Video-hardware with unusual / rare power-supplies

_inspired by this discussion:

what are some other examples of older video gear that have such specific power supply requirements that perfectly working units are sometimes unusable?

Videonics Video Equalizer VE-1

  • requires +5vcd @600mA, -5vcd @500mA
  • uses mini-din5 connector
  • wip w help from @nsputnik reports: pin1 = -5v , pin2 & pin4 = +5v, pin3 & pin5 = gnd (correct me if im wrong)



from @BastienL:

Videonics MX3000 (/MXPRO?)

  • requires +5vdc @5.0A, +7vdc @.6a, -7vdc @.4a
  • uses din6 connector
  • unknown (to me) pin assignments


got me thnkn maybe it would be worth creating a small diy power_adapter board to run these more easily ? at the least gathering relevant info in one place is useful for anyone trying to modify theirs :))


I say don’t post the VE-1 info yet, we are still figuring it out.

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ok i edited op. thanks again for the help !

Found pinout for mxpro with slightly different requirements. Assuming it’s front view of plug as it’s printed on the psu itself but not certain. Also unsure of exact ‘common’ value if not simply ground. Advice is welcome as I’m somewhat in the dark here but so help me God I’m gonna do it.