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Bescor NMH-54XLRNC Side Kick, Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) Battery - 12V/54WH, 4-Pin XLR Connector, without charger

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The Bescor NMH-54XLRNC "Side Kick" is an ultra small and lightweight high performance NiMh (Nickel Metal Hydride) battery; Powered by environmentally friendly Panasonic cells.

Cell Chemistry
NiMH chemistry is memory and maintenance free; this results in consistently long run times over the life of the battery.
XLR Connection
A 6' 14 gauge superflex cable lead is supplied for the 4-Pin connection.
Chemistry NiMH
Output Voltage 12 VDC
Connection 4-Pin XLR
Capacity 54WH
4.5AH
Weight 1.5 lbs
680 grams
Dimensions 3.9 x 3 x 1.7"
9.9 x 7.6 x 4.3cm
Bescor NMH-54XLRNC Side Kick, Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) Battery - 12V/54WH, 4-Pin XLR Connector, without charger
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    BescorNMH-54XLRNC Side Kick, Nickel Metal Hydride Battery
     
    4.2

    (based on 11 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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      (6)

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      (3)

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      (1)

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    89%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (7)
    • Easy to use (4)
    • Lightweight (3)
    • Professional quality (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Business owner (4)
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No (3)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        Very portable!

        We purchased this to use with a Lowel-ID light we are using for wedding photography. I didn't read the specs carefully so I was a bit shocked at how tiny this unit is. While...Read complete review

        We purchased this to use with a Lowel-ID light we are using for wedding photography. I didn't read the specs carefully so I was a bit shocked at how tiny this unit is. While I wouldn't mind having a larger unit with a longer battery life, I have to admit the portability of this unit is great for being in the field. I shoot with a partner and usually we take turns holding the video light, so the lighter the battery is, the easier it is for us.

        As with any battery, it needs to be within a certain temperature range to function - we brought it in from our car on a chilly day and had to give it a few minutes to warm up in order to get optimum output from it, but that's to be expected.

        I wish the battery lasted longer and charged faster, but I'm sure that could be said for any battery. We have found that we can get by with a single one for now, as we only use video lighting for a small number of posed shots. If we started to rely on the Lowel light more often, we'd possibly pick up a second battery, since the recharge time can be several hours.

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        Most Liked Negative Review

         

        Charging problem

        Make a lot of research before buying Lowell ID light and looks like it's the best set. However Bescor battery charging has been nightmare for me. First battery charged PERFECT but pin that connects...Read complete review

        Make a lot of research before buying Lowell ID light and looks like it's the best set. However Bescor battery charging has been nightmare for me. First battery charged PERFECT but pin that connects battery to light was loose and was fauling out. SO RMA. Second battery.. red lights was flashing right of way.. they said that's not good. THIRD battery charged for 40 minutes and that's it! So I called [...] Bescor and said "may-be I'm doing something wrong".FORTH battery, charges FINE for 2 1/2 to 3 HRS instead of 14 HRS. I CALLED BESCOR and asked them if there is a WRONG way to charge this battery? They told me make sure you plug to AC WALL BEFORE connecting charger and battery. Anyway spend hrs and hrs trying to figure this out.. nothing... Four month and my purchase I still can't get this thing to work! Absolutely stressing me out! Never had anything before like this!!!! If I would live in NY I would probably show up to BH Photo and just ask them to charge this thing in front of me..

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        3.0

        good

        By Lucas Chaves Ramalho

        from EUA

        Comments about Bescor NMH-54XLRNC Side Kick, Nickel Metal Hydride Battery:

        It is a good battery, just does not have a good time life

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        5.0

        Great Battery

        By MRomine

        from Normal, IL

        About Me Professional Artist

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Bescor NMH-54XLRNC Side Kick, Nickel Metal Hydride Battery:

            Only negative is that the belt clip is worthless. It pulls out with any amount of force applied to it. So don't trust it.

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            5.0

            I would buy again!

            By Martin

            from Los Angeles, CA

            About Me Hobbyist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Independent Films

              Comments about Bescor NMH-54XLRNC Side Kick, Nickel Metal Hydride Battery:

              This battery is easy to use without reading the manual

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              Very small and light good run times

              By John Kevin Films

              from Chicago, IL

              About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Bescor NMH-54XLRNC Side Kick, Nickel Metal Hydride Battery:

                  Very small, lightweight battery that gives 30+ minutes with a 75 watt light.

                  Fast charging would be nice, but not available.

