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Mark 2 console found but no power supply 8 months, 1 week ago #226262

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So an Outside Broadcast company I used to work for used to use Lightworks VIP and owned a console or two. I was down there working today and I asked politely if they them still. So we went down to the memorabilia shelf (under an inch of dust) and bingo, one mark 2 console!

It hasn't been used since High Def came into use and its probably the same console that I learnt Lightworks on.

I didn't find the power supply though, so questions please...

One, what does the power supply look like? I can have another hunt about on the dusty shelf.

Two, does anyone have an old power supply that they don't use anymore?

Three, in the case that one and two don't yeild fruit, does anyone know the pin layout and has anyone had success mocking up a power supply?

Cheers peeps.
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Re: Mark 2 console found but no power supply 8 months, 1 week ago #226274

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Don't know the pinout details or the 'type' of connector. - maybe can have a look.

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Re: Mark 2 console found but no power supply 8 months, 1 week ago #226275

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Thanks a lot.

I'd be surprised if the power supply is still there. The 'memorabilia' shelfs are a wasteland of kit and cameras the OB company doesn't use anymore. If I had a dollar I'd bet it's still in their old VT truck that the Lightworks VIP was installed in and apparently they sold that truck to another company in Greece!

I'll have another dig around next weekend when I'm back there.

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Re: Mark 2 console found but no power supply 8 months, 1 week ago #226276

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This is another one

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EDIT: The connector is moulded onto the cable but one might be able to work it out from the console end???

If all else fails we could have it checked here - but it won't be overnight - my engineer has moved out of town.
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Re: Mark 2 console found but no power supply 8 months, 1 week ago #226277

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Aha.... there's one on eBay for a few bucks!

Cheers..

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Re: Mark 2 console found but no power supply 8 months, 1 week ago #226278

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I revived an old mark 1 console which I still use. That had no external power supply connector at all so I fitted one, and I now use a 12 volt 1 amp external supply. It has worked reliably for several years.

Given that the mark 1 had more electronics than the mark 2, I would be amazed if you needed a 2.7 amp supply. If RWAV can find the pinouts for you it shouldn't be a major challenge to find a power supply that will work.

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Hopefully the SCL25-7612 above that I've sourced will do the trick.

Next step will actually get it up and running ... one step at a time..

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You're in luck - my engineer is in town tomorrow - he'll should be able to make a bare wire test lead today (if he has a matching DIN socket on hand) and should be able come over to do the measurements.

Should have some details in the following day or so.
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Re: Mark 2 console found but no power supply 8 months, 1 week ago #226281

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Thank you so much. I've actually managed to locate the power supply you've pictured on eBay. So you can stand the engineer down. Looks like I'll have a working power supply in the next couple of weeks.

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Re: Mark 2 console found but no power supply 8 months, 1 week ago #226283

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spewy wrote:
Hopefully Next step will actually get it up and running ... one step at a time..
Very much one step at a time - he can't recall the exact details and maybe even it was some other power supply from me - but my engineer has a memory of both 12v and 5v outputs being used on the connector.

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In any event perhaps there is no guarantee the sourced item will have the same connector.

EDIT. The .pdf document has the pinouts for a din plug - so probably all that is needed.
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RWAV wrote:
In any event perhaps there is no guarantee the sourced item will have the same connector.



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True. It's hard to quite confirm it's a matching DIN plug, but it's looking pretty positive. Fingers crossed.

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Re: Mark 2 console found but no power supply 8 months, 1 week ago #226285

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Well found. Looks like a done deal. Love your profile pic.


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Re: Mark 2 console found but no power supply 8 months, 1 week ago #226293

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So it looks like you've scored a console for the cost of a power supply. Well done!
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