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Switronix XP-L90S V-Type 14.8VDC Lithium Battery

B&H # SWXPL90S Mfr # XP-L90S
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The Switronix XP-L90S is a V-Mount Lithium Ion battery offering a power gauge, information storage and a 2 pin output connector. It runs at 14.8VDC with a 98Wh capacity.

A "GP-S V-Mount" battery plate is required for mounting this battery to a camera. Some cameras, such as the bigger, shoulder mount Sony cameras, come already equipped with a GP-S plate. Smaller prosumer cameras cannot take on this battery via a GP-S plate because they feature too low of a voltage. For such cases, Switronix offers cables that regulate the voltage. One such cable is the XP-DV-S20. A GP-S plate isn't required when employing a cable.

Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Li-Ion batteries can deliver 40% more capacity than comparably sized NiCd batteries and are one of the lightest rechargeable batteries available today.
Power Gauge
A 4 Stage LED readout offer the user a quick reference for remaining battery power.
14.8 Volts
The 14.8V design complies with equipment manufacturers specifications, eliminating all 12V battery cutoff problems.
V-Mount
Works with Sony V-Mounts.
Chemistry Lithium-Ion
Output Voltage 14.8 V
Connection Sony V-Mount
2-Pin Power Tap
Capacity 98Wh
Weight 2 lbs
907g
Dimensions (WxHxD) 3.8 x 5.87 x 2"
9.6 x 14.9 x 4.6cm
Switronix XP-L90S V-Type 14.8VDC Lithium Battery
  • 1.5 Year Warranty
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    SwitronixXP-L90S V-Type 14.8VDC Lithium Battery
     
    4.3

    (based on 19 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

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    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (9)
    • Professional quality (8)
    • Lightweight (6)
    • Highly compatible (5)
    • Improves performance (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Independent films (9)
      • Complex projects (7)
      • In the studio (7)
      • Professional (6)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Business owner (5), Film professional (5), Professional artist (5)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (16)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Good but bulky

      This battery is a solid performer. It will power my 1x1 LED panel for 65 minutes at full power, without any drop off in light intensity. After that, the light intensity begins to...Read complete review

      This battery is a solid performer. It will power my 1x1 LED panel for 65 minutes at full power, without any drop off in light intensity. After that, the light intensity begins to fall off, at first imperceptibly, then dramatically.

      I wish it were a little lower profile, as some competitors batteries are. But for the price, it's a great workhorse.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      The battery is simply huge!

      Bought it online when it was on sale. [...]When I opened the box,the battery looked simply huge compaired to my IDX E-10S, not to mention it weighs more. Needs...Read complete review

      Bought it online when it was on sale. [...]When I opened the box,the battery looked simply huge compaired to my IDX E-10S, not to mention it weighs more. Needs much more room in your cam bag. The casing of the battery is very good. Its rubberized so it will protect it from an impact or some outdoor elements. The specs for the battery are very confusing. BH's web site spec is different from manufacturers, the specs on the box are different from the manual inside it. I had to waist my time by calling[...] Switronics just to get the numbers wright. Returned the battery to the store in exchange for a chipper Bescore BPLI-95. Bescore performs beautifully and its an exact copy of my IDXs. Buttom line: I wouldn't recomend this battery, unless you do a lot of outdoor shoots.

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      4.0

      Good value, not a fan of V-mount

      By povchris

      from Albuquerque, NM

      About Me Business Owner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Professional Quality

      Cons

      • V Mount Fiddly

      Best Uses

      • Independent Films

      Comments about Switronix XP-L90S V-Type 14.8VDC Lithium Battery:

      Got 6 of these to power portable lights. Had to get the V-mont version as that was required by the lights. These last about the same amount of tine as Anton Bauer Dionic 90's, cost a third less, are bulkier but weigh about the same. I find the V-mound connection to be less reliable than the Anton Bauer 3 button mount- sometimes have to fiddle with the connection when the batteries are on the charger or the lights.

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      5.0

      versatile

      By brad

      from new york, ny

      About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Complex Projects
        • Independent Films
        • In The Studio

        Comments about Switronix XP-L90S V-Type 14.8VDC Lithium Battery:

        This battery is bigger then my other similar capacity batteries.

        The USB port and D-Tap port come in handy,

        Can run a fully kitted out camera for 3.5 hours

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        5.0

        This is a brick, great battery though.

        By Thor

        from Pittsburgh, Pa

        Comments about Switronix XP-L90S V-Type 14.8VDC Lithium Battery:

        It is definitely larger than I expected but surprisingly light weight. Lasts for a long time once fully charged powering both the camera and an EVF.

