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#1 thomas-english

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Posted 23 October 2009 - 03:32 PM

I have an SR2 with a damaged battery spigot> i.e. there is only one connector left. I am shooting something this sunday, a freebie, all on steadicam. If I run out of sr2 batteries or the last connector dies/snaps I might risk it and try and run the camera from the rig.

My Marrel bubble displays a battery monitor. Fully loaded with 2 fully charged Lithium pags it normally reads a maximum of what? 15.6 Volts If I only have the one battery onboard and its a little used I reckon it will float blow 15v. Can I risk running my sr2 at that volatge? Will it blow up? What is safe?

Lets face it, I am also running a modulus Transmitter, a transvideo monitor and a Bartech follow focus. So there is plenty of load there to take the edge off a lively battery. Also the batterys will not come off the charger (there is not going to be a mains source for 20 miles).

Can anyone sell me an old battery spigot?

Thanks a lot for your time.

Edited by thomas-english, 23 October 2009 - 03:32 PM.

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#2 Keneu Luca

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Posted 08 December 2009 - 07:07 AM

I have an SR2 with a damaged battery spigot> i.e. there is only one connector left. I am shooting something this sunday, a freebie, all on steadicam. If I run out of sr2 batteries or the last connector dies/snaps I might risk it and try and run the camera from the rig.

My Marrel bubble displays a battery monitor. Fully loaded with 2 fully charged Lithium pags it normally reads a maximum of what? 15.6 Volts If I only have the one battery onboard and its a little used I reckon it will float blow 15v. Can I risk running my sr2 at that volatge? Will it blow up? What is safe?

Lets face it, I am also running a modulus Transmitter, a transvideo monitor and a Bartech follow focus. So there is plenty of load there to take the edge off a lively battery. Also the batterys will not come off the charger (there is not going to be a mains source for 20 miles).

Can anyone sell me an old battery spigot?

Thanks a lot for your time.


Is this what you need? There's no pic, so I'm not sure:
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#3 John Sprung

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Posted 08 December 2009 - 01:58 PM

By "battery spigot" do you mean a 4 pin XLR connector? They should be readily available at any good electronic parts store, or maybe even at Radio Shack. It sounds like a little soldering job is all you need to do. Where are you located, maybe someone will know the resources in your area.





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