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#1 Jannis Geronymakis

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 06:40 PM

Hello everyone,

I have an eclair NPR with a perfect tone motor on it. When does the motor run crystal sync? When the red light is on or off? I am a little confused after reading different topics end texts.
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#2 Will Montgomery

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 08:50 AM

For most cameras it is when the light is OFF. The light is on as it gets up to speed. Think of the red light as, "there's a problem."
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#3 Jannis Geronymakis

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 12:14 PM

I have just been reading the manual and it says:

"The above included motors include a pilot lamp which goes off as soon as the motor does not run at synchro speed."

I am really confused now to be honest. The motors in the manual are indicated with codes which I do not understand.
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#4 Will Montgomery

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 03:19 PM

"The above included motors include a pilot lamp which goes off as soon as the motor does not run at synchro speed."

It has to get up to speed first, so my inclination is to think this manual is wrong; maybe a translation thing. However, the man to ask would be Bernie at Super 16, Inc. as he's the Eclair god (little g).

Look for his contact info at his website and I'm sure he'd be happy to help you with it.

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#5 Jannis Geronymakis

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 04:33 PM

It has to get up to speed first, so my inclination is to think this manual is wrong; maybe a translation thing. However, the man to ask would be Bernie at Super 16, Inc. as he's the Eclair god (little g).

Look for his contact info at his website and I'm sure he'd be happy to help you with it.

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Thanks for the info! Sent him a e-mail right away.
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#6 Tom Hepburn

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 11:28 AM

I have an Eclair ACL. I also copied this from a manual:

"Should the operating speed of the motor fall below the working level, then a warning light on the side will come on indicating loss of synchronisation. This condition applies if the output power of the battery is low."

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