Getting Started: So Many Plugs, So Little Patients

Blogged by John Berryman on June 17, 2007 and tagged with Getting Started.

Driving down the long road toward your modest home, your wondering what sort of concoction you should make for you and your peeps. It was an exhausting day on the job and you barely notice the UPS truck driving in the opposite direction. Pulling up the driveway, you spy a shipping box placed on the tweed mat in front of your faded green front door. It's the new 1394 FireWire CCD camera from!

You eagerly rifle through the nondescript shipping material and extract a little white cube looking box with those glorious letters, DMK! Further searching for prizes, you reveal the the power supply some call "the mainy" and the Firewire Cable that will soon electrify your nightly stargazing.

Then, you open the power supply unit and[...] eek! "Why would they send so many plugs when I only have one camera?"

In order to keep costs as low as possible, and TheImagingSource ships the identical power supply units (PSU) with all of its products.

Option 1: If you have purchased a PSU for either the Y-Cable or the PCI FireWire card, use the RED tipped adapter.

Option 2: For those of you that only purchased a Y-Cable and plan to use your telescope battery, the camera is CENTER-POLE POSITIVE.