Today’s cine and video equipment have spread the range of voltage and power needs like never before. And the loads for high powered LED’s and HMI’s have had no battery solutions until now. Block Battery products provide battery solutions for an ever-evolving portable world.
The 2F1 Battery, which can change voltages or mounting options and comes in either the Nickel Metal Hydride or Lithium Ion and is the most versatile battery available. From a V-Lock, to a three-stud camera battery to a 28v power source for an LED light, any power needs under 200 watts, regardless of the output voltage.
The SLi-600, 14 and 28 VDC Dual or Switchable Block, is a 550 Watt-hour block designed cinematic camera applications. The compact SLi-600 weighs in at only 16 lbs. and is available in a series “D” or “S,” to be compatible with your power needs. Charge time is 4 hours with 1500 to 2000 recharge cycles.
The SLi-600 uses the “safe lithium chemistry” of Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFeP04). It has a modular design which allows the 10 battery blocks to be easily removed and replaced, making transporting the SLi-600 much safer and easier. Replacement cells and be replaced easily as well making service much simpler.
Each SLi Series block contains an active balancing circuit that will monitor and balance the individual cells with every charge cycle.
With some of the industry’s most compact and highest energy density batteries, PAG is a leader in portable power systems. PAG offers both Gold-mount and V-mount Li-Ion batteries that are stackable for increased runtime through higher Watt-hours. On-board battery controls indicate capacity, load, and remaining runtime for the total of all batteries which are linked together. When stacking batteries, current is not transferred from one battery to another but instead is passed through a central bus bar. This allows batteries to be hot swapped, or additional batteries to be simply added to the back of the stack.
Additionally, the PL16+ four position charger allows you to stack and fast charge up to 16 batteries at a time in a compact form factor. Using the internal Intelligent Parallel Charging software, the most discharged batteries will be given priority until all batteries reach a similar level of charge.
In the field, the PAGlink Micro Charger is the ideal solution for up to four stacked batteries in a travel size charger. Available in both V-mount and Gold Mount, the Micro charger can replenish your batteries from either AC input or DC supply such as a vehicle battery or USB charger.
Anton Bauer continues to address new issues facing the broadcast and film industry when it comes to batteries. The helps users adapt to the IATA regulations which mandate that Lithium-ion batteries may only carry a charge of 30 percent or less of their rated capacity when transported as cargo. In just three hours, the LPD can discharge four 90 WH batteries from full. It also does not require external power to operate, making it ideal for both convenience and protection. This solution is lightweight and robust for easy travel, as well as fan-cooled and thermally protected for safe unattended use. While Anton Bauer introduced this product last year, it remains extremely popular for traveling broadcasters and rental houses alike.