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Switronix PB70C PowerBase Charger

You Pay: $44.95
Product Highlights
  • For NP-L60, PowerBase 70, EX-L96, & XP-L90S/A Batteries

The Switronix PB70C PowerBase Charger is a compact, 90-240VAC battery charger for selected Switronix batteries. Using a P-tap connector, the PB70C delivers a full charge in 4-5 hours. A 2-color LED light on the front of the unit indicates the battery's status.

Compatibility NP-L60, PowerBase 70, EX-L96, XP-L90S/A Batteries
Battery Level Indicator 2-color LED (Red, Green)
Connections/Interface P-Tap
Power Requirements 90-240VAC 50/60Hz
Power Output 1.0A
Dimensions 3 x 1 x 0.75" (7.6 x 2.5 x 1.9 cm)
Weight 6.4 oz (181.4g)
Switronix PB70C PowerBase Charger
  • Power Cord
  • 1 Year Warranty
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    SwitronixPB70C PowerBase Charger
     
    4.5

    (based on 22 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (16)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    89%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (15)
    • Compact (10)
    • Lightweight (9)
    • Fast charge (6)
    • Highly compatible (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Independent films (7)
      • In the studio (6)
      • Complex projects (5)
      • Fast charge (4)
      • At home (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Film professional (6), Professional artist (4), Business owner (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (20)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      empowering equipment

      i have searched high and low for a portable power unit like the switronix power supply system. B&H have been the only people to truly have the right equipment for all my filming...Read complete review

      i have searched high and low for a portable power unit like the switronix power supply system. B&H have been the only people to truly have the right equipment for all my filming needs. this unit charges my switronix battery pack which in turn powers both my monitor and my camera. this system also allows me to plug in to any location im at so that i dont drain the battery in case we have to shoot on the go. i would recommend this to everyone who is serious about shooting anything and is afraid of the battery running out before you get the perfect shot.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Cheap build

      Right out the box I was suspect. The tap took a lot of forcing to attached to battery. Cheap plastic design. Charged the batteries once I did get it in there.Read complete review

      Right out the box I was suspect. The tap took a lot of forcing to attached to battery. Cheap plastic design. Charged the batteries once I did get it in there.

      Day 2 the charger died on set. This is fine if you are going to charge up at home but once on set with heavy-handed PAs this charger will flake.

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      5.0

      We love it.

      By Dee

      from Brooklyn, NY

      About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Switronix PB70C PowerBase Charger:

        I'm working for a TV company and we use the PB70C PowerBase for our BlackMagic cameras. The PowerBase Chargers charge them quickly, which is a huge plus, especially in this type of work environment where timing is crucial. We never had any problems with the Switronix equipment, I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is into production.

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        4.0

        Works as stated

        By Jonny Jump

        from Salt Lake City, UT

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Cheaper Option

        Cons

        • Slow

        Best Uses

        • Charging

        Comments about Switronix PB70C PowerBase Charger:

        It's not fast, but it will charge my Switronix L90 so I'm happy. Better than the alternative $+ option.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great Product

        By Hollyrock4

        from New York, NY

        About Me Business Owner

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Complex Projects
          • Independent Films
          • Weddings

          Comments about Switronix PB70C PowerBase Charger:

          Used for multiple full days of shooting and didn't run out. Great design too.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Simple charger

          By KJWPro

          from Boston, MA

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

          • Poor Design

          Best Uses

            Comments about Switronix PB70C PowerBase Charger:

            Simply, a charger that charges the battery. No fuss. Simple. The item itself looks of ok quality. The connector part is sometimes hard to get into the plug of the battery, but it also makes the connection strong.

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            4.0

            Works well

            By Wholesome Sam

            from Chinatown, CA

            About Me Film Student

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Pricey / Poor Value

            Best Uses

            • Independent Films
            • In The Studio

            Comments about Switronix PB70C PowerBase Charger:

            Goes great with blackmagic. must buy.

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            5.0

            works

            By quantumrider

            from New York

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Switronix PB70C PowerBase Charger:

                  charges the battery nice and fast, no idea why you would want to get the full size annd a lot more expensive charger.

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                  5.0

                  Great Charger!

                  By Bradbury Productions

                  from Nashville,TN

                  About Me Business Owner

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Switronix PB70C PowerBase Charger:

                    This is a great charger for the switronix batteries. It's not as nice as the power station ones but for the price it gets the job done well.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Works great!

