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Offline harry_

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« on: October 09, 2010, 10:13 AM »
Trying to use EKAT to collect some info on repair parts. However I get no parts diagrams, schematics, images or any kind of visual representation whatsoever.

So my question is: should I?

I have been able to gather the info that I need (sort of) by going to the specific tool. Then downloading the relevant parts diagram. Looking up the part # from within that diagram. Then going to the EKAT page to find the price.

Somehow I don't think this was the plan with the EKAT system from what posts I have read.

[edit] Yes, java, flash, and to the best of my knowledge all the other visual goodies are enabled in my browser.
« Last Edit: October 09, 2010, 10:16 AM by harry_ »
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Re: ekat
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2010, 10:16 AM »
Yes, you should get diagrams, etc. The eKat uses Java for the diagrams. Make sure you have Java installed and enabled on your computer. It can be downloaded at http://www.java.com/en/.

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Re: ekat
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2010, 10:21 AM »
Apparently I don't have the lag(Latest And Greatest) version. This will be one of the rare 15 minute periods where I hate Linux :)
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Offline harry_

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Re: ekat
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2010, 10:39 AM »
 [thanks]Shane!

Life is better now [laughing]

Maybe a whiznit could be added to the EKAT page to test/prompt for the appropriate java version?
Just a thought [poke]


as an aside, is there an EASY (easier than unpacking my truck to look for the serial#/model#) way for me to know which CT33 I have?
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Re: ekat
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2010, 10:43 AM »
There's probably little difference between the two models listed. I think you'll be safe to review the parts diagram for either. Sometimes Germany changes the internal part number for the simplest of things, such as a change of part supplier or a change in the packaging.

As for a prompt about Java version, the eKat is maintained by Germany. I can pass the feedback along.

Offline Pyotr

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Re: ekat
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2010, 09:37 AM »
Besides ekat.festool.com there is ekat.festool.de for 230V/50hz and NAINA stuff. But it is in German and my German is a bit rusty  [embarassed] Is there a European EKAT available in English (or Dutch)?
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Re: ekat
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2010, 09:55 AM »
If you look in the URL, you'll see places where the language code is specified. I just changed it from "de" to "nl". Looks like it pulled up Dutch.

http://ekat.festool.de/EKAT/jsp/main.jsp?doAction=start&partLang=nl&docuLang=nl&locale=nl_NL&viewerType=6&verticalLayout=1&HOOK_URL=&currency=EUR&filter_F_Typ1=on&filterValues_F_Typ1=NL&currencyKey=NL


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Re: ekat
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2010, 05:32 AM »
Pyotr,

If you go to www.festool.nl and then click on 'Service & Info' and then 'Onderdelentekeningen', you'll go to the Dutch version of the Ekat. Which is the same as the url Shane provided.