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Old December 14th, 2010, 09:14 PM   #1
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AC-DN10 power supply beefy enough for PDW-700?

We have been using the higher output (150 watts, 9amps) AC-DN2B with no problems but have recently purchased an AC-DN10(100 watts, 6amps). We're getting complaints that it is really hot to the touch under normal operating conditions. Anybody have similiar complaints or issues? Our DP's do not normally use on-board lighting or power anything else externally.
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Old December 15th, 2010, 11:08 PM   #2
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The AC-DN10 unit is rated high enough to power the PDW-700 but that doesn't mean it will be cool to the touch doing it. Looks like it is really made for lower power consumption cameras. I have bought many off brand power supplies which claimed to have enough power to run gear. Many of them did but died after a while while the more expensive manufacturer made units kept working. I would ask Sony if they recommend this unit for the PDW-700.
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Old December 17th, 2010, 08:50 AM   #3
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The actual owners manual states on page 39:

"For safety, use only the Sony battery packs and
AC adaptors listed below.
ē BP-GL95/GL65/L60S/L80S Lithium-ion
Battery Pack
ē AC power using the AC-DN2B/DN10 AC
Adaptor"


I am using the AC-DN10 quite often on the pdw700 (without loading a battery at the same time) and I dont think its getting to hot.

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Old December 17th, 2010, 03:02 PM   #4
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Good find Uli,
So we don't know if Genes unit is defective or you have less sensitive fingers. Or maybe because he is using 120 volt power which draws more amperage for the same output as you do in Germany and the unit actually does run hotter in different voltage environments.
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Old December 22nd, 2010, 07:00 PM   #5
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I tested the unit and wasn't able to duplicate the problem...it did get a little warm though. I know the Anton Bauer Quad 2702(rated at 70 watts) couldn't power a PDW-700. I sent the DP some suggestions--found on this forum- on how to reduce power consumption:

- In Operation Menu 01, switch OFF HD/SDI Output 1 and 2 if you donít use them
- In Operation Menu 07, Disable Ethernet/USB and iLink if not being used
- In Operation menu 07 switch the record audio out to SAVE from EE
- turn off mic phantom power 48v in back also
- donít use LCD

I wasn't able to get the full story from the freelance DP on whether or not he was using on-board lighting or anything else powered externally.
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