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    Hi my name is Joppe, worked as sound designer and got a passion for designing all sorts of audio related stuff.

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  1. WrineX

    Np-50 Bulk Charger

    it has been 1000 years... but i am still testing... yes long but i am one of those guys that see everything fail and storm clouds form. Prototype one went with one sound guy and there where some problems with the poggo pins (although he still uses it so, not complete fail).. so i changed it and gave another version to a friend of mine. no problems so far. then ideas come.. can you do this or this etc. those are helpful ! but it does feel like an endless road (hence it takes all longer then i wanted) i wanted to pitch a few here. 1. Changing out the internal PSU for a Brick PSU, this would make the thing even smaller. and gives the opportunity to build it in a case or something since you can trow the brick in the bottom. brick will be good brand Meanwell as well, and will be fitted with a 4 pin XLR. this is something i would love since it removes 110 or 230 volt in my build. cant be save enough 2. Going from the Euro connector to a figure of 8 Philips. i dont recommend that to be honest since earthing cant hurt. since the PSU inside is still metal caged, and it has an earth connection. and i rather use it. 3. adding 2 USB outs for tentacles. i can imagine everyone would love that. but it does make the whole thing more cumbersome. and if option one is chosen i might find a way to let them exit on the top so you can still use it in a case. otherwise the USB will be one the back or sides. it does hurt the price to im sorry i did not update for such a long time but, i lost my job and had some more importend stuff on my head By the way, the smaller slots... not going to happen soon. the guy asked a ridiculous amount and since i cant do it at the moment and since it does not effect the workings of the apparatus. i would love to do it when i can buy a good planar to do so myself, Greetings Joppe !
  2. So a friend of mine and me are making a portable set without any bag. so rigid mounted to be used on your belly or trowed on a cart First a wooden prototype since i dont like to spend allot of expensive materials on testing and shuffling around holes components and such. Thats good since i changed rather much Then the final material, the material is a composite from aluminum and HDPE foam, witch makes it rather light and still quit stiff., it has been cut on my CNC. In between the Cantar and the frame there is an aluminum bar that prevents the Cantar from faling if somehow the composite material would fail. the hooks from the harnas would still be connected (the receivers will still be saved by the shear amount of cables) the rig will have an hawkwood low profile NP1 (NPC-SQN4S) and because it has a feature to let the Np1 stick out slightly you could change it out with one hand if needed. in this case my friend is a lefty so it is on the left. The inputs and outputs where mounted by a company in this angled aluminum, works great but for our outputs we might need to think of something that does not stick out as much. Since it will be staying in the Rig, i opted for using chassis XLRS somehow.... not sure yet. but that would decrease stickout so much it will be on par with the inputs.... aah well who knows. there is enough room for cablin and since there is room between the Cantar and the rig, this is the space where all the coaxial cabling goes from the receivers towards the BSRF that will be sitting underneath the crown just under the usb's. The HIgh gloss finish of the material was not chosen just what i had still looks nice.....but it wont in a week or 4 ! Tomorrow final fit, i did not attach the second half and put the receivers in etc since cabling , i guess he has an opinion about
  3. WrineX

    Np-50 Bulk Charger

    Hi bash ! your are exactly right, the plastic that holds the Np50 by the fingers is 8 mm thick milling 0.5mm of is an option but i never trust to much on depth of cut when milling thin floppy plastics i thought about maybe buy a planar, and just put the basic material trough there before i cnc. not a clue if that would work but i guess only one way of finding out is.... i do would love to have it a bit snugger fit although it does not hurt the workings. 7mm is a non existing thickness in any palstic material let alone in this variant. Ooh I have an idea i have a company near me that makes and recondition cutting boards, they have a planar service, and the base material happens to be the same sort of plastic. i am gone call him tomorrow if i can shove some left overs true his planar in exchange for some cash (it is a shabby kind of dude) Well about production, i first wanted to wait for testing to complete, i think 3 months on the road is a decent test after the continues charging and discharging i did while monitoring temp and amp and capacity. but i did not have a mailbox full of people wanting one maybe 3 or 4 of my friends so i did not ramp it up yet. Very nice to hear you are interested in one! i guess i have to make some spare parts then what amount of modules would you be interested in ? ill keep everyone updated on the cutting board dude haha hope he has time tomorrow.
  4. WrineX

