Quote:Asesino,Like I said, I understand the 18 volt power cord does not match the plug in on the new Gemini 2 (the Kendrick cord is different so you won't plug in any true 12 volt equipment into it). I am sure that Kendrick will supply the proper power cord once they know what it is and how to make it. Kendrick is a great company. Don't know what country you are in but if you buy while in the USA Kendrick has a warehouse in upper NY state and buying from it saves the duty from Canada to the US.Luck, Bill
Quote:The new Gemini 2 system on a GM-11 can draw 5.6 amps total (2.8 amps for each of the two tracking motors). The above listed DC/DC converter is a 3.5 amp max unit. It should handle a normal load but might not be able to handle a max load. It also does not have an adapter for the new Gemini 2 coax power connector.
I was setting up to plug in my Gemini 2 for the first time this morning and noticed something that is likely everyone here already knows... The Gemini 1 and Gemini 2 power connectors are different apparently.
I wanted to run my system off of 18 volts. I'd read that it was better but the exact reason escapes me. Anyhow, I purchased a very nice Kendrick battery and a cable for the Gemini 1. I though to myself "why would they change that..."... well it is totally different. Indeed so much that I'm concerned. The Kendrick power cable has 4 pins and is pretty beefy. Additionally there is no way I could accidentally plug that into one of my MANY other 12 volt accessories I have as the plug is not in any way a standard power plug. The new Gemini 2 seems to use a normal power plug like any other powered device, only it is labeled 12-18 volts (and apparently likes 18!) I don't really want an 18 volt plug laying around that could plug into my CCD, computer, fans, or video setup.
Quote:Rsbfoto,You are correct on the current draw at 18v. I did not mean the DC/DC converter you use is bad (it is a great unit at a very good price). I just wanted to point out the new Gemini 2 appears to pass more current through the board than the Gemini 1 (not sure why, motors are motors) and that the power connection is different (make sure the converter has that connector). Thanks, Bill