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Convert a Broncolor Mobilite to a Picolite ?
« on: June 09, 2021, 03:45:48 pm »

One of the big diffference between a Mobilite and a Picolite is about the modeling light.
Picolite's modeling light would work on any pack although Mobilite would only work on its own pack : Broncolor Mobil A2L.

Any thoughts on converting a Mobilite for its modeling light to work on my Grafit pack (or any other Bron pack...) would be really appreciated. Thank you.

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Re: Convert a Broncolor Mobilite to a Picolite ?
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2021, 08:54:58 pm »

I am very interested in doing this also.
The obvious problem is that the fan and modelling light circuits on the Mobilite are designed for 12V and on the Picolite for 240V or 110V.
They use different pins in the plug.
It may be possible to have an intermediary cable with voltage conversion or just bring out the pin to a place where you could plug in a 12V plug pack similar to the MobiLED Daylight Adapter
https://broncolor.swiss/products/mobi-led-daylight-adapter?variant=6848
or the Adapter Cable to use the Mobil battery.
https://broncolor.swiss/products/adapter-cable-for-move-battery-and-mobiled?variant=7162

Converting the Modeliing lamp to LED would be a big step.


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Re: Convert a Broncolor Mobilite to a Picolite ?
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2021, 09:23:07 am »

Thank you for your post. So I tried to investigate...
Here are some informations about the inside of a MB and 'how' it is wired :
https://ibb.co/JChkSQ0
https://ibb.co/0q0YvXg

For me, the principle would be to pick up the wires that link to the modeling light and fan and power them by a 12V supply.
For now the big question is what wires (I guess the 4 ''little'' ones on my pictures) and how (which one is the ground, + and -...)...?
Sadly i'm not an electrician...

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Re: Convert a Broncolor Mobilite to a Picolite ?
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2021, 03:42:59 am »


Here are some informations about the inside of a MB and 'how' it is wired :

The wires they describe as "very big white" are actually red, white and blue. These can have hundreds of volts on them so do not play with these things connected to a pack.
Here is a plug diagram.




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