Power BMCC and EVF from one D-Tap port

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Florian Blang

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Power BMCC and EVF from one D-Tap port

PostMon Apr 01, 2013 6:49 pm

Hey guys,
My camera will finally arrive at the end of this week and since I just decided to buy the Alphatron EVF I have to find a way to supply camera and EVF (don´t wanna use batteries) from one V-Mount with only one D-Tap port. I already have the D-Tap to DC cable for the camera. Can I somehow modify it and put a 4 pin DC cable on there?
Thanks for your help!
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Re: Power BMCC and EVF from one D-Tap port

PostMon Apr 01, 2013 6:59 pm

What outputs have you got on your v-lock distribution board?

I power my camera, Alphatron EVP and smallHD DP6 from my v-lock battery on a Tilta v-lock distribution board.
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Re: Power BMCC and EVF from one D-Tap port

PostMon Apr 01, 2013 7:01 pm

adamroberts wrote:What outputs have you got on your v-lock distribution board?

I power my camera, Alphatron EVP and smallHD DP6 from my v-lock battery on a Tilta v-lock distribution board.


I only have one D-Tap port on it.
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Re: Power BMCC and EVF from one D-Tap port

PostMon Apr 01, 2013 7:02 pm

Yeah... But what other outputs do you have?
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Re: Power BMCC and EVF from one D-Tap port

PostMon Apr 01, 2013 7:06 pm

The Alphatron EVF has a high quality mini XLR to D-tap cable. I'd not modify that one. I'd rather get a cable from one of the 12v outputs to the camera.
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Re: Power BMCC and EVF from one D-Tap port

PostMon Apr 01, 2013 7:12 pm

adamroberts wrote:Yeah... But what other outputs do you have?


The D-Tap is all my V-Mount plate has. I have one D-Tap to DC cable which is for the BMCC and when the EVF arrives I´ll have another cable which has a D-Tap at the end. So I´m wondering if it´s possible to braze the two cables together...
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Re: Power BMCC and EVF from one D-Tap port

PostMon Apr 01, 2013 10:05 pm

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Re: Power BMCC and EVF from one D-Tap port

PostMon Apr 01, 2013 11:15 pm



Thats´s what I´m looking for, thank you!
But will my 14.4V V-Mounts be enough to power EVF and BMCC at the same time?

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