Mains AC adapter kit K-AC50 for K5


Roland1

Link Posted 06/01/2012 - 15:19
Hi everyone
I am interested in using the Interval Shooting option on the K5 but have been unable to obtain the relevant AC adapter kit. Given that I live in the UK does anyone know of a source or an alternative compatible adapter? Any help would be appreciated.

ChrisR

Link Posted 06/01/2012 - 15:23
Have you tried SRS.
Partner to this site.

Take care.
Chris R.

I. El. (Eng). (Rtd).

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apeksdiver

Link Posted 06/01/2012 - 15:31

japers45

Link Posted 06/01/2012 - 15:58
Nice to see Pentax looking after the loyal cutomers with this kind of pricing- These things come included with Laptops and Printers dont they ?

Racketeering springs to mind.

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apeksdiver

Link Posted 06/01/2012 - 16:24
My panasonic camcorder came with an additional plug in that replaces the battery so you can power it from the mains, which was included as standard.
This can't cost much to make.

johnriley

Link Posted 06/01/2012 - 16:43
The price no doubt reflects that very few people want to run a DSLR from the mains supply.
Best regards, John

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japers45

Link Posted 06/01/2012 - 17:00
Reminds of of Panasonic chipping their camera bodies to only accept the branded batteries. Cynical. This item would carry a huge profit margin, rather like the official Pentax hoods and cases that when purchased seperately are ridiculously priced.

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michaelblue

Link Posted 06/01/2012 - 17:15
johnriley wrote:
The price no doubt reflects that very few people want to run a DSLR from the mains supply.

Well 140 isn't exactly going to encourage them either John.
Regards,
Michael
My new website:link

cabstar

Link Posted 06/01/2012 - 17:37
I would have bought one if it could have been used to charge the batteries in the body and grip. Alas it doesn't so no point to it
PPG Wedding photography Flickr
Concert photography

Currently on a Pentax hiatus until an FF Pentax is released

thespirit3

Link Posted 06/01/2012 - 21:16
Does the manual specify a voltage? If so, any generic supply with correct connector (many come with a range of connectors than can be swapped) would be sufficient - assuming it can supply enough current. I'd have thought anything ~1.5A would be sufficient.

Maplins is probably your friend - I wouldn't expect to spend >15.


Steve

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apeksdiver

Link Posted 06/01/2012 - 22:07
It's not a standard connector unfortunately

prsjnb

Link Posted 06/01/2012 - 23:47
You may find these helpful in your quest to obtain (build/modify) an affordable alternative to the K-AC50:

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The required connector (HRS (HIROSE) - MQ172-3SA-CV(50)) can be sourced in the U.K. from Farnell:

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Jon
Last Edited by prsjnb on 06/01/2012 - 23:48

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Roland1

Link Posted 09/01/2012 - 20:54
I would like to thank everyone for their helpful posts, particularly
prsjnb Pentax Pro Meister.
Last Edited by Roland1 on 09/01/2012 - 20:55

nass

Link Posted 04/03/2013 - 19:55
I got lucky and managed to get the only one that's been on eBay UK in the last 12 months recently. The cost of these new is close to criminal, imo.
... just another middle-aged guy with a hobby. I have an extreme macro learning site at extreme-macro.co.uk - Pentax-centric, your feedback and comments would be appreciated!

Gamka

Link Posted 05/03/2013 - 09:05
apeksdiver wrote:
Here's a link to it

http://www.srsmicrosystems.co.uk/148/Pentax-D-AC50H-AC-Adapter.html

140 ouch

I wonder, why does that one say it is K20D compatible when it has the older style connector from the *istD ?
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