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Hello Friends,

I'm looking to make some DC power cables for bag use (I've finally decided I'm sick of spending the time rewiring my BDS every time i switch my wireless from my Fusion bag to my 552 bag, and vice versa, but the thought of buying all those cables again makes me woozy).  However, i can't find any definitive information about the specs of various connectors used on all my various gear.

Specifically I'd like to find out what is the connector type/brand is for:

  • Remote Audio BDS outputs (locking DC connector, straight and right angle)
  • Lectrosonics SRa/SM Battery Eliminator/T1 power inputs. (locking DC connector, straight and right angle)
  • Hirose 4-pin for 552/mixer power input (Obviously made by "Hirose", but which one exactly?)

I'd also love it if you could send me a link to your favorite sources for these.

Further, do you have a favorite thin (but sturdy) DC-friendly cable for this type of use?  Something flexible but robust would be great.

Thanks in advance!

e.

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Ethan,

The BDS output, iirc, is a Switchcraft 761K.  The right angle version is only available from Remote Audio, unless someone else has come up with one.

Switchcraft has live updated stocking info from their dealers,  Go to this page and click on "Check Stock" for the appropriate part number:

http://www.switchcraft.com/productsummary.aspx?Parent=479

The Hirose is the HR10-7P-4P.  Make sure to get the good one with the metal collet, not the HR10A with the crappy black rubber strain relief.  I would just google the part number, but you can get them at Newark, DigiKey, Mouser, etc.

Dont have any batelims, so I am not sure about the Lectro connectors, but I think they use S760K, locking, 2.06mm center pin,

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Matt,

Thanks for the info. 

Can anyone confirm this?  Would love to be sure before I go and order them.

I dont know the exact connector or pin diameters off the top of my head, but you can go into Gotham Sound and they will sell you 6ft, unterminated, molded right angle versions at a good price. I make all of my cables from those. They are akin to the Lectro 21472. I usually buy my switchcraft connectors and Hirose from them as well....

Wyatt

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One more connector I'm looking for.

Is there a female version of the Switchcraft 761K (BDS) connector that can be connected to a cable?  For example, if I wanted to make an BDS power cable extention, or a splitter?

If such a connector doesnt exist (outside of a panel-mount version) anyone have an idea how a splitter could be made simply?  Looking for one more output from my BDS!

e.

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Good question solid, I've been looking for the same thing.  switchcraft doesn't seem to make one.. Maybe a chinese version molded on a cable..?

If no avail then I've been wondering if the panel mount version would fit in a  1/4 in connector body.

Let me know if you find anything

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The BDS output connector has a 2.5mm center pin, and was chosen to be incompatible with the more commonly used 2.1mm output plugs to prevent accidental cable reversals, etc. For the same reason, the BDS outputs also require a longer shaft than, for example, the plugs that power Lectrosonics devices. The BDS output connectors do not become active until the longer shaft is pushed all the way in.

The price of the Remote Audio BDS cables was significantly reduced, so it may be less expensive than you remember.

Glen Trew

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http://www.remoteaudio.com/cables_adapters/power/xlr/

This link references the Switchcraft S760K and states that the cable is capable of powering Lectrosonics LZR type units such as the SR series receivers.

 

http://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/Switchcraft/S760K/?qs=Z0CQwBkL9d0b%252by2xBlPCrw%3D%3D&gclid=CPmg_ry567UCFQmxnQodBlsAHA
This is a link to the part at Mouser, was 4.67 when I checked. It looks like the right part, but I'd order one and check it out before going whole hog. The 502-760K part is a 2.5mm ID plug, which does not match.

 

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http://www.tensility.com/content.asp?pgid=1264

Tensility looks like they have a locking, right angle version of the S760K. They have three flavors:

10-00114 -- Two connectors wired together, shielded (single jacket), 78"

10-00115 -- One connector wired stripped and tinned, shielded (single jacket), 78"
10-00116 -- One connector wired stripped and tinned, siamese side-by-side style double jacket, 78"

 

Those connectors are specced at 2.1mm ID, 5.5mm OD. The only Lectro reference I could find was in inches (0.076" ID, 0.215" OD) which doesn't EXACTLY line up, so who knows if it works or not. Edit: I found some off-brand CH20 power supplies for Lectro receivers that list their DC connector as 2.1mm ID, 5.5mm OD, so I suppose 2.1x5.5 is good. Anyone know depths for the parts?

