Running Battery Plate off Pan Bar

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  1. Tim Naylor

    Tim Naylor New Member

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    I'm still trying to figure out the best power configuration for my M Pro. While I'd love to power everything off the MP batteries, I just see way too many battery changes throughout the day. I was toying with the idea of alltaching a gold mount plate to the pan bar and running a power cable to the camera. Gyro Vu makes a CF batt plate with 25mm clamps that should be able to attach without a problem. It should also give a bit of weight on the rear of the pan bar to help counter balance heavier builds.

    Has anyone done this yet? Any issues?
     
  2. Chris Fox

    Chris Fox Active Member

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    Hey Tim,

    Have a look at this thread http://forum.freeflysystems.com/index.php?threads/mōvi-pro-power-adapter.8891/

    We have built a power adapter that lets you run the MōVI Pro, and camera all from any 12-24V power source, so V-Lock, Gold Mount, LIPO, car, Cine VCLX batteries ....

    We typically run with a V-Lock on the handle bar to power everything, and one MōVI Pro battery on the gimbal, which enables us to hot swap V-Lock batteries all day long.

    Our pre orders just shipped out this week and I will be updating the photos on our website with the production models, which I have in my hand at the moment ;) on Monday. You can check them out at our store

    Here is what the production versions are looking like 2017-02-24 13.56.31.jpg

    Available with a D-Tap cable, EC3 connector or a LEMO 2B.302 or LEMO 2B 303 socket and fly leads.

    Cheers

    Chris
     
  3. Tim Naylor

    Tim Naylor New Member

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    This looks great. Just have a question about the power out connection. What is the connection? I have a gold mount plate with 30mm clamp with d tap out. Does it come with a connection for that? If not, what cable do I need?
     
  4. Ben Kanegson

    Ben Kanegson New Member

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    Hi, since the 12v source to the Pro Power converter is not on the moving part of the gimbal, what is a recommended flex power cable and where can that be sourced?

    Also, which port or optional ports offer highest current out?

    Thank you.
     
  5. Chris Fox

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    Hi Tim,
    There are a couple of option. I have been building custom cables to suit for different people.

    The power adapter can come with a 50cm D-Tap fly lead built in which is a good length to reach a battery mounted on the handle bars or cage. Otherwise I can provide it with just any connector you would like on the fly lead.

    The next option which is really good if you want to use different connectors, is a LEMO 2B.302 or 303 socket built into the power adapter. With that I can then provide cables to suit different powering options, and you just choose the cable/connector you want for the job (XLR, EC3, DTap, LEMO, or nearly anything else)
     
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    Hey Ben,

    You just need to tell me what cable you would like and how long, and I will build it to go with the power adapter. The LEMO 2B.302 is the socket/port that can fit the adapter which is rated at 30A.

    Cheers

    Chris
     

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