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Victory Battery Belt V16B...Anyone know how many volts?


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#1 Kip Kubin

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Posted 04 July 2007 - 11:43 PM

Does anyone know offhand how many volts a Victory V16B Battery Belt puts out?

I don't have a meter and I thought someone might know or have one.

I do know the belt powered an Arri 2C.

A friend of mine gave it to me as a spare for my Bolex EL but I don't wan't to hook it up until I know hoe many volts it puts out.

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#2 Charles MacDonald

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Posted 05 July 2007 - 06:51 PM

I don't have a meter and I thought someone might know or have one.

I don't want to sound like one of the "you need to be fully equiped before you even get out of bed with a movie camera" type of folks, but I don't know how any Household can afford to be without a cheap DVM these days. Just to check outlets if the lights dim! You can pick a basic one up for about 20 Bucks at places like "canadian Tire" or "Radio Shack"
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#3 Luke Prendergast

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Posted 05 July 2007 - 07:06 PM

a cheap DVM these days. Just to check outlets if the lights dim


! Mains power is not something to be poking a cheap meter into! It may have a 1000VAC range but if it's not rated CATI or CATII you are risking your life. I've seen such meters actually explode on more than one occasion.

Regarding the battery belt - can you access the cells to read their label? If they are NiCd or NiMH they are 1.2v each x number of cells = total voltage (providing they are wired in series).
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#4 Kip Kubin

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 01:36 AM

Regarding the battery belt - can you access the cells to read their label? If they are NiCd or NiMH they are 1.2v each x number of cells = total voltage (providing they are wired in series).



I think the cells are just velcro'ed in behind some leather... I'll see what I come up with

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#5 Mark Dunn

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 04:45 AM

Of course if it's discharged a meter won't help much anyway.
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