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        4.0

        Powerful Battery!

        By Jonny Jump

        from Salt Lake City, UT

        About Me Professional Videographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

        • EXPENSIVE

        Best Uses

        • Portable lighting

        Comments about Switronix XP-L90S V-Type 14.8VDC Lithium Battery:

        I use this v-mount battery for my flolight 1x1 panel. It works great. I haven't had to maximize the burn time yet so I can't give an accurate burn time, but I'll update this review when I have some more input. I like that it have a simple single button power indicator on the side.

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        5.0

        Powered My Entire Rig

        By Oddio Works

        from Burbank, CA

        About Me Professional Artist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Highly Compatible
        • Improves Performance
        • Professional Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Complex Projects
          • Independent Films
          • In The Studio

          Comments about Switronix XP-L90S V-Type 14.8VDC Lithium Battery:

          With a few of these and a Switronix GP-2LSJ charger, you can shoot all day powering your entire rig without a glitch. If you get these batteries, get the charger. Recharging with the P-Tap cable does take about 8 hours. The charger makes the difference. I recently shot a feature using that combination and was never without power. I highly recommend getting a Switronix JetPack as part of your power chain. It made shooting a lot easier not worrying about power not being there.

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          5.0

          Terrific Battery System

          By CarlosQ

          from Fargo, ND

          About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Complex Projects
            • Independent Films
            • In The Studio

            Comments about Switronix XP-L90S V-Type 14.8VDC Lithium Battery:

            This is a must have for the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K. With this battery I can run my BMPC 4K for a solid 5 hours.

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            5.0

            must have for BMPCC

            By quantumrider

            from New York

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Independent Films

              Comments about Switronix XP-L90S V-Type 14.8VDC Lithium Battery:

              works without problems, just got it so I wonder how long it will last

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              • No

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              4.0

              Great battery, long charge, kinda bulky

              By Bradbury Productions

              from Nashville,TN

              About Me Business Owner

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Highly Compatible
              • Improves Performance
              • Professional Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Complex Projects
                • Independent Films
                • In The Studio

                Comments about Switronix XP-L90S V-Type 14.8VDC Lithium Battery:

                I love this battery, it works seamlessly with my Tilta battery plate, and also allows for USB charging for smartphones or other USB devices. I use this with my BlackMagic Cinema Camera, and it extends the batter a good 4 or 5 hours. A must buy for any BMCC owner! The only downside is that if you are shooting handheld, or on a shoulder rig, the battery's weight will be noticeable, although this could be a great use for a counter weight.

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                4.0

                Very good cost benefit!!!

                By fftrader - BrosFilms

                from Rio de Janeiro - Brasil

                About Me Business Owner

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Professional Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Complex Projects
                  • Home Movies
                  • Independent Films
                  • In The Studio

                  Comments about Switronix XP-L90S V-Type 14.8VDC Lithium Battery:

                  I use this battery feeding cameras monitors and IDX antennas! I' can feed with 5 V to charge any USB port!

                  Very nice choice!

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Does the job!

                  By Noah_M

                  from Seattle, WA

                  About Me Professional Artist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Highly Compatible
                  • Improves Performance
                  • Professional Quality

                  Cons

                  • Bulkyheavy
                  • Bulky Heavy

                  Best Uses

                  • Complex Projects
                  • Independent Films
                  • In The Studio

                  Comments about Switronix XP-L90S V-Type 14.8VDC Lithium Battery:

                  Does the job!

                  Powers my BMCC, EVF, and monitor for 3-4 hours before dieing.

                  It IS very bulky, but manageable. And hey what are you gonna do? The smaller ones don't last as long, and I'd rather carry and charge 3 big ones all day instead of have to swap and mange a bunch of smaller batteries.

                  I'm happy with its performance!

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                  4.0

                  Big and beautiful

                  By Kit Staysweet

                  from Chicago

                  About Me Professional Artist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Highly Compatible
                  • Improves Performance
                  • Professional Quality

                  Cons

                  • Huge

                  Best Uses

                  • Complex Projects
                  • Independent Films
                  • In The Studio

                  Comments about Switronix XP-L90S V-Type 14.8VDC Lithium Battery:

                  All kinds of wonderful outputs, a bit bulky but worth it. Love that it has usb out. Charge your phone while in the field.

