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Help identifying connector type / PCI card model for a scientific camera

sam1275

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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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davenn

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I cannot find any used ones on ebay,


yeah cuz they are probably specific to that camera ... you will need the specific PCI card
else the unit wont work
Welcome to the world of scientific equipment .... its always 3 times the cost ( or more) than the same style domestic gear
 

sam1275

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yeah cuz they are probably specific to that camera ... you will need the specific PCI card
else the unit wont work
Welcome to the world of scientific equipment .... its always 3 times the cost ( or more) than the same style domestic gear
Thank you for your reply...
 
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