Or, get the Lectro model at B&H:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/663927-REG/Lectrosonics_21586_PWR_CBL_LCKNG_LZR_TINNED.html

Straight LZR 6' $7.50

 

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/623385-REG/Lectrosonics_21746_21746_Power_Cable_12.html
Right Angle LZR 12" $3.61

 

http://www.performanceaudio.com/buy/Lectrosonics/21747/14522?gclid=CPzB7O_F67UCFQODnQodrHsAZw

Right Angle LZR 6' $7.58

Who knew? Factory connectors at reasonable prices?

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I got the Lectro's like the ones at B&H and also bought the Switchcraft connectors and even if the specs aren't exactly 100% the same I can tell you everything's fine.  I had the same concerns you have at first... ;)

Didn't know about the Tensility cables; they look nice ! thanks for the link... 

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http://www.tensility.com/content.asp?pgid=1264

Tensility looks like they have a locking, right angle version of the S760K. They have three flavors:

10-00114 -- Two connectors wired together, shielded (single jacket), 78"

10-00115 -- One connector wired stripped and tinned, shielded (single jacket), 78"

10-00116 -- One connector wired stripped and tinned, siamese side-by-side style double jacket, 78"

Those connectors are specced at 2.1mm ID, 5.5mm OD. The only Lectro reference I could find was in inches (0.076" ID, 0.215" OD) which doesn't EXACTLY line up, so who knows if it works or not. Edit: I found some off-brand CH20 power supplies for Lectro receivers that list their DC connector as 2.1mm ID, 5.5mm OD, so I suppose 2.1x5.5 is good. Anyone know depths for the parts?

Or, get the Lectro model at B&H:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/663927-REG/Lectrosonics_21586_PWR_CBL_LCKNG_LZR_TINNED.html

Straight LZR 6' $7.50

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/623385-REG/Lectrosonics_21746_21746_Power_Cable_12.html

Right Angle LZR 12" $3.61

http://www.performanceaudio.com/buy/Lectrosonics/21747/14522?gclid=CPzB7O_F67UCFQODnQodrHsAZw

Right Angle LZR 6' $7.58

Who knew? Factory connectors at reasonable prices?

Click these links... Prices up 300 to 700% since last year :-(

I have a locking right angle power output on my BDS. Know what those are?

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I have been buying my hirose connectors from CCS (connector Cables Specialists) in the UK

 

http://ccsukltd.co.uk/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=121993

 

They deliver worldwide reliably.

 

These are NOT genuine Hirose connectors but cheaper copies. I know some of us may doubt the quality of them, but I have been using them in all of my DC cables, as well as the sockets in my DIY distro for a couple of years and I am yet to have a single problem. They are of course compatible with the genuine hirose sockets found on cameras.

 

At about 5 times less than the price of original hirose (even more for us in Australia), they are well-worth considering. 

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One more connector I'm looking for.

Is there a female version of the Switchcraft 761K (BDS) connector that can be connected to a cable?  For example, if I wanted to make an BDS power cable extention, or a splitter?

If such a connector doesnt exist (outside of a panel-mount version) anyone have an idea how a splitter could be made simply?  Looking for one more output from my BDS!

e.

I took one output from my BDS and wired it to four right angle coaxial connectors that power my four Lectro 211s. The junction is in a small plastic box. Its been working well for about four years.
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I have been buying my hirose connectors from CCS (connector Cables Specialists) in the UK

 

http://ccsukltd.co.uk/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=121993

 

They deliver worldwide reliably.

 

These are NOT genuine Hirose connectors but cheaper copies. I know some of us may doubt the quality of them, but I have been using them in all of my DC cables, as well as the sockets in my DIY distro for a couple of years and I am yet to have a single problem. They are of course compatible with the genuine hirose sockets found on cameras.

 

At about 5 times less than the price of original hirose (even more for us in Australia), they are well-worth considering. 

 

 

Nice find, thanks.

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One more connector I'm looking for.

 

Is there a female version of the Switchcraft 761K (BDS) connector that can be connected to a cable?  For example, if I wanted to make an BDS power cable extention, or a splitter?

 

If such a connector doesnt exist (outside of a panel-mount version) anyone have an idea how a splitter could be made simply?  Looking for one more output from my BDS!

 

e.

 

Hi, I am also looking for connectors like these, i find plenty of the 2.1mm Id pin x 5.5 online everywhere, but i can't seem to find the Female 2.5mm ID pin version.  I have bought a few of these non-locking connectors at one of the NYC production sound stores, but i'd like to find them cheaper (i know they are 2.5mm because the 2.1mm bulk connectors i ordered from china don't fit the legit ones I bought =).  All i seem to find is the terminal connectors online.

Solid were you ever able to find a good solution for this connector?


Best,

Brett

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