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#1 Willem Jansen

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 07:50 AM

I recently bought a ACL (1.5) and it has the Jaeger input on the body for the battery. The original battery needs to be re-celled and I'm wondering if this is the best thing to do or, which is my other option: to get a separate 12v NIMH battery and attach it to the camera's magazine. This seems to be the more efficient option as far as my research goes. But then I still need a cable or adapter, right? I honestly never heard of the brand Jaeger before...

 

Does anyone have more knowledge about this?

 

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#2 Jean-Louis Seguin

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 08:27 AM

Jaeger connectors are mostly used in the aerospace industry.

I have a few brand new connectors in my stock. Believe me they are not cheap!

They also need a special tool for assembly and disassembly, which I have.

The connector on your camera looks like it has corrosion on the female inputs. It should be replaced.

Alternately, you might want to have the power input converted into something more standard like 4-pin XLR.

This would require modification to the camera base. Which ever way you want to go, it's going to cost $$$.


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#3 Willem Jansen

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 09:06 AM

I already thought it would cost some money. Do you think the conversation would cost a lot, though? And would somebody like Bernie be able to do it?


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#4 Nicholas Kovats

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 12:12 PM

Willem, 

 

Jean-Louis Seguin can help you. 


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#5 Jean-Louis Seguin

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 02:29 PM

Before spending money on power cables and batteries, have you been able to check if the camera is working at all?

Doesn't the original battery pack have a connector to fit the camera's power input?

If so, remove the dead cells from the battery pack and substitute any 12V DC source to the correct + and - wires.

Let us know what you find.


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#6 Willem Jansen

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 02:59 PM

Well, The camera has yet to arrive. The previous owner said the batteries needed to be removed and has already done that for me.

The only way to attach the battery pack to the camera is through the cable that goes into the Jaeger input. But because it has corrossion on it, I better first replace it right?

Edited by Willem Jansen, 02 April 2018 - 03:01 PM.

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#7 Willem Jansen

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 03:19 PM

Also, this is how he said he used to attach the battery pack to the camera:

 

- with the included battery pack to the Jaeger input.
- with a 4pin XLR to Jaeger adaptor (now missing, as detailed).

 

He has lost the 4pin XLR to Jaeger adapter over the years.

 

(Sorry for the double post, I couldn't edit my previous post all of the sudden)


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#8 Jean-Louis Seguin

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 04:07 PM

Re-celling the battery pack should not be too complicated. Of course, you'll need the proper charger. Test the camera first.
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#9 Willem Jansen

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 04:21 PM

Is it possible to use a different charger? Besides the adapter he also couldn't find the original charger...

Edited by Willem Jansen, 02 April 2018 - 04:22 PM.

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#10 Willem Jansen

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Posted 21 April 2018 - 06:40 AM

The camera package is at Bernie's place.

He will replace the Jaeger input with a XLR and add a cable, battery and charger.

Shout out to him and his wife Julie. Great communication and I'm very happy he can fix this for me.


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#11 steven jackson

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Posted 10 December 2018 - 10:43 AM

Jean Louis,  I have an Eclair ACL II and am wanting a Jaeger to XLR four pin, are you able to quote for making that cable up for me?  It's for the small side mount battery pack.

 

Thanks,

Steve in France.


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