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Switronix PowerBase 70 Battery for Blackmagic Cinema Camera (12" Cable)

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Product Highlights
  • Attaches on Bottom of Camera as a Grip
  • 14.8V, 77Wh Lithium Ion Battery
  • Connects to Camera via DC Connector
  • 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 Blackmagic Cinema Camera (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 DC connector. It consists of a 14.8V, 77Wh lithium ion battery and a regulator block with a DC connector. 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 DC connector
  • The DC connector 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), DC connector 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 Blackmagic Cinema Camera (12" Cable)
  • GP-DV-BMCC Interchangeable Regulator Block for PowerBase-70
  • Mini Quick Release Plate
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    SwitronixPowerBase 70 Battery for Blackmagic Cinema Camera (12" Cable)
     
    4.4

    (based on 23 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

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    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (6)
    • Long lasting (5)
    • Fast charge (4)
    • Professional quality (4)
    • Compact (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Professional (6)
      • Independent films (5)
      • Weddings (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Film professional (9), Business owner (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (17)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Works great so far

      works well,does what it advertises. The only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is because the charger is difficult to plug in. It seems like the port is slightly off...Read complete review

      works well,does what it advertises. The only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is because the charger is difficult to plug in. It seems like the port is slightly off center and you almost have to force the plug in to make a connection. It is probably just the 1 out of thousands that happens to. Other than that, it has a great battery life plug includes an extra port to charge accessories other than the camera at the same time!

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Not a fan

      Used with the BMPC4K. It adds tons of shooting time. But, I found it too large and cheap to be camera mounted. The cord, if I remember correctly, is too short for...Read complete review

      Used with the BMPC4K. It adds tons of shooting time. But, I found it too large and cheap to be camera mounted. The cord, if I remember correctly, is too short for anything but camera mounted. I returned it and went with another solution.

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      2.0

      Not a fan

      By Joshua

      from Pittsburgh

      About Me Business Owner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Improves Performance

      Cons

      • Poor Design
      • Pricey / Poor Value

      Best Uses

      • Independent Films

      Comments about Switronix PowerBase 70 Battery for Blackmagic Cinema Camera (12" Cable):

      Used with the BMPC4K. It adds tons of shooting time. But, I found it too large and cheap to be camera mounted. The cord, if I remember correctly, is too short for anything but camera mounted. I returned it and went with another solution.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Works well

      By Dank

      from NJ

      Comments about Switronix PowerBase 70 Battery for Blackmagic Cinema Camera (12" Cable):

      Nice battery. Charges quick. Plugs in easy.

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      4.0

      Great, but pricy

      By Dorian

      from Seattle

      Comments about Switronix PowerBase 70 Battery for Blackmagic Cinema Camera (12" Cable):

      This works fantastic with the BMCC. It takes a bit to charge but extends the life of the BMCC by a lot! The one thing is that it seems a pricy for what it is, but it is required (basically) for the BMCC.

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      5.0

      great for BMCC!

      By david

      from atlanta

      Comments about Switronix PowerBase 70 Battery for Blackmagic Cinema Camera (12" Cable):

      Great battery, holds charge, and gives time to use my BMCC

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      5.0

      Good battery Good price

      By DLN

      from Austin TX

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Easy To Use
      • Professional Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Complex Projects
        • Independent Films

        Comments about Switronix PowerBase 70 Battery for Blackmagic Cinema Camera (12" Cable):

        I would not mount this battery under the BMCC as it would block the fan vent and cause the camera to overheat I think. I mount the battery on the rail system I use

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        • No

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        4.0

        Good Battery

        By Bart

        from New York, New York

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Professional Quality

        Cons

        • Limited Compatibility

        Best Uses

          Comments about Switronix PowerBase 70 Battery for Blackmagic Cinema Camera (12" Cable):

          This is a great battery for the BMCC. Unfortauntely the regulator that comes with the battery is not to be used with the BMCC. It has a regulator that regulates 11-17v. The camera can get 12v - 30v. By using this battery and regulator I have fried my internal BMCC battery. I wish it was clearer somewhere that the regulator supplied with the battery wasn't to be used with the BMCC.

