Powering Mimic

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  1. Rob Ruscher

    Rob Ruscher Member

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    I've left the mimic on a charge overnight. Came down and turned it on. It read 83%. Then jumped to 100%. When I unplugged it read 76%. Anyone else having issues/is there an initial charging procedure? Used a couple times and seems to hold a charge but odd that the percentage jumps around.
     
  2. Graham Futerfas

    Graham Futerfas Well-Known Member

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    Hi Rob, the level seems to jump when you plug it in and it reads that it has more juice. I keep a couple of cheap USB phone chargers\boosters on hand and can velcro them onto the Mimic handlebars if needed.
     
  3. alain baars

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    I am going to combine the mimic and a screen and a Paralinx to a V-mount, I suppose its possible to power the mimic from there as well?
     
  4. Aaro Visala

    Aaro Visala New Member

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    Hi Rob and Alain!

    I think that best way to power Mimic and other accessories is with v-lock batteries. You can get P-tap to USB adapter what is the key to power mimic for longer times. I have been powering mimic, Tvlogic 058w monitor and Teradek bolt 300/600 with V-locks.
     
  5. Chris Fox

    Chris Fox Active Member

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    Would a battery plate that takes two MoVI Pro batteries and has, 2 pin lemo (for terradek/parralinx), 2 pin lemo or D-Tap for monitor, and USB out for the mimic work for you?

    This is something that I am working on at the moment ...

    Otherwise IDX make some fancy V-Lock plates with D-Tap and USB power out that would power the mimic, and accessories from.
     
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  6. Joshua Coté

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    Chris, yes please
     
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  7. SeBaStIaN BArrEtT

    SeBaStIaN BArrEtT Active Member

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    Any update? I need to replace my vmount plate, looking to see if u have a movi battery alternative yet.

    Thanks!
     
  8. Chris Fox

    Chris Fox Active Member

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    Hi Sebastian,
    Unfortunately we didn't establish enough interest to push ahead. I'd be happy to do a custom solution for you. We only need about 10 people interested to make it worthwhile.
    Cheers
    Chris
     

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