I'm ordering two now. One to use on my Director's monitor hand held bracket. The other as a catch-all with some extra open wire cables.
Peter Abraham, S.O.C.
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Well THIS is useful as hell !! Digital voltage step up/ step down box.
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Posted 15 August 2014 - 11:25 AM
Thanks for the kind words, Peter. The Dynamo will be shipping starting next week for $65. The first batch will be relatively small, but production will ramp-up subsequently. Here are a few features of the Dynamo:
Posted 16 August 2014 - 02:49 PM
Sounds awesome. Just curious why you chose the connectors you did. I'm sure they're cheaper than a Lemo, and possibly take up less space inside the box, but they don't have the most reliable reputation. I'd be willing to pay a little more to have the better quality connections - even if that meant a slightly larger box.
Posted 16 August 2014 - 03:16 PM
Hey Afton, Cost is the biggest issue. I like these connectors much more than other connectors in their price range. They're high quality, light weight, and they are weather proof when mated. Having said that, I can make (and have made) a version with 2-pin Lemo connectors in the same enclosure. That brings the price up to $110 for the regulator. plus the input/output cables are more expensive, bringing the overall cost of ownership up. I may list a Lemo version on the site as an alternative if you think the cost isn't prohibitive. Thanks Alan
Posted 17 August 2014 - 01:17 AM
If I add a Lemo option, what Lemo connectors would be best? There could be the problem of an AC using a Lemo to USB meant for the Dynamo for another device. Let's say the plug a USB power device directly into an Alexa 12v out without the dynamo. Should I use a Lemo connector that isn't common? That could mean you have to buy more expensive Lemo cables. Alan
Posted 18 August 2014 - 06:38 PM
I agree that someone could get confused, even though I had you make me the 2 pin Lemo version. I already owned the cables I wanted to use which is why I chose that connector.
Posted 18 August 2014 - 07:02 PM
I could use a Lemo FFA.0S.302 to avoid accidents from happening. Would those interested in a Lemo version specifically want the standard FGG.0B.302 connectors, or would another connector suffice?
Posted 19 August 2014 - 07:08 AM
What about going with an old standard that most people already have laying around... i.e. Modulus or Canatrans. Most owners still have them and a bunch of cables to accompany, that is if they hadn't unloaded them. Just a thought, that's what I did to my Decimator...
-Alfeo "hate buying more cables" Dixon
Posted 19 August 2014 - 09:35 PM
So what do you find more important in a Lemo version: the robustness of the connector, or compatibility with existing cables?
Posted 20 August 2014 - 09:37 AM
Compatibility. Anything to avoid investing in yet ANOTHER species of cables !!!
Posted 20 August 2014 - 12:57 PM
I like the proprietary connectors...keeps ya out of trouble no matter who is touching the camera
Posted 20 August 2014 - 02:34 PM
If you decide to use an already common cable, use it with the same specks than what already exist. Not like the 2 pin lemo used both for Bartech and Teradeck Bold with REVERSE POLARITY! Almost fried my BDF because of a adventurous AC.
Another option is to offer an open lead version or to be customized per order.