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Default Xscorpion Linear Actuators?

There are a ton of Xscorpion linear actuators for sale on Ebay. Anyone here ever use one? The price is right but I'm concerned about the quality. I need an 18" actuator for my current project but want to make sure it's not going to crap out and give the customer troubles. Thanks.

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I heard a good things about those, go for it.

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Good news. Thanks!

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Cannot speak to their actuators specifically but all the other Xscorpion stuff I have used has been top notch.

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Best place to get them and they are reliable!
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I've used a lot of Xscorpions accessories and was never disappointed. Never used linear actuators, but plenty of DLAs. Nice OFC wire kits too.
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i just ordered one of the 2" actuators, might be under-powered for my application (parking brake, no straightforward math) but i like the build. built-in limit switches that are easy to adjust, all you have to do is remove the sheath along the actuator and trim/re-solder the switch track to the desired length of travel. not excessively noisy when unloaded, we'll see how it fares in a couple days when i have time to get a bracket together.
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Cool. Looking forward to seeing/hearing how it works.
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i just ordered one of the 2" actuators, might be under-powered for my application (parking brake, no straightforward math) but i like the build. built-in limit switches that are easy to adjust, all you have to do is remove the sheath along the actuator and trim/re-solder the switch track to the desired length of travel. not excessively noisy when unloaded, we'll see how it fares in a couple days when i have time to get a bracket together.
Are you trying to direct pull on the cable?

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Are you trying to direct pull on the cable?

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i had that thought too, space is really tight unfortunately. i'm going to see how much it strains under a single cable load since direct is the most compact. that should help me gauge whether or not a little mechanical advantage is needed without blowing the thing outright.
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i am still looking for a show down between

x-scorpion and Sub Zero Engineering

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