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  1. #1 Simple d-tap voltage meter for WC battery plate users 
    Senior Member Tom Dowler's Avatar
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    If you're bummed that you're getting *no* battery info on-screen with the WC battery plate and the new firmware, there are a couple of easy fixes.

    1) Use a D-tap to lemo power cable and run it from the battery to the DC-in. You will, at least, get battery voltage on screen. I'm a big fan of Alvin's cables - https://www.ebay.com/itm/Flexible-So...AAAOSwgApXAMXc


    2) Buy a pack of these from amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1 and wire one up to a D-tap connector. Red and white wires to positive, black to negative. Epoxy the display onto the top of the d-tap and you have an easy voltage meter.




    If you're used to seeing % I can't really help you - as a user of shitty Rolux batteries I'm used to seeing the voltage and working from that, so either of these fixes works great for me.
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    Nice tip Tom. You can also but this for the lazy ones.

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    https://cinegears.com/product/power-distributor/

    I thought about getting this one.
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    Or use the Blackmagic EVF, it starts to have a strange image close to 12.5V. ;-)
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