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Old January 10th, 2008, 03:33 AM   #1
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DC plug

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Does anyone know where to get a spare DC plug?
I need it for my Steadicam Pilot.

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Old January 10th, 2008, 07:26 AM   #2
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I went on eBay and ordered an old Sony AC adapter for $5 and snipped it off (with ample cord attached).

The yellow Sony 12V plug is used in many of their products' adapters.
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Old January 10th, 2008, 11:34 AM   #3
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I went on eBay and ordered an old Sony AC adapter for $5 and snipped it off (with ample cord attached).

The yellow Sony 12V plug is used in many of their products' adapters.
Can anyone confirm that using the adapter from the DSR11 DVCAM-deck with the EX1 will work and won't break anything?

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Old January 10th, 2008, 11:43 AM   #4
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I tried that very thing and it worked fine.

I like the brick from that adapter much better than the thing that came with the camera, just the fact that the cord comes in one end and out the other.
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Old January 10th, 2008, 11:47 AM   #5
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I tried that very thing and it worked fine.

I like the brick from that adapter much better than the thing that came with the camera, just the fact that the cord comes in one end and out the other.
Great! Thanks!
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Old January 13th, 2008, 02:27 PM   #6
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I went on eBay and ordered an old Sony AC adapter for $5 and snipped it off (with ample cord attached).

The yellow Sony 12V plug is used in many of their products' adapters.
Thanks, could you please be more specific...
What model should i search for?

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Old January 13th, 2008, 02:41 PM   #7
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I think there are a lot of models out there - Sony makes a lot of things. Mine was from some sort of Playstation. Model number ZA12001GN. Remember - I am only cutting the plug off of this.

I just went on eBay and searched for "sony 12V" and then looked at the pictures of what came up.

I believe Sony color codes their coaxial power cables, and I saw a yellow one that looked right, and the cord attached seemed nice and thick, so I bought it. Since it was only $5 I wasn't concerned about getting it wrong.

The alternative, to buy a specific adapter, like the one for the DSR-11, would cost $100-200 new from Sony.

If you intend to use the power supply attached, you should be careful about voltage/amperage ratings. But if you only intend to use the Sony yellow plug, there are a lot of options.
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Old January 13th, 2008, 04:00 PM   #8
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The ac adapter for the EX1 USB Card reader also works well.
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Old January 15th, 2008, 06:57 AM   #9
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Radio shack sells a plug end that fits Part # 273-1707 but you will have to make-up your own cable-retrofit, or use one of their cables and adapt.
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Old January 15th, 2008, 08:09 AM   #10
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According to Vortex Media's "Mastering the Ex-1" Any 12v power source will work. I don't know how far I would trust this but check your manual too. I guess the yellow plug is some type of standard 12v plug or something ?!
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Old September 1st, 2008, 03:38 PM   #11
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Thought I'd resurrect this thread with a mod I did on my EX1's power supply. I originally cut off the original coaxial power plug and installed a 4-pin XLR on the end of the cord. However, I got tired of having that little "pigtail" hanging off the box all the time so I put the XLR on the box itself. Then I made up some new power cables using mic cable with the yellow-tipped coaxial connector on one end and 4-pin male XLR's on the other. The one thing I didn't get perfect was the size of the hole as I didn't have an exact match for the diameter of the XLR body....got mine too big but it's still solid. Plus, I'll probably replace the screws with rivets.
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Old September 1st, 2008, 11:50 PM   #12
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Nice Mod Dave!!
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Old September 3rd, 2008, 08:44 PM   #13
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Nice work Dave!
Where did you find the screws to take this apart?

I guess they must be under the label on the bottom. Did you just take the label off?

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Old September 3rd, 2008, 08:55 PM   #14
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I have to give Steve Cahill all the credit for this mod. I took his idea seen here:

Sony Charger for the EX1

I copied his mod originally using the same "pigtail" XLR4 attached to the charger unit. However, I got tired of the cord dangling off of the box so I simply put the socket on the box itself. No loss of functionality but be careful of the internal electronics. If you do the same mod, move the XLR over to the right about 3 or 4mm and you'll have no problems.
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Old September 4th, 2008, 04:13 PM   #15
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Thanks for the info. I got some of the parts today so I will end up doing this soon.

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