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Upgrading a Archer rig from 12v to 24v


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#1 Lars Erik

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Posted 12 September 2006 - 10:29 AM

Hey everyone,

I'm sick of my 12v rig and upgrading to 24v. But I would like to know if anyone can do this for me, or help me. I just don't feel 100% comfortable with messing around with my rig in that way just yet.

Does anyone know of anyone who offers these services in the UK or Europe? Tiffen maybe? Robin, do you offer this?

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#2 Jason Torbitt

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Posted 13 September 2006 - 12:29 PM

I don't know if Tiffen do a standard upgrade for the Archer, speak to Robin, but if they don't maybe try MK-V and talk it over with them.
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Posted 14 September 2006 - 04:28 AM

Hi Lars

Just to satisfy my curiosity first are you doing much film work (or turning it away!)?

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#4 Mikko Wilson

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Posted 14 September 2006 - 12:26 PM

I started this proccess today with my Archer.

It took a couple of hours to succesfully string a wire to carry the 24v down through the post and the sled. That is quite a bundle of cables tightly packed into that sleeve. The hole in the post mount on the sled base was paticularly tight.

Eventually I got it through, along with a good lesson in the construction of the Archer. I ended up having to push the wire a way down the sleeve and then make a small hole and pull enough out to then push on down furthur.


The stage end is incredibly simple, just need to screw in the cable to the terminal on the board.
The base will need more work to gang in a 2nd battery.



I did however come up with an alternate "quick fix" that should work. It would be possible to pull 12v from the D-tap on the main battery, pass it through another battery via it's D-tap to boost to 24V. Then either cable externally for this, or to use one (or more in parallel for higher load) of the Component cables up to the stage to pass up the power. Unlikly that you'd need the component cables while shooting 24V.


- Mikko ... is hoping never to have to turn away any work.
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#5 Lars Erik

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 11:12 AM

Hi Lars

Just to satisfy my curiosity first are you doing much film work (or turning it away!)?

Robin



Hey Robin. The problem is that I'm doing mostly film work. So far with S16, but just got asked to do at 35mm job. ArriLite camera. And had to turn this down due to the 24v issue.

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