          However, the battery is great, it lasts a long time, it's very easy to mount. It also has a very nice function of showing how full it is by a push button on the battery itself.

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          5.0

          As Advertised

          By Gary

          from Massachusetts

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Switronix PowerBase 70 Battery for Blackmagic Cinema Camera (12" Cable):

          Essential piece of kit if you own a BMCC. The quick release and v mount are nice features as well as the LED light to let you know how much power is left. Cord could be longer, it's a tight squeeze going from the back of my rig (as counterbalance) to my BMCC.

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          4.0

          Mal necessário

          By Thomas

          from Mogi Mirim SP Brasil

          About Me Business Owner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Improves Performance

          Cons

          • Lacks Functionality
          • Limited Compatibility
          • Pricey / Poor Value

          Best Uses

          • Independent Films

          Comments about Switronix PowerBase 70 Battery for Blackmagic Cinema Camera (12" Cable):

          Existem outras baterias externas nessa mesma faixa de preço. Não pesquisei, pois esta vinha em um combo com a BMCC. O problema é que todas as conexões externas dependem de um novo adaptador especifico. E tem alguns que custam muito caro. Como o para se usar com BM SDI to HDMI converter.

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          5.0

          The BMDC lasts forever on this battery!

          By Ben Beames

          from Santa Cruz, CA

          About Me Professional Artist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Highly Compatible
          • Long Lasting

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Complex Projects
            • Independent Films

            Comments about Switronix PowerBase 70 Battery for Blackmagic Cinema Camera (12" Cable):

            This battery is a great addition to the BlackMagic Design Camera. It can even be used to charge the internal battery on the camera so that it can be used in a lighter configuration when doing steadicam or hand held shots.

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            5.0

            Best

            By Fernando

            from Chula Vista California

            About Me Business Owner

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Professional Quality

            Cons

            • Poor Design

            Best Uses

            • In The Studio

            Comments about Switronix PowerBase 70 Battery for Blackmagic Cinema Camera (12" Cable):

            very good for my job.

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            4.0

            design seems good

            By RobertM

            from Roswell, NM

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact Design

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Switronix PowerBase 70 Battery for Blackmagic Cinema Camera (12" Cable):

                Unfortunately the Blackmagic 4K camera I ordered this for hasn't shipped yet, but from what I can gather from it, the design seems pretty and I can't find any glaring problem with it. But, I'll be sure to write a full review on it when I get the camera.

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                4.0

                Practical and Reasonable

                By MJC

                from Chicago, IL

                About Me Professional Artist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

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                      Comments about Switronix PowerBase 70 Battery for Blackmagic Cinema Camera (12" Cable):

                      This product seems to offer great value for the price. I have only been using it for a short time but I am very happy with it so far. One full charge has been enough to power my BMCC for over two days of occasional test shoots (I turn the camera on/off often to conserve power of course). I have the included quick release plate mounted to a cheese plate on my rig, which is very convenient for set-up and breakdown. If you do not own a conventional v-mount plate this is a relatively affordable, entry-level alternative that provides essentially the same functionality. Also, if you upgrade to a conventional v-mount system later, this battery can be used in that kind of set-up as well. I should note, I wish that the cable that tethers the battery to the camera was longer. At approximately 12" the cable length limits my rig configurations. I prefer to have the BMCC positioned toward the front half of my shoulder rig with the baseplate upside down and the camera mounted via the threads on top (unconventional I know, but stable). Although, if I do this then the cable is too short to hang the battery off the back of the shoulder rig as a counterweight.

