Watson Pro Buddy System High-Load V-Mount Battery Kit with Dual Bay Charger

BH #WAVM168HLERK (B&H Kit)
Watson
Watson Pro Buddy System High-Load V-Mount Battery Kit with Dual Bay Charger
Key Features
  • 2 x 168Wh Li-Ion V-Mount Battery
  • Supports up to 15A Continuous Draw
  • Splits for Airline Carry-On
  • 5-LED Power Gauge
This B&H kit consists of two Watson Pro Buddy System High-Load V-Mount Batteries and a Watson Pro Dual Position Li-Ion Battery Charger. This kit has been assembled to provide you with two high-capacity batteries that can be carried on a plane, and a two-bay charger. Each battery splits in half for airline travel and supports a 15A draw when recombined. Each battery supports 15-amp maximum load, which allows it to support cinema cameras rigged with accessories, large LED lights, or other gear that uses a V-Mount.
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$999.95

Watson Pro Buddy System High-Load V-Mount Battery Kit with Dual Bay Charger

Watson Pro Buddy System HLE Overview

This B&H kit consists of two Watson Pro Buddy System High-Load V-Mount Batteries and a Watson Pro Dual Position Li-Ion Battery Charger. This kit has been assembled to provide you with two high-capacity batteries that can be carried on a plane, and a two-bay charger. Each battery splits in half for airline travel and supports a 15A draw when recombined. Each battery supports 15-amp maximum load, which allows it to support cinema cameras rigged with accessories, large LED lights, or other gear that uses a V-Mount.

The reverse SMBUS communication is enabled through the V-Mount connection and enables RED ONE and DSMC cameras to display detailed battery info in the viewfinder. The charger supports charging two 6.6Ah batteries simultaneously and larger capacity batteries sequentially. Additionally, when the charger is plugged into a power supply you can use it as a camera power supply and a charger at the same time.

Watson Pro Buddy System High-Load V-Mount Battery

If your filmmaking takes you across the country, or even across the globe, the Watson Pro Buddy System High-Load V-Mount Battery provides a high-capacity, yet air-travel-friendly solution. With the flip of a switch, the 168Wh battery pack splits in half, allowing it to comply with most airline carry-on regulations. The 15-amp maximum load on this battery can support cinema cameras rigged up with accessories, large LED lights, external recorders, or other on-set essential gear that uses a V-mount. Reverse SMBUS communication is enabled through the V-mount connection. RED ONE and DSMC cameras use reverse SMBUS to communicate detailed battery information, allowing time remaining information to be displayed in the viewfinder. Use the built-in D-tap and USB port to power accessories and charge mobile devices as well. Intelligent circuitry protection is built-in to prevent overloading, overheating, and short-circuits.

Buddy System Design

To accommodate for air-travel regulations on lithium-ion batteries, this battery pack can split in half. Once split, each half will fall below the capacity requirement to pass most air-travel security protocols.

Note: Both halves of each battery are serialized and are not interchangeable with other Buddy System batteries.

Accessory Ports

Not only will the battery power your camera or light, accessories can be powered simultaneously using the built-in D-tap and USB ports. The D-tap can output 12 volts at up to 10 amps for lens control systems, on-camera lighting, or other accessory. The USB port outputs 5V at 1 amp and can be useful to charge on-set electronics or mobile devices.

LED Status Indicator

Press the check button on the rear and LEDs will illuminate to indicate the current battery capacity.

Intelligent Circuitry

Intelligent circuitry constantly analyzes battery load and temperature, and will shut down to prevent damage from overloading, overheating, and short-circuiting.
UPC: 847628592414

Watson Pro Dual Position Li-Ion Battery Charger (V-Mount)

This Watson Pro Dual Position Li-Ion Charger supports two V-mount batteries and offers a 4-pin XLR power output, providing dual-purpose functionality in a portable, handy design. It's capable of simultaneous charging, and the XLR port offers useful versatility. An ergonomic carry handle, flip-out kickstand, rubberized feet, On/Off switch, and LED status indicators complete the design and allow for comfortable and efficient operation.

