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GigaPan remote signal
Tom Nelson Tom Nelson
Total Posts: 45

What are the voltages and signal timings of the pins on the GigaPan Epic 100 remote trigger?

Tom Nelson Tom Nelson
Total Posts: 45

Contrary to what’s been posted on the forum, the Epic 100 remote cord does not appear to be a standard HiTec servo connector: http://www.servocity.com/html/connector_types.html

This is what it has: http://tnphoto.com/giga/GigaPlug.gif
Note the fin on the bottom, which presumably prevents it from being plugged in backwards.

Tom Nelson Tom Nelson
Total Posts: 45

I guess I’m the only one replying on this topic.

I put the VOM on the Canon remote cord while the GigaPan was running and this is what I got:
The center ring on the Canon plug is not used. The tip is +3.5 volts and 4.4 ohms at rest, dropping briefly to +2.5 volts and about 5.6-6.0 ohms when it triggers the camera. The pulse is brief enough it’s hard to tell whether the VOM needle is overshooting on ohms by its momentum or not.

It appears the ’Pan is sending a shoot signal and the camera interprets it as focus-and-shoot.

The white wire goes to the ring at the base of the Canon plug. The red wire goes to the tip.

The female jack that fits in the GigaPan is 7mm wide, 2mm tall and 15mm deep. It has a 1×1mm bump on the underside. The left and right holes are ~5mm apart.

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