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Anton Bauer PowerTap Multi - Male PowerTap to Four Female PowerTap Receptacles

B&H # ANPTM Mfr # POWERTAP MULTI
You Pay: $59.00

The PowerTap Multi is an accessory adaptor. Four female PowerTap receptacles expand from any Gold Mount PowerTap to accomodate 4 separate devices. Perfect for powering multiple wireless receivers as well as an Ultralight-2 from a single camera battery (10 amps max).

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Anton BauerPowerTap Multi
 
4.6

(based on 27 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (20)
  • Compact (19)
  • Professional quality (17)
  • Highly compatible (14)
  • Improves performance (13)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (5)

Best Uses

  • Complex projects (12)
  • Independent films (12)
  • In the studio (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Business owner (9), Professional artist (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Juice Bar!

I needed extra plugs when I started using a wireless follow focus and a wireless monitor on my Red camera. With my Switronix hotswap and Powertap Multi, I have juice for all my extra...Read complete review

I needed extra plugs when I started using a wireless follow focus and a wireless monitor on my Red camera. With my Switronix hotswap and Powertap Multi, I have juice for all my extra gear and I never run out of power. Follow focus, HF transmitter, and even ringlight, all you can plug at once with just this tiny clever bar... Simple and brilliant!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

PowerTap Multi - 1 in 4 out

This works as expected. It really needs a more sturdy way to mount. It's also too expensive. If there was a less costly alternative, I would have gone that way.

This works as expected. It really needs a more sturdy way to mount. It's also too expensive. If there was a less costly alternative, I would have gone that way.

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5.0

Every Camera Package Needes One

By Cneedelman

from Philadelphia, PA

About Me DP

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Professional Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Power For External Evf
    • Power For On-board Lights
    • Power For Outboard Record

    Comments about Anton Bauer PowerTap Multi:

    Most ENG cameras have 1 Tap, with all the devices that you hang off your camera you need one of these to provide power to everything.

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    4.0

    So much easier having this...

    By Mista Toad

    from Seattle WA

    About Me Professional Artist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Easy To Use
    • Highly Compatible
    • Improves Performance
    • Lightweight
    • Professional Quality

    Cons

    • Pricey / Poor Value

    Best Uses

      Comments about Anton Bauer PowerTap Multi:

      Everything takes power. Monitor, follow focus, on board light, on board recorder...etc...

      This makes it easier. I've had to actually mount two v-mount plates to cameras just to have everything. When I'm on my steadicam rig, there are a few different power options, so I've got it covered, but when I'm off it, particularly when I'm handheld (and the AC is using a remote follow focus), I need the power.

      I finally bought my own one of these---saves me having to mount two plates. I know film gear is always overpriced, but this is ridiculous, so that's the only reason I've dropped one star from a top rating of 5.

      Until someone else makes one, though...this is it.

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      5.0

      works as sdvertised

      By Joe Fitz

      from Chicago, IL

      About Me Business Owner, Cinematographer, Television Cameraman

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Easy To Use
      • Highly Compatible
      • Improves Performance
      • Lightweight
      • Professional Quality
      • Universal

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Complex Projects
        • Documentary
        • Independent Films
        • In The Studio
        • Televison

        Comments about Anton Bauer PowerTap Multi:

        I have a couple of these on hand all the times. I am a professional cameraman and I am often having to run power to different accessories when I am building cameras or monitor systems on set. These splitters are an essential part of making those systems work.

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        2.0

        expensive

        By shooter

        from boston

        About Me Business Owner

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Pricey / Poor Value

          Best Uses

            Comments about Anton Bauer PowerTap Multi:

            it does what it says.

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            5.0

            awesome little box

            By axel

            from new york city

            About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Easy To Use
            • Highly Compatible
            • Improves Performance
            • Lightweight
            • Professional Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Complex Projects
              • Independent Films
              • In The Studio

              Comments about Anton Bauer PowerTap Multi:

              Using this on my steadicam sled. you basically have a little power distribution box for under $ bucks.I have a couple of those and people love to borrow them on-set.

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              5.0

              Must have in your kit!

              By MM

              from Los Angeles, CA

              About Me Pro Camera

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Easy To Use
              • Highly Compatible
              • Improves Performance
              • Lightweight
              • Professional Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Complex Projects
                • DSLR rigs
                • Home Movies
                • Independent Films
                • In The Studio
                • Steadicam

                Comments about Anton Bauer PowerTap Multi:

                If you shoot with RED Epic, DSLR's or anything that needs a D Tap, THIS is a must have in your kit. I use this with a Steadicam, DSLR rig and even when the camera is on sticks. Great for connecting a monitor, follow focus, etc all to one power source.

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                3.0

                PowerTap Multi - 1 in 4 out

                By Ouch, the price hurts...

                from NY

                About Me Business Owner, DP

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Distributes Power
                • Plays Nice With Others

                Cons

                • Lacks Functionality
                • Pricey / Poor Value

                Best Uses

                • Distributing Power

                Comments about Anton Bauer PowerTap Multi:

                This works as expected. It really needs a more sturdy way to mount. It's also too expensive. If there was a less costly alternative, I would have gone that way.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Power to the rig!

                By OneManTV

                from Chicago

                About Me Hobbyist, Professional Artist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Easy To Use
                • Improves Performance

                Cons

                • Pricey

                Best Uses

                • Complex Projects
                • Independent Films
                • In The Studio

                Comments about Anton Bauer PowerTap Multi:

                After much contemplating, it was clear to me that I needed this splitter for my DSLR rig. I can now power my camera, audio mixer, monitor, and followfocus off of one IDX battery. While it is a bit expensive, consider building your own when each P-Tap is roughly [$] plus the effort in cabling when you can be certain that this will not fail you.

