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#1 Ben Cross

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Posted 13 December 2009 - 04:45 PM

Hi all -

I just purchased an Arri 2b and was wondering if anyone might have any advice on where to find accessories for it? I am in Los Angeles but am happy to mail order. I am looking for a battery specifically. Also looking for a manual. PDF or paper, doesn't matter to me. Any suggestions?

thanks to anyone who can lead me in the right direction!

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#2 John Sprung

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Posted 13 December 2009 - 06:16 PM

Batteries are fairly easy to make from cells you can buy on line, and you'll save a bunch of money. You can make your own charger, too. What kind of motors do you have for it?




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#3 Diego Obledo

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Posted 14 December 2009 - 09:45 PM

I have the 2b 24fps constant speed and the variable speed motor.

I also need to a battery build option.

Any advice is greatly appreciated.
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#4 Bruce McNaughton

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 05:56 PM

I advise all of my clients to run down to either the power tool shop and buy a DeWalt 18V battery and charger or just pick up a 12V and a 6V sealed lead acid pair. The latter will cost some $30 from Radio Shack, 3, 4, 5 amp hour capacity is fine.

18V will spin an Arri very well, it will not overheat a governed motor and it will give the full range of speeds up to 50 fps on a wild motor. You can use 12V on either motor but not with the versatility of 18V.

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#5 John Sprung

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 06:03 PM

Any reason for preferring DeWalt over Bosch, Milwaukee, Makita, etc? I know Ryobi is low quality, but the rest are pretty good. It's a shame they all have their own proprietary interfaces.




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#6 Bruce McNaughton

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 07:57 PM

I'm sure that all power tool batteries will do the job equally well. Maybe I like the bright yellow 'hard to misplace' colour of the DeWalts...

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#7 Vadim Trofymenko

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 06:34 PM

Can you tell me please how to build a DeWalt to 4pin XLR adaptor?
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