This charger is able to charge two batteries with up to 6.6Ah capacities simultaneously, delivering 2.5A to each battery. For batteries with capacities of 8.8Ah or more, it provides sequential charging at 5A, first charging one to 85%, and then switching to fully charge both.

The 4-pin XLR power output can be used to power select cameras from an AC outlet or off of connected batteries. A special feature of this charger is that when it's connected to a power outlet, it is capable of charging the batteries and providing power through the XLR output at the same time, as opposed to one or the other as is more common.

Additionally, an XLR cable is included, giving you everything you need to make full use of this charger. The charger supports 100-240 VAC power input, so it can be used worldwide with the right plug adapters (sold separately).

Key Features

  • Supports two V-mount lithium-ion batteries
  • 4-pin XLR DC power output
  • Capable of sequential and simultaneous charging, depending on capacities
  • Capable of charging batteries and providing power through the XLR output at the same time
  • Ergonomic carry handle
  • Flip-out kickstand
  • Rubberized feet
  • On/Off switch
  • LED status indicators
  • 100-240 VAC power input
  • XLR cable included

XLR Power Output

  • When connected to an AC outlet, delivers power at 16.7V and 4.5A
  • When not connected to an outlet and with a battery/batteries attached, delivers 15V and 4.0A

Simultaneous/Sequential Charging

  • Charges a single battery at 5A
  • Delivers simultaneous charging at 2.5A per channel for batteries with up to 6.6Ah capacities
  • Provides sequential charging at 5A for batteries with capacities of 8.8Ah or more

Approx. Charge Times

4.4Ah
Single: 2.5 hours
Dual: 2.5 hours simultaneously

6.6Ah
Single: 3.8 hours
Dual: 3.8 hours simultaneously

8.8Ah
Single: 2.5 hours
Dual: 5.0 hours sequentially

11Ah
Single: 3.2 hours
Dual: 6.5 hours sequentially

13.2Ah
Single: 3.8 hours
Dual: 7.6 hours sequentially

15.6Ah
Single: 4.2 hours
Dual: 8.5 hours sequentially
UPC: 847628592452

Watson Pro Buddy System High-Load V-Mount Battery Specs

Mount / Series TypeV-Mount
ChemistryLithium-Ion
Capacity (Wh)168 Wh
Capacity per Section (Wh)84 Wh
Amp-Hours11.4 Ah
Output Voltage14.8 VDC
Maximum Load180 W, 15 A
Accessory Port1 x D-Tap
1 x USB Type-A
Maximum Load (Accessory Port)120 W, 10 A (D-Tap)
USB Output5 V, 1 A
Dimensions (W x H x D)3.9 x 6.7 x 2.2" / 9.91 x 17.02 x 5.59 cm
Weight2.5 lb / 1.13 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.05 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.8 x 4.6 x 3.5"

Watson Pro Dual Position Li-Ion Battery Charger (V-Mount) Specs

Mount / Series TypeV-Mount
Number of Battery Bays2
Output Connector4-Pin XLR Female
Electrical
AC Input Power100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz at 1.5 A
Output Voltage16.7 VDC at 4.5 A (4-Pin XLR Female)
Multi-Bay Charging ModesSimultaneous
ChemistryLithium-Ion
Maximum Wattage75 W
Environmental
Operating Temperature14 to 95°F / -10 to 35°C
Operating Humidity45 to 75%
Storage Temperature-4 to 131°F / -20 to 55°C
General
IndicatorLED
Dimensions9.25 x 2.25 x 5.5" / 23.5 x 5.7 x 14 cm
Weight2.2 lb / 1 kg
Warranty LengthLimited 2-Year Warranty
Packaging Info
Package Weight4.125 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)10.2 x 9.313 x 4.55"
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