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#1 John R Woods

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Posted 25 April 2015 - 09:32 PM

My Beaulieu R16 runs fine on external power.  I just bought a newly-recelled 1,000 mA grip battery.  It won't run on the grip battery.  Checking the battery on the meter on the side of the R16, the needle only deflects half-way.  I tested the battery with a multimeter.  The outer ring shows about 8 volts, and the inner ring shows about 4 volts.  Since the camera's meter shows half power, and one ring of the battery shows half power, I suspected that one of the wires in the Power Grip is bad.  

 

I switched to 'resistance' on the multimeter.  Looking at the plug that plugs into the camera body, with the pins on the lower side (pins at 9 o'clock, 6 o'clock, and 3 o'clock), I checked each pin corresponding to a ring on the battery, and each pin on the plug.  The 3 o'clock pin on the plug corresponds to the centre pin on the battery side.  I get a reading of about 1.3 ohms.  The 6 o'clock pin on the plug corresponds to the pin on the battery side closest to the centre pin; thus, it corresponds to the nominal 3.6v inner ring on the battery.  I get a reading of about the same as  the first reading.  That leaves the 9 o'clock pin on the plug.  I'm not getting a reading on that one, which corresponds to the 7.2v ring of the battery.

 

Not being an electronically/electrically inclined person, and not having any idea of what I'm doing, it seems that when I use the battery on the Power Grip, the 7.2v power is not getting to the camera.  The 3.6v is.  Apparently I have a bad lead in the 3-pin XLR cord.

 

Can this be fixed?  If so, can it be fixed by me?  If so, how?

 


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#2 Jean-Louis Seguin

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Posted 26 April 2015 - 08:57 AM

You can fix it yourself. Email me and give you some tips.

 

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Posted 26 April 2015 - 09:38 AM

Good morning, Jean-Louis.

 

I'm new to the forum and can't find how to send emails.  I went to your profile and attempted to send a message, but it wouldn't let me.

 
I'd love instructions on how to repair my Power Grip.  I have little experience with that sort of thing, so I would take it on with trepidation.  Du-All says they can repair it, but I don't know how much they would charge.  I'd rather not spend $150 on a replacement, either!  I think I'm capable of soldering wires.  At least I hope I am.  If I can fix it myself, that would be great.
 
Thank you for your help!
 
John
 

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Posted 26 April 2015 - 11:23 AM

It's bolextech@gmail.com

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