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SwitronixPB70B PowerBase 70 (Battery Pack Only)
 
4.2

(based on 9 reviews)

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Pros

  • Lightweight (6)
  • Long lasting (4)
  • Easy to use (3)
  • Fast charge (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Professional (4)
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    4.0

    Does what it claims

    By Paul

    from Los Angeles

    Comments about Switronix PB70B PowerBase 70 (Battery Pack Only):

    Quality construction

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    3.0

    Does the Job!

    By badex

    from Lagos

    About Me Professional Artist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Poor Design

    Best Uses

    • Independent Films
    • In The Studio

    Comments about Switronix PB70B PowerBase 70 (Battery Pack Only):

    A relatively inexpensive and effective Vmount battery.I like the P-tap option included on the battery body for powering other accessories. Though, p-tap port looks weak and. Not sure it will withstand a couple hundred inserts and removal.My Major gripe is the wonky 1/4-20 release plate. it's just not sturdy enough and you can tell it can only hold cams with small body. even the BMCC doesn't sit right/tight on it. Makes me contemplate getting rods and a vmount plate.Overall, solid buy but don't trust your cam to sit right or tight on it!

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    5.0

    Works Great

    By Dr. G

    from Atlanta, Ga

    About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Highly Compatible
    • Lightweight
    • Professional Quality

    Cons

    • Long Charge Time

    Best Uses

    • Complex Projects
    • Independent Films

    Comments about Switronix PB70B PowerBase 70 (Battery Pack Only):

    I use two of these to power a Black Magic Cinema camera. Typically, I'm able to get about 4-4.5 hours of life out of a single battery. With two or three of these on a single camera you can pretty much go all day. The only downside I've found with these is the length of time you have to wait for it to fully charge. It seems to take anywhere from 5-6 hours. Of course if you leave it charging over night that's not a big deal and it's much better than using DSLR batteries or the internal on the BMCC. Plus, the v-mount attachment makes adding the battery to the BMCC a cinch over something like the Anton Bauer. Overall, this is the ideal pick.

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    5.0

    Amazing product

    By Beemore

    from Boston

    About Me Film Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fast Recharge
    • Lightweight
    • Long Lasting

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Parties
      • Professional
      • Weddings

      Comments about Switronix PB70B PowerBase 70 (Battery Pack Only):

      This little beast now runs everything on my DSLR rig. And with I was able to attach the plate via a free 1/4 20 so now the battery can be mounted via the quick release. Also, I can mount more devices via the free Vmount. Perfect addition to the rig. I will probably buy a few more of these. Currently have 2 and that will last a 10 hour day easily and my charger completely charges both batteries in 40 minutes. Life is good!!!

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      4.0

      Best battery money can buy!... mostly

      By Janitor

      from West Lafayette, IN

      About Me Film Professional, Tech Professional

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      Pros

      • Fast Recharge
      • Great Counterweight
      • Lightweight
      • Long Lasting

      Cons

      • No Charger
      • Weak P-Tap

      Best Uses

      • Professional
      • Short Films
      • Weddings

      Comments about Switronix PB70B PowerBase 70 (Battery Pack Only):

      I use this with my Canon T3i + a 7" LCD Monitor that has XLR power in, I purchased a second unit with the camera adapter at first for a week long shoot, but the p-tap on the unit busted just from inserting the Switronix charger, having that happen two days before shooting was a major pain so I overnighted this one.

      The legnth of life is unbeatable, I was shooting a feature legnth film over 16 hours a day and I never had to charge this battery! A+++++++++ there.

      Now to the annoying parts, it doesn't include the charger, and the p-tap is extremely easy to snap, be very very careful!

      All in all I'd buy a 3rd if I thought for some reason I would need that much power, this is by far the best battery purchase I have ever made!

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      3.0

      Great, but has failed 2x now

      By snoop lion

      from US

      About Me Tech Savvy

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Long Lasting

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Professional

        Comments about Switronix PB70B PowerBase 70 (Battery Pack Only):

        Low weight for the output, easy to use. Powers a canon 5D MKII-III and dolly system.

        It's failed 2x on me in the past 6+ months, however, one time during a critical moment that cost me some great footage.

        Support is good about fixing it, but it's going to be tough for me to justify relying on this. Hopefully this is just a fluke, otherwise great product.

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        5.0

        Great battery!!

        By beemore

        from boston

        About Me Film Professional, Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Professional

            Comments about Switronix PB70B PowerBase 70 (Battery Pack Only):

            I got two of these to power my DSLR rig. Perfect compliment to a small setup. I attached the quickrelease plate to the 1/4 20 on the back of my rig and that left the vmount on the battery exposed on the other side. Now i can mount my audio recorder directly to the battery with a vmount quickrelease. Awesome!! Also works as a great counterbalance. Powers my 5D and Marshall monitor for 5 hours and swapping out batteries takes 5 seconds.
            I opted for the Zacuto LP-E6 Dtap cable because it was longer than the powerbase 70 cable and offered more setup flexibility.
            The charger for the battery is junk though; died the first day.

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            4.0

            Excellent power source

            By Brad

            from Bellingham, WA

            About Me Film Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Long Lasting

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Switronix PB70B PowerBase 70 (Battery Pack Only):

                Runs my Torch LED light for hours. Has battery level LED's on the side. I'm docking one star because the plug is poorly implemented and somewhat difficult to connect. Not a huge problem, it's just a little finicky.

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                5.0

                Now I'm playing with power!

                By DJM

                from Southern Oregon

                About Me Film Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Charges Quickly
                • Compact
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Only one p-tap

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Switronix PB70B PowerBase 70 (Battery Pack Only):

                  Totally awesome. Has a lot of charge right out the box. Only one p-tap, but the cord I bought for it gives you another one, and when you get the plate for your camera it gives you two more. Great bang for buck.

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