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                      5.0

                      no worries keep filming

                      By frenchy

                      from paris,france

                      About Me Film Student

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Independent Films
                        • In The Studio

                        Comments about Switronix PowerBase 70 Battery for Blackmagic Cinema Camera (12" Cable):

                        you get what you expect...professional grade!

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        So far so good.

                        By Daren Afshar

                        from Japan

                        About Me Film Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Switronix PowerBase 70 Battery for Blackmagic Cinema Camera (12" Cable):

                              So far so good. Using this with our 2.5K BMCC in a variety of environments. Will report back if we experience anything that should be shared with the community.

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                              (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              3.0

                              Good, but Not Great

                              By Chase

                              from Los Angeles, CA

                              About Me Film Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                • Short Life

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Switronix PowerBase 70 Battery for Blackmagic Cinema Camera (12" Cable):

                                  If you get it for discounted with the BMCC it's absolutely worth it, but I'm not convinced that it's worth the full price.

                                  I shot a music video last weekend and it lost half the charge in only an hour or two of shooting. I was hoping it would make it a full day, but I would plan on having at least two.

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                                  4.0

                                  Charger not included

                                  By Mark of Make Your Mark

                                  from Adelphi, MD

                                  About Me Tech Savvy

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Works As Advertized

                                  Cons

                                  • No Charger Included

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Switronix PowerBase 70 Battery for Blackmagic Cinema Camera (12" Cable):

                                    I bought this for my Blackmagic 2.6K Camera based on recommended accessories from B & H. Very basic instructions included with the product and no mention of required charger cable. Finally figured out what was needed from Swiftronix web site and ordered the charger cable. Would have helped to have known this up front. Works fine.

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                                    5.0

                                    Great Budget Battery Option

                                    By Corey

                                    from Los Angeles

                                    About Me Film Professional

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                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Fast Recharge

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Professional

                                      Comments about Switronix PowerBase 70 Battery for Blackmagic Cinema Camera (12" Cable):

                                      Love it. Charges quickly, lasts pretty well. It can drain fairly quickly while powering an SDI-HDMI converter box though.

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                                      • No

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                                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      4.0

                                      Works great so far

                                      By CCMediaService

                                      from Atlanta, GA

                                      About Me Film Professional, Tech Savvy

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Fast Recharge
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Long Lasting

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Birthdays
                                        • Home Movies
                                        • Parties
                                        • Professional
                                        • Weddings

                                        Comments about Switronix PowerBase 70 Battery for Blackmagic Cinema Camera (12" Cable):

                                        works well,does what it advertises. The only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is because the charger is difficult to plug in. It seems like the port is slightly off center and you almost have to force the plug in to make a connection. It is probably just the 1 out of thousands that happens to. Other than that, it has a great battery life plug includes an extra port to charge accessories other than the camera at the same time!

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                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        Makes the BMCC worth your time

                                        By Buck Budd

                                        from Colorado Springs, CO

                                        About Me Film Professional

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Long Lasting

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Documentary
                                          • Long shoots
                                          • Professional
                                          • Weddings

                                          Comments about Switronix PowerBase 70 Battery for Blackmagic Cinema Camera (12" Cable):

                                          The short 90 minute battery life of the Blackmagic Cinema Camera would be a deal breaker if it wasn't for third party solutions like this one. This is probably the most convenient (and affordable) external batteries currently available for the BMCC. It attaches right to the bottom of the camera, and you can still go handheld without needing a cage.

                                          It increases the battery life by 4x the normal amount, so you get roughly 6 hours of shooting with this attached.

                                          Worth the purchase.

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                                          4.0

                                          Works well

                                          By Loch

                                          from Brooklyn, NY

                                          About Me Film Professional

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Long Lasting

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Switronix PowerBase 70 Battery for Blackmagic Cinema Camera (12" Cable):

                                              I bought this before I purchased a rig for my BlackMagic Camera and was happy to find that it comes well set up for being put on a rig. The battery also seems to last such a long time that I wonder if I even need a 2nd.

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