Hi Thomas and Teunkie
Thomas--I was just wondering how you got along with your power supply? I recently (like 2 days ago) acquired a big
lot of 16mm gear including an Arri S and and Arri S/B (both working), a Tobin sync motor, the Tobin miliframe motor, the Arri variable motor, and the Arri fixed speed motor, two 400 foot magazines, torque motor.. (and a broken Beaulieu R16 and loads of glass). Anyway was curious what you came up with for power. I do like the idea of using V-mount batteries. I have a few of those already and I need to test the Arri motors. Both cameras worked with the Tobin motor--I was able to test that with a 12 volt 4-pin power supply that I borrowed from my LRH but i had no way of getting power to the 8v motors. If I got that plate I would just need someone to build me a pair of cables--one to a 4 pin for the Tobin and one to the original Arri plug. I have two of the AC cables so I don't have to hunt for the connectors. Anyway would love to hear about your experience building a power supply.
Tuenkie--how can I tell if the torque motor has been modified to 12v?