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RE: Eclair ACL Rechargeable
It should be positive to positive and negative to negative. Pin one on
a 4 pin XLR connection is always negative and pin four should be
To make sure you have proper polarity and current, I always recommend
putting a multi-meter to anything you build before plugging it into a
camera or a battery.
Use Neutrik XLR connectors. They are the easiest connectors in the
world to work with bar none. The worst connectors ever manufactured by
God or man have got to be those little Jaeger connectors on older ACL's.
Hands down the worst connectors of all time. I've got the scars to
Joshua Tunick wrote:
I'm trying to convert an Anton Bauer charger into one I can use with my
homemade ACL batteries. I'm wiring a male 4-pin XLR cable to the wires
for the Bauer mount. I know this can be done sucessfully because I've
seen this done, but what I'm trying to figure out is this: do you
connect positive to positive and negative to negative, or do you reverse
it because it's charging the battery?
I blew up a charger trying this - positive to postive, negative to
negative, but it may have been a problem with the charger because when I
replaced the fuses it didn't come back to life.
I'm hoping one of you more electrically minded folks can help me - I'm
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