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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
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    SwitronixPB70C PowerBase Charger
     
    4.4

    (based on 24 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (16)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    90%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (16)
    • Compact (11)
    • Lightweight (10)
    • Fast charge (6)
    • Highly compatible (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Independent films (9)
      • In the studio (6)
      • Complex projects (5)
      • Fast charge (4)
      • At home (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Film professional (6), Business owner (5), Professional artist (5), Film student (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (21)

      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

       

      Small put not powerful

      This is a great solution for people who travel, or the budget minded person.

      It does take a long time to charge a battery compared the much larger expensive chargers.
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      This is a great solution for people who travel, or the budget minded person.

      It does take a long time to charge a battery compared the much larger expensive chargers.

      I'd recommend this if you need to travel light and if you are just starting out and need something cheap to charge your batteries, but to do not expect this to get the job done on set cause it takes a lot longer to charge then it does for the battery to run out.

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      3.0

      Small put not powerful

      By brad

      from new york, ny

      About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Poor Performance

      Best Uses

      • Independent Films

      Comments about Switronix PB70C PowerBase Charger:

      This is a great solution for people who travel, or the budget minded person.

      It does take a long time to charge a battery compared the much larger expensive chargers.

      I'd recommend this if you need to travel light and if you are just starting out and need something cheap to charge your batteries, but to do not expect this to get the job done on set cause it takes a lot longer to charge then it does for the battery to run out.

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      4.0

      Soild accessory.

      By pdw

      from Los Angeles

      About Me Business Owner, Film Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Independent Films

          Comments about Switronix PB70C PowerBase Charger:

          Works as promised.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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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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            • No

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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.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • 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.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • 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.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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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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                      • No

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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.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • 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.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • 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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                                • No

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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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                                • No

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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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                                    • No

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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.

                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                          • No

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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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                                                • No

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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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                                                  • No

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