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#1 Andrew Glenn Miller

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Posted 29 March 2011 - 01:45 PM

Hey there,

First off, I have a Bolex Rex-5 with the the 400ft magazines. At the moment, I don't have a MST and battery to power this bad boy. I have been looking at MST motors and they are kind of expensive, but I came across a much cheaper one and wondering if this model will fit my rex-5. The lay out of it is a bit different so I'm worried it is not designed for the magazine and a battery to power it.

Here it is attached (I need it to be 24f, which it is).
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It seems that it may attach to a handgrip and battery, not magazine and battery.

Edited by Andrew Glenn Miller, 29 March 2011 - 01:49 PM.

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#2 Jean-Louis Seguin

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Posted 29 March 2011 - 03:21 PM

That the early version of the MST motor with 6-pin DIN type power socket.
Later ones use a 7-pin DIN type socket.

It will run the MM mag take-up motor fine through the connection at the top.

You can power it from any 12VDC source.

According to my notes:
Pins 1 & 2 are joined and are 12V +.
Pins 4 & 5 are joined and are 12V -.

The connection near the power input socket is for remote on-off switch.

Cheers,
Jean-Louis

Edited by Jean-Louis Seguin, 29 March 2011 - 03:25 PM.

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#3 Andrew Glenn Miller

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Posted 29 March 2011 - 03:40 PM

That the early version of the MST motor with 6-pin DIN type power socket.
Later ones use a 7-pin DIN type socket.

It will run the MM mag take-up motor fine through the connection at the top.

You can power it from any 12VDC source.

According to my notes:
Pins 1 & 2 are joined and are 12V +.
Pins 4 & 5 are joined and are 12V -.

The connection near the power input socket is for remote on-off switch.

Cheers,
Jean-Louis


Ah! Perfect, that's all the picture displayed, wasn't sure whether or not there was more to it. Time to find a 12v battery pack with 6-pin capability now. Thank you!
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#4 T Sanders

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 10:08 PM

I know this thread is old but I'm a bit in the same situation. I just got the same MST motor and no way to power it. I have a 12v Bescor battery pack but I'm stumped on the cabling. The Bescor battery pack has a cigarette lighter plug off of it. And it came with a cigarette lighter plug that connects to the outlet or the camera. But if I take the battery out of the pouch the lighter plug is just hooked to two prongs with those little "H" connectors. So I would need a cable with a 6 pin female din plug on one end to the motor but not sure how I would hook the other end up to the battery. Of course I can't find any cables that would work for what I need.  My motor didn't come with a power cable either.

 

This is the battery I have pretty much:

http://www.bhphotovi...te_Battery.html

 

 

Any suggestions?


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#5 Jean-Louis Seguin

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 08:12 AM

The power connector is known as a Tuchel connector.

You can order it from Digi-Key, Mouser, etc...

The part number is T3401001

 

The lighter plug connector is easy to find, even at the dollar store. Center tip is +, outer shell is - .

 

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#6 T Sanders

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 01:46 PM

Thanks! I have no skills in that. I was thinking such a magical plug already existed (wishful thinking) but I guess I need to start learning. :) You make it sound so easy. So I'll try to make the cable myself.


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#7 T Sanders

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 06:27 PM

Well now, I'm about to resell the thing. I just bought that last Tobin Crystal Sync motor those duall folks had left. :)


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