This B&H Kit includes four 14.4V, 93Wh Digital 90 V-mount batteries and the portable, simultaneous Performance Series Quad Charger from Anton Bauer. Both models have a sleek and modern, black and charcoal, ergonomic design.
The Digital 90 battery supports up to 10A loads and features 1000 charge/discharge cycles, lithium-ion Sanyo cells, and a spacious honeycomb interior. The spacious honeycomb houses the cells individually wrapped and isolated from one-another, ensuring that any potential damage to one cell won't affect the others, which will allow you to continue with your shoot uninterrupted. The extra space also allows for more airflow between the cells, providing for better heat dissipation, which will keep the cells cooler and protect them from aging faster.
The Performance Series Quad Charger was designed as an easy-to-carry charger for smooth operation in the field. An intelligent charger, it's built with internal software that delivers the most charge to the strongest battery first in order to make it available in the shortest time possible. It also assigns the best charge routine possible based on the battery's cell chemistry and best termination algorithm possible, ensuring better overall life. Multiple units can be monitored via Wi-Fi at a designated network URL for a comprehensive overview of the health and charging progress of the attached batteries. The Performance Series Quad also supports multi-chemistry charging.
Anton Bauer Performance Series Quad Charger V-Mount
The Anton Bauer Performance Series Quad Charger V-Mount allocates the most power to the highest-charged battery first and subsequently to the next most charged ones, ensuring that you'll have a fully charged battery as soon as possible. The process is similar to a champagne glass pyramid where the top-most glass overflows into those below it. The Performance Series is 40% more efficient than previous Anton Bauer chargers by employing faster processing, using a smaller transformer in the power supply, and drawing less amps.
This V Mount version was designed to support the concurrently released Digital Battery Series V Mount models. It's capable of simultaneous, multi-chemistry charging, which will be useful if Anton Bauer releases V Mount models of different chemistries in the future. (Anton Bauer provides no guarantees that third party V Mount models will safely be supported.) Common to the Anton Bauer name, a feature called InterActivity allows the charger to communicate with an Anton Bauer battery and assign the best charge routine possible based on the battery's cell chemistry and the best termination algorithm possible (TCO, -ΔV temperature compensated VCO, dT/dt, CCO, FUL, or I-min), ensuring better overall life. A 4-pin XLR output allows you to power your camera right out of the charger via an XLR cable or converter cable. This can be done off of wall power at the same time as charging your batteries or off of attached batteries if the charger is unplugged. The batteries in the latter case are hot swappable so you can power your camera with uninterrupted power.
The charger features a simple-to-use, touchscreen display that provides activity and status updates and access to management functions. It also supports an optional Wi-Fi software feature that will allow you to remotely manage the health and status of one or more Performance Series chargers.
- Allocates the most power to the highest-charged battery
- Supports simultaneous, multi-chemistry charging
- 4-pin XLR output for powering your camera off of wall power or battery power
- Assigns the best charge routine possible based on the battery's cell chemistry
- Assigns the best termination algorithm possible
- Simple-to-use touchscreen activity, status, and management display
- Ergonomic design with one-hand carry handle
- Supports optional remote health and status management software feature
Anton Bauer Digital 90 V-Mount Battery (14.4V, 93 Wh)
The Anton Bauer Digital 90 V-Mount Battery (14.4V, 93 Wh), along with the rest of the Digital Battery Series, represents a major makeover for Anton Bauer, featuring a redesign in several aspects over previous series. The result is a long-lasting, sleek and ergonomic, smart, and safe series of batteries, projected for 1000 charge/discharge cycles, and this one, along with two relatives, are the first for Anton Bauer in a V-mount. The Digital 90 runs on lithium-ion Sanyo cells which Anton Bauer has found to be highly reliable for them in the past. One of the major changes is a reconstruction of the honeycomb interior, built very spacious and housing the cells physically separated from one another, each individually wrapped in its own plastic case and isolated from the others. This ensures that any potential damage to one cell will have no effect on the others, huge for safety. The additional space in the honeycomb also serves to allow more airflow between the cells, effecting more heat dissipation, which will keep the cells cooler and protect them from aging faster.
As another safety precaution, for instances of above average weather conditions, multiple sensors are built in that detect when the battery is too hot or too cold and trigger a shut down until the temperature is back to normal, at which point the battery automatically turns back on. Designed to the demands of broadcast and cinema digital cameras, the Digital Battery Series employs an algorithm that addresses the issue of "ringing" common to digital cameras. Where batteries are commonly susceptible to sporadic bursts of excess power draw, similar to how a car eats up more gas when the gas pedal is hit too hard, this algorithm smoothes out the power draw, in turn affording longer lasting, more predictable runs with a particular camera and overall longer life.
The Digital Battery Series is compatible with the concurrently released Performance Series of chargers and with all previous Anton Bauer chargers. Used with any of these chargers, via a feature that has become common to the Anton Bauer name, the Digital 90 exchanges certain digital data with the charger that allows the selection of the best charge routine possible for the battery's cell chemistry, maximizing overall life. Via another familiar Anton Bauer feature, the Digital 90 applies a continuous and constant calibration that enables it to provide more and more accurate capacity and run-time calculations over the life of the battery. Run-time is usefully reported in hours and minutes on an easy-to-read LCD when power is being drawn, and as a percentage value when no load is attached. The reporting in hours and minutes will only get more and more precise with each use as a result of the constant calibration feature.
The aesthetics have also taken a redesign, with the body shaped ergonomically for a comfortable hold and modern look, and the outer jacket made of rubber that provides a good grip as well as a cushion against accidental drops. The case is made of high-impact polymer, which is the same material used in motorcycle helmets. A P-Tap output is available for powering accessories.
- Lithium-ion Sanyo cells housed isolated in a spacious honeycomb interior
- Increased airflow and heat dissipation protects cells from aging faster
- Multiple sensors trigger an automatic shutdown when the battery is too hot or cold
- Addresses the issue of "ringing" with an algorithm that smoothes out the power draw
- Compatible with Performance Series and previous model Anton Bauer chargers
- Provides more and more accurate capacity and run-time calculations over the life of the battery
- Reports run time in hours and minutes when power is drawn, and as a percentage when no load is attached
- Ergonomically shaped; rubber outer jacket provides cushion against accidental drops
- P-Tap accessory port