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Offline Emmanuel

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Auto start of CT 22 stopped working (SOLVED).
« on: November 09, 2007, 07:06 PM »
I was a middle of a sanding session and I suddenly lost power.
After investigation it turn out that the auto mode of the CT 22 stopped working (CT works in manual mode and sander works when plugged directly to outlet).
Is there a magic fuse or breaker somewhere that would get me out of trouble or do I need to contact support?

Thanks,
Emmanuel
« Last Edit: November 10, 2007, 07:53 AM by Emmanuel »

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Offline Eli

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Re: Auto start of CT 22 stopped working.
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2007, 07:50 PM »
Are you SURE, SURE, SURE?

I've had this happen to me many times, and every time so far, I've found it to be the plug-it hose power cord is shorter than the vac hose, and pressure on one is unplugging the other. Lay the hose out straight and pull more power cord slack through it. I found about 3-4 inches longer is good.

If it isn't that, I can't help you.  :P
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Offline Emmanuel

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Re: Auto start of CT 22 stopped working.
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2007, 08:13 PM »
I tried again just to be SURE SURE SURE but unfortunately it is not the cord  :-[

Offline Eli

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Re: Auto start of CT 22 stopped working.
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2007, 08:18 PM »
Bummer.
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Offline Emmanuel

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Re: Auto start of CT 22 stopped working (SOLVED).
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2007, 07:55 AM »
Turned out the plug it cable was the guilty one.
Something must have come loose in the plug. If I plug it on the wall it works (probably due to the angle) but not if I plug it in the CT outlet.
I switched cable this morning and it works just fine  :P .

Emmanuel

Offline Eli

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Re: Auto start of CT 22 stopped working (SOLVED).
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2007, 04:43 PM »
One of my first gigs in the film business was as a Technocrane technician. The Technocrane is a telescopic camera crane with a remote pan and tilt head on the end for the motion picture camera. Every job was one of six cameras, and every rig had a different set of six or seven cables. When there was a problem, it was ALWAYS a cable, but there being twenty or thirty of them on the whole crane, it could take a few minutes to troubleshoot while everyone was breathing down your neck and the meter was ticking over. The most common diagnosis was that of the "Air Gap", where a cable had been set up, but not plugged in. It was scary that one BNC connection unplugged could bring millions of dollars of filmmaking to a screeching halt.
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Offline Garry

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Re: Auto start of CT 22 stopped working (SOLVED).
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2007, 12:29 AM »
It was scary that one BNC connection unplugged could bring millions of dollars of filmmaking to a screeching halt.

British Naval Connector.  millions of dollars.

HMMM...... ;D

Just kidding. 

and it is almost always the cables.
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Offline brandon.nickel

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Re: Auto start of CT 22 stopped working (SOLVED).
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2007, 09:16 PM »
Bayonet - Neil-Concelman (sp?), according to the majority of AV industry sources.  Although I too thought for years it was British Naval Connector.

If assembled correctly, they are pretty fool-proof.  However, I had one tech who took to assembling them with the center pin approximately 1/8" too short.  It looked ok, but the connection was intermittent at best.  That was quite a frustrating mystery.

I thought there was a "...  Priceless" joke on the way.
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