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#1 Quaid Cde Baca

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 01:16 AM

   Well my Analog Bartech came in today. I was wiring my sled and configuring everything to my set up and I had a loose D-tap hanging that I went to plug into for the Bartech receiver (D-tap to lemo receiver). When I plugged it in the receiver started smoking and now won't power up regardless of power input cable. D-tap was coming out of an plain and simple Anton AB plate with this battery.

   I think I probably had the D-tap cable in the D-tap port upside-down, could that be the reason?

regardless, I contacted Jim to sort things out.

 

 

Anyone know how much a ball-parked $$$ is to fix a fried receiver?

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#2 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 01:20 AM

The d tap is one of the worst connectors in the history of connectors. It's very easy to force it in the wrong way
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#3 Quaid Cde Baca

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 03:10 AM

Apparently so, I just had to learn that the hard way.
Batter in prep than on set.


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#4 Aaron Medick SOC

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 07:09 AM

Yes reverse the positive and negative releases the smoke. It's not expensive to fix. Call Jim and send it in.
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#5 John Stout

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 03:27 PM

Jim will take care of you.  We had a couple of issues with a used unit we bought and he gave it the once over and got it back out to us the same day he received it.

 

I am not sure who offers better service Jim at BarTech or Terry West.


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#6 Quaid Cde Baca

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 07:56 PM

Jim took care of it fast and helped out with more.
But still need some help though.

 

has anyone had issues with keeping theM-One motor gripped in the gears of lens when it moves down? It keeps kicking aways when I spin it fast. It works perfect just too much torque. Is there a better bracket for the motor to keep it stiff and connected in the gear groves better?


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#7 Aaron Medick SOC

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 02:36 PM

That is most likely an issue with your rod set up. Is it spinning? The M1s I've used tihghten well. Next time you set up, mark all the places that could move/ rotate. Then make the motor jump off the lens. Check what moved.
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#8 Aaron Medick SOC

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 02:41 PM

The other thing to check is you are using the right pitch gear for the lens.
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