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#1 Marc Colemont

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Posted 19 July 2007 - 04:53 PM

Hi to you all,
This is a great forum by the way. I'm a newbie on the Flyer.
In short, my first experience with Steadicam started 10 years ago with the Steadicam JR. It has survived already 3 cameras now (S-VHS, Digital8, DVCAM PD-150) and is still working as new.
I just bought a second hand Flyer in perfect shape to finally step up.
I have loaded the flyer with a JVC HD100 (17 W) with Bebob Light (50W @ dimmer Full). I'm powering this from the included Flyer powercable (IDX battery attached on the bottom).
My question is... what is the maximum powerload I can put on this DC connection on the Flyer? Is the 67W too much to draw through this connection? It works fine, but I want to be sure, as I can't find specs in the manual about maximum ratings. Unless I overlooked somewhere?
I just want to make sure this new system can survive another 3 cameras :-)

Regards, Marc
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#2 RobinThwaites

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Posted 20 July 2007 - 09:19 AM

Hi Marc

Should be good for around 6 amps.

Robin
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#3 Marc Colemont

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Posted 21 July 2007 - 07:47 PM

Thanks,
Now I'm confident that the load is fine.
Marc
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#4 Mark Calver

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Posted 23 July 2007 - 12:08 AM

Should be good for around 6 amps.

Robin



Hey Marc and Robin

you said six amps, but when dimming the bebob that is going to pull more amps. Is it possible to pull more than six while dimmed down low?

Edited by Mark Calver, 23 July 2007 - 12:09 AM.

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#5 Marc Colemont

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Posted 01 August 2007 - 01:33 PM

Should be good for around 6 amps.

Robin



Hey Marc and Robin

you said six amps, but when dimming the bebob that is going to pull more amps. Is it possible to pull more than six while dimmed down low?


Hi Mark,

Dimming a light is always consuming less power, including the Bebob.

Regards,
Marc
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