I have an open Skyport receiver

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I have an open Skyport receiver

Postby Bluphoto7 » Thu Oct 04, 2007 2:14 pm

Guys,
If anyone's interested, I opened my Skyport receiver last night to find out what device was doing the trigger switching (it's a Triac).

The case was glued shut, but it came apart not too bad. If anyone wants me to do anything with it or check anything out before I glue it back together now's the time to ask. I don't want to leave it open long and I'd like to have it glued shut again by the time I take it out on another shoot.

I don't really want to open up my transmitter, sorry.

cheers,
Guy
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Postby Elv000 » Thu Oct 04, 2007 2:21 pm

Thanks mate! I sent Jon a PM

Is a Triac a micro processor by any chance?!
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Postby Bluphoto7 » Thu Oct 04, 2007 2:29 pm

No, A triac is basically an electronic switch - amost like a relay - with no moving parts.

There IS a microprocessor in there - or maybe more acurately a microcontroller.

I think this thing is far more complicated than it needs to be, but maybe that's how they get the improved reliability over the cheap units.

cheers,
Guy
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Postby MQ » Thu Oct 04, 2007 2:45 pm

Can you shoot a picture from the interior and upload it to
somewhere with a link in this forum?

Try to shoot in the best possible rez and maybe all sides
that show extra insight.

Somebody here will draw knowledge from that, I'm sure.
If you are not part of the solution,
you are part of the problem.
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Postby strogg » Thu Oct 04, 2007 3:31 pm

Photos! Lots of 'em! as many angles as you can get! hehe

And thanks for taking the risk and looking inside. :)
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Postby JonSenior » Thu Oct 04, 2007 6:12 pm

Bluphoto7 wrote:There IS a microprocessor in there - or maybe more acurately a microcontroller.


You're a star! This is interesting though, as it implies that either Elinchrom are licencing the patented technology, or that LPA are not enforcing it.

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Postby sesh » Fri Oct 05, 2007 12:14 am

I second that a high resolution image uploaded to Flickr (so we can add notes to label parts) would be great.

Second to that, I think a lot of people here could benefit from a list of parts inside the damn thing - anything with a number basically.

Most people I assume have already seen the insides of the PW's:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/9277718@N08/1232102429/
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Postby Bluphoto7 » Fri Oct 05, 2007 10:32 am

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Postby JonSenior » Fri Oct 05, 2007 10:54 pm

Bluphoto7 wrote:Okay guys,
here's the photo - I figured one or two would be plenty.


Thanks again. That's superb. That also nicely answers the question of whether or not Elinchrom are infringing the LPA patent. Now I just need to find out whether they are doing so with permission or not!

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Postby matt_e » Sat Oct 06, 2007 8:30 am

To the left of the PIC MCU - the biggest chip here, is a nordic semiconductor 2.4Ghz radio transceiver - part number NRF2401AG

Interesting that they use 2.4Ghz...
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