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Old December 6th, 2010, 09:43 AM   #1
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Firewire Port isolator (where to buy?)

FireWire Port Isolator - 6pin - 6 inch

Anyone know where to buy these in the UK, ive searched google and yahoo. With no joy! ;-(

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Old December 6th, 2010, 12:03 PM   #2
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I don't have an answer to your question ...

But maybe you can do it differently. The only difference between a six pin Firewire connection and a four pin one is the power. All camcorders use a four pin connection. So a six pin to four pin cord will never carry power ...

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Old December 6th, 2010, 02:48 PM   #3
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Actually, not all camcorders use a 4-pin FireWire port. I believe the HPX170, for example, has a 6-pin FW port.

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Old December 6th, 2010, 04:43 PM   #4
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Hi

Thanks for the reply.

I've got the jvc gyhd110. I think its got the 6 pin.

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Old December 6th, 2010, 06:19 PM   #5
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Hi, Andrew...........

You can achieve your objective with these two:


Firewire 400 6pin to 4pin Leads : Firewire Cables : Maplin


That one gets rid of the power.


Firewire 6pin to 4pin Gender Changer : Firewire Cables : Maplin


That one takes you back to 6 pins again, without the power.


Job done. Maplin is everywhere.


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Old December 6th, 2010, 07:21 PM   #6
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Even if you go with this cable or another combination, I would not risk connecting the GY-HD100/110 while it's on. JVC admits that it has a problem with that port, and the only recommended connection strategy is to NEVER connect a cable while either device is on.

FW ports on pretty much any camcorder are delicate and should be used with maximum precaution.
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Old December 7th, 2010, 12:06 PM   #7
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I know, i've read alot on this forum about powering on the JVC with the power off for both items.
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Old December 7th, 2010, 12:36 PM   #8
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Thanks for the correction on six pin camcorders -- the premise holds the same though, use a four pin connection at some point in the route and you'll have eliminated the power.

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Old December 7th, 2010, 01:34 PM   #9
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You might also look into one of these

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Old December 19th, 2010, 03:38 PM   #10
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Asda price

Sorry for coming a little late to this thread, but I knew I had this gadget somewhere. Now I've found it - a retractable 4/6 pin FireWire cable from Asda. I bought this just over a year ago (can't remember how much but I think it was quite a bit less than 10).

Perhaps not the highest quality for repeated everyday use, but it works OK.

Sorry for the low quality iPhone pics - the circular sticker reads:

ASDA
MODEL NO: WM065
DESCRIPTION: IEEE 1394 CABLE KIT
PRODUCED FOR ASDA STORES LTD,
LEEDS LS11 5AD
388/105
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Old January 27th, 2011, 09:49 AM   #11
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edit, figured out

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