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#1 Lawrence Karman

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Posted 24 May 2004 - 12:15 AM

Can anyone tell me the pin outs on the 12v Hirose output conector found on most Sony broadcast cameras? Is it a female or male? As I recall it is a 4-pin.

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Lawrence
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#2 Fred Davis

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Posted 24 May 2004 - 12:38 AM

The receptacle on the camera is female, so you'll need a male plug, HIROSE part #HR10A-7P-4P

Pin 1 = Ground

Pin 4 = 12V

Evalucon connectors make fine substitutes for the HIROSE at a nice cost savings.
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#3 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 24 May 2004 - 01:22 AM

Can anyone tell me the pin outs on the 12v Hirose output conector found on most Sony broadcast cameras? Is it a female or male? As I recall it is a 4-pin.

Thanks in advance,

Lawrence

Word of warning. don't try to pull too much power from that plug or you will pop the main breaker on the camera. I think it's only good for 250ma or something absurdly low like that
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#4 JobScholtze

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Posted 24 May 2004 - 05:52 AM

And it is almost impossible to change that fuse yourself. It needs a technician to do it. :o
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Posted 24 May 2004 - 08:38 AM

Yes, very low power. Strong enough for radio mike receivers or a Modulus, but not for an LCD monitor, telepronter (essentially an LCD screen) and certainly not for any onboard light. Most camera battery plates have the 2-pin D-shaped PowerTap that can handle high loads because it drains directly from the battery without going through the camera electronics.
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#6 KarloTomic

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Posted 24 May 2004 - 09:34 AM

Power out on the Sony cameras is pretty much useless except for, as Mitch pointed out, your mics receiver, which works out great because when you're out shooting you've already got enough on your mind without having to think about something as tedious as, when did I change my AA's last? I' ve wasted a huge amount of batteries in the past erring on the side of safety.
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#7 Lawrence Karman

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Posted 24 May 2004 - 10:25 AM

Fred, as usual, you rock. Guys, thanks for the warning, I was thinking of using it for prompter power but will go another route.
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