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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
     
    4.4

    (based on 27 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (18)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    91%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (18)
    • Compact (12)
    • Lightweight (12)
    • Fast charge (6)
    • Highly compatible (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Independent films (10)
      • In the studio (7)
      • Complex projects (5)
      • Fast charge (4)
      • Home movies (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Business owner (6), Film professional (6), Professional artist (5), Film student (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (23)

      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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      5.0

      Works great.

      By Carl King

      from carl@carlkingdom

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Switronix PB70C PowerBase Charger:

          This charger worked exactly as promised at CES 2015.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Does what it's supposed to.

          By bolexbuster

          from Washington D.C.

          About Me Film Student

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Poor Performance

          Best Uses

          • Home Movies
          • Independent Films
          • In The Studio

          Comments about Switronix PB70C PowerBase Charger:

          CHarges with no problems. Nothing fancy.

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          5.0

          Switronix must include this with battery

          By Maniaco007

          from San Francisco

          About Me Business Owner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Pricey / Poor Value

            Best Uses

              Comments about Switronix PB70C PowerBase Charger:

              It works therefore the 5 starts. BUT why isn't Switronix including the charger with the battery? I guess it's in case you have other ways to charge their batteries but I don't know how many users didn't buy the charger with the battery.

              And the 5 STARS really go to B&H on this since they include the charger for users free of charge! At least they did when I bought it.

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              • No

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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.

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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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                        • 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.

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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 5 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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                                            • 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.

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                                                  • 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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