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Re: Eclair ACL Battery Options

I wouldn't trust it.  The last thing you want during a shoot is for
something to go wrong with the power of the camera.  My little velcro scheme
is cheap, easy, works fine, and doesn't open you up to other camera
failures.  The next step would be to build a bracket (somebody else has
written about one), which would be a good option for me, since I have access
to a huge machine shop where I can prototype things at my own leisure.  I
might do that just to get rid of the velcro on the mags, but you can get the
glue off with gentle solvents.

Warren Yeager, SOC
----- Original Message -----
From: <cinesota@yahoo.com>
To: <EclairACL@topica.com>
Sent: Friday, November 16, 2001 12:31 PM
Subject: RE: Eclair ACL Battery Options

Hi Warren,
What if I mounted female xlr socket into the case itself and just
plugged it directly into the male xlr on the pilotone module?  Do you
think the xlr connector is robust enough to handle it?  The batteries
are pretty small and not very heavy.


Warren wrote:
> NP-1's are pretty big.  They're what, 8 inches long?  The little
> batteries
> you built are much like mine, only I used 10 1.2v NiMh batteries giving
> me
> 12v, you used 12 giving you 14.4v.  You've got a little more juice, but
> mine
> work fine.  I also have an XLR pigtail coming off my batteries.
> When I change mags, I take the batteries off the mags (they're velcroed
> on)
> and let 'em dangle for a minute.  They don't get in the way.  I have a
> good
> stress relief on the battery, and XL connectors are solid, so the
> pigtail
> can easily take the strain of hanging for a minute.  No problem, really.
>  I
> justs used some zip cord for the cable.
> Warren Yeager, SOC

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