Manfrotto FF3512N86 Top 2C Pantograph 2m
Top 2 Friction Pantograph (Old Cat. No: 3250/2). The pantograph is made of aluminum and manufactured according to DIN 15560-46. The attachments at both ends of the panthograph are 1 1/8", male on the top and female on the bottom. The load is supported by a steel cable of 0.08 inch. diameter (safety factor 12). It extends from a closed length of 10.6" (27cm) to a maximum extension of 6.5 feet (200cm)
Loads of up to 26 lbs can be suspended using only the friction device, while loads up to a maximum of 40 lbs require the use of the optional springs. The pantograph can be adjusted to keep suspended loads from 2lbs to 10lbs perfectly balanced.
The colored rotched ring can adjust the pantogramph's friction; this will ensure that the load remains stable when set in position, but thatit will move smoothly up and down when necessary. It is avisable to use springs to aid raising the pantograph.
When choosing the additional spring(s)for your pantograph, you will first need to know exactly which model of pantograph you have, in order that you can select the spring of the correct lenght. If you have the new compact pantograph, the TOP 2 version has a red notched ring, while the TOP 4 version has a blue notched ring.