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Assembly and Operating Instructions for Kits


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Parts for the Camera Opto-Switch Kit (Build 3)


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Parts Guide for Opto-Switch (Build 3)


Below is a list of the parts provided for the Camera Opto-Switch box and trigger cable. Shutter cables are listed separately.


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Name Provided with Photo Quantity Function

Small project box


all versions small project box 1  
Template for box lid all versions small project box 1 A paper template sized for the lid of the project box is provided in order to obtain the correct placement of holes for the components.
Project box labels all versions     Stick on labels are provided in a strip to identify the components on the project box.
Single-pole single-throw toggle switch all versions SPST switch 2 On-off switches for FOCUS and SHUTTER operations
Pushbutton, momentary, normally open all versions momentary pushbutton 1 Used a test button for the camera shutter
3.5mm stereo panel jack all versions 3.5mm stereo panel jack 1 Used as a receptacle for the shutter cable.

RCA panel jack

all versions RCA panel jack 1 Used as the jack for the output cable from the trigger circuit.
100-ohm resistor all versions 100-ohm resistor 1  
Hook up wire all versions hookup wire  

3" each of black, red, yellow, and green

6" each of blue and white

8-pin socket all versions 8-pin socket 1 Used for the optocoupler.
Optocoupler all versions PS2501 optoisolator 1 Provides electrical isolation for the camera.
PC board all versions PC board 1 Seat for the optoisolator

RCA connector, male

all versions

RCA plug

1 Used as a connector on the output cable to plug into the Opto-Switch box.
2-conductor cable all versions 2-conductor cable 3 ft

Used for the output (trigger) cable.






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