Telecast CHG3-PW-95V-EGG-V PowerWafer camera adaptor

The CopperHead 3050 system provides a robust fiber optic link between a camcorder & your ENG or SNG news vehicle. The system simultaneously transports both digital (SDI or HD-SDI) & analog (NTSC or PAL) program video, plus audio, IFB, & intercom signals between the...
Manufacturer: Telecast Fiber Systems
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Manufacturer: Telecast Fiber Systems

Telecast CHG3-PW-95V-EGG-V PowerWafer camera adaptor - CHG3-PW-95V-EGG-V

The CopperHead 3050 system provides a robust fiber optic link between a camcorder and your ENG or SNG news vehicle. The system simultaneously transports both digital (SDI or HD-SDI) and analog (NTSC or PAL) program video, plus audio, IFB, and intercom signals between the camera and the base station.

A 10/100 Ethernet path is provided for a remote link between a reporter's laptop and the truck.

The "wet/dry" return audio/IFB output at the camera unit can be powered "wet" for direct connection to a reporter's IFB beltpack or switched to drive a "dry" audio line, such as one of the camcorder's audio inputs.

Since the CopperHead 3050 transmits all signals digitally and optically, you are assured of the highest quality video and audio - free from interference, grounding problems or drifting due to temperature variations.

The camera unit mounts directly to the camera's battery plate (Anton/Bauer or V-Mount) and provides for a variety of power options. The 3050 base station is a lightweight 1RU frame located in your truck.

CopperHead 3050 is your solution to the size, weight and transmission problems of ordinary bundles of copper coax and XLR audio cabling. You will save time and effort, and insure that your live shot or video production gets done fast, right, on time, and on budget.

Key features and benefits

  • All camera signals on 1 lightweight fiber cable
  • Thin, lightweight, modular design
  • 10/100 Ethernet, camera to base
  • Studio quality HD video and audio
  • Powered IFB output from the camera unit
  • Multikilometer distance capability
  • TDM multiplexing, wavelength simplicity, for up to 8 cameras per fiber pair via TelePort 3G
  • Anton/Bauer and V-Battery options
  • Wide temperature range, low power consumption
  • Two fiber cable options:
  • Tactical fiber: Military specification, battery/local power
  • SMPTE hybrid fiber: Low voltage camera mounted, PowerWafer 95 W to 300 m (984 ft) – Hi voltage camera mounted PowerPlus 100 W to 2 km (1.2 miles)
  • Durable, high reliability design

CopperHead fiber optic camera transceiver


  • Video, Digital (bi-directional)
  • Interface:SMPTE 259M, 292M
  • Data rate:270 Mbps or 1.5 Gbps
  • Input level:800 mV p-p
  • I/O impedance:75 ohm
  • Output impedance:75 ohm
  • Bit-error rate at -22 dBm:10-12
  • Jitter (pathological data):<0.2>
  • Rise/fall times:<270>
  • Video, Analog (bi-directional)
  • Interface:RS 170, NTSC, PAL
  • Frequency response:30 Hz - 4.2 MHz: ±0.25 dB
  • 8 MHz: -3 dB
  • Video signal to noise ratio:
  • ≥70 dB
  • Differential gain:<2>
  • Differential phase:<>
  • Ethernet
  • Data support:10BaseT/100BaseT
  • Connector:Twisted pair RJ45
  • Cable compatible:UTP 100 ohm Cat5
  • I/O impedance:10 kohm / 30 ohm
  • Audio, Camera to Base
  • Number of channels:2
  • Type:Balanced, line level
  • Impedance:>15 kohm
  • Maximum input level:24 dBu
  • Sampling:24 bits, 128x (oversampled), 48 kS/s
  • Frequency response:±0.1 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
  • Audio, Base to Camera (Return/IFB)
  • Number of channels:1
  • Input at base:Line level
  • Output at camera unit:30 VDC wet or line (switchable)
  • Intercom
  • Number or channels:2
  • Interface types (base):RTS, Clear-Com or 4-Wire
  • Frequency response:200-18 kHz ±3 dB
  • Max distortion:
  • ≤0.5 %
  • Noise:<-60>
  • Max gain (RTS or Clear-Com):
  • ≥24 dB
  • Min gain (RTS or Clear-Com):
  • ≤-45 dB
  • Electro-Optical
  • Operating wavelength, standard:1310 nm
  • Nominal optical loss budget values:Tx laser output power (std):-7 dBm
  • Rx sensitivity, HD-SDI: -22 dBm
  • Fiber compatibility:Single-mode
  • Optical connector options - camera unit:
  • Local power: MX or opticalCON
  • Remote power:Short range power, SMPTE 304M or opticalCON
  • Long range power, SMPTE 304M
  • Optical connector options - base station:Unpowered cable ( TAC Cable): ST or opticalCON
  • Remote power-carrying cable (hybrid fiber/wire): Standard power: SMPTE 304M, opticalCON, or STs+Molex
  • Distance Limit *
  • TAC Cable (local power at camera):Standard laser: 15 dB optical loss (
  • ≥5 km *)
  • SMPTE 311M hybrid fiber:Standard internal power supply w/PowerWafer, ~300 m (984 ft): 95 W at 12 VDC *
  • Long range, HDX w/PowerPlus, LP. ~2 km (6562 ft): 100 W cont. / 150 W peak *
  • Mechanical/Environmental
  • Dimensions (W x H x D):Camera unit: 2.5 x 2.2 x 6.5 in
  • Base station: 17.5 x 1.75 x 9 in
  • PowerWafer: 5 x 2.2 x 6.12 in
  • PowerPlus LP (100 W): 5 x 2.5 x 6 in
  • PowerPlus HP (150 W): 5 x 3.7 x 6 in
  • HDX: 13 x 8.5 x 3.5 in
  • Weight:Camera unit: 1.5 lb
  • Base station: 5 lb
  • PowerWafer: 1.5 lb
  • PowerPlus: LP: 2.3 lb, HP: 2.5 lb
  • HDX: 10.5 lb
  • Power consumption:Camera unit: 8 W at 10-18 VDC
  • Base station ( TAC Cable): 10 W at 10-18 VDC
  • Temperature range:-25 to 45 C
  • Humidity range:0 to 95 % RH, non-condensing
  • * The maximum cable length varies due to optical loss that can depend on cable quality, dirt/dust/contamination on connectors, and number of fiber interconnects. When using hybrid cable for power, the size of the hybrid cable, as well as the power draw of the camera, lens, and accessories are also factors.


Manufacturer: Telecast Fiber Systems
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