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#1 DGB

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 08:03 AM

Hi!

First of all I want to thank all of you for this TOP NOTCH forum.

Very informative and helpful!

So, first post --> first question.

I bought a Beaulieu 4008 ZM II camera some time ago. I plan to shoot some footage outside in cold weather conditions and therefor I want to use an external battery pack.
I intent to safe money and not to buy a Battery Dummy, which is rather expensive, instead I will build my own out of an old Beaulieu battery.
Following the instructions on this website http://www.bondy.de/...008battery.html I managed to open the battery.
Next step is the installation of the 3-pin DIN socket but I need help with the configuration of the pins to the three camera contacts.

3pinDINsocket.jpg

A proper pin-out / wire diagram would be very helpful.

I want to use an external Beaulieu battery container (which I don´t have yet) so the dummy should be compatibel with Beaulieu accessories (cable, container etc.).

Every bit of information is very welcome!

Regards, David
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#2 Steve Broback

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 09:50 PM

David - Looking into the socket - The 3 o'clock pin is the ground, the 12 o'clock pin is 3.6 volts for the meter and the 9 o'clock pin is 7.2 volts.
If you have a Beaulieu battery - the center is 7.2, the middle is 3.6 and the outer ring is the ground.
....hope this helps.
Do a test before you solder anything to make sure it works.
I have built a few battery packs for the R16 with 6 AAs tapping 3.6 volts at 3 batteries and they work great.
Steve
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Posted 06 February 2013 - 05:01 AM

Dear Steve,

Thanks for the quick response and the information regarding the pin-out!

Just to be sure. Looking at the photo the 3 o´clock pin --> 0V ; 12 o´clock pin --> 3.6V ; 9 o´clock pin --> 7.2V. Right?

Is this the standard Beaulieu pin-out and compatible with the Beaulieu cable and the Beaulieu battery container?

Regards, David
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Posted 06 February 2013 - 12:16 PM

David - I have only used the R16 but I do have a remote battery holder. When I plug the battery pack for the R16 into the remote holder I get the correct voltages at all of the pins so yes, this appears to be a Beaulieu standard. The R16 manual states that pin #1 is negative and pin #3 is positive.
Apecity.com has 4008 user manuals as well as the 4008 repair manual if you want to go through the wiring schematic.
Have fun!
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Posted 06 February 2013 - 04:14 PM

Dear Steve,

Thanks again for sheding some light on the pin-out issue!

Cheers, David
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