                  Only negative is that the battery (including the fabric case) slips off the metal belt clip often on both of my batteries (I have two of them) and falls to the floor (the metal belt clip fits into a slot on the back of the bag and just relies on spring tension to stay in place). But the batteries are so small, you can carry them in your front pocket(s) eliminating the belt clip problem.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  AMAZING BATTERY

                  By Photo Guy

                  from Toronto, Canada

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • Professional Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Bescor NMH-54XLRNC Side Kick, Nickel Metal Hydride Battery:

                      You dont realize just how small and compact this little unit is until you hold it in your hand. Its about the size of a wallet. Slips onto your belt or pocket easily. Using it with a Lowel ID-Light. At constant full-power, get a full hour using the 55 watt lightbulb, about 35-40 minutes using the 100 watt lightbulb. Pretty good for such as small battery. Compactness more than makes up for the shorter running time.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      works like a charm

                      By mtoung

                      from santa clara,ca

                      Verified Buyer

                      Comments about Bescor NMH-54XLRNC Side Kick, Nickel Metal Hydride Battery:

                      not too heavy..but not light either.

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                      4.0

                      Great Battery

                      By Laura

                      from Minneapolis, MN

                      About Me Business Owner, Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Outdoors at night

                        Comments about Bescor NMH-54XLRNC Side Kick, Nickel Metal Hydride Battery:

                        It doesnt last as long as the other battery but that is made up for by its weight. Also, it has a faster charge time. Excellent!

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                        5.0

                        This is a great product.

                        By GWPro

                        from Strongsville, Ohio

                        About Me Business Owner

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact Design

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Bescor NMH-54XLRNC Side Kick, Nickel Metal Hydride Battery:

                            Awesome little battery with plenty of power. This is the second that I have bought with the first lasting many charges.

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                            1.0

                            Charging problem

                            By Andrey

                            from Sacramento CA

                            About Me Business Owner

                            Pros

                            • Compact Design

                            Cons

                            • Lacks Functionality
                            • Poor Performance

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Bescor NMH-54XLRNC Side Kick, Nickel Metal Hydride Battery:

                              Make a lot of research before buying Lowell ID light and looks like it's the best set. However Bescor battery charging has been nightmare for me. First battery charged PERFECT but pin that connects battery to light was loose and was fauling out. SO RMA. Second battery.. red lights was flashing right of way.. they said that's not good. THIRD battery charged for 40 minutes and that's it! So I called [...] Bescor and said "may-be I'm doing something wrong".FORTH battery, charges FINE for 2 1/2 to 3 HRS instead of 14 HRS. I CALLED BESCOR and asked them if there is a WRONG way to charge this battery? They told me make sure you plug to AC WALL BEFORE connecting charger and battery. Anyway spend hrs and hrs trying to figure this out.. nothing... Four month and my purchase I still can't get this thing to work! Absolutely stressing me out! Never had anything before like this!!!! If I would live in NY I would probably show up to BH Photo and just ask them to charge this thing in front of me..

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                              4.0

                              Very portable!

                              By Lynn, [@]

                              from Grosse Pointe, MI

                              About Me Wedding Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                              • Slow Recharge

                              Best Uses

                              • Professional
                              • Weddings

                              Comments about Bescor NMH-54XLRNC Side Kick, Nickel Metal Hydride Battery:

                              We purchased this to use with a Lowel-ID light we are using for wedding photography. I didn't read the specs carefully so I was a bit shocked at how tiny this unit is. While I wouldn't mind having a larger unit with a longer battery life, I have to admit the portability of this unit is great for being in the field. I shoot with a partner and usually we take turns holding the video light, so the lighter the battery is, the easier it is for us.

                              As with any battery, it needs to be within a certain temperature range to function - we brought it in from our car on a chilly day and had to give it a few minutes to warm up in order to get optimum output from it, but that's to be expected.

                              I wish the battery lasted longer and charged faster, but I'm sure that could be said for any battery. We have found that we can get by with a single one for now, as we only use video lighting for a small number of posed shots. If we started to rely on the Lowel light more often, we'd possibly pick up a second battery, since the recharge time can be several hours.

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                              5.0

                              Highly Portable Battery

                              By Rob Greer Photography

                              from Pasadena, CA

                              About Me Professional photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Fast Recharge
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                              • Short Life

                              Best Uses

                              • Professional
                              • Weddings

                              Comments about Bescor NMH-54XLRNC Side Kick, Nickel Metal Hydride Battery:

                              This battery is ultralight and tiny which is what I wanted in terms of portability. I'm using it with a Lowel id-light as an augmented light source at weddings. The reason I selected this particular battery was because of it's small size and build quality. When it arrived I was happy to see it was about the size of two stacked packs of cigarettes.

                              • How long have you owned it:
                              • A month or less

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                              Batteries & Power Adapters

                              Bescor -  NMH-ATMX Charger with 4-pin XLR Connector
                              • You Pay: $79.95
                               

                              System Extensions

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                              Cables & Cable Management

                              Bescor -  4-Pin XLR Female to 2 4-Pin XLR Male Y-Cable - 6"
                              • You Pay: $26.95
                               
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