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We have a housing built by Chinhda to hold two monitors. A sheet of clear Lexan provides protection for the screens from on-set hazards. There is a built-in speaker with volume control that may be used to monitor set activity during lighting. While the speaker is powered up, a meter tracks the voltage of the power supply. The speaker may be switched off for takes or simply reduced to no level to retain the power readout. On the left side there is a hinge to hold a clipboard for sides. It can fold against the monitors while moving or storing the cart and the tension of the hinge is adjustable. Please let me know if you are interested: David Waelder - firstname.lastname@example.org As with other items in the shop, all proceeds go to Chinhda's daughter, Kathy.
This is my new attempt to kill two birds with one stone: add a voltmeter and 5v USB output to my bag. Problem #1. I use a Hawkwoods DV-SQN4S battery distro in my bag. I power my gear (Maxx, 2x411a) from the switchable, regulated 12v outputs. For my meager power needs, I can usually get through a day with a single set of batteries. HOWEVER it would be reassuring to have some insight into remaining battery life. Problem #2. The most frequent power issue I run into is.... my iPhone. Rarely makes it through the day if I've used it for navigation to get to the shoot and if I'm using MovieSlate for sound reports. There are some nice looking hirose-to-usb options out there (http://bluecowcables.com/product.php?id_product=128), but I was hoping for a cheaper option. After a few minutes of poking around on Amazon I found this gizmo:http://www.amazon.com/DROK-Converter-Regulator-4-5-40V-Voltmeter/dp/B00IWOPS8K I wired the gizmo to the UNregulated output of the distro, and voila! USB power for my phone and a nice readout of remaining battery life at a glance. The next step will be enclosing the unit, and adding panel mount male hirose connector. Currently it is hard-wired to distro only for testing purposes. ANYWAYS not bad for $10!