Jump to content


Photo

A-Minimia Clip on battery


  • Please log in to reply
4 replies to this topic

#1 Gregory Almond

Gregory Almond
  • Basic Members
  • PipPip
  • 24 posts
  • 1st Assistant Camera
  • Anywhere

Posted 08 March 2008 - 11:15 PM

How do you remove the battery door in order to attach the clip on battery for the a-minima, or have i been doing it wrong and it goes somewhere else?

thanks in advance
Greg
  • 0

#2 Chris Keth

Chris Keth
  • Sustaining Members
  • 4427 posts
  • 1st Assistant Camera
  • Los Angeles

Posted 09 March 2008 - 12:01 AM

Push the door toward the back of the camera and the front of the door will be able to swing outward like a door. The battery goes in the same way then locks with a lever on the rear side of the battery.
  • 0

#3 Gregory Almond

Gregory Almond
  • Basic Members
  • PipPip
  • 24 posts
  • 1st Assistant Camera
  • Anywhere

Posted 11 March 2008 - 09:23 AM

yes, but the door is still in the way of the battery hooking into the minima.
  • 0

#4 Nathan Milford

Nathan Milford
  • Sustaining Members
  • 692 posts
  • Director
  • New York, NY

Posted 11 March 2008 - 10:31 AM

On older cameras the door was attached the hinge.

You need to send it in to Abel (or whoever) to have it modified to accept the NiMH clip-ons.

They need to crack open the shell of the camera and disengage (from the inside of the shell) the bar that holds the battery door on. Then they have to remove the bar from the hinge and modify the door, add springs to it, then put it all back together with the bar fitted and set correctly so batteries will be snug when engaged.

It's a simple thing that takes quite a bit of effort to achieve. You'd think you could just go at it with a dremel.. you'd be wrong.

- nathan (Former, factory trained mind you, Aaton repair tech)
  • 0

#5 Gregory Almond

Gregory Almond
  • Basic Members
  • PipPip
  • 24 posts
  • 1st Assistant Camera
  • Anywhere

Posted 11 March 2008 - 04:36 PM

ah, i see.

Thank you very much

Greg Almond
  • 0


Gamma Ray Digital Inc

Willys Widgets

Visual Products

CineTape

Metropolis Post

CineLab

Opal

Broadcast Solutions Inc

Rig Wheels Passport

rebotnix Technologies

Wooden Camera

The Slider

Ritter Battery

Tai Audio

Abel Cine

Technodolly

Glidecam

Aerial Filmworks

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Paralinx LLC

FJS International, LLC

Metropolis Post

Glidecam

Willys Widgets

FJS International, LLC

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

Rig Wheels Passport

Broadcast Solutions Inc

Aerial Filmworks

Opal

Abel Cine

Tai Audio

CineTape

Wooden Camera

Paralinx LLC

Visual Products

Technodolly

CineLab

Ritter Battery

rebotnix Technologies

The Slider

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS