This Battery Knows When it's Show Time


You don't expect motion detection in a battery, but the new Dionic HCX from Anton/Bauer is smart enough to know when to go into a deep sleep, and when moved, to wake up. After a two-week period without a load, the battery automatically goes to sleep, which enables extended storage with almost zero capacity loss. To awaken the battery for normal use, you need simply to move the battery, thus activating the motion-detection feature.

With a 120 watt-hour capacity, the Dionic HCX  is a dependable power source for extended use. But now you don't have to worry as much about battery maintenance during down times, since the deep sleep and motion-detection features significantly increase the overall life of the battery by mitigating lithium-ion battery self discharge when the battery is not in use.

The Dionic HCX can power a 40-watt camera with a 20-watt light for more than two hours, an advantage when you're working with on-camera lighting applications that require a high current draw. Weighing 2.4 pounds, the battery is capable of withstanding high instantaneous current draws in addition to 10 amp sustained current draws. The battery measures 5.47 x 4.06 x 3 inches.