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#1 Macks Fiiod

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Posted 30 May 2017 - 11:22 PM

So there's currently a listing up at a fantastic price for this model however I'm stumped on how to get it running based on the photographs.

 

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I'm used to seeing Gold mount battery plates and 4-pin power ports. However this camera has a battery plate which doesn't seem to resemble gold mount, and a 5-pin power port.

 

So far I've asked a handful of people who were able to get answers here and there, but I'm mainly looking to get leads on the precise names of these connections as well as leads on where I could try purchasing them (or converters).

 

 

Thanks to everyone for their help so far and any answers to this problem moving forward.


Edited by Macks Fiiod, 30 May 2017 - 11:23 PM.

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Posted 31 May 2017 - 01:47 AM

The battery plate looks like an old Anton Bauer one. It might be easier to change it to a later one.


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Posted 31 May 2017 - 09:03 AM

The screws and contacts for these things are universal?


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#4 Keith Walters

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Posted 31 May 2017 - 07:35 PM

You know Ikegami still have a page for it on their website:
http://www.ikegami.c...tv/itc730a.html

 

I can't find any information on which pins actually accept 12V input. A service manual would be a worthwhile purchase if you can find one.

However you should be able to work it out. Using a multimeter, first determine which pin(s) are connected to the metal chassis (usually the BNC socket is a handy connection point). Using a low-power current-limited 12V power supply with the negative connection connected to the chassis, you should be able to find the positive battery connection by trial and error. The power supply may not be able to actually power the camera, but you should get some sign of life.
After you've located the correct pins, depending on how long you want to use the camera for, you could make a reliable connection simply using insulated alligator clips.


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