Power On and Power Off
Whenever the camera LED is green, it is safe to power down the camera. This is done by removing the power cable. There is no On/Off switch.
The edgertronic camera power requirements are as follows:
- 12 VDC @ 1.5A
- 2.5/5.5mm center positive coaxial jack
The following are approved power supplies for all cameras:
- 120V AC DC Adapter: 12V 1.5A SL Power MENB1020A1203F01
- Paul C Buff Vagabond Mini Inverter http://www.paulcbuff.com/vm120.php
Damages to the camera due to reversed polarity, incorrect voltage or incompatible power sources are NOT covered under warranty.
Early camera warning
Important - Cameras with MAC addresses 00-1B-C5-09-60-44 and below
We have discovered a problem with early cameras if a power source other than the MENB1020A1203F01 AC adapter (listed above) is used. If you use a different power source (Car Adapter, direct wired battery etc) an internal, protection fuse will blow, requiring the camera to be returned for repair.
If you need to power the camera remotely, plug the supplied AC adapter into an inverter.
This problem applies only to cameras with MAC addresses 00-1B-C5-09-60-44 and below.
Cameras with MAC addresses 00-1B-C5-09-60-45 and above
The above mentioned problem has been fixed on cameras with MAC addresses 00-1B-C5-09-60-45 and above. If you have a camera with a MAC address of 00-1B-C5-09-60-45 or above, you can use the following additional supplies:
- Car Adapter: 12V 5A MPD ZA5074-2.5
- Portable Battery Pack Bescor MM-12ATM
Damages to the camera due to reversed polarity, incorrect voltage or incompatible power sources are NOT covered under warranty. That said, should you feel the need to make your own cable, you can use the following locking plug at your own risk:
- Switchcraft 761K
12 volt options
Matthew Stengler has good luck using a RAVPower lithium-ion polymer external power pack.