Switronix Hypercore Battery.
Switronix, a specialist in battery and charging technology for the digital cinema and professional video industry, is now shipping its new Hypercore SLIM Lithium Ion battery packs.
Switronix said the slim, low-profile battery line is the first battery pack capable of handling high draw loads, which is perfect for powering cameras such as RED and the ARRI Mini Alexa camera systems.
The Hypercore range of batteries were developed to provide the best in Lithium Ion technology for drones, handheld gimbals and all other applications demanding a low-profile, light weight battery pack. The cells are incased in an over-molded, rubberized housing providing additional protection against accidental impacts.
Targeting the ever-growing drone market, Switronix built a 14.8V slim battery capable of handling draws of up to 148 watt hours without any deterioration in service life or operability.
The Hypercore SLIM comes in three models, the HC-7S V-mount battery, HC-7R V-mount (which communicates with RED cameras delivering the exact percentage of remaining capacity to the camera’s view finder/LCD) and the HC-7AG 3-stud mount.
All models charge on Switronix chargers, however the 7S and 7R will also charge on IDX, Sony and RED chargers and the 7AG will charge on Anton/Bauer chargers. Their ability to power on multiple chargers makes them the most compatible batteries in the industry.
The Hypercore SLIM, like the rest of the Hypercore line, is outfitted with an accelerometer to detect motion. One of the issues with other battery packs is self-discharge when not in use. The SLIM model avoids this issue using a clocking algorithm, which is tied to the accelerometer to gauge how long the battery is not in use.
The battery pack will hibernate when there is no battery usage or movement for 48 hours. Once the camera is put to use again, the battery will detect the movement and awaken, coming back to maximum capacity and power. The Hypercore family also offers an integrated P-tap connection on the side of the battery allowing users to power any 12-volt DC device.
Hypercore on drone
“As the industry continues to push the envelope with unique shots, employing drones and gimbals, they now require power solutions that provide the same draw handling capabilities, all within a low profile,” said Jose Flores, Switronic sales manager. “The SLIM battery packs aim to meet this unique need while incorporating all the advantages of Hypercore to extend service life.”
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