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A. Viegas
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Reged: 03/05/12

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Motofocus extension?
      #5529830 - 11/20/12 11:00 AM

Can you run a longer wire from motofocus hand controller to focus motor? I was thinking of buying a FCUSB, but can I just run a 25ft extension wire with male to female ends? Can the 9v battery push the current through such a long run? If yes, what cable do I buy?

Al


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rigelsys
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Reged: 08/22/06

Re: Motofocus extension? new [Re: A. Viegas]
      #5530122 - 11/20/12 01:08 PM

nFOCUS (uses 3 AA's kicked up to 12 V) has been run at cable lengths to 50ft. Radio Shack sells (used to sell) a mono headphone extension cord. 1/8" mono plug on one end and socket on the other.

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SKYGZR
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Re: Motofocus extension? new [Re: rigelsys]
      #5531031 - 11/20/12 08:57 PM

Is this a JMI unit? If so, no problem making a longer extension, works just fine.

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rigelsys
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Reged: 08/22/06

Re: Motofocus extension? new [Re: SKYGZR]
      #5532892 - 11/21/12 08:05 PM

no, it's a rigel system unit, but the JMI unit should be able to operate at 25 ft no problem, using the 1/8" mono extension cable.

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