    Np-50 Bulk Charger

    Hi people i am so sorry you hear from me so late, i expected a notification from the forum and well.... it does not send any haha. i was already like hmm not much interest apparently. So far i have given the prototype to a friend/sound guy. and in 4 days he will be going to abu dhabi, so i hope he can see how it performs in the dessert temperatures:). so far he used it 2 months here in the Netherlands, and so far it worked flawless. there is still one thing i would like to change but, it is not within my power (at the moment and not that terrible either) and that is the slots are 8 mm , a np50 is between 7-7.3 mm so if your into aesthetics when you put them all in you might want to put them in straight. they will charge anyways but it looks better when they are all exactly perpendicular to the loader. about prices. you can decide yourself how many modules you want. every module can charge 2 Np50's Power supply is 150 Euro 1 module (2x np50 slot) = 50 each so a 12 slot charger would be 150 for the psu + 6 x 50 = 450 euro ex tax You can order as much slots as you want up to 24. although they are modules and modular, putting them in yourself (adding slots) might not be ideal. (depending on how handy you are i guess) I do all the work myself, if someone was interested in some sort of bulk thing or want to try it? or has some sort of specific thing whatever. just contact me. i am a rather informal person. so shoot. Yes charging cases are popular, kind of a waste of the design but i might be able to add some mounting holes to the sides with threads so i can ad a rim around it ? so you can drop it into a cutout inside a peli case maybe.. like these older audio mixers you could build into cabinets and such .
  5. WrineX

    Np-50 Bulk Charger

    if people have any question or requests/idea's please let me know. ill try to answer them if i can i thought of adding a few holes with threads in the side panels so you would be able to flush mount it in a battery charge case. do be aware that most heat will emit from the underside of the modules. (the reason why the modules are lifted up above the surface compared to the PSU housing)
  6. WrineX

    Np-50 Bulk Charger

    Thanks Larry , for the complement !! Glad you like it it took quite some nights scratching my head looking at it with a beverage:) Yes they are dual chip chargers 2 mirrored circuits on one pcb. And situated under the middle column .
  7. WrineX

