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Old 09-04-2008, 09:01 AM
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Powering Canon 350D from 12v

Hi all

What options are there for powering a Canon 350D in the field with a 12V battery?

I've got an ebay ac adapter, but that needs 240v.

I'm hoping there's a cheap ebay alternative for 12v.

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Old 09-04-2008, 09:13 AM
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There was a discussion about this awhile ago Mike, relating to the 300D. I can't remember the outcome. I'll see if I can find it.


Edit: http://www.iceinspace.com.au/forum/s...&highlight=12V

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Old 09-04-2008, 09:36 AM
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Mike - Hutech.

http://www.sciencecenter.net/hutech/canon.htm

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Hutech Canon Camera Accessories EOS201 Canon TC-80N3 camera controller modified for digital Rebel (300D), Rebel XT (350D), XTi (400D) and XSi (450) $175.00 EOS202 Calibrated knife-edge focuser (user adjustable) $275.00 EOS203 DC12V adapter for 5D/40D/30D/20D/10D/D60/D30/digital Rebel (300D) $99.00 EOS204 Thermometer option for modified Canon cameras (must be specified at time of modification) $100.00 EOS205 AC and DC12V adapter kit for Rebel XT (350D) and XTi (400D) $129.00 EOS206 1.05mm thick clear glass to be used with EOS202 and front filters $12.00 EOS207 Thermometer option for modified Canon cameras and Cercis Astro Contoller (must be specified at time of modification) $100.00 EOS208 1.4mm thick clear glass to be used with EOS202 and front filters $15.00 EOS209 Conversion cable for EOS201 and 5D/40D/30D/20D $35.00 EOS210 AC and DC12V adapter kit for XSi (450D) $139.00
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Old 09-04-2008, 10:04 AM
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Mike,

I use a DC/DC converter from Dork Smith that plugs into a car ciggy socket. This allows you to select the output voltage, the device comes with a variety of connectors. I can use this with either a bettery or 12v mains PSU. You can get the same thing at Jaycar I am sure, just make sure you get a switchmode/regulated type to avoid wasting battery power and potential for overvoltage.
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Mike,

I use a DC/DC converter from Dork Smith that plugs into a car ciggy socket. This allows you to select the output voltage, the device comes with a variety of connectors. I can use this with either a bettery or 12v mains PSU. You can get the same thing at Jaycar I am sure, just make sure you get a switchmode/regulated type to avoid wasting battery power and potential for overvoltage.
Sounds like a cheaper option for sure. I haven't yet seen my 350D - so I have no idea what type of plug they take. Is there actually a separate DC-in plug, or do you have to use a dummy battery?
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Old 09-04-2008, 10:23 AM
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Mike, I have a 20D so I had to buy a dummy battery lead from Canon (grr) I believe the 350D has a standard jack plug type connector - oh yes I forgot to mention if you go this way watch out for polarity !
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From the PDF instructions I'm gandering at, it looks like its a standard DC-in plug into the ACK700 DC-Coupler (dummy battery).
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I was aware of the hutech option, but at US$129 I was hoping for a cheaper alternative.

The AU$58 timer remote thing is an absolute bargain!

I was hoping for something similar in price reduction

john, won't I need a dummy battery? The dick smith one wouldn't come with that?!
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john, won't I need a dummy battery? The dick smith one wouldn't come with that?!


Didn't one of these already come with the AC kit?

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