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by forum_admin
Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: Argus2
Topic: Rechargeable batteries for Argus2 (and 1)
Replies: 0
Views: 8

Rechargeable batteries for Argus2 (and 1)

By now most of these batteries are 10 years old, even if the original fire service users bought some new ones near the end of production. Before condeming a pack, try a long slow manual charge of 100mA for a day on a constant current supply. Batteries that have been stored for a long time need to be...
by forum_admin
Tue Jan 19, 2021 6:50 pm
Forum: Argus3
Topic: Teardown and tour inside
Replies: 0
Views: 14

Teardown and tour inside

I have added a new project to the website with a take apart and look around inside an Argus3 It starts here http://www.fire-tics.co.uk/project2/index.htm with some simple user guidance and carries on http://www.fire-tics.co.uk/project2/A3_repair1.htm taking apart and describing which functions are w...
by forum_admin
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: ArgusDirect website closed down
Replies: 1
Views: 468

Re: ArgusDirect website closed down

It was supposed to have a redirect - which has been a bit flaky and does not go direct to the deep link. The Avon takeover was several years ago.

To save picking through gas masks etc to get to cameras.....
https://www.avon-protection.com/product ... -range.htm


Bill
by forum_admin
Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Argus3
Topic: Pinout for battery PCB
Replies: 1
Views: 4726

Re: Pinout for battery PCB

Some specifics about the yellow wire, the charge input from the base. The charging base / truck mount had a constant current power supply in it, but the charge controller is in the camera. That kept the bulky power circuits out of the camera case. To use this pin to charge the battery, a current of ...
by forum_admin
Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Argus3
Topic: The VOx version
Replies: 0
Views: 2994

The VOx version

As well as the well known BST (yellow trim) and ASi (blue trim) versions there was a VOx version of Argus 3. By a version I mean we made one !

Pictures below show the internal chassis of the VOx version, with the adaptor at the bottom onto the usual power / connection 'Motherboard' PCB.

Bill
by forum_admin
Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Anything Else Old
Topic: Cairns IRIS
Replies: 5
Views: 7797

Re: Cairns IRIS

Youtube video of one, looks like a bench test in the factory at Basildon
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wvFcOUEcWc

Anyone want one (or 4) ?
http://www.lislesurplus.com/misc/4-cair ... g-helmets/

Bill
by forum_admin
Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Argus3
Topic: Warning symbol
Replies: 17
Views: 12788

Re: Warning symbol

This is classic symptoms for a slow / sticky iris. Over time the motor lubricant comes out and spreads across the leaves of the iris, combines with bits of dust and makes up a sort of glue. It is a fairly easy fix as described above to get it apart and clean up between the iris leaves, no new parts ...
by forum_admin
Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Argus3
Topic: Warning symbol
Replies: 17
Views: 12788

Re: Warning symbol

Well done sir !

:D :D :D

regards
Bill
by forum_admin
Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Argus3
Topic: Warning symbol
Replies: 17
Views: 12788

Re: Warning symbol

Picture below (forum now fixed) Blurry could simply be out of focus, and looking at a hot thing closes the iris and improved depth of field. Did the front elements housing go back OK, did you move the screw in the side at all ? The iris movement should run from one sensor 'gate' blocked (ie full ope...
by forum_admin
Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Argus3
Topic: serial port speed (baud rate)
Replies: 4
Views: 5451

Re: serial port speed (baud rate)

The Fischer connectors are expensive, but the rest is easy with 3 wires and a 9 pin D.
You'd need a SE102A054 or similar (5 pin 102 series).

A link to the pinout for the serial cable

http://www.fire-tics.co.uk/forumimages/ ... acable.gif

Bill