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Old December 2nd, 2007, 07:32 PM   #1
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How to power this camera light?

I wasn't sure where to post this question but since it concerns the HD100 I thought I would start here.
I want to power a 12v camera light from my IDX battery but the D-Tap outputs 14.8v. Any ideas? I looked around for a 14.8v to 12v converter but couldn't find any. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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Old December 2nd, 2007, 09:15 PM   #2
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I wasn't sure where to post this question but since it concerns the HD100 I thought I would start here.
I want to power a 12v camera light from my IDX battery but the D-Tap outputs 14.8v. Any ideas? I looked around for a 14.8v to 12v converter but couldn't find any. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
No need Michael - 12volt camera lights are designed to run of these batteries, they'll happily accept probably up to 16 volts. The D tap is there to run accessories like camera lights etc.
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Old December 3rd, 2007, 04:47 AM   #3
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Yes, normally that is the case. But not with the light I'm talking about. It needs steady 12v. 14.8v is too much. Is there some sort of converter out there?
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Old December 3rd, 2007, 06:29 PM   #4
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You'll need a DC to DC converter. In this case it works as a regulator. Most of these things are designed for larger applications like cars.

Something like this might work, or else you could ask your techie to build one for you. 4 amp max (50 watts) so it depends on the output of the globe whether this would work.

http://www.batteryspace.com/index.as...OD&ProdID=2494

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Old December 11th, 2007, 07:03 PM   #5
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Thanks John. I will check it out. It seems like it could be just the thing.
By the way, does anybody know of a firewire converter that will converter HDV to component or composite and is not a big box or cost an arm and a leg?
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