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Help identifying connector type for a scientific camera

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Hello everyone, I got a Cascade 512F Camera recently. This is the PDF: http://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 http://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.
You will also need the new PVCAM camera driver, PVCAM 2.9.3 or higher available on our website for free download and use: http://www.photometrics.com/support/downloads/
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.
 

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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.
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: http://www.lemo.com/en/products
 

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Look at P. 36 and 37 in the manual.pdf, its all there.
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Thank you, but I don't know which kind of Lemo is it, and the I/O connector isn't the DATA I/O.
 

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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.
 

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Problem solved, Thank you for everyone.
 

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