Camera Power Pack

 
Because of the lengths of exposures required for some Astrophotography I found that I was lacking was some way to power the camera from either mains electricity or a more mobile power pack, in my case, my car.
After a lot of research I decided I could fairly easily manufacture an adaptor for my Olympus E-510 that suited my needs and be inexpensive as well.

Parts List

  • Olympus LBH-1 Lithium Battery Holder
  • from Amazon

  • ABS BLACK PLASTIC ELECTRONICS PROJECT BOX ENCLOSURE 79 X 61 X 40MM
  • from Amazon

  • Power Supply Adapter 12V AC 100-240V To DC 12V 2A 24W UK
  • from Amazon

  • 3x Lockable Male 5.5mmx2.1mm DC Power Plug Socket Female Panel Connector
  • from Amazon

  • 2x HitCar 12V 12-Volt 24V DC 2.1mm Car Truck Bus Van Boat Cigarette Lighter Power Supply Adapter Charger Cable
  • from Amazon

  • 5A DC-DC BUCK CONVERTER STEP DOWN 5-30V TO 0.8-28V WITH CURRENT CONTROL – XL4005
  • from eBay

  • SCI R13-510A BLK Lrg Red Push to Make Switch
  • from Rapid Electronics

  • DROK® Mini 0.28" Digital Voltage Meter DC 2.5~30V Volt Tester LED Voltmeter
  • from Amazon
Please see the next pages for a description & images of the build.
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