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#1 John E Fry

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Posted 26 November 2010 - 06:34 AM

Hi all,

I'm thinking about swapping our existing Anton Bauer battery plate for a V-lock one. I know this sort of thing is commonly done with different bits of equipment, so hoped one of you might give me some advice.

I have a v-lock plate to mount, but it's the bare plate with no wires already soldered on. The AB had a nice big red wire & a nice big black wire going to it - but where do they go to on the v-lock connector? Can't find the answer on the web so thought this would be the place to ask!

Basically, I need to know which pin is positive and which is negative on the v-lock plate please? And does anyone know what the others are used for exactly (presumably power meter display)?

Thanks!


John
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#2 Blake Waldock

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Posted 26 November 2010 - 07:32 AM

Hi John,

As you look at the plate, the far right pin is negative and the far left is the positive.

Hope that helps.
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#3 John E Fry

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Posted 26 November 2010 - 09:41 AM

Great, that's all I need. Thank you Blake!

Out of interest a chap from Anton Bauer just rang to update me with their new (as of last year) battery range & mini charger/power supply. Sounds interesting for us as ops because the batteries happily run with a 10amp load.

Anyway, if anyone else has any bettery plate swapping advice or cautionary tales do post them, as I'm not quite the engineer/electrical I could be!

Cheers,

John
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#4 Jess Haas SOC

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Posted 26 November 2010 - 11:28 AM

A multimeter will answer all of your wiring questions and allow you to verify that you did it right.
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#5 John E Fry

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Posted 26 November 2010 - 04:54 PM

Thanks Jess, we'll be doing that anyway, just wanted to start out with a bit more knowledge. Well, and be aware of any potential difficulties or problems others may have had. All these sorts of things seem simple to start with, but...!
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