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Switronix PowerBase 70 Battery for Panasonic AF100 & HMC Cameras (12" Cable)

B&H # SWPB70VBG Mfr # PB70-VBG
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Product Highlights
  • Attaches on Bottom of Camera as a Grip
  • 14.8V, 77Wh Lithium Ion Battery
  • Connects to Camera via Battery Paddle
  • Two P-Tap Outputs
  • V-Mount Adapter on the Back
  • 1/4"-20 Accessory Mounting Threads
  • 4-LED Power Indicator

The Switronix PowerBase 70 Battery for Panasonic AF100 & HMC Cameras (12" Cable) attaches on the bottom of the camera as a battery grip using an included mini quick release plate, and connects to the camera via a battery paddle. It consists of a 14.8V, 77Wh lithium ion battery and a regulator block with a battery paddle. The regulator block attaches on the side of the battery when the battery is mounted as a grip.

Two P-Tap outputs are available for powering 12V accessories and can also be used for lower voltage accessories if you incorporate optional XP power regulation cables. A V-mount adapter on the back of the battery allows direct connection to V-mount plates.

Key Features
  • 14.8V, 77Wh lithium ion battery
  • Attaches on the bottom of the camera as a battery grip using a mini QR plate
  • Connects to the camera via a battery paddle
  • The battery paddle is part of a regulator block that attaches to the side of the battery
  • Two P-Tap outputs for powering 12V accessories
  • Lower voltage accessories supported via optional XP power regulation cables
  • V-mount adapter on the back allows direct connection to V-mount plates
  • 1/4"-20 accessory mounting threads on the sides
  • 4-LED power indicator
Chemistry Lithium-ion
Mount Type Mini quick release plate with 1/4"-20 threaded stud; V-mount adapter compatible with standard V-mount plates
Connection Cable 12" (30.5 cm), battery paddle on the end
Output Voltage 14.8 V
Capacity 77 Wh, 5.3 Ah
Accessory Mount Threads 2x 1/4"-20
Accessory Power Ports 2x P-Tap
Dimensions 6.3 x 1.8 x 3.3" (16 x 4.6 x 8.4 cm)
Weight 1.4 lb (0.63 kg)
Switronix PowerBase 70 Battery for Panasonic AF100 & HMC Cameras (12" Cable)
  • Regulator Block for PowerBase 70 for Panasonic AG-AF100 and HMC Camcorders (12")
  • Mini Quick Release Plate
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    SwitronixPB70-VBG PowerBase-70 Battery Pack for Panasonic AG-AF100 Camcorders
     
    3.3

    (based on 3 reviews)

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    3.0

    Reliable Power; Shaky Mount

    By T-Squared

    from Jupiter, FL

    About Me Business Owner

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Poor Design

    Best Uses

    • Complex Projects
    • Independent Films
    • In The Studio

    Comments about Switronix PB70-VBG PowerBase-70 Battery Pack for Panasonic AG-AF100 Camcorders:

    The Switronix PB70-VBG PowerBase-70 Battery Pack provides reliable long-term power. I have three of them. However, each one has a serious flaw when it comes to mounting it under the camera. Basically, when mounted, there is a gap between the rear base of the camera and the top of the powerpack of about 3/16" or so. This causes the unit to wobble very serverly. To make it useable I have added my own "spacers" to eliminate the gap, thus making the unit useable. I love the P-tap and feel the battery lasts quite a long time. Kudos there. But the wobbly mount with the gap is not good at all and needs to be addressed.

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    5.0

    Kept my AF running all day

    By D Caplin

    from Atlanta, GA

    About Me Film Professional

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Charges Quickly
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • Short Cord

    Best Uses

      Comments about Switronix PB70-VBG PowerBase-70 Battery Pack for Panasonic AG-AF100 Camcorders:

      Had an all day production shoot. Didn't have to worry about power the entire day. After 12hrs. of off/on operation, I still had 1 bar left on the led gauge. Looking to pick up the cable for a 7d as well.

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      2.0

      Works with a bit of gaffer tape

      By Paul the Cameraman

      from Melbourne, Australia

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Switronix PB70-VBG PowerBase-70 Battery Pack for Panasonic AG-AF100 Camcorders:

      Unfortunately the connector to the camera is not a secure fit resulting in intermittent power, not good. We had charged the pack on receiving it and took it straight on a shoot, we were able to make the connection work by adding a bit of gaffer tape. Not the best outcome but it works. We think the pack is a great idea but the connector really needs to be reworked.

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