While most of the broadcast production world has used 12v power for decades, the majority of the 35mm film world has been 24v for some time. Now, Digital Cinema tools have begun to blur production lines and increasing numbers of cameras, monitors and other devices require 24v power, some of them needing a great deal. Unfortunately, most of the available 24v power supplies we found were large and expensive – so we decided to make our own.
Abel started with a small, industrial, medical-grade 24v/150w power supply. It auto-ranges input power, so it can be used worldwide. The six-foot long, heavy-duty flexible cable is strain-relieved at the power supply and ends in a standard XLR-3 connector on the other. This is the same connection found on industry-standard block batteries such as the Anton Bauer Cine VCLX.
To use this power supply with an ARRI ALEXA, use a standard ARRI KC-20 or KC-29. Abel makes cables to the various Phantom cameras, and we can also make cables to 24v monitors or any other 24v device you may wish to power.
The small, inexpensive 24v/221w Power Supply is another in a growing series of innovative power solutions planned by Abel Cine.