Watson Pro Buddy System High-Load V-Mount Battery

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

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

B&H # WAVM198BHLEK (B&H Kit)
Watson Pro Buddy System High-Load V-Mount Battery Kit with Four-Bay Charger

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Product Highlights

  • 4 x 198Wh Li-Ion V-Mount Battery
  • Supports up to 15A Continuous Draw
  • Splits for Airline Carry-On
  • 5-LED Power Gauge
  • Communicates with RED DSMC2 Cameras
  • D-Tap and USB Accessory Outputs
  • Intelligent Circuitry Protection
  • Portable Quad Charger with XLR DC Output
  • Use Charger and XLR Output at Same Time
  • Sequential Charging for 8.8Ah and Above
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Watson VM-198-B-HLE overview

  • 1Description

This B&H kit consists of two Watson Pro Buddy System High-Load V-Mount Batteries and a Watson Pro Quad Position Li-Ion Battery Charger. This kit has been assembled to provide you with four 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 15A maximum load, which allows it to support cinema cameras rigged with accessories, large LED lights, or other gear that uses a V-mount.

SMBUS communication is enabled through the V-mount connection and enables RED DSMC2 cameras to display detailed battery info in the viewfinder. The charger supports charging four batteries simultaneously at 2.5A per battery. The charger can be used to charge batteries or provide power over its XLR connector, but not both at the same time.

  • 4 x 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 198Wh 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. SMBUS communication is enabled through the V-mount connection. Accurate battery runtime remaining information can be displayed in the viewfinder of compatible cameras, including the RED DSMC2 series (older RED cameras will only show current battery voltage). 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: 847628592407
  • Watson Pro Quad Position Li-Ion Simultaneous Battery Charger (V-Mount)

    Offering an efficient charging/powering solution in a portable design, this Watson Pro Quad Position Li-Ion Charger provides simultaneous charging for up to four lithium-ion V-mount batteries and features a 4-pin XLR power output. It has a comfortable carry handle for easy transport, and an On/Off switch and LED status indicators for convenient management. This charger delivers 2.5A per channel when charging multiple batteries and the same when charging a single battery.

    The 4-pin XLR power output can be used to power select cameras from an AC power outlet, and 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
    • Simultaneous charging for up to four V-mount lithium-ion batteries at 2.5A per channel
    • 4-pin XLR DC power output supplies 15V and 4.0A from an AC outlet
    • Carry handle
    • Rubberized feet
    • On/Off switch
    • LED status indicators
    • 100-240 VAC power input
    • XLR cable included
    Approx. Charge Times
    The following figures are for charging a single battery or two or more:

    4.4Ah
    2.7 hours

    6.6Ah
    4.0 hours

    8.8Ah
    5.3 hours

    11.0Ah
    6.6 hours

    13.2Ah
    7.9 hours
    UPC: 847628592469
  • 4 x Watson Pro Buddy System High-Load V-Mount Battery
    Mount / Series Type V-Mount
    Chemistry Lithium-Ion
    Capacity (Wh) 198 Wh
    Capacity per Section (Wh) 99 Wh
    Amp-Hours 13.8 Ah
    Output Voltage 14.4 VDC
    Maximum Load 180 W, 15 A
    Accessory Port 1 x D-Tap
    1 x USB
    Maximum Load (Accessory Port) 120 W, 10 A ( D-Tap )
    USB Output 5 V, 1 A
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 3.9 x 6.7 x 2.2" / 9.9 x 17.0 x 5.6 cm
    Weight 2.9 lb / 1.32 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.8 x 4.7 x 3.4"
  • Watson Pro Quad Position Li-Ion Simultaneous Battery Charger (V-Mount)
    Mount Type V-mount
    AC Input 100-240 V, 50-60 Hz, 3.8 A
    Output Charging Power 16.8 V, 2.5 A per channel or when charging a single battery
    4-Pin XLR DC Output 15 V, 4.0 A from AC power outlet

    *The XLR output function is active when the unit is switched from "Charger" to "DC Out" on the back
    Operating Temperature 14 to 95°F (-10 to 35°C)
    Storage Temperature -4 to 131°F (-20 to 55°C)
    Dimensions 6.5 x 4.5 x 9.5" (16.5 x 11.4 x 24.1 cm)
    Weight 6.3 lb (2.9 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.339 x 8.74 x 7.638"

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