Beaulieu 4008 Battery Dummy 3-pin DIN socket PIN-OUT ?
Posted 05 February 2013 - 08:03 AM
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.
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!
Posted 05 February 2013 - 09:50 PM
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.
Posted 06 February 2013 - 05:01 AM
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?
Posted 06 February 2013 - 12:16 PM
Apecity.com has 4008 user manuals as well as the 4008 repair manual if you want to go through the wiring schematic.
Posted 06 February 2013 - 04:14 PM
Thanks again for sheding some light on the pin-out issue!