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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Iannone View Post
    Isn't the power that goes to the D-Tap connector and the power that goes to the camera separate? I thought that D-Tap typically supplies between 50-70 watts of power in addition to the power supplied to the camera. Can someone verify this?
    Yeah that is the rating only for the d-tap itself, possibly relating to a fuse or wire gauge or contacts. All power connections from the battery are in parallel so you can basically add their current/power together and just make sure it is within the limits of the battery's rating. The d-tap wiring may have a fuse in it, and the common 50w rating and fuse may be there to avoid having power spikes to finicky accessories affect the more delicate camera that is attached to the same battery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noah Yuan-Vogel View Post
    Yeah that is the rating only for the d-tap itself, possibly relating to a fuse or wire gauge or contacts. All power connections from the battery are in parallel so you can basically add their current/power together and just make sure it is within the limits of the battery's rating. The d-tap wiring may have a fuse in it, and the common 50w rating and fuse may be there to avoid having power spikes to finicky accessories affect the more delicate camera that is attached to the same battery.
    Okay, so how can one D-Tap connector on the battery plate power multiple D-Tap compatible accessories? Are there D-Tap splitters?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Iannone View Post
    Okay, so how can one D-Tap connector on the battery plate power multiple D-Tap compatible accessories? Are there D-Tap splitters?
    Exactly, there is a nice little splitter that ive used that goes from one d-tap to 4 which is especially useful. It looks like this:

    http://www.pure4c.de/mm/mm001/d-tap_splitter.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noah Yuan-Vogel View Post
    Exactly, there is a nice little splitter that ive used that goes from one d-tap to 4 which is especially useful. It looks like this:

    http://www.pure4c.de/mm/mm001/d-tap_splitter.jpg
    Aahhh, now THAT is clever. Do you know who makes that? Also, are there any disadvantages (dangers) to using D-Tap splitters?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Iannone View Post
    Thank you for the replies Trevor and Noah. :-)

    So, how can a single D-Tap connector on the battery plate be used to power more than one accessory? Are there such things as D-Tap "splitters?"
    Yes dude, a quick google search will turn up some very useful results.

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...Tap_Multi.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trevor Meeks View Post
    Yes dude, a quick google search will turn up some very useful results.

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...Tap_Multi.html
    Thank you for the link. I was doing searches on B&H's site, but it wouldn't show anything. I was probably just searching using the wrong term... http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search...tialSearch=yes
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    Now that I see D-Tap to "multi-D-Tap" adapter cables exist, are there any disadvantages (dangers) to using them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Iannone View Post
    Now that I see D-Tap to "multi-D-Tap" adapter cables exist, are there any disadvantages (dangers) to using them?
    No, as long as you stick to the wattage guidelines.

    I've used my most recent one for a couple of years and have never had a problem.
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