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IDX NP-L7S NP-Style Lithium-Ion Battery

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Product Highlights
  • 14.6 VDC @ 68Wh
  • LED Status Indicator

The IDX NP-L7S is a 14.6 VDC/4.6 Ah NP-style Li-Ion (Lithium-Ion) battery. With convenient features, practical size, low cost and high-performance characteristics, the NP-L7S is designed to fit just about any application. The NP-L7S features a built-in LED for an instant visual display of battery power status.

High-Grade Cells
Unlike conventional cells that are damaged by fast charging, IDX individually selects and balances each cell for optimum life and performance.
14.6 Volts
Professional camcorders operate on a 12-volt system. As per their design, a majority of camcorders will activate a low voltage warning or even cease to operate when they determine that the battery has fallen below 11-volts. Most equipment manufacturers suggest that a higher voltage battery should be used whenever possible.
Cell Protection
Your investment is protected externally by a tough ABS case and internally by a high temperature battery protection circuit (Auto Reset Temperature breaker type).
Power Status Display
The NP-L7S incorporates a three LED array, for quick and precise indication of the remaining battery capacity.
Chemistry Lithium-Ion
Output Voltage 14.6V
Connection NP-1 Type Battery
Capacity 68Wh
4.6Ah
Weight 1.01 lbs (0.46kg)
Dimensions 7.28 x 2.83 x 0.98" (18.5 x 7.2 x 2.5 cm)
IDX NP-L7S NP-Style Lithium-Ion Battery
  • 1 Year Manufacturer's Warranty
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    IDXNP-L7S NP-Style Lithium-Ion Battery
     
    4.6

    (based on 24 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Professional quality (11)
    • Lightweight (8)
    • Easy to use (7)
    • Compact (5)
    • Highly compatible (5)

    Cons

    • Pricey (4)

    Best Uses

    • Independent films (6)
    • Complex projects (5)
    • Professional (5)
    • Weddings (4)
    • In the studio (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Business owner (7), Pro photographer (3)
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    5.0

    100% needed item in a location sound kit

    By Audio Chic

    from Washington DC, MD, VA, East Coast

    About Me Business Owner, Independent Filmmaker, Location Sound Recordist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Complex Projects
      • High-end Broadcast Prod
      • Home Movies
      • Independent Films
      • Location Sound Mixing
      • Location Sound Recording

      Comments about IDX NP-L7S NP-Style Lithium-Ion Battery:

      Location sound gear such as the Sound Devices 664 mixer/recorder, Lectrosonics 400 series wirelesses, and other location gear are ALL battery hogs. This IDX NP 'brick' is an absolutely 100% necessary item that any location sound recordist--and other production professionals, as dependent on their production gear--should definitely have in his/her sound kit. This Lithium ion battery will last a full day (or more, depending on what it is connected to) before having to be switched out. Due to the IDX-NP's long battery usage, your sound gear will last MUCH longer out in the field and decrease the times of interrupting the 'shot'; you will not have to deal as much with the annoying constant battery changes that occur with Alkaline or Li-ion 9V and AA batteries (i.e., the Energizer 'ultimate' li-ion 9v and AAs). As they say in the broadcast production business, "you get one chance, and one chance only, to get that shot"... it's great to get that awesome emotional doco scene (or a breaking news story), unless the audio equipment lost its power due to failed batteries (NO SOUND! 'drats, it's the sound dept. again!!!'). You can stop gritting your teeth, or biting your cheek in frustration over constantly dead batteries, when you use the highly reliable, long lasting IDX NP Lithium ion battery. (and no memory effect!). A reliable workhorse in the production business for years. If you haven't got one yet, then you're spending A LOT of money, hundreds of dollars (thousands over the years) on wasteful alkaline batteries (and, ruining the enviroment with those alkalines, too--though no mercury, the batteries still have harmful chemicals that end up in the landfill, and the great #s of them, in itself, is a great amount of waste that take up space!). BUY IDX--and, in fact, I recommend that you buy two, with one as a backup to the other! That's the way to go, for any serious broadcast professional, location sound recordist. And, if you're new to the production business, well, now you know what we use in the business, which will help you save money, keep on budget, and ultimately get that particular shot that you must have in your film/documentary/commercial/web vignette...! (remember, most of the time, without sound, you're in deep trouble...).

