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#1 Leigh Hubner

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Posted 11 April 2004 - 02:31 AM

Hi all

Just a quick question which Im sure someone will know straight up. I want to use one of the 2 available 12volt out plugs on my GLIDECAM GOLD topstage to power my BFD recievers. Does anyone know what type of plugs I need, better still, is a cable avavailable? Any details would be great.

Thanks in advance

Leigh Hubner
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#2 DaleWoodrow

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Posted 11 April 2004 - 04:59 AM

Hi Leigh,

You should contact Jim Bartell at BarTech Engineering:
www.bartechengineering.com ,he'll be able to give you accurate technical power input info about your BFD unit, as with your gold topstage 12v power output you should contact Glidecam directly to check what the amperage is and if its regulated( ie if it is a constant unfluctuating current).

As you know it is important when connecting any device be it a Focus/Iris reciever, monitor, frame line generator etc that the power source it is recieving/sending will not short term or long term damage any of the sensitive circuitry that could effect warranty and equally important may render you unable to use your equipment that day.

Although some of us are not technicians, electricians, engineers or mechanics we all strive to learn and understand the afformentioned as best as we can to aid us in our work and to better understand our rigs components. Also it helps with quick problem solving when a component goes down and you don't have a backup. However, when it comes to powering any unit, your expensive investment that you want to remain reliable, obtaining advice from the manufactures specifications can avoid us unintentionally damaging our equipment.

Not trying to be to direct I hope, all the best..

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#3 JimBartell

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Posted 11 April 2004 - 10:26 AM

Thanks Dale! Mr. Hubner took your advice and it is taken care of.

Jim "looking for Easter Eggs" Bartell
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#4 Fred Davis

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Posted 11 April 2004 - 02:02 PM

Jim,


Correct me if I'm wrong, but the GLIDECAM 12V output to use for BFD power would be the size 1, 2-pin accessory out, yes?

You could also use the 3-pin camera power port, but that seems like overkill and you lose that port.

Just keeping up-to-date......
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#5 Fred Davis

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Posted 14 April 2004 - 01:08 PM

Correct me if I'm wrong, but the GLIDECAM 12V output to use for BFD power would be the size 1, 2-pin accessory out, yes?



GLIDECAM sez voltage from the 2-pin comes straight from the battery, so capable of current draw to 3+amps
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