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#1 Nicholas Davidoff

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 10:14 PM

I searched the forum and couldn't find this. Regarding an HD upgrade for a pro sled, I have some custom work I'd like to do. Does anybody have the exact part numbers for the following:

1) Lemo panel mount connectors for upper and lower J-box to run HD. I believe these are 10 or 11 pin?
2) Lemo connectors for both ends of the HD post cable.
3) The HD coiled post cable itself. Is there a place you can order a single unit? Preferably in the U.S? Something with 14AWG cable for the voltage runs.

Any help is appreciated.

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#2 RonBaldwin

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Posted 24 January 2010 - 01:20 AM

Schematics are up on the Pro site for most of the upgrades. Though I don't think the new post wiring or Lemos (16 pin vrs the old 8 pin) are there yet. Are you upgrading a Pro1?
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Posted 24 January 2010 - 02:30 AM

I searched the forum and couldn't find this. Regarding an HD upgrade for a pro sled, I have some custom work I'd like to do. Does anybody have the exact part numbers for the following:

1) Lemo panel mount connectors for upper and lower J-box to run HD. I believe these are 10 or 11 pin?
2) Lemo connectors for both ends of the HD post cable.
3) The HD coiled post cable itself. Is there a place you can order a single unit? Preferably in the U.S? Something with 14AWG cable for the voltage runs.



I know that the cable is custom made for GPI.

Your best bet is to see if you can buy the parts to upgrade from PRO, although I doubt that they will sell them individually.
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#4 Nicholas Davidoff

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Posted 24 January 2010 - 03:00 AM

I searched the forum and couldn't find this. Regarding an HD upgrade for a pro sled, I have some custom work I'd like to do. Does anybody have the exact part numbers for the following:

1) Lemo panel mount connectors for upper and lower J-box to run HD. I believe these are 10 or 11 pin?
2) Lemo connectors for both ends of the HD post cable.
3) The HD coiled post cable itself. Is there a place you can order a single unit? Preferably in the U.S? Something with 14AWG cable for the voltage runs.



I know that the cable is custom made for GPI.

Your best bet is to see if you can buy the parts to upgrade from PRO, although I doubt that they will sell them individually.


I'm upgrading a Pro 2 with MK-V 2" post and my lower j-box is custom built. This is why I can't do the upgrade through GPI. I currently have the Pro stock 8 pin Lemo connectors all around. It's a pretty simple upgrade as long as I can get my hands on the parts. I'm 99.9% certain that all the connectors come from Lemo, so all I need are the part numbers. As for the cable itself, that seems to be a tough find. Maybe GPI can hook me up. I guess Hugo Langer was making some for a while, but seems like the gauge might not be ideal. Betz is offering a custom upgrade but you have to ship your sled to Germany. I was hoping to find this cable somewhere in America. Anybody have any leads?
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#5 James Puli

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Posted 24 January 2010 - 06:17 AM

Hugo still has some looms in stock and sells them on ebay and has the specs listed there. He recently put one in my sled which has the same connectors as a Pro in the upper and lower junction boxs though I had them made here in Australia.

Even though the looms he sells have an RJ179 (or there abouts appologies if im wrong) cable in the loom, I had Hugo add an extra one to the outside of the loom as I wanted to keep all the exisiting video distribution and add a dedicated HD line as well. Though I do know the stock Pro lemos are not HD capable. But because we added another video line down the post we didnt change them.
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Posted 24 January 2010 - 12:20 PM

Call PRO and ask them to sell you just the cable. They are a great company and will likely do it unless they only ordered a number to match their J-box run.

Also, give Greg Bubb at XCS a call.
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#7 Lawrence Karman

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Posted 24 January 2010 - 11:27 PM

I think PRO has put a lot of time and money into their digital sled changes and I seriously doubt they would sell you just the cable. And I wouldn't blame them. Additionally there is some custom-made really hard to make Lemo to BNC connector inside the lower J box that's integral to getting HD out. You might want to call Terry West. I seem to recall he was making some custom wire harnesses for the post. Plus he could advise you on Lemo connectors.
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#8 Nicholas Davidoff

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Posted 29 January 2010 - 05:15 AM

Thanks for all the leads guys, they were very helpful.

Jack at GPI was super cool about sharing some info with me. Their HD post cable is indeed custom made by Lemo as well as their 18 pin Hybrid connectors and their HD pigtails inside the J-boxes. For very understandable reasons, GPI doesn't sell these parts separately. Even if they did, these connectors are very tricky and delicate to work with. So tricky in fact that GPI had to have Lemo do alot of the crimping and soldering for them.

Greg Bubb at XCS was fantastic to talk to and extremely knowledgeable. He does offer an HD post cable which is perfect for my application.

Also, Terry West, as always is one of the best for all your custom wiring needs.

Depending on the sled, there will be different connectors and cabling involved. For my purposes I'm probably going with Lemo EGG.3B.812 receptacles for the J-boxes and Lemo FGG.3B.812 straight plugs for the post cable. But these are specific to my rig and my plans for cabling and power distro. Lemo has many other options available and they have a great part finder in their online catalog at Lemo.com

If anybody else has any additional info I'd love to hear it.

Otherwise, thanks again!

~ Nick
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