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    Hey Everyone,

    I recently ran into an issue while rigging up a gimbal. The CG on the brain requires me to shift it backwards. However, the DC IN cable keeps coming in contact with the back of the gimbal and preventing full tilt operations. I am using a Freefly RED DTAP Power cable. While the cable is flexible, the rear of our DSMC2 V-Mount I/O Expander faces the DC IN to the rear of the brain. Is there an angle adapter I can use to prevent the end of the connector from coming in contact with the gimbal? I'd really like to avoid getting another module just for this purpose.

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    This is one of the reasons why the Jetpack was made...
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    Sounds like you need a power cable with a right-angle Lemo. If you can't find anything online, get in touch and I will hook you up.
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    Anywhere that does custom cables will be able to sort this out for you. I’ve got one for a base expander and Ronin that faces inwards to the left which helps with clearance. It’s a pretty chunky connector even then though, so you still need to allow a bit of space.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DC Chavez View Post
    This is one of the reasons why the Jetpack was made...
    While I understand what you're saying, I made it a point to specify that I did not want to buy another module just for this purpose. Being agile on set is important. Having to switch modules just for the sake of putting the camera on a gimbal is a time-waster and isn't worth the money. Thanks for the comment though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicholas Wise View Post
    Sounds like you need a power cable with a right-angle Lemo. If you can't find anything online, get in touch and I will hook you up.
    Thanks, Nicholas! I may have to do that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Wall View Post
    Anywhere that does custom cables will be able to sort this out for you. I’ve got one for a base expander and Ronin that faces inwards to the left which helps with clearance. It’s a pretty chunky connector even then though, so you still need to allow a bit of space.
    Roger that. Thanks!
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