All Kenyon gyros are wired fool-proof
from the factory. If you make a WYE adapter on the end of the factory gyro cable,
you can run two units with one cable. I suggest 3-pin Cinch-Jones plugs or other
3-pin plugs, not the Lemo which are difficult to wire. The Cinch-Jones plugs
are not completely shielded, but are easy to wire, break-away and cheap. You
will have to find a good electronics supplier that carries them. Radio Shack
has the two wire models, but nothing else
Request the rubber strain reliefs from the factory so you can wire a short jumper
on the gyro. Then you can unsolder the factory cable and leave it intact without
cutting it. You can then attach a female line jack on the end and use the 3-way
WYE adapter or wire in 2 female jacks directly. This allows using one cable
and buying a one outlet 400 inverter.
My original Kenyon had the two wire round Cinch-Jones plugs. Kenyon used the
locking ring Cinch-Jones two-pin plugs for 400 Hz to avoid a confusion. I often
use two gyros and to clean up the wiring mess, put short cables on the gyro
with a WYE adapter and different length coiled cables to the converter.
WARNING! You want your cables to
be foolproof like the factory wiring system. If you change cables make sure
that the Cinch-Jones 2-pin plugs cables do not get plugged into the wrong power
source. I use camera batteries and put XLR-4 plugs on the inverter power cable.
If you can find the 2-pin locking ring, Cinch-Jones plugs or use the factory
ones you can't plug-in the wrong outlet in the flurry of shooting.
See the Kenyon website for more information.
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