BLUESHAPE 4-Channel Charger & Monitoring Utility for V-Mount Lithium-Ion Batteries

BLUESHAPE 4-Channel Charger & Monitoring Utility for V-Mount Lithium-Ion Batteries

BLUESHAPE 4-Channel Charger & Monitoring Utility for V-Mount Lithium-Ion Batteries

B&H # BLBLSCVS4X MFR # BLS-CVS4X
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Product Highlights

  • Charges 2 Batteries Simultaneously
  • 4-Pin XLR Power Output
  • Track Charging Activity
  • Automatically Log Battery Fleet Data
  • IPCS/CTP Fast Charge & Overheat Features
  • Real-Time Monitoring Chart
  • AUX Port Monitoring
  • Status LEDs
  • Fan Vent
  • Carry Handle
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  • 1Description

This BLUESHAPE portable 4-Channel Charger allows you to charge two V-mount lithium-ion batteries simultaneously and two sequentially. It also features a 4-pin XLR power output for providing extended power to your camera. Included with the charger is a monitoring utility that lets you track charging activity and log battery fleet data for performance analysis of the batteries. Charge time is approximately 2 hours per channel for 70Wh batteries and 4.5 hours per channel for 210Wh batteries.

The monitoring utility (model BSCVMon, Windows-compatible) supports up to four chargers of different models, with up to 32 batteries simultaneously in real-time. For BLUESHAPE batteries and batteries compatible with the BLUESHAPE protocol, a host of parameters can be monitored, including state of charge, remaining charge time, battery state, cycle life, and cell temperature. Current, voltage, and approximated state of charge can be tracked for all other batteries. A real-time chart for each charger provides info for the whole pack of batteries and for each single cell. The data from each battery can be recorded automatically day after day to build a history log for your fleet and simplify the fleet's management. The software also monitors the state of the AUX port. A USB to data-socket cable is included for connecting the charger to your computer.

This charger features a BLUESHAPE technology called IPCS (Intelligent Pre-Charge System) that allows it to provide charge at increased speeds to batteries with fast-charge supporting features, such as pre-charge protection and cell-balancing. IPCS does this by initially boosting very low voltage cells to a state at which charge can be applied with a medium-low current without causing damage. Then it charges with a 300mA current for a while, and when the battery reaches a reasonable voltage state, the charger speeds up the charge process by switching to full throttle. To counteract the increased heat caused by this fast-charging activity, the charger employs another BLUESHAPE technology, called CTP (Charger Thermal Protection), that allows the electronics to work out the best possible charge profiles without causing damage, even in adverse temperature conditions.

Key Features
  • Four battery bays supporting V-mount lithium-ion batteries
  • Includes BSCVMon software utility for monitoring charging activity
  • Charges two batteries simultaneously and two in sequence
  • 4-pin XLR power port
  • Carry handle
  • Fan vent
  • IPCS/CTP fast charge and overheat features
  • LED status indicators
  • Illuminated on/off switch
BSCVMon Software Utility Features
One Charger Monitor is available for each charger connected. It communicates continuously with the charger and shows info for all the channels as well as the AUX port. Regardless of whether the Charger Monitor is visible or hidden, data is always collected.

For every channel, several parameters are retrieved and shown (this information is provided for BLUESHAPE batteries and batteries compatible with the BLUESHAPE protocol; for other batteries, current, voltage, and approximated state of charge is provided):

- Charging status, including pause and errors
- Battery model
- Battery serial number
- Battery full capacity
- Actual state of charge
- Charge time to full
- Actual charging current
- Actual battery voltage
- Actual individual cell voltage
- Cell temperature
- Cycle counter (number of charge/discharge cycles already elapsed)
In the Box
BLUESHAPE 4-Channel Charger & Monitoring Utility for V-Mount Lithium-Ion Batteries
  • AC Power Cord
  • USB to Data-Socket Cable
  • Safety Operating Instructions
  • 18-Month Limited Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    CVS4X Charger
    Battery Bays 4
    Supported Battery Types V-mount lithium-ion
    Input 100-240 VAC, 47-63 Hz
    Output 4x 16.8 VDC, 4.8 A
    Auxiliary Port 1x 4-pin XLR female, 13.8 VDC, 110 W max
    Data Interface Data socket for USB connection to a computer (using included USB to data-socket cable, part of the included BSCVMon Monitoring and Maintenance Utility)
    Charging Current 4.8 A per channel when only one battery is charging
    3.0 A per channel when more than two batteries are charging
    Dimensions 6.4 x 5.9 x 11" (16.3 x 15 x 28 cm)
    Weight 4.9 lb (2.2 kg)
    BSCVMon Monitoring Utility
    System Requirements Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP, 2000 / 32-bit and 64-bit
    30 MB disk space
    USB 1.0 port or greater
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 8.05 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.969 x 8.898 x 6.457"
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