Jump to content


Photo

Eclair ACL Jaeger input


  • Please log in to reply
9 replies to this topic

#1 Willem Jansen

Willem Jansen
  • Basic Members
  • PipPip
  • 28 posts
  • Other
  • Netherlands

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?

 

s-l1600_1.jpg

 

 


  • 0

#2 Jean-Louis Seguin

Jean-Louis Seguin
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 754 posts
  • Other
  • Montreal, Canada

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 $$$.


  • 0

#3 Willem Jansen

Willem Jansen
  • Basic Members
  • PipPip
  • 28 posts
  • Other
  • Netherlands

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?


  • 0

#4 Nicholas Kovats

Nicholas Kovats
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 519 posts
  • Cinematographer
  • Shoot film! facebook.com/UltraPan8WidescreenFilm

Posted 02 April 2018 - 12:12 PM

Willem, 

 

Jean-Louis Seguin can help you. 


  • 0

#5 Jean-Louis Seguin

Jean-Louis Seguin
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 754 posts
  • Other
  • Montreal, Canada

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.


  • 0

#6 Willem Jansen

Willem Jansen
  • Basic Members
  • PipPip
  • 28 posts
  • Other
  • Netherlands

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.

  • 0

#7 Willem Jansen

Willem Jansen
  • Basic Members
  • PipPip
  • 28 posts
  • Other
  • Netherlands

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)


  • 0

#8 Jean-Louis Seguin

Jean-Louis Seguin
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 754 posts
  • Other
  • Montreal, Canada

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.
  • 0

#9 Willem Jansen

Willem Jansen
  • Basic Members
  • PipPip
  • 28 posts
  • Other
  • Netherlands

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.

  • 0

#10 Willem Jansen

Willem Jansen
  • Basic Members
  • PipPip
  • 28 posts
  • Other
  • Netherlands

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.


  • 0


CineTape

rebotnix Technologies

Rig Wheels Passport

Paralinx LLC

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Tai Audio

Metropolis Post

Visual Products

CineLab

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

FJS International, LLC

Abel Cine

Glidecam

New Pro Video - New and Used Equipment

Technodolly

Broadcast Solutions Inc

Aerial Filmworks

Ritter Battery

Willys Widgets

Wooden Camera

The Slider

New Pro Video - New and Used Equipment

CineLab

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

rebotnix Technologies

Glidecam

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Visual Products

Wooden Camera

CineTape

Willys Widgets

Aerial Filmworks

Rig Wheels Passport

The Slider

Technodolly

Paralinx LLC

Abel Cine

Broadcast Solutions Inc

Ritter Battery

Tai Audio

FJS International, LLC

Metropolis Post