                    By BenBeames

                    from Santa Cruz, CA

                    About Me Professional Artist

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact Design
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Complex Projects
                      • Independent Films
                      • In The Studio

                      Comments about Switronix PB70C PowerBase Charger:

                      It does what its supposed to. Not sure what else you can say about it.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Does the job

                      By RobertM

                      from Roswell, NM

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact Design
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Highly Compatible

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Switronix PB70C PowerBase Charger:

                        Pretty simple, plug in the battery and the little light will turn green when its fully charged.

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                        • No

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                        (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        3.0

                        Good, but not great.

                        By Chase

                        from Los Angeles, CA

                        About Me Professional Artist

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Switronix PB70C PowerBase Charger:

                            I shot a music video with this on the BMCC last weekend and it didn't last nearly as long as I had hoped. With a full charge it only took a couple hours to be half drained. I was hoping that I'd be able to make it a full day of shooting, but it doesn't look like that's the case.It's a great deal if you get it for [$] with the BMCC, but I'm not convinced it's worth the full price. Count on needing at least two if you want to make it a full day of shooting.

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                            3.0

                            Basic with no frills

                            By footagehead

                            from brooklyn, ny

                            About Me Pro

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact Design
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                            • Lacks Functionality
                            • Slow

                            Best Uses

                            • Rigs

                            Comments about Switronix PB70C PowerBase Charger:

                            Does what it's supposed to. It's the most basic of charging systems, so because of this it's quite slow. For long shooting days and various batteries/camera rigs/power consumption/etc, you're better off investing in dual/triple/quad charging bases.

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                            5.0

                            Excellent

                            By DataBass

                            from La, ca

                            About Me Professional Artist

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Switronix PB70C PowerBase Charger:

                                This is a huge bonus for swistronix! They are the only company that features d tap on the batts and you can charge them this way with this charger too. So when traveling I don't have to bring a huge charger, I only need this!

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                                4.0

                                really great performance

                                By mj

                                from trinidad

                                About Me Film Student

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                • Limited Compatibility
                                • Poor Design

                                Best Uses

                                • Independent Films
                                • In The Studio

                                Comments about Switronix PB70C PowerBase Charger:

                                You get about 7hrs on a full charge could be more i do weddings and this guy has never let me down yet

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                                5.0

                                Pocket Size

                                By Sinko

                                from Australia

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Switronix PB70C PowerBase Charger:

                                      Small. Very portable. Does the job.

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                                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Works

                                      By yipDog

                                      from Mesa, AZ

                                      About Me Film Professional

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Charges Quickly
                                      • Compact

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Quick Charge
                                        • Travel

                                        Comments about Switronix PB70C PowerBase Charger:

                                        It's a charger...it charges!

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                                        • No

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                                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        1.0

                                        Cheap build

                                        By beemore

                                        from boston

                                        About Me Film Professional

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Compact
                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • At Home

                                          Comments about Switronix PB70C PowerBase Charger:

                                          Right out the box I was suspect. The tap took a lot of forcing to attached to battery. Cheap plastic design. Charged the batteries once I did get it in there.

                                          Day 2 the charger died on set. This is fine if you are going to charge up at home but once on set with heavy-handed PAs this charger will flake.

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                                          • No

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                                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          Literally, a Must have!

                                          By Benny

                                          from Fredericksburg, TX

                                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Quick Charge

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Professional Camera

                                            Comments about Switronix PB70C PowerBase Charger:

                                            If you buy the Switronix PB70, you have to have this. It doesn't come with a charger.

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                                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            KEEP IT CHARGED

                                            By Walter from Pasadena

                                            from Pasadena

                                            About Me Pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Lightweight
                                            • Quick Charge
                                            • Rugged

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Professional Camera

                                              Comments about Switronix PB70C PowerBase Charger:

                                              Hey you bought a rechargeable battery!
                                              Now buy the charger!

                                              it is what it is. you have to have at least one.. i bought 2 because if i misplace my charger, i have no battery..
                                              no battery = no shooting.

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                                              5.0

                                              Works, should be included with battery

                                              By GC_Photo

                                              from Greenwich, CT

                                              About Me Film Professional

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Easy To Use

                                              Cons

                                              • Doesn't come with battery

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about Switronix PB70C PowerBase Charger:

                                                The charger works fine and has an led that goes from red to green when it's done charging. My only criticism is that it should come with the battery since it's useless without it.

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                                                5.0

                                                All good

                                                By Paul the Director

                                                from Melbourne, Australia

                                                About Me Film Professional

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Charges Quickly
                                                • Compact
                                                • Easy To Use
                                                • Lightweight

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Quick Charge

                                                  Comments about Switronix PB70C PowerBase Charger:

                                                  All good, easy to use, quick to charge.

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