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Ron Williams November 8th, 2008 12:50 AM

get power to camera from pilot
i have a pilot with the AB battery .. the pilot came with a cord with a plug on one end and stripped loose wires on the other ... how do i get power to my EX1 from the AB system? forgive me but i am new to this and trying to figure all this out .. i finally got it balanced tho .. lol ... seems like a waste to just use this AB battery just to power a monitor. or heck even if i can use it to power a light something else. and speaking of lights which lights can i get that i CAN use the AB to power.

thx in advance

Dave Gish November 8th, 2008 07:23 AM

In order to power the EX1 or EX3 from the Pilot, you'll need another custom cable. The yellow power connector that mates with the EX1/EX3 is not easy to find, but you can chop it off the end of this cable: EXDC1 .
The center pin is positive, the sleeve is negative. Make sure the polarity is right! Buy a cheap volt-meter if you don't have one.

As for a light, just find one with a 12v power tap and make a custom power y-cable. Most 12v stuff like this will run from 10-17 volts. Here's an example:
VariZoom | S-2000 Dimmable On Camera Light - LED

Ron Williams November 8th, 2008 01:20 PM

ok so thats the idea ... thanks again dave ...

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