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      4.0

      Good batteries

      By Jacques ENG cameraman

      from Dallas, Texas

      About Me Business Owner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Professional Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Complex Projects

        Comments about IDX NP-L7S NP-Style Lithium-Ion Battery:

        These batteries work just fine.

        I just bought a third, the first two I bought in Spring of 2012 and they are still going strong. I can power a Sounddevices 664, 3-4 wireless and my Sennheiser Comtek transmitter for about 5-6 hours on a single battery. With my Mix-Pre D and 1-2 wireless, it lasts all day.

        IDX makes good reliable batteries, I would recommend these for anyone looking to power external devices.

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        5.0

        works well

        By zeliesoundguy

        from Pgh Pa

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Professional Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about IDX NP-L7S NP-Style Lithium-Ion Battery:

            Powers my 664 with 5 wireless, boom, & IFB for 6 hours. The only con is the price

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            4.0

            IDX NP Style Batteries

            By Jack M. Vosburgh

            from Las Vegas, Nevada

            About Me Business Owner, professional photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Professional Quality

            Cons

            • EXPENSIVE
            • Won't Work With Older Ch

            Best Uses

            • Independent Films
            • In The Studio
            • Professional Equipment

            Comments about IDX NP-L7S NP-Style Lithium-Ion Battery:

            Very light weight and long lasting. Rather expensive, but they work well.

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            4.0

            Great Battery

            By Sound monkey

            from NY

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Long Lasting

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Professional

              Comments about IDX NP-L7S NP-Style Lithium-Ion Battery:

              Use it to power my audio rig and it's by far one of the longer lasting batteries I've bought , little pricy

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              5.0

              Industry Standard

              By neilgod22

              from Las Vegas

              About Me Production Sound

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Dependable
              • Fast Recharge
              • Long Lasting

              Cons

              • Slightly Large

              Best Uses

              • Bds
              • Professional

              Comments about IDX NP-L7S NP-Style Lithium-Ion Battery:

              Anytime you see the blue battery with the green label, you know what's up. This brick battery is the industry standard for location sound mixing bags' BDS systems.

              These batteries are great because you don't even have to implement the common practice of draining the battery all the way down during its first usage so as to establish the range of the battery life.

              They last a very long time.

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              5.0

              Best NP-1 available

              By stacysound

              from Dallas, TX

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about IDX NP-L7S NP-Style Lithium-Ion Battery:

                  It's pricey compared to others you can find on the internet but it's worth it. Run times are longer than the China knockoffs and they are 100% reliable. Much lighter than the NMHi too.

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                  5.0

                  Power to the People

                  By saul

                  from san francisco

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Charges Quickly
                  • Easy To Install
                  • Good Value
                  • Lightweight
                  • Long-Lasting
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                  • Pricey

                  Best Uses

                  • Primary Battery

                  Comments about IDX NP-L7S NP-Style Lithium-Ion Battery:

                  I use the Lithium battery to power my 443 mixer and up to 5 RF mikes. Its great because I no longer have to monitor individual battery levels.
                  Nothing is anything but great...

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                  4.0

                  Old design still has multiple uses

                  By CineBen

                  from San Francisco, CA

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Install
                  • Multipurpose
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                  • Pricey

                  Best Uses

                  • Multipurpose
                  • Primary Battery
                  • Professional Cameras

                  Comments about IDX NP-L7S NP-Style Lithium-Ion Battery:

                  The NP-1 may seem like an old design, but its multiple uses keep our busy production department afloat. We use the IDX NP-1s to power our various cameras (Sony, Panasonic, RED), field monitors, HDMI converters, field mixers, and wireless video transmitters. This kind of versatility is invaluable to us. The IDX brand has proven reliable and have provided years of heavy use.

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                  4.0

                  Multipurpose Oldie keeps us going

                  By CineBen

                  from Mountain View, CA

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Install
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                  • Pricey

                  Best Uses

                  • Multipurpose
                  • Primary Battery
                  • Professional Cameras

                  Comments about IDX NP-L7S NP-Style Lithium-Ion Battery:

                  The NP-1 design may seem old , but it's multiple uses keep our heavily used production equipment afloat. We use the IDX NP-1s to power various cameras (Sony, Panasonic, RED), field monitors, HDMI converters, field mixers & wireless transmitters. This kind of versatility in a battery is enormously valuable to us. IDX NP-1s give us years of use before they are pulled from our inventory.

