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Author Topic: Video sender needs a battery pack.  (Read 6349 times)

Digital4u

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Video sender needs a battery pack.
« on: June 26, 2011, 04:46:03 AM »

Hi,

For a graduation party, hooked up the video sender to a roving camcorder.  Receiver to a Sony projector.  Walked the large hall projecting guests on the big screen.  Worked well though the signal was a bit weak. 

Problem.  The power cord for the sender. 

We need three people to manage the system.   One at the receiver to face the unit to the moving camera.  Second person managing the extension cable and facing the sending unit to the receiver.  Third person is the camera man.  Need to get rid of the AC cable.  Hassle and guests might trip on the cord. 

Do we have a battery pack to power the X10 video sender?

Thanks.

D4u

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Re: Video sender needs a battery pack.
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2011, 09:20:44 AM »

I have never seen one for the video sender.
I would think you maybe able to get a battery pack with the same DC voltage out and connect it through a power plug that matches the senders DC input.
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dave w

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Re: Video sender needs a battery pack.
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2011, 05:35:21 PM »

Interesting idea.
Putting 2.4GHz omni antennas on the Sender and Receiver might eliminate the hassle of changing aim of the paddle antenna.
http://forums.x10.com/index.php?topic=20485.0
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Re: Video sender needs a battery pack.
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2011, 10:43:55 PM »

Modifying the antenna will help. You can also make the sender mobile. I have a cigarette-lighter, to 120 volt AC adapter. As a test I have plugged the video senders wallwart into the 12 to 120 volt AC adapter. The 12 to 120 volt adapter I then plugged into a 12 volt car starter/rechargeable power supply. It worked fine in my test.

I have also used a receiver and small 7 inch TV in a similar setup as a way to check a cameras placement without running back and forth, inside and back outside.
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dave w

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Re: Video sender needs a battery pack.
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2011, 10:31:11 AM »

The 12 to 120 volt adapter I then plugged into a 12 volt car starter/rechargeable power supply. It worked fine in my test.

Did you try using the 12V cigarette adapter to power the Sender directly from the battery pack? That should have worked also.
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Re: Video sender needs a battery pack.
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2011, 09:58:31 PM »

Did you try using the 12V cigarette adapter to power the Sender directly from the battery pack? That should have worked also.

Nope. My test was fast and dirty.... but it worked.
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