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#1 Iain Baird

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 10:42 AM

Does anyone know the size and polarity of the DC power jack on the mini-plus lite panels? Every now and then i'm asked to put one on the rig and the electrics don't always have the D-Tap cable. It's time to make my own!!

 

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#2 Afton Grant

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 07:20 PM

Size can be determined with a set of calipers.  Handy tool to have in general.  Radio Shack also makes cable tip that allows for interchanging of the power plugs on it.  Make a cable with that tip on it, and then buy an assortment of different sized plugs.  You'll be set for just about anything.  

 

As for polarity, USUALLY the shield is the ground, but not always.  Another handy tool that will tell you the answer is a multimeter.  


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#3 Iain Baird

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 07:38 PM

Thanks Afton, I have a great set of digital calipers that come in handy for all sorts of things - however what I don't have right now is the plug to measure. Good idea about using the interchangeable Radio Shack system.

I start a new job next week and was hoping to have the cable ready by then but if not I'll borrow a cable off of the electrics first chance I get and take the measurements.

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#4 Victor Lazaro

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 10:59 AM

Did you try contacting lite pannel? with a bit of luck they will get back to you in time.


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#5 Iain Baird

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 11:17 AM

Thanks Victor,

 

I'm waiting to hear back from them, I'll post the answer if they respond or whenever I have a chance to measure myself.

 

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#6 Iain Baird

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 04:04 PM

Answer from Lite Panel

 

The MiniPlus DC jack is: 1.35mm ID, 3.5mm OD
Center positive
You can use 12 volts to 18 volts

 

 

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