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by forum_admin
Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Argus3
Topic: Pinout for battery PCB
Replies: 1
Views: 2157

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: 895

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: 4819

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: 6095

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: 6095

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: 6095

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: 3041

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
by forum_admin
Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Argus3
Topic: Warning symbol
Replies: 17
Views: 6095

Re: Warning symbol

Image of the top of the lens. You have to free these two screws to get the iris leaves out. What has usually happened is that the lubrication in the motor leaches out and flows between the leaves it also picks up some 'grot' and basically sticks them together. Clean them with IPA / white spirit etc ...
by forum_admin
Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Argus3
Topic: Warning symbol
Replies: 17
Views: 6095

Re: Warning symbol

Hi Alex, This is easily repairable, as long as you get all the screws out OK. There's a lot to get out and they are your main difficulty as they are exposed to all the water etc. 4 at the sides if you have side straps. Big crossheads 8 front, 8 back to get the handles off 2mm Hex I think 14 around t...
by forum_admin
Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: Argus3
Topic: Warning symbol
Replies: 17
Views: 6095

Re: Warning symbol

Hi Alex, This is the lens iris getting stuck. The humidity readings are very good. The lens fail is cleared each time the camera turns on, until the next time it does not operate fast enough. The logic behind the '1' and the warning is that if the iris has been trying to close (or open) for 'too lon...