Cinemizer replacement 3.5mm cable

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  1. Dave King

    Dave King Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone had to replace their 3.5mm composite cable yet? Standard 3.5mm video cables that you get at Radio Shack, Best Buy etc do not work because Zeiss uses a different pin assignment. Video is actually Pin 2 (for reference pin 4 is the out most tip and pin 1 is the inner most one). I tried buying it from this site http://easy-entertain.eu/default.php but it doesn't let you buy it unless you are logged in as a dealer. Nobody else including B&H seems to understand that the 3.5mm cable comes in different pin configurations.
     
  2. Gary Haynes

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    Dave I custom made a cable. Wanted a smaller lighter cable from the Cinemizer box to my FPV stand.
     
  3. Andy Johnson-Laird

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    Contact Dave Hodgson dhodgson@total3dsolutions.com for new cables, Dave.
    Replacement cable is $11.95 (or it was a couple of months ago).


    Dave Hodgson
    Total3DSolutions.com
    Sales & Distribution for Americas
    Carl Zeiss Business Partner
    Office – 248-494-4460
    Cell – 248-390-1598

    Dave was very helpful when my Cinemizer cable failed. As you say, the pinout is non standard. You can purchase TRRS (tip-ring-ring-shank) 3.5mm jacks from http://www.markertek.com/Connectors...s/3-5-2-5mm-Mini-Connectors/171-7435-EX.xhtml if you want to make up your own cables.


    Hope this helps.
    Andy.
     
  4. Dave King

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    Thanks Gary and Andy. I like the idea of having a metal heavy duty cable sleave to protect the cable.
    It was freaky that right after I saw Gary's post I went to Markertek's website and bought the same connector Andy suggests. Then I saw Andy's post about the same exact thing. What are the odds? I use Markertek all the time for buying AV stuff for my real job that pays bills!!
     
  5. Ryan J. Rowe

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    Mine just failed. Seems to be a trend. Just ordered the connectors from Markertek. Thanks for the information guys.
     
  6. Andy Johnson-Laird

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    Might want to email Dave Hodgson, Ryan -- there's a pattern forming here and if we just make up our own then Zeiss will never know.
    Who knows, they might comp you a replacement! :)

    Andy.
     
  7. Ryan J. Rowe

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    I sent Dave Hodgson an email. It's a bummer about the pin assignment being different than the standard. Who thinks these things up anyway?
     
  8. Andy Johnson-Laird

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    The Department of Non-Standard Standards, usually. But sometimes they farm it out to other Departments. ;)

    Andy.
     

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