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Old May 18th, 2017, 08:14 AM   #1
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Smoking Marshall monitor questions

I want to use a Marshall monitor I own with my Steadicam but the SDI module on the back is not working. We had a little SDI to HDMI converter knocking about and I thought Iíd use that. I tested and the set up with the converter plugged into the wall and it worked fine so I split the power cable coming from the V mount battery on my Steadicam, plugged the Converter and the monitor in, plugged the SDI into the converter and the HDMI from the converter to the monitor and smoke came out the top of the monitor!

I unplugged everything and checked the monitor, itís working fine thank god. Checked the converter and itís also working fine, checked the wires and they are all fine. I also checked how much power was coming down the HDMI, itís about 5V plugged into the wall and the same plugged into the battery.
I donít know how much should be coming down the HDMI but it worked just fine when the converter had a separate power supply so Iím thinking it must be shorting somewhere in there.

Electrics is not my strongest area so I thought Iíd come here and see if anyone has any experience or ideas whatís going on. Is 5V about right for a HDMI feed? Does this mean that I canít use my Marshall monitor with these little converter without a separate battery?
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