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                  5.0

                  Great product

                  By Jabu Msomi

                  from Cape Town, South Africa

                  About Me Business Owner, Travel

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about IDX NP-L7S NP-Style Lithium-Ion Battery:

                    Great product to have,I use it to power my 4ch mixer,4 lectro 411A receivers plus a recorder and it last 3 to 4 days before recharging.
                    I am saving a lot on buying disposable batteries especially the 9v we all know how expensive they have become.

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                    5.0

                    Works well with an audio mixer

                    By video vigilante

                    from Indianapolis, IN

                    About Me Business Owner

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Independent Films
                      • In The Studio

                      Comments about IDX NP-L7S NP-Style Lithium-Ion Battery:

                      It works well for what I need it for. It powers my mixer and two wireless all day. Its better than using 9 volts.

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                      5.0

                      aweso battery!

                      By jimmy

                      from Albuquerque New Mexico

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about IDX NP-L7S NP-Style Lithium-Ion Battery:

                            I recorde one and half hours video but my baterry was still ok. Awsome!

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                            • Yes

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                            4.0

                            Very Good So Far

                            By Direct Visual Media

                            from Tyler, Texas

                            About Me Business Owner, Video producer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Improves Performance
                            • Long life
                            • Professional Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Independent Films
                              • Tv commercials
                              • Wedding videos

                              Comments about IDX NP-L7S NP-Style Lithium-Ion Battery:

                              Just received this battery two weeks ago, so these comments are preliminary. This was purchased to replace some dying NP style Nickel Metal Hydride batteries that I have had since 2005. I am using this in my JVC GY-500U Pro Video Camera. Seems to have lots of reserve power. Starts out at 16 volts with a full charge.
                              Stays around 14 - 15 volts for a long time. The LED status indicator helps me know how much charge I have left as I load the battery.
                              Very pleased with this battery so far. Will probably purchase another one before the end of the year. Make sure that your IDX charger is compatible with Lithium Ion as not all models are.

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                              5.0

                              NP-1 TYPE LITH.ION BATT

                              By Hinting Cameraman

                              from Eau Claire, WI

                              About Me Professional Artist

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Complex Projects

                                Comments about IDX NP-L7S NP-Style Lithium-Ion Battery:

                                Great battery long life fast charge

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                                5.0

                                trustworthy

                                By SoCali

                                from Los Angeles, CA

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Professional Quality

                                Cons

                                • Pricey

                                Best Uses

                                • ENG

                                Comments about IDX NP-L7S NP-Style Lithium-Ion Battery:

                                The brand I trust the most.

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                                4.0

                                easy to understand and compare

                                By TIMM1957

                                from CHICAGO

                                About Me Business Owner

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Highly Compatible

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Complex Projects

                                  Comments about IDX NP-L7S NP-Style Lithium-Ion Battery:

                                  this is identical to OEM and not a cheap off brand. Exactily what I want for a $25000 CAMERA!

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                                  5.0

                                  Affordable, vesatile Lithium

                                  By radical mothership

                                  from Saint Augustine, FL

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact Design
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Professional Quality

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about IDX NP-L7S NP-Style Lithium-Ion Battery:

                                      I have been using these for about 5 years now.
                                      One powers my HD monitor.
                                      Two power the Varicam.
                                      Two in an external holder power other stuff.
                                      They are great, economical and the led's give you a quick indicator of power remaining.
                                      I have 12 of these and they are my main battery squeeze.

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                                      5.0

                                      "Greatly improved lightweight battery

                                      By John

                                      from Chula Vista, California

                                      About Me Professional Videographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Professional Quality

                                      Cons

                                      • Drops power drastically

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Field Productions
                                      • Independent Films
                                      • Steadicam rig

                                      Comments about IDX NP-L7S NP-Style Lithium-Ion Battery:

                                      I bought 2 for my dual NP1 battery holder with Anton Bauer mount. I could get at least 3 hours continous use with dual batteries attached. When fully charged, it starts off with 16.4 volts but then turns off at around 11.5 volts. Overall, I am very much satisfied with the product and would buy 2 more for backup.

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                                      5.0

                                      Light and Reliable workhorse!

                                      By Diane

                                      from Tallahassee, FL

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Comments about IDX NP-L7S NP-Style Lithium-Ion Battery:

                                      These batteries are terrific - I use them with my old betacam, monitors, lights, as well as the new Sony EX-3. An NP-1 box designed with a 4-pin XLR enables me to power just about everything! IDX supports their products.

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