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Old 20-11-2010, 09:52 AM
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Arrow DC power adapter for Astro 40D ????????

Hello all,
This is a question for owners of Central DS cooled DSLRs.

Got the 'your camera is ready' email yesterday from Yun Lee, so I should be back in action for astro-imaging in the next couple of weeks.

As I do all my imaging from my backyard, I need a DC adapter to power the cooling unit. Power requirements: 12V 3.6A - there are loads of 12V 5A adapters on ebay which Yun has advised would fit the bill in terms of power. This ad shows the connector dimension size...
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Power-Supply-...item3ca43ab20c

What I don't know is the dimensions/size of the connector that is plugged into the Exocooler unit (pictured). I've asked Yun via email, but no reply yet.

Do any Astro 450D/40D/50D owners use DC power supplies?
Any suggestions or idea of connector size needed?

Cheers
Doug
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Old 21-11-2010, 06:15 AM
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By the look of the photo it will be either a 2.1mm or 2.5mm DC plug, $1.95 from Jaycar plus 5min of soldering time to change it.

The only difference between the 2 plugs is the diameter of the centre pin.
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Old 21-11-2010, 06:20 AM
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Not as cheap as the EBAY one, but http://www.jaycar.com.au/productView...T&SUBCATID=381

It will set you back $32 once you buy the end plug.
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Old 21-11-2010, 07:31 AM
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you should receive a cable with your camera (i did ;-)

it has terminal alligator clips on the end or you can cut them off and attach a cigarette lead which is what i have done for all my cables now.

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Old 21-11-2010, 08:58 AM
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Thanks all.
I've found that recently the stuff on eBay with free postage from HK or China is taking ages to arrive (up to a month for some stuff) so I may just grab the Jaycar one and wait for the lead from Central DS which I'll mutilate to fit!
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Old 21-11-2010, 10:41 AM
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doug i got a battery power pack and 12 supply with cig lighter extension in one from yun for my 40D and 350D like what is shown in the picture
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Old 21-11-2010, 11:07 AM
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doug i got a battery power pack and 12 supply with cig lighter extension in one from yun for my 40D and 350D like what is shown in the picture
Cheers Dave - this is looking to be less of a drama than I thought.

Speaking off drama...found this from a "cooled DSLR" google search.
I don't think I have the 'billiards' to perform such a radical mod on my camera (doesn't matter now anyway!!)
http://thaiastro.nectec.or.th/hypermod/
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Cheers Dave - this is looking to be less of a drama than I thought.

Speaking off drama...found this from a "cooled DSLR" google search.
I don't think I have the 'billiards' to perform such a radical mod on my camera (doesn't matter now anyway!!)
http://thaiastro.nectec.or.th/hypermod/
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