. It is far easier to make a vee pully than a toothed one though and easier to source a replacement oring that a special toothed belt.


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