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Point grey imx 174 help help please

Post by denababy » Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:54 pm

Hello all here I am again asking for help and advice.I have the above camera and with camera power cable ( cost me £38) one end has an 8 pin connector that fits in the camera but the other end will not fit in either my Skywatcher power tank or my Celestron lithium battery, what do I need to purchase that will allow me to complete the connection. At the moment I plug into my usb3 port and the camera seems to work OK so do I need to plug in this cable as well, and will the camera work better? or has it been a waste of money. I could ask the agent at Astrograph but I get the feeling I may be wasting my time there I could be wrong. Can anyone help please.

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Re: Point grey imx 174 help help please

Post by TheSkyBurner » Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:46 am

what are you trying to accomplish with the battery pack that the usb3 port does not do?

You just need to find the adapter to splice into the positive and negative terminal wires on the cable that goes into your power source.

They are relatively common, but thousands of different varieties. The center plug is usually positive.


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Post by TheSkyBurner » Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:56 am

not sure what your power source output adapter looks like , so you would have to post a photo of it if you need help to find the right match.

if this is it, thats just a standard 12volt mobile cigerette plug adapter.

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Post by marktownley » Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:57 am

Just ask Rupert at astrograph to swap it for one that does fit. If you're not confident in knowing what to do as a diy fix then contact the seller else you risk damaging an expensive camera.
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Post by TheSkyBurner » Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:10 am

i agree with mark, theres a 99% chance that the camera is not rated for the direct connection to a battery without some type of power regulator.

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Post by denababy » Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:29 am

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Hello and thanks for your replies. Here are a couple of pics, one is the label on the plastic bag that the cable came in and the other is both ends of that cable. The end on the left is the one I cannot fit into anything I have and the one on the right is the end that fits into the camera. If and when I get this sorted will I need to plug into the laptop as well as this extra power source?
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Post by Montana » Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:36 am

Just a suspicion, have you tried plugging that end into the end of the cable that has the cigarette lighter (the bit you would normal put into your mount)? as I have a wire that does this and works fine from the battery (Celestron power tank).

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Post by marktownley » Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:59 pm

Montana wrote:
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Just a suspicion, have you tried plugging that end into the end of the cable that has the cigarette lighter (the bit you would normal put into your mount)? as I have a wire that does this and works fine from the battery (Celestron power tank).

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Re: Point grey imx 174 help help please

Post by denababy » Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:00 pm

Thanks Alexandra I tried as you suggested and it fit. I also contacted Ana at FLIR who sent me a manual and that cleared things up. The reason, I believe, that you would use the gpio cable is if the camera keeps falling off, stops working or staggers, if you get my drift. I will try things out at the next, sunny, opportunity. Once again thanks for your time.

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Post by TheSkyBurner » Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:38 pm

denababy wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:00 pm
Thanks Alexandra I tried as you suggested and it fit. I also contacted Ana at FLIR who sent me a manual and that cleared things up. The reason, I believe, that you would use the gpio cable is if the camera keeps falling off, stops working or staggers, if you get my drift. I will try things out at the next, sunny, opportunity. Once again thanks for your time.
the manual suggests external power on all imx174 chips, so you should definitely use it.

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Re: Point grey imx 174 help help please

Post by bart1805 » Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:30 pm

I can't see the difference with or without the external powercable to the IMX174.

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