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Re: Eclair ACL Burnt Out HD Motors
I'd like to know how you hook up that digital counter to the camera
body. It's a good idea.
email@example.com 4/25/02 7:33:10 PM >>>
Hi Mercer. The voltage is dropping to 13.2v even as we now speak (most
chargers will also do 13.2 v --- but check yours to make sure that it
auto-detect). The idea of 14.4v really appeals to me, since in theory
battery will die just before the camera ever drops below speed, and my
motor has been doing just fine --- but George knows more about those
than anyone, so I will defer to his judgement even though I think
experiences are quite valid.
All you'll need to do is pull out one of the 1.2 volt NiMH cells in
pack. If they are in an AA holder, just solder in a wire between the
in place of the battery. When first fully charged, it will read just
over 15 volts without a load ... that peak will decrease quickly with
I'm also going to wire in a tiny Radio Shack digital voltage display
the battery drops to 12.1 volts while the camera is running, I'll know
time to make a change. While I'm shopping for Digital dispays, I'm
going to add a digital real-time-counter to my ACL body --- every time
camera switch is turned on, the counter will be activated. (With a
is awkward to read those small footage numbers on the mag --- I think a
LCD in real-time will be better). Regards, Mark.
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