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PixController Universal Camera Controller Board 
RSS and RSP Wiring Methods for Digital Cameras

Overview Specs Board Dimensions Motion Sensor Camera Port Phone Jack 2.5mm Port


The PixController Universal board supports "hardwired" cameras (digital and 35mm). A list of supported cameras and PIC control chips can be found by clicking here. "Hardwired" means you have to modify the camera in order the be remote controlled by the PixController Universal board. This is not a hard process to do in most cases, and we include step-by-step examples on how to do this. 

Caution! Please keep in mind that if you modify a camera for use with the PixController Universal board, or any other PixController board we are not responsible for any damage to your camera. This can be a delicate process, and if you do not have any experience in working with small electronic devices, and you are not comfortable with soldering please get some help when taking on a project like this. In most cases you will also void the warranty of your camera. If you do not feel comfortable modifying a digital camera we suggest you look at our RS-232 Universal controller, which will no require you to modify the camera.


RSS Hardwire Methods

The RSS method controls the "Refresh - Shutter - Slave Light" are for "stay-on" cameras like the Olympus D-370, D-380, and most 35mm cameras. A "refresh" pulse from the Universal board will keep the camera from going into an auto shut down mode. Controlling the digitals this way will use more camera battery life, but will allow for faster PIR event to camera shutter times. In most cases battery life for a D-380 will be 5-10 days depending on temperature and the number of photos taken. Only the Olympus D-370, D-380, D-520, and D-560 can be controlled this way due to the low power used when they are in a powered up mode.

RSS wiring method using the Universal boards Camera Port

RSS wiring method using the Universal boards Phone Jack Port

RSP Hardwire Methods

The RSP method controls the "Refresh - Power On/Off - Slave Light" controls. These controls are hardwired to the board. The RPS3i and RSP4i methods are perfect for "deep woods" setups that need to be left for months at a time.  The shutter times can be slower than the RSS method, but the camera will be powered down for the majority of the time (only be powered up to take a photo).  Camera battery life is totally dependant on how many total photos are taken.

Setting include a "Charge Mode" (RSP only) setting to keep your current camera setting for the Olympus D-370 and D-380.  Settings such as date and time will be lost if not in this mode.  When in this mode you will decrease the camera battery life somewhat. "Charge Mode" powers up the camera every so often to keep the settings.

RSP wiring method using the Universal boards Camera Port

RSP wiring method using the Universal boards Phone Jack Port

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