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VAT reduced from 19% to 16%

From July 1st, 2020 the VAT will be reduced from 19% to 16% in Germany. We will not increase the net price in our shop, so all products will become 3% cheaper (for customers that have to pay German VAT).

Here are the most important questions and answers:

Question: What happens to orders that are made after July 1st 2020?
Answer: These orders are charged directly with 16% VAT.

Question: What happens to orders that are ordered and paid before July 1st, 2020 but not delivered yet?
Answer: The shipping date is the date that counts for the VAT calculation. We will refund 3% after shipping in this case.

Question: I am expecting a subsequent delivery (backorder) that has not yet been sent. The order was placed before July 1st, 2020. What happens here?
Answer: As mentioned in the last answer, the shipping date counts, so the reduced VAT will be applied. Therefore, for backorders that are deliver after June 30th 2020, we will refund 3% of the value of the backorder

If you have any further questions, please feel free to send a message to info@tinkerforge.com.

New DIN rail mounting kits

A few months ago we released the new HAT Brick and HAT Zero Brick. Until now we didn't have any solution to mount the HAT (Zero) Brick together with a Raspberry Pi and some Bricklets on a DIN rail. To remedy this we made two new rail mounting kits.

With the Horizontal Rail Mounting Kit the Bricks/Bricklets can be mounted on the top.

The Vertical Rail Mounting Kit is perfect for a space saving installation. Because of the vertical orientation you can use both sides of the moutning plate.

The kits consist of a laser cuttet mounting plate and 3D printed feet that can be clamped on the rail.