    Np-50 Bulk Charger

    Hi Constantin. Well the price is going to be somewhere in the region of the lectro divided by 2 (i knew it existed, indeed) A exact price i cant give you as of yet since i just delivered my prototype to a sound guy ( literally sitting in the train now on my way home) and since i cant predict the additional cost that might occur.( hope none) Also everything is made and assembled by me so i might need to tweak some production processes. So I don't want to make exact promises, I might not be able to keep. About battery detection, It happens every now and then if a battery is very close to the set value. ( 95-97%) If you used the battery for instance in a transmitter this should not be a problem (depending for how long of course) the 95 percent gives you 1.2 times more charges out of a battery without to much loss and without change of overcharging it , since that has a 1% error. Then again if it won't start charging, battery is at the desired value or really close, something that should not impact capacity in term of far less minutes on your transmitter. Sometimes leaving it will drop the voltage below the threshold and it will fill the remaining mV it was balancing on. So in short . If a np50 is empty or used it will charge. If you used it for 5 minutes or not used at all it it might think it is full. ( actually is minus the threshold) About usb. Well I could if really needed be it that voltages will be slightly lower because I want to have as less heat as possible. Since the np50 will be charged at max 4.18-20 I want as less overshoot as possible. Since it is all so compact I am also restricted by heat dispersion. I can make a fast charge version. But not in this package. The lids? I am not exactly sure what they look like and why use them ? Ill try to look them up when I'm home ! Thanks for the interest !
  8. Hi was wondering if there was anyone interested in a bulk charger for np-50 batteries, i still want it to have some time on the set (in action) before i want to sell any. but an idea about what kind of interest can be expected would be nice. for all i know everyone has something similar already. or no one uses that much of these batteries. or well countless reasons why not. But this is my project little about me and my project how, why and some specs and some pictures. Little about me ? Hi, My name is Joppe and live in the Netherlands, i did mostly audio post production in the past and some audio recording on set (not much). But my interest after a while started to drift away again to making stuff with my hands, mostly audio related gear like exotic loudspeaker designs, but some furniture or weird request every once in a while to. I really enjoy problem solving and creating physical stuff, although sometimes i just wished i never started anyhow, i talked to my friends and ex colleagues (sound recordist) regularly and came aware of the fact that there is not actually a affordable bulk charger for NP50's. They all have either Zaxcom or Lectrosonics transmitters and both use NP-50, and you use a hefty amount a day (depending on how many transmitters of course). So i thought i would give it a go, and of course it all spiraled out of control (as usual) and now there are a gazillion prototypes and parts everywhere (mostly in the bin) and there is no way back so......... i introduce ................ The................... NP50 Charger. What else do i need to call it , im not so good with names.(if you got any please do tell) NP50 Charger The NP-50 charger is a hand made slow (overnight) charger bay that will be available in a 6, 12, 18 slot version. It saves some precious space on the road and works all around the world, it works in all power conditions 230/50Hz or 110/60 Hz. (do let me know which is your prefered voltage) The charger is a Constant Current, Constant Voltage charger and will handle your batteries with care.It can charge all batteries simultaneous at a moderate current limited at ~400mA. All batteries are charged in between 3-4.5 hours depending on capacity of the battery. On request i can add some extra spacers to make it more ergonomical but the intention was small form factor so it is not standard. Any wishes ? Just ask !, Thats the beauty of a small company. Features - Charge 6,12 or 18 NP-50's Simultaneous. - Swiss made gold plated spring loaded battery contacts, that wont scratch up the battery contacts and insures lowest resistance possible. - (rather) Small form factor (HxWxL) 5x14,5x20 cm for a 12 slot, add another ~3 cm for 18 slot version. - Internal Industrial oversized power suply from well known brand. - All passive cooling. No fan noise to keep you awake at night. - Custom amount of slots, i stated 6, 12, 18 but if you would like to have a 14 or 8 slot thats fine with me. Power suply specifications Power 75 Watt Input range: 85~264 Vac Certificering: CE Cooling : Passive Protection : Short cicuit Overload Overvoltage Charger specification for each module (2 slots) Max current each module : 800mA-1000mA Charge rate each slot : ~400mA Charge percentage : ~96-97 % increases life of the battery up to 1.1 times Overheat protection : Charger will cycle down charge current if module reaches above 65 degrees Celsius. Normal working temperature at room temperature 6 slot : Max ~44 degrees Celsius Normal working temperature at room temperature 12 slot : Max ~46 degrees Celsius Normal working temperature at room temperature : Max ~48 degrees Celsius Dimensions 6 slots : (HxWxL) 5x14,5x17 cm Dimensions 12 slots : (HxWxL) 5x14,5x20 cm Dimensions 18 slots : (HxWxL) 5x14,5x23 cm
  9. WrineX

    Hi there !

    Hi i am new to the forum my name is Joppe and live in the Netherlands. I did not see an introduction section (or i am not looking closely ) so i just smack it in here if thats ok ? I am 35 years old and usually did post production for television in the Netherlands. It was fun at start but became well..... work, partial my own fault doing mediocre stuff was fine with me (but it does get boring) so i had more time to do other stuff.... my bet. Set work i did not like much... to much stress for me, i would be worried for days if i thought of everything, and if i got everything covered. So thumbs up for those that do I was on the forum for a while now reading and being passive (hard for me) but i thought lets give it a change and introduce myself. I am not so much interested in recording sound myself or doing post production anymore (although i am still into sound in general), but i sort of fall back to my old habits of making stuff, and where to start better then in the audio department ! in my free time i make a lot of weird exotic speakers and such, but for work it should be a bit more useful then that. So my first project on request of some friends from the academy i studied sound at (sound department), a NP50 bulk charger. I am to the end of my bench testing period and i wondered if there might be some interest here as well for such a product ? i am gone give it now to a guy working on set, his feedback might be useful. here's one picture but i leave the rest for the section department dealers and manufactures i guess ,before i end up being in trouble at my first post haha. (by all means move it if it is inappropriate) Well see you around and if anyone has ideas for future projects or whatever everything is welcome , since thats the stuff i really like to do ! Kind regards, Joppe