|Fig 1: Ltl Acorn 6210 MC|
Left. 940nm (no glow) - Right. 850nm (red glow)
The manufacturers have been working hard to completely redesign, not just the bottom door assembly, but also the main case moulding to accommodate the new door interface.
In my last post about this, I suggested doing away with the seal, but Acorn have decided they want the camera completely waterproof. Consequently the
|Fig 2: Modified bottom door assembly|
on the left are not finished production units; but were sent for me to test the water shedding ability of the redesign so far.
The good news is that under test conditions identical to those previous, both cameras stayed internally dry throughout.
The not so good news is that we have to wait another four weeks for completion of all the work and for the cameras to start leaving the production line. I know waiting is a frustration, especially for those of you who were expecting your new camera a couple of months ago; but I'm convinced that the wait will be worth it in the long run.
|Fig 3: Modified bottom door assembly|
The images on the left show various aspects of the new design, in particular the raised control panel, the extra water sinking around the hinge assembly and the inset of the door profile in relation to the bottom of the case body.
Changes still to be made are an increase in the
|Fig 4: Modified bottom door assembly|
My next post (tomorrow) will be about the poor quality of the infra-red lighting at night and in advance of that I have update file FW6210-940 which I have tested, and improves night image and video exposure.
Email me for a copy of the file if you have this problem.