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Question About the Cam Wave and Master Series

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#1 Joel San Juan SOC

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Posted 21 December 2009 - 12:45 AM

Hi All,

Was wondering if i could get an insight from anyone who has used the WEVI Cam Wave
wireless with the Master Series Film. Recently my Cam Wave smoked during a shoot
when I had to run the 16SR3 (24V). I use the step up convertor that is similar to Afton's
and both my batteries are AB batts. The wevi is sandwiched between the back of the
sled and a hytron. Funny thing is that i managed to do about 17 days of shots with
the same set up before it gave up on the 18th day.

Never had this issue when i do a 12V set up.

Any form of advice will be very much appreciated.

Thanks in advance and have a great holiday ahead!

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#2 thomas-english


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Posted 21 December 2009 - 10:48 AM

There is an issue with getting the WEVI Cam wave on the correct plate in 24v setups. It is covered elsewhere.

Essentially to generate 24v sleds put the batteries in series. So 24v are going through your second battery and if you happened to put your CamWave on that plate then 24v are also going through your Camwave. The camwave is built for 12v so it fries.


The new transvideo HD transmitter (Titan HD) will be rated for both 24v and 12v.

Best Regards
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#3 Joel San Juan SOC

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Posted 21 December 2009 - 11:16 PM

Hi Thomas,

Thanks for the reply. I have also contact Chris upon reading his post a couple of weeks back.
He has given a great detailed explanation to me however both of us were still
unclear about the Master circuitry set up. It would have made sense if my wevi fried
if i had it clipped to the 24V convertor at the bottom front of the sled or as in Chris's
term the 'B' batt plate. But mine was fixed at the back on the 'A' plate so it gets
a little confusing. What's stranger is that it actually worked quite fine for more than 2 weeks
before it fried.

Hence am still confused about it. Would you happen to have further insight?

Thanks and regards
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