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    Can Anyone Identify This Controller Board?

    That is a x10 kit that Hags used to sell, I still have 4 cams running with them. They have been my most reliable and favorite sensors over the years. Never had one die on me. They have great range and a fair amount of options. I do have the paperwork for them somewhere if you need some info.
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    Cleaning Out Sale Updated

    I'd also be interested in one of the BG2 boards for a D380.
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    Sensitivity Trouble

    I recently purchased 2 SS boards and they both do this when setup on a field edge. One is a P41-HPWA and the other is D380-.65 fresnal. I gave up and moved the P41 in the timber and brought the 380 in and left it om my workbench for now.
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    Fawn With Big Tumor..

    I've seen deer with tumors before but never anything like that. dennbow
  5. What kind of case is it? If it was a clear case that may be the problem.
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    Simple Sniper

    Ghoot, what refresh are you using for the 370/380 cameras (fast or slow)? Also does the trail mode operate any differently since these cameras are always on? Thanks dennbow
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    Anyone Remember...

    You would need some sort of timer/opto board to provide a timed refresh to the cam in addition to the sensor. The 380 needs a refresh to keep it from turning off. The sensor will work with 35mm cams without the need for a refresh.
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    Olympus D-380 Help

    I would connect to the power connections inside the camera. When you open the camera, just to the right of the viewfinder are the connections. They are marked "battery" on the board and are covered with some yellowish hot glue. I pull the glue off and connect there and then cover with some tape. Most D380s don't go to sleep when connected through the external power port thus they use a lot of power. Also I think you must have at least 6 volts when connected there, if your battery would start to drain and drop below 6 volts the camera will shut down. Her is a post with alot of info. http://www.hagshouse.com/forums/index.php?...20read&st=0
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    Wow that's strange
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    I have a few that do the same thing on slow refresh so I run all mine on fast refresh and they work fine. I'm using different boards though. The D380 on fast refresh coupled with 6V SLA batteries are still my favorite, fastest, and most dependable trail cams.
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    One Down One To Go

    Very nice indeed!
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    Buying The Jazz Direct

    Dan, if you would get "stuck" with any I would probably be interested in one also. dennbow
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    Parts Sale!

    What cameras are the boards for?
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  15. Thanks for the replies, heat may have been a factor. It was around 90 most of the week but the cam was in the woods. Dkirk is right, we'll never know. Good news is a member PMed me with an offer for a BG2 so we should be good to go before long. Great bunch of folks here and that's why I love this site! dennbow
  16. Anyone have any idea why a battery would leak acid? I built a cam for a friend with 4D's for externals and it was working great until last week. When he opened his case to check the cam, a bunch of liquid ran out of the case. He thought it was water until he realized it was battery acid from one of the D cells. He had 4AA's in the cam and 4D's for externals, all brand new and only out for 6 days. I asked him if he's sure he had the batteries all in the correct way and he thinks he did but he's not positive. That would be my only guess as to why it happened unless it was a bad battery. The AA's in the cam were stone dead and the cam suffered a little acid damage on the case but it seems to work. The BG2 however wasn't so lucky, it was sitting in the acid and is totally destroyed. Anyone have a BG2 they want to sell? Our layout pretty much limits us to the BG2. Thanks dennbow
  17. They were alkalines and I'm not sure about moisture because it hasn't rained here in weeks. Pretty nasty drought here in our part of PA. Thanks dennbow
  18. I'm looking to buy a BG2 if anyone has any they won't need. D380 programming would be nice, but any will do. I built a cam for a friend with 4D's for externals and it was working great until last week. When he opened his case to check the cam, a bunch of liquid ran out of the case. He thought it was water until he realized it was battery acid from one of the D cells. The acid destroyed the BG2, so we're looking to find another one. Thanks dennbow
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    Is my IR material too dark?

    Looks like your getting a little flash bleed, but even without the slave you can get decent IR pics with a little editing. The last 380 IR I made, I used the no-glass mod and some of the newer IR material available. I didn't put a slave flash in the case because I'm waiting for a new slave controller to become available. A couple months ago a friend asked to borrow an IR camera to put on some trails, so I gave him that one. Well, he now owns it because liked it so much that he wanted to buy it.
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    Is my IR material too dark?

    I agree with passthru. That's exactly how mine look when the slave doesn't fire.
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    d380 Refresh Problem

    Install a jumper of some sort between the refresh wire and common wire where they connect to the Yeti board to test your wiring. When you do this the little LED in the viewfinder of the camera should light (camera must be turned on). If it doesn't, you have faulty wiring. If it does light up, the wiring for the refresh should be OK and we have to look for another cause. dennbow
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    D370/D380 External Batteries

    All I use is a 2 wire servo conector soldered to the battery contacts next to the viewfinder inside the camera. I run the wires out the top of the camera in the front half of the case by the viewfinder. With the wires in the front half of the case, I can remove the back half if I need to without disturbing the external power wiring. If I get a chance, I'll take a pic of one and post it. dennbow
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    D370/D380 External Batteries

    I think the mod for external power would be the same for all control boards. I have a several 380's that I soldered in a 2 wire plug for ext. power. Sometimes I use just 4 nimhAA's for extenal power plus the internals which lasts 3 weeks for me. Other times I'll plug in 4D's in addition to the internals which will last a very long time. Some people are using 6V SLA batteries with good results also. dennbow
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    D370 vs D380

    The flash on the 380 is much better if you don't plan on using a slave. The 380 is still my favorite trail cam. dennbow
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    Does Bigfoot exist?

    I wish my first one looked half that good!!! Nice job!!! I really don't see much room for improvement. dennbow