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                4.0

                Perfect solution

                By beemore

                from boston

                About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Easy To Use
                • Highly Compatible
                • Lightweight
                • Professional Quality

                Cons

                • Pricey / Poor Value

                Best Uses

                • Complex Projects

                Comments about Anton Bauer PowerTap Multi:

                A bit pricey but only game in town. I like the short cable and 4x port multiplying. This let's me run my camera, monitor, light and audio recorder all from one battery. Perfect.

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                5.0

                this should be in your kit

                By AM

                from NY, NY

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Easy To Use
                • Highly Compatible
                • Improves Performance
                • Lightweight
                • Professional Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Complex Projects
                  • Independent Films
                  • In The Studio

                  Comments about Anton Bauer PowerTap Multi:

                  Anton Bauer quad P-tap splitter. very useful just don't over load it!!

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                  5.0

                  Great for DSLR video

                  By Jim

                  from Washington, D.C.

                  About Me Multimedia profesional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Light Weight
                  • Powers four devices

                  Cons

                  • Cable is too short

                  Best Uses

                  • 5D Mark II power
                  • Small HD power

                  Comments about Anton Bauer PowerTap Multi:

                  Since I found this power bridge my life has been so much easier when shooting video with our 5D mark II. The ability to power all of our monitors, audio gear and camera with one Anton Bauer battery is a life saver! I recommend this to anyone in the DSLR video profession.

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                  4.0

                  Extra power ports!

                  By Robert Cook

                  from Oklahoma City

                  About Me Professional Artist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Professional Quality

                  Cons

                  • Pricey / Poor Value

                  Best Uses

                  • Complex Projects
                  • Independent Films

                  Comments about Anton Bauer PowerTap Multi:

                  Plug this into the battery D-Tap or battery plate to give you needed power for monitors,powered follow focus, wireless transmitters.

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                  5.0

                  Handy and required

                  By Ivan Freelance

                  from Toronto Canada

                  About Me Business Owner, Freelance Cameraman

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • Easily customizable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Highly Compatible
                  • Improves Performance
                  • Lightweight
                  • Professional Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Complex Projects
                    • Independent Films

                    Comments about Anton Bauer PowerTap Multi:

                    I needed a 'power bar' for all the accessories that will be run off my 'gold mount' battery which is powering my AF-100. This power tap was ideal and suited me perfectly. The wire path is even easily reversible to route anyway you like around your rig, very handy.

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                    5.0

                    excellent product

                    By robert

                    from Darthmouth Nova Scotia Canada

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact Design
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Highly Compatible
                    • Improves Performance
                    • Lightweight
                    • Professional Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Anton Bauer PowerTap Multi:

                        I use to this device to expand the Anton Bauer Battery capabilities. It can run up to 4 devices equipped with the Anton Bauer D-Tap,

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                        5.0

                        Does what it's supposed to do.

                        By mikeprevette

                        from New York, NY

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                          Cons

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                              Comments about Anton Bauer PowerTap Multi:

                              Put off buying one of these for years, but finally got one of my own. Should have done it years ago.

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                              4.0

                              Anton B. = solid

                              By A-Cam

                              from International

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Anton Bauer PowerTap Multi:

                                  Expanding p-tap port options on battery plates that only have a single p-tap. Used on wireles monitor with teradek and transvideo. Also on handheld rig with teradek and monitor.

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                                  5.0

                                  It does the job

                                  By sokratis

                                  from greece

                                  Verified Buyer

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                                    Cons

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                                        Comments about Anton Bauer PowerTap Multi:

                                        Great product, with that I say all.

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                                        4.0

                                        Versatile, but very too expensive.

                                        By Davidphoto2368

                                        from Grand Forks, ND

                                        About Me Pro videographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Compact Design
                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Improves Performance
                                        • Professional Quality

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Handheld w accesories

                                          Comments about Anton Bauer PowerTap Multi:

                                          It's great being able to expand the Anton Bauer power tap, but at this price, I think a lot of people will be looking for a cheaper solution. It's convenient, and seems pretty well made, and durable, but it comes at a luxury price. I only bought it because I felt I needed it for a job. When you pay this kind of money for such a simple item, you kind of feel like the manufacturer has you over a barrel, and they're going to charge you as much as they can, now that you are using their system. Having said that, it's good to be able to access the power if you already have the system, but for someone who's building one, it's a good reason to look elsewhere. If it's handmade in USA, I could almost justify the price, but if it's made overseas, it should sell for half the current price or less. (So far I have been unable to find information about where it is manufactured.) I actually have not used the unit in the field yet, but I assume it will work as advertised. I expect to pay a premium for a professional product, but for a splitter that only gives you three additional taps, this seem a bit over the top. If it were about thirty dollars less, I would give it 5 stars.

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                                          5.0

                                          works just fine

                                          By big boss

                                          from la, ca

                                          About Me Professional Artist

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Compact Design
                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Professional Quality

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Independent Films
                                            • In The Studio

                                            Comments about Anton Bauer PowerTap Multi:

                                            bought this to use with a zacuto Anton Bauer plate. needed to power a monitor and a nanoflash at the same time. works great, no complaints!

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                                            5.0

                                            A life saver

                                            By Benjamin G

                                            from Victoria, BC

                                            About Me Business Owner, Filmmaker

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Compact Design
                                            • Easy To Use
                                            • Highly Compatible
                                            • Professional Quality

                                            Cons

                                            • Price

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Complex Projects
                                            • Independent Films
                                            • In The Studio

                                            Comments about Anton Bauer PowerTap Multi:

                                            Such a handy little splitter. Reduces the need to have 10 different kinds of batteries and chargers laying around. Power up to 4 accessories (and your camera) off of one Anton Bauer Battery.

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