Avington V-Lock Universal Receiver Caddy

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The Avington Universal Caddy is a V-Lock radio receiver holder designed to hold any slot-in radio receiver on the back of a camera with a V-Lock battery plate.

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The Avington Universal Caddy is a V-Lock radio receiver holder ("caddy") designed to hold any slot-in radio receiver on the back of a camera with a V-Lock battery plate.

The slot fits any receiver designed to go into a 'Universal' slot, with audio output on a standard TA5M connector.

Features

The V-Lock Caddy fits between the camera battery and camera on any 12V (nominally) V-Lock plate.

Power is delivered to the receiver internally, switching on and off automatically so that the camera does not need to needlessly drain batteries. Additionally, there are power outputs on the right hand side, providing 2x D-Tap and 2x Hirose connectors. The Hirose connectors are automatically switched on along with the receiver.

The whole unit is a rugged design, milled from solid aluminium.

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 140mm tall, 95mm wide (plus 7mm for the release button), 37mm long (plus 8mm for battery lugs though these fit into the slots in the battery so they do not add to the length of your rig).
  • Weight: 100 grams

Note on Fitting

This is a Unislot Caddy, meaning that all dimensions will fit any RX designed to fit Unislot. That's a 25 pin connector and specific screw holes and length from top to bottom. Most RX need both the 25 pin base and their respective collar to make them fit a Unislot slot. If your RX fits into a camera Unislot, it will fit this Caddy.

Notes on Use

The Caddy has an auto on and auto off feature. If you put your RX into the Caddy and attach a battery, the auto off function will be activated while the camera is not on. If you then attach a camera, or any other load, to the other side of the V-Lock and turn that on, the RX will then come on.

Notethe Sony slot is subtly different and only offers unbalanced outputs. Sony slot receivers normally have an adapter available to give balanced outputs via a unislot.

Hawk Woods 'Real Power' 24V (or 26V) batteries look like they might fit on a normal V-Lock but they will not.