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#1 Amanda Emily

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Posted 14 February 2010 - 01:52 PM

Hello and greetings.

I acquired a Canon Scoopic 16 (the grey version) not too long ago, and the internal battery is long since dead. Since it is a logo'ed news camera, and I work in news, I thought it would be amusing to get the old thing up and shooting again.

Since the Scoopic kit I have lacks a charger, recelling the battery would be rather pointless anyway.

Does there exist such a thing as a cable that connects to the four pin external power connector on the camera to a 12v external battery pack with an XLR connection?

Many thanks to anyone who can provide help.

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#2 Jean-Louis Seguin

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Posted 14 February 2010 - 05:32 PM

Hello and greetings.

I acquired a Canon Scoopic 16 (the grey version) not too long ago, and the internal battery is long since dead. Since it is a logo'ed news camera, and I work in news, I thought it would be amusing to get the old thing up and shooting again.

Since the Scoopic kit I have lacks a charger, recelling the battery would be rather pointless anyway.

Does there exist such a thing as a cable that connects to the four pin external power connector on the camera to a 12v external battery pack with an XLR connection?

Many thanks to anyone who can provide help.

Amanda



Hi Amanda,

Your camera's original battery pack supplies both 12V and 6V. There is something in the camera, possibly the exposure meter, that requires 6V to run.
If you were to power the camera from a standard 12V battery, the circuits needing 6V will not be powered.
In addition, the connectors used for the external power in those early Scoopics is extremely difficult to find.

However, there are some solutions I can think of:
1) Have the connector changed to something more universal and a use a specially wired power pack that will supply both voltages.
2) Recell the existing battery you have and locate an appropriate charger.
3) Use regular disposable alkaline cells in a battery holder. In this case 8 cells will do with a center tap between cells 4 and 5.

Good luck!

Cheers,
Jean-Louis
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#3 Sir Alvin Ekarma

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Posted 15 February 2010 - 08:00 PM

Most of the solutions seem to involve M/MS scoopics, but for the record:

Here's a cheap DIY solution http://www.filmclass.com/scooby/ but I don't know for certain if it would work for the older gray Scoopic models.

Du-all makes Scopic-to-XLR cables for their batteries http://www.duallcame..._Chargers.shtml

Film Group also makes these cables http://www.webtfg.com/sync10.htm
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Posted 16 January 2014 - 04:06 AM

I know this is an old post. But I recently got a Scoopic 16 and I'm really interested in that DIY solution that Sir Alvin Ekarma Mentioned. The link is not working, but maybe you can tell me more about it.


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#5 Sir Alvin Ekarma

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 10:38 AM

I know this is an old post. But I recently got a Scoopic 16 and I'm really interested in that DIY solution that Sir Alvin Ekarma Mentioned. The link is not working, but maybe you can tell me more about it.

 

I am a digital packrat. http://www.mediafire...oopic Batte.pdf

 

To be honest, it looks like a hassle; you could get a power cable from Du-all and a cheap battery from B&H for maybe $30-$50 (I'm not sure what the most appropriate battery would be) and it would come out about the same. 


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#6 Sir Alvin Ekarma

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 10:59 AM

Correction: a power cable for $70 dollars AND a cheap battery for $30-$50.


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#7 Ruben Arce

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 03:50 PM

Wow! It's great that you still have that file. I do have the cable and connector. I mean the original one. So I can use that one to power the camera without drilling or soldering the terminals. Now thanks to this information I can calculate the power requirements of the camera. I know it's 12v but I still need to figure out the amps. It's going to be a tremendous help. Thanks a lot Sir Alvin Ekarma.


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