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#1 Samuel Navas

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 09:42 AM

Hi chaps, 

 

First post! 

 

I own an Ultra sled (SD/24V), and would like the option of powering accessories from the stage. Is the 3-pin Lemo connector the same 3-pin Lemo Arri uses to power its 12V accessories? I.e. Can Arri's readily-available cables plug into my sled?

 

Secondly, I would like a get-out-of-shit option like a 3-pin Lemo to D-tap, or 3-pin Lemo to XLR in my kit - to whom would you UK operators go to have something like that made?

 

Thanks for your time.

 

Best, 

 

Sam


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#2 Brian Freesh

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 09:55 AM

Welcome to the forum!

 

Well, Arri never used a 3pin Lemo to power 12v accessories.  Arri uses a 3pin Fischer for 24v accessories, 11pin Fischer for 12v accessories.  And on the Alexa they also have a 2pin Lemo for 12v.

 

And the Ultra had a 2pin Lemo 12v to power accessories, though yours may have been modified, or maybe the later runs of Ultras had the 3pin for all I know.

 

And the Alexa 2pin Lemo is reversed polarity from the Ultra 2pin Lemo.

 

So, no, you cannot use Arri accessory cables on your sled.  I suppose you could just have a small adapter cable made (x2) so you don't need to get a whole bunch of new cables.

 

Good luck!


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#3 Victor Lazaro

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 10:24 AM

The 3 pin lemo for 12/24v power is a standard on Steadicam.

 

Terry West in California made a P-tap to Lemo cable for me Otherwise ask your local rental house if they can make one locally or if they know anyone.


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#4 Brian Freesh

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 10:41 AM

The 3 pin lemo for 12/24v power is a standard on Steadicam.

 

It is now, used to be 2pin Lemo 12v, which is what the Ultra originally shipped with.


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#5 Joyce Go

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 07:37 AM

We make connectors like Lemo and fischer in china... I know XLR,but I am not very familiar with D-tap.   If you need,we can make them for you,it is much cheaper of the goods themselves, but the shipping cost would be much high if you just need several.


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