# Help identifying connector type for a scientific camera

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#### sam1275

##### Newbie level 3
Hello everyone, I got a Cascade 512F Camera recently. This is the PDF: https://www.photometrics.com/support/pdfs/manuals/CascadeManual.pdf
But it doesn't include any accessory, I already managed to get a Lens for it after read a lot on the internet. Now I have problems with the power supply and DATA I/O, I want to know what model/type of the power supply and PCI card.
I sent 2 support requests to the manufacture and got the following replies:

For Cascade 512F camera running under Windows XP/32 we recommended to be used PCI-LVDS-CARD(part number), currently unavailable on stock.
Here is the quote on the LVDS camera communication cable:
Part Number: 37-071-001
Description: CBL;DATA/PWR;MDR-20
Qty: 1
Price: $150.00 USD Quote for the Power supply: Part Number: 07-026-008 Description: ROHS;PWR SUPPLY;12V150W;DESKTOP W/Switch Qty: 1 Price:$400.00 USD
Quote for the PCIe LVDS card:
The new Photometrics PCI-Express LVDS interface card will provide 64-bit support for current Photometrics LVDS-based cameras. See https://www.photometrics.com/products/datasheets/PCI-Express-LVDS-Interface-Card-Datasheet.pdf
Here is the link for the Photometrics computer recommendations document.
Note: you will need to connect power from PC power supply to PCIe card. Card has an IDE connector for power connection. Y- Cable and/or sata to IDE adaptor may be required. See attached picture.
Part Number: PCIE-CARD-LVDS
Description: PCI-Express LVDS card for Photometrics cameras.
Price: \$1600.00 USD each

I cannot find any used ones on ebay, and the official ones are too expensive, I'm thinking of use a universal power supply with a Lemo connector, but the PDF didn't tell what type of Lemo is it, and I have no idea about the card. Could anyone help me? Thanks.

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Raw math calculates this as 12.5 A. Sounds like a lot for a camera to need.

Look for printing near the camera's power jack. It might give a Volts and Ampere amount.

You should also look for an icon indicating polarity. Vital information before you plug in a power supply.

You need to match the plug to the jack. It is likely to be a common coaxial type. However there are several sizes. The human eye is not sharp enough to distinguish them apart. To measure them is not much easier.

#### chuckey

Look at P. 36 and 37 in the manual.pdf, its all there.
Frank

#### sam1275

##### Newbie level 3
Raw math calculates this as 12.5 A. Sounds like a lot for a camera to need.

Look for printing near the camera's power jack. It might give a Volts and Ampere amount.

You should also look for an icon indicating polarity. Vital information before you plug in a power supply.

You need to match the plug to the jack. It is likely to be a common coaxial type. However there are several sizes. The human eye is not sharp enough to distinguish them apart. To measure them is not much easier.

Thank you for your reply, all the information you asked is in the p36-39 of the PDF, but I don't know which kind of Lemo is it, there're many: https://www.lemo.com/en/products

#### sam1275

##### Newbie level 3
Look at P. 36 and 37 in the manual.pdf, its all there.
Frank

Thank you, but I don't know which kind of Lemo is it, and the I/O connector isn't the DATA I/O.

#### FvM

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These are all industry standard connectors. The Lemo is 5-pin series B, I guess size 2, you can easily determine by measuiring the diameter.

#### sam1275

##### Newbie level 3
Problem solved, Thank you for everyone.

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