Hours meter on PD170

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    • #44974
      Avatarcatalano
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      Hi Folks,

      I’m considering the purchase of a used PD170. The hours meter shows 103 x10H for operation. To me that says it’s 103 multiplied by the second number which means 1030 hours of operation. Is that correct or does the x10H mean something else completely?

      Thanks,
      Chris

    • #187642
      AvatarAnonymous
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      That seems what it is, but you may wish to check the manual. It may be 103 on hours and 10 head hours or even something else.

    • #187643
      Avatarcatalano
      Participant

      Hi Eric,

      Thanks for the input. I did look at the manual, but it still leaves me unsure. This is what that section of the manual states:

      OPERATION The cumulative total hours of operation is displayed in 10-operation increments.
      DRUM RUN The cumulative total hours of drum rotation with tape threaded is displayed in 10-operation increments.
      TAPE RUN The cumulative total hours of tape running is displayed in 10-operation increments.
      THREADING The cumulative number of tape unthreading operation is displayed in 10-operation increments.

      And here is what the rest of the display on the camera in questions shows:

      OPERATION 103 x10H
      DRUM RUN 22 x10H
      TAPE RUN 17 x10H
      THREADING 75 x10 (no h there)

      tonsofpcs Wrote:

      That seems what it is, but you may wish to check the manual. It may be 103 on hours and 10 head hours or even something else.

    • #187644
      AvatarAnonymous
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      catalano Wrote:

      OPERATION 103 x10H

      So it has been powered on (operated) for about 1030 Hours

      DRUM RUN 22 x10H

      The drum has run for about 220 hours with the tape threaded

      TAPE RUN 17 x10H

      The tape (transport?) has run for about 170 hours

      THREADING 75 x10 (no h there)

      and the camera has performed about 750 unthreading operations.

    • #187645
      Avatarzenyze
      Participant

      Hey there,

      Anybody know when is it time for a service or a Drum change on the PD170? Mine currently reads
      Operation 183x10h
      Drum 109x10h
      Tape 72x10h
      Threading 183x10h

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