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Ultra-1 CP Mount to IDX V-Mount Adapter

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#1 Ben Semanoff

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Posted 30 June 2008 - 02:59 PM

I made this bracket a couple years ago in order to switch from the Ultra style batteries to LiION technology. I wanted to switch over slowly in order to really test the new solution to be sure it would provide enough power. This bracket was designed to slip over and connect to my already existing CP/Tiffen Ultra battery mounting plate. Now, after quite some time and confirmation that the batteries I purchased work... I'm going to replace this solution with a more permanent battery mount on my sled. So I'm looking for a new home for the parts I am replacing. Included in the sale are the following items:

  • Slip-On Bracket w/ 2x IDX V-Mount Plates + 24v output via 4pin XLR (does NOT include hardware from strengthening system seen in pix - this accounts for the two screws with spacers & the two rope tie-downs... you can use the ones currently on your rig)
  • Wolf Vid's Ammeter - "Battery Watcher" (has one line of dead pixels on screen)
  • Existing CP/Tiffen Battery Mount (milled slightly to allow for slip-on bracket to fit over it)

Please Note: pictures show bracket with NP1-to-V-Mount holders. These are not included in the sale, but are available. Please inquire.

If you're looking to start using the LiION technology (such as the power cubes that Tiffen offers), but don't want to pay several thousand to convert your rig... then this is your answer! Simply replace your battery plate with the one provided, connect power & go.

I'm asking for $1450.00 OBO for everything you need to make the switch.

Feel free to email with questions. I'm posting some pix from my iPhone now... but will take better pix this week.

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#2 Ben Semanoff

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Posted 09 July 2008 - 03:41 PM

I have also decided to sell the battery package I use with this Adapter. Included in the package are the following:

16x IDX NPL-7S LiION Batteries with 5LED Status Indicator
2x IDX ION-4 4-Bank Simultaneous Charger
2x Dual NP-1 to V-Mount Holder
2x Single NP-1 to V-Mount Holder
Pelican Case

With this battery package and the Ultra Adapter listed above you can fly 2 or 4 NP-1s at a time. 2 NP-1's offers 71Whrs & 4.9AmpHrs. 4 NP-1's offers 142Whrs & 9.8AmpHrs. This is a lot of power.

I'm going to try and sell this package for $3600, but would sell it with the above Ultra-1 Adapter for $4600 total. Please email with questions.


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#3 Ben Semanoff

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Posted 30 July 2008 - 01:18 PM

Batteries have sold, however still looking for a new home for the Ultra to V-Mount bracket. Originally asking $1450, but certainly open to offers. If interested, please contact me for additional information or with an offer. Otherwise, it will become a very expensive paper weight. Also, would be happy to include re-facing and anodizing so this part looks like new!
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