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Hello

 

Need some help on the cable for the Red Cam. I have been through the forum here. Has any one powered the Ultra 2 with the red. Does it need any modifications apart form the power cable. The 3pin cam power on the sled to the red cam 6 pin.

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Hello

 

Need some help on the cable for the Red Cam. I have been through the forum here. Has any one powered the Ultra 2 with the red. Does it need any modifications apart form the power cable. The 3pin cam power on the sled to the red cam 6 pin.

Thanks

 

 

Hi Nitin

 

Nothing else required, just the power cable. Just make sure the Red comes with the Element Technica output adaptor box http://www.elementtechnica.com/products/view.php?p=1 or a set of adaptor leads to BNC.

 

Robin

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Nitin, the Ultra2 handles the powerdraw from the RED one without any problems. But you should put the batteries in parallel and exclude the 24-12 V downconverter otherwise the downconverter gets really hot. First time I used the RED on my Ultra2 I actually melted the plastic cover on one of the 15A fuses because of the heat generated from the downconverter.

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Thanks to all for the help.

 

Regards

Nitin

 

I had Terry West make me a Red Power Cable, large 3 pin Limo to Red (Right Angle Red End) which make the cable not stick out the back, nice!

 

I had no problems running the Red on my SFX/EFP Frankin Rig since I replaced the breaker with a 10amp, the Ultra should handle that with ease!?!

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But you should put the batteries in parallel

Like Peter said, put batteries in parallel also to avoid rebooting when you have a battery change. This will help you stay on top of your game and not having to stand around while windows boots up. Instructions here: http://www.steadicam.com/images/content/U2_Batteries.pdf

One other thing to remember is that IF you do the parallel method, you are eating two batts at the same time and you will require two more batts during a battery change. So even though your power supply should last twice as long, your using up your bricks x2.

 

-Alfeo "Hot Swapper" Dixon

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