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                  4.0

                  Hefty and solid

                  By footagehead

                  from brooklyn, ny

                  About Me Pro

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Long Lasting

                  Cons

                  • Slow Recharge

                  Best Uses

                  • Rigs

                  Comments about Switronix XP-L90S V-Type 14.8VDC Lithium Battery:

                  For Switronix, this isn't their top of the line battery, but it's a solid performer. It packs alot of power for long periods, depending on your rig setup. It doesn't have an interactive LCD screen with all sorts of info, simply 4 lights to show power that's left. Basically simple but yet it works. It's a bit heavy, but not as heavy as Anton Bauers, coming from memory. With just the cord it's a slow charge. Better off with a charging base. All that I have to say.

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                  5.0

                  Great v mounts!

                  By DataBass

                  from La, ca

                  About Me Film Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Fast Recharge
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Professional

                    Comments about Switronix XP-L90S V-Type 14.8VDC Lithium Battery:

                    The d tap on the battery makes these batteries extra awesome! Strong, grippy, led indicators, light and optional d tap charging makes these batteries perfect for my Red Epic!

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                    4.0

                    Reliable battery, I will order more!

                    By Jack Boar Pictures

                    from New York, NY

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Long Lasting

                    Cons

                    • Slow Recharge

                    Best Uses

                    • Professional

                    Comments about Switronix XP-L90S V-Type 14.8VDC Lithium Battery:

                    The battery is powerful and reliable. I bought two of them for my Blackmagic, but I'm using them also on the Scarlet. It lasts long and give no problem of overheating (I worked in Florida this summer).

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                    4.0

                    Good Power For RED EPIC

                    By Robert Cook

                    from Oklahoma City

                    About Me Film Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • D-TAP
                    • Fast Recharge
                    • Lightweight
                    • Long Lasting

                    Cons

                    • Big

                    Best Uses

                    • Professional

                    Comments about Switronix XP-L90S V-Type 14.8VDC Lithium Battery:

                    Reads voltage from battery not persentage, so you need to use the LED test on the side of the battery to ck the percent left. Had a built in D-Tap which is great for running lights or monitors.

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                    4.0

                    Good but bulky

                    By DanMcComb

                    from Seattle

                    About Me Film Professional

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Long Lasting

                    Cons

                    • Bulky

                    Best Uses

                    • Professional

                    Comments about Switronix XP-L90S V-Type 14.8VDC Lithium Battery:

                    This battery is a solid performer. It will power my 1x1 LED panel for 65 minutes at full power, without any drop off in light intensity. After that, the light intensity begins to fall off, at first imperceptibly, then dramatically.

                    I wish it were a little lower profile, as some competitors batteries are. But for the price, it's a great workhorse.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Work great

                    By Steve

                    from Los Angeles

                    About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Film Professional

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Fast Recharge
                    • Lightweight
                    • Long Lasting

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Professional
                      • Weddings

                      Comments about Switronix XP-L90S V-Type 14.8VDC Lithium Battery:

                      These work great, the build is rugged. Power indicator is nice. They do their job. The only thing I wish they did was communicate power level to RED. You have to watch the voltage meter in the cam which isn't terrible, but it won't turn yellow, then red like other batteries.

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                      5.0

                      Great Price. Works great too!

                      By R Glaser

                      from Harriman, NY

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Charges Quickly
                      • Good Value
                      • Lightweight
                      • Long-Lasting
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Primary Battery
                        • Professional Cameras

                        Comments about Switronix XP-L90S V-Type 14.8VDC Lithium Battery:

                        I have 6 of these batteries, and just bought another two. 3 of them are from 2007 and still work, albeit not as long as the newer ones(about 3/4 as long). I saw BH had a great price on them and decided to pick up 2 more. For the quality, reliability, and function, these batteries can not be beat.

                        I can only buy up to this 98wh because I travel a bit, and these fit the bill.

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                        2.0

                        The battery is simply huge!

                        By VDoman

                        from Brooklyn, NY

                        About Me Film Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • Cost
                          • Heavy vs other batteries
                          • Simply huge
                          • Unclear specs

                          Best Uses

                          • Professional

                          Comments about Switronix XP-L90S V-Type 14.8VDC Lithium Battery:

                          Bought it online when it was on sale. [...]When I opened the box,the battery looked simply huge compaired to my IDX E-10S, not to mention it weighs more. Needs much more room in your cam bag. The casing of the battery is very good. Its rubberized so it will protect it from an impact or some outdoor elements. The specs for the battery are very confusing. BH's web site spec is different from manufacturers, the specs on the box are different from the manual inside it. I had to waist my time by calling[...] Switronics just to get the numbers wright. Returned the battery to the store in exchange for a chipper Bescore BPLI-95. Bescore performs beautifully and its an exact copy of my IDXs. Buttom line: I wouldn't recomend this battery, unless you do a lot of outdoor shoots.

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