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#1 Andrew Sutherland

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 01:52 PM

I recently acquired from a friend an ARRI IIC w/three lens turret. It has a hand grip motor (3 pin XLR connection) and another 3 pin XLR connection on the body. I have been searching the forums and I haven't been able to find information mentioning an ARRI IIC w/ a 3 pin XLR, I have no manual. I have no knowledge of operating film cameras but would like to give it a test run. I understand I will need a 16.8V DC battery, the issue is with connections and charger - It seems these items are easy enough to acquire individually but not in a simple package. Can anyone recommend a site that sells batteries that will include a 3 pin XLR connection w/ a charger that will have a UK plug [the large majority of cine accessory websites are American and I would prefer not to have a 17v battery charging through an international adapter). 

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As there is a female XLR on both the body and the hand grip, which should the battery connect to? What are the reasons for connecting the power to body vs motor? Thanks.


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Posted 28 May 2013 - 02:01 PM

Correction: The hand motor is a 3 pin connection - the body has a 6 pin XLR connection.


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#3 Dom Jaeger

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 12:56 AM

Some 2Cs had a 6 pin (Tuchel) socket on the body used for Pilotone. The motor socket is the one you want to supply power to. 3 pin XLRs were traditionally used for 24V applications though. Is it possible it's a 24V motor? A photo would help.

 

The standard 3 pin XLR wiring is almost always pin 1 negative, pin 2 positive - very simple to solder an XLR on the end of a battery cable.

 

Can't help with UK battery suppliers I'm afraid.


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#4 Will Montgomery

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 11:14 AM

I've seen the old style two "fat" pin connector for 2c handgrip motors and the 6 pin but not the XLR very often. I thought 4 pin XLR was for 12 volt and 3 pin XLR was 24 volt? Maybe that's just the modern world.

 

Wait, those are 16v motors right? That's probably why.


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