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19 hours ago, TallGuyJohninBKK said:

 

Nope, the one I'm referring to is the Sndway SW-825... Got one on the desk here in front of me with the model number showing on the front. Bought directly from the Sndway store on AliExpress.

 

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Air-Quality-Monitor-Mini-Laser-PM2-5-Monitor-Wall-mounted-Inovafitness-PM2-5-Detector-Gas-monitor/32826759103.html

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Just checked Amazon (I'm in the US currently), "Currently unavailable".

 

I guess I'll wait till I'm back in Thailand, unless you or anyone else has a recommendation of a comparable model that Amazon carries.

 

Ideally, I'd like one that could hopefully fit in a pocket, that has a rechargeable battery.

 

Was interested in testing my US neighborhood, but I may have to skip that.

Not important though, just general curiosity.

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51 minutes ago, JimmyJ said:

19 hours ago, TallGuyJohninBKK said:

 

Nope, the one I'm referring to is the Sndway SW-825... Got one on the desk here in front of me with the model number showing on the front. Bought directly from the Sndway store on AliExpress.

 

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Air-Quality-Monitor-Mini-Laser-PM2-5-Monitor-Wall-mounted-Inovafitness-PM2-5-Detector-Gas-monitor/32826759103.html

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Just checked Amazon (I'm in the US currently), "Currently unavailable".

 

I guess I'll wait till I'm back in Thailand, unless you or anyone else has a recommendation of a comparable model that Amazon carries.

 

Ideally, I'd like one that could hopefully fit in a pocket, that has a rechargeable battery.

 

Was interested in testing my US neighborhood, but I may have to skip that.

Not important though, just general curiosity.

Found it on ebay for $65 USD including shipping.

Cheaper at aliexpress - $48 - but I don't know how much the shipping charge would be.

So undecided if I wait or not.

 

Thanks for the product recommendation.

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13 hours ago, keemapoot said:

Actually you are exactly right. I ordered and received the SW-825 from Lazada and am looking at it right now. However, when I first responded on this thread I simply opened up my past order page on Lazada, and when I clicked it, it automatically went to the new A25M. So, obviously, they are no longer selling the SW-825 on Lazada, as it has been replaced by the A25M. 

 

That explains the mix-up.

The A25M could of course be a new and improved version of the tried and tested SW-825, but knowing the Chinese is is more likely a cheaper knock off so they can make a few more cents.

One particular Chinese vendor on Lazada advertise for the Sndway but ship the Uni-T model.

Imagine you order the latest Volvo and after a couple of months wait the dealership deliver a Geely!

Customer service Chinese style.

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5 hours ago, JimmyJ said:

Found it on ebay for $65 USD including shipping.

Cheaper at aliexpress - $48 - but I don't know how much the shipping charge would be.

So undecided if I wait or not.

 

 

AliExpress small package to Thailand is usually either free shipping or a very small charge. Right now when I look on the Sndway store site, it's showing free shipping to Thailand. (Same free shipping to the U.S., according to their site, but looks like a considerably longer delivery time, not surprisingly.) My two units, ordered months apart from them, both arrived to TH in less than two weeks from date of order.

 

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Air-Quality-Monitor-Mini-Laser-PM2-5-Monitor-Wall-mounted-Inovafitness-PM2-5-Detector-Gas-monitor/32826759103.html

 

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5 hours ago, ExpatOilWorker said:

The A25M could of course be a new and improved version of the tried and tested SW-825, but knowing the Chinese is is more likely a cheaper knock off so they can make a few more cents.

One particular Chinese vendor on Lazada advertise for the Sndway but ship the Uni-T model.

Imagine you order the latest Volvo and after a couple of months wait the dealership deliver a Geely!

Customer service Chinese style.

 

AFAIK, it's a totally different manufacturer and a totally unrelated unit -- although they're both PM2.5 sensors. From the looks of it, I'd doubt the A25M is a new and improved unit.

 

 

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6 hours ago, JimmyJ said:

Ideally, I'd like one that could hopefully fit in a pocket, that has a rechargeable battery.

 

 

The Sndway model fits that criteria.

 

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2 hours ago, TallGuyJohninBKK said:

 

AliExpress small package to Thailand is usually either free shipping or a very small charge. Right now when I look on the Sndway store site, it's showing free shipping to Thailand. (Same free shipping to the U.S., according to their site, but looks like a considerably longer delivery time, not surprisingly.) My two units, ordered months apart from them, both arrived to TH in less than two weeks from date of order.

 

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Air-Quality-Monitor-Mini-Laser-PM2-5-Monitor-Wall-mounted-Inovafitness-PM2-5-Detector-Gas-monitor/32826759103.html

 

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Can you order cash on delivery from Aliexpress??

 

 

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1 minute ago, ExpatOilWorker said:

 

Can you order cash on delivery from Aliexpress??

 

 

No they are mail order (from China).  Many of their items are now available on Lazada Thailand and COD might be available from them.

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On 2/1/2019 at 3:42 PM, fishism said:

 


My hatari fan with HEPA filter seems like a failure, I tried putting it on the front and there is zero air flow, keeping inside the box was better.
 

 

 

There was a guy on Thai PBS today demonstrating how to make a DIY air purifier with the same Hatari fan you're using, the cardboard box and a HEPA filter. He cut a square at the back of the box and attached the HEPA filter with duct tape. He also cut a circle at the front and sealed the fan with duct tape. He then closed the box and sealed the whole thing up with duct tape. I might try that method myself.

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45 minutes ago, edwardandtubs said:

 

There was a guy on Thai PBS today demonstrating how to make a DIY air purifier with the same Hatari fan you're using, the cardboard box and a HEPA filter. He cut a square at the back of the box and attached the HEPA filter with duct tape. He also cut a circle at the front and sealed the fan with duct tape. He then closed the box and sealed the whole thing up with duct tape. I might try that method myself.

The lady in the shop showed something like that but the filter was I little too big for the box so I just placed it on top before cutting another hole in the back. Since then I have just had it placed on the fan as it can face directly upwards, not sure if I posted a photo of that before.

 

As I now have a meter in the Xiaomi 2s I should be able to assess my 3 DIY setups.

 

I could really do with them killing / catching mosquitos as it has been a nightmare today.

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6 hours ago, ExpatOilWorker said:

 

Can you order cash on delivery from Aliexpress??

 

Don't think so...

 

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On 2/7/2019 at 10:48 PM, TallGuyJohninBKK said:

 

AliExpress small package to Thailand is usually either free shipping or a very small charge. Right now when I look on the Sndway store site, it's showing free shipping to Thailand. (Same free shipping to the U.S., according to their site, but looks like a considerably longer delivery time, not surprisingly.) My two units, ordered months apart from them, both arrived to TH in less than two weeks from date of order.

 

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Air-Quality-Monitor-Mini-Laser-PM2-5-Monitor-Wall-mounted-Inovafitness-PM2-5-Detector-Gas-monitor/32826759103.html

 

408569419_2019-02-0813_46_26.jpg.3a0d71a6ad32e529c8bf4e24dadc9438.jpg

 

Thanks for that info.

 

I've never bought directly from a company outside the US.

 

Would there be import tariffs if I order direct from aliexpress and have it shipped (free) to the US?

 

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4 hours ago, JimmyJ said:

 

Thanks for that info.

 

I've never bought directly from a company outside the US.

 

Would there be import tariffs if I order direct from aliexpress and have it shipped (free) to the US?

 

 

Dunno about a package coming from China to the U.S., but I'd doubt it.

 

But I do know, my two packages from China to Thailand drew no duty from Thai customs, FWIW.

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