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Re: Eclair ACL 14.4 volts on ACL HD motor

Eclair warned that 14V is the AMAX -- absolute maximum -- rating of the
motor. Although I know some recommend the use of 14 volt batteries for high
speed operation, my solution is to use a large, "stiff" 12V pack.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Mercer Richards (Maui Net)" <wmr@maui.net>
To: <EclairACL@topica.com>
Sent: Wednesday, April 17, 2002 5:12 PM
Subject: RE: Eclair ACL 14.4 volts on ACL HD motor

Mark, Had Sterling Batteries convert Eclair battery packs to 14.4 volts.
When fully charged, the packs show 16.5 volts.  Will this burn up the
Is there anyone who rebuilds the HD motor? Is there a source for
a used HD motor? By the way, Les is converting my 12.5 - 75 zeiss to super
16 format coverage. Thanks, Mercer
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark" <super16acl@aol.com>
To: <EclairACL@topica.com>
Sent: Wednesday, April 17, 2002 10:46 AM
Subject: Re: Eclair ACL NPR Question...

> Hi David. The only difference between single and double perf is exactly
> you stated, and Super-16 is single perf. Double perf can be run by any
> (except an Auricon if you are recording sound-on-film). Single perf can
> run by almost any camera, (except a Mitchell, which needs both perfs). I
> haven't loaded an NPR in a long time, but I imagine that it will take
> A or B wind --- but that's just a guess. Try it with a dummy load and
> sure that nothing scratches it when it is A wind. Also, Eclair made a
> Super-16 conversion kit for the NPR if you ever decide to convert it.
> it at Optical Electro House in Culver City, and Les Bosher in England
> probably does it as well. The NPR is a great camera. Very quiet and
> registration. Mark. PS - There is an NPR site on the web.

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