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Offline 300EVIL

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FLIR E60 Battery Connector Pinout...
« on: January 11, 2018, 05:49:42 am »
Hi Everyone,
First of all, thank you all for the great info on this forum. I've been lurking here for a while reading up all the great info and was able to "upgrade" my first thermal camera, an E4 in about 15 minutes. I then caught the thermal bug and snagged an E60 on ebay.  :P  Just the camera, no battery or power supply... Yeah, I know $$$. So, I'm waiting for a battery to come in and don't want to rip the camera apart, just yet. I was wondering if anyone could tell me the pinout for the battery lugs so I can connect a regulated PS to it and fire it up. I'm pretty sure the battery is rated at 3.6V but I have no clue on the pinout of the battery or the unusual power plug. 50/50 shot, yeah I know but I don't want to chance they have no reverse polarity protection inside. Any assistance would be great!
Thanks!
Adam
 

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Re: FLIR E60 Battery Connector Pinout...
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2018, 11:48:53 am »
Here is the pinout of the battery (Part No. T198553).
It is rated 3.6V but when fully charged you have the typical 4V at the positive terminal.
The pin in the middle has 10kOhm to GND, probably a PTC/NTC or a simple resistor for identification.

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Re: FLIR E60 Battery Connector Pinout...
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2018, 12:00:56 pm »
... and here the pinout of the powersupply.
It is rated 12V 3A.
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Re: FLIR E60 Battery Connector Pinout...
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2018, 06:12:08 pm »
Hey Cat!
Thank you very much for the detailed information. I was able it power up the camera and verify that it does indeed work! At first, I was a little too conservative with the current and the camera kept rebooting from the splash screen every 10 seconds. It appears the camera needs at least 1.5A @3.6V to boot.
Thanks Again for the help!
Adam
 

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Re: FLIR E60 Battery Connector Pinout...
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2018, 04:23:54 pm »
It's so silly how expensive these batteries are. Only 2600mah. Maybe I'll shove a NCR18650GA into mine? lol. Could even 3d print a housing for it and make a weeks worth of batteries.
 

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Re: FLIR E60 Battery Connector Pinout...
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2018, 08:22:48 pm »
Only 2600mah.
The T198553 battery is actually rated with 5,2 Ah (or 5200 mAh), the older T197752 is rated 4,4 Ah.

Maybe I'll shove a NCR18650GA into mine?
The battery pack contains very likely two 18650 cells in parallel. So a 3D-printed housing should work fine.
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Re: FLIR E60 Battery Connector Pinout...
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2018, 03:02:14 am »
yeah, for $50 for Ex or $90 for Exx batteries. I expect the latest battery tech.
I have a Ex but I'm sure the pinout is similar. It's not in series so no balance circuit.
 

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Re: FLIR E60 Battery Connector Pinout...
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2018, 09:09:11 am »
It's so silly how expensive these batteries are. Only 2600mah. Maybe I'll shove a NCR18650GA into mine? lol. Could even 3d print a housing for it and make a weeks worth of batteries.

Yeah, the battery connector and its implementation are not so user friendly either. It appears someone "Threw out" the E60 I have now because the battery connector contacts were bent down in the housing and no longer made contact with the battery. I don't ever see myself using the dual battery charger base as there is a chance of ruining the connector every time the battery is removed and replaced.
 

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Re: FLIR E60 Battery Connector Pinout...
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2019, 04:37:38 pm »
Does anybody know or can measure the voltage across the three pins contacts in the Flir E30-40-50-60 cameras (without battery) with just the power plug connected and camera off and also with the camera on. The voltage I get counting pins from the right, with camera on or off, is:   
pin 1-3  ≈ 4.39v
pin 1-2  ≈ 1.55v
pin 2-3  ≈ 0.89v

Can somebody verify please
« Last Edit: May 21, 2019, 03:10:52 am by billyt »
 

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Re: FLIR E60 Battery Connector Pinout...
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2019, 09:23:52 pm »
Just to add to the discussion.

I searched for the power connector that is used on the Exx series but never found it. I first thought of Hirose as the likely manufacturer as it looked like their sort of design. I found a Hirose connector that looked to be a very good match. I ordered one but it was like a slightly scaled down version of the one used on the Exx. No other Hirose connectors appeared to match. The one I ordered was soooooo similar to the FLIR one that I still think Hirose made it, but maybe a bespoke design just for FLIR ?

The FLIR Exx power supply and car adapter lead are expensive but seem to be the only way to obtain such with the correct connector. I even considered making a custom connector with my 3D printer. As luck would have it though, I found a new car adapter cable for £35 so bought it. I bought the dual battery desk charging dock from Canada and got another power supply with that. The connector used on the dock is the same as that on the Exx series cameras.

If anyone does discover a connector of the right type that is available to purchase, I would love to hear about it.

Fraser

« Last Edit: May 20, 2019, 09:34:19 pm by Fraser »
 

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Re: FLIR E60 Battery Connector Pinout...
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2019, 11:15:26 am »
Can somebody verify please
Measured on a FLIR E60:
Pin 3 (GND) to Pin 1 (+VBat): 0 V (Multimeter shows 50mV, scope detects noise from the SMPS)
Pin 3 (GND) to Pin 2 (Sense): 1,19...2,56 V pulsing with 1 Hz
The results are the same if the camera is turned on or just connected to the power supply.
It seems my model is trying to detect the battery, no voltage is applied to the main battery pins without the battery installed.
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Re: FLIR E60 Battery Connector Pinout...
« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2020, 06:18:18 am »
Hi. Can someone tell the camera battery connector model (like in the above pictures)? I have an E40bx with a damaged connector and I would like to replace it with a new one.
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Re: FLIR E60 Battery Connector Pinout...
« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2020, 10:30:56 pm »
I'm about to forgo getting the very expensive Flir power supply and just charge the battery pack with a Li-Ion/Lipo charger.
Charging at 1 amp to 4.10V will do the job
« Last Edit: August 26, 2020, 03:22:14 pm by reallybigone916 »
 


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