Powering F5/55 on M15

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  1. Ben Hughes

    Ben Hughes Member

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    Have just received my M15, what a huge improvement on the M10! Much more Robust, the quick release is fantastic as is the road in the hole. Much more refined, I'm so glad I adopted early and was able to Go Big!

    Question, how are people powering the f5/55. Is it a Vlock plate on the cross bar with the xlr running down? It's going to be heavy.. Has anyone found a good powering option that works well and saves weight? Can you power with Lipo/Freefly battery with jst to xlr cable and a lipo battery alarm?
    Thanks
    Ben
     
  2. Eric De Fino

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    There are several threads covering powering solutions. Do a search please, and you'll find a lot of useful information.

    Cheers,
     
  3. Ben Hughes

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    I can't see anywhere powering F5 on the M15? Can you point me in the right direction?
     
  4. Ben Hughes

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    That's really not a great response by the way. For anyone else interested it looks like it is possible to power f5\55 from a lipo. Will upload pics when I've made the jst to right angle xlr
     
  5. Robert Pflumm

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    You are on the right track. I just did that at the Abel Cine Movi workshop and it worked good. Velcro a lipo on the camera use a lipo to D tap Movi cable and a d tap to right angle XLR.
     

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  6. Ben Hughes

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    That's really useful. Thank you. I don't think you need the d tap in between though. I was thinking of just making jst to xlr straight though but with a lipo alarm to monitor the battery. The Movi is great, it's powering eveything else that becomes problematic!
     
  7. Angus Benson-Blair

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    I used the second Movi battery with a custom lead ie battery to XLR. Worked a treat.
     
  8. Robert Pflumm

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    Ben. Even better. Please post picks. I will have to make one like that as well.
     
  9. Ben Hughes

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    Angus, did you have the power cable coming down from the second battery in the cradle? I'm going to mount on the canera so it's all contained in the gimbal.
    Robert, will try and post in next day or so. Fingers crossed it's all good!
     
  10. Angus Benson-Blair

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    Straight off the second tray for me but what you are suggesting makes good sense.
     
  11. Ben Hughes

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    Cable done, works perfectly and no long power cables from cross bar to gimbal. I can supply these cables to any f5/55 owner operators in the same position. Pic to follow
     
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    How long the 4s lipo last?
     
  13. Ben Hughes

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    Will let you know. I'm going to monitor it through a Lipo tester and keep fan to minimum on F5. Should be ok though because it won't be powering any ancillaries or vf etc just the camera.
     
  14. Angus Benson-Blair

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    It lasts a good few flights unlike powering a Red!
     
  15. Ben Hughes

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    Pics of custom cable powering F5
     

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    Great cable Ben, how do get one of those?
     
  17. Ben Hughes

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    I've used a 3900 m/a battery for the camera. Getting good run times..
     
  19. Cam Batten

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    I've got to make one of these for a shoot this week, is anyone able to post the pinout for + - on the 4 pin XLR?
     
  20. Wolf Schiebel

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    Cam, plus is on pin 4 and minus on pin 1.

    Best,

    Wolf
     

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