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Hawk-Woods VL-MCF1 Mini V-Lok Hot Swap Camera Plate

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Hawk-Woods VL-MCF1 Mini V-Lok Hot Swap Camera Plate
Key Features
  • V-Mount Plate for 2 Mini V-Lok Batteries
  • Hot Swap LED Indication Scheme
  • Two D-Tap Outputs
  • Fits Most Cameras with V-Mount Support
The Hawk-Woods VL-MCF1 is a V-mount camera plate that allows you to hot swap two Hawk-Woods Mini V-Lok batteries. It features an LED indication scheme that lets you know when it's allowed to hot swap and when it isn't. When you attach your batteries, a green LED lights up solid. When your camera begins to pull current, the green LED starts flashing. When a red LED begins flashing, that means you should hot swap now or soon you won't be able to. And when the red LED turns solid, that means it's too late to swap.
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Hawk-Woods VL-MCF1 Overview

The Hawk-Woods VL-MCF1 is a V-mount camera plate that allows you to hot swap two Hawk-Woods Mini V-Lok batteries. It features an LED indication scheme that lets you know when it's allowed to hot swap and when it isn't. When you attach your batteries, a green LED lights up solid. When your camera begins to pull current, the green LED starts flashing. When a red LED begins flashing, that means you should hot swap now or soon you won't be able to. And when the red LED turns solid, that means it's too late to swap.

The intelligent LED scheme takes into consideration that when you remove one battery, the other will need to pick up the load for both. It determines battery status against the total amount of current being drawn, and the red LED starts flashing at 12.7V. The VL-MCF1 also features two D-Tap outputs for powering accessories. This plate fits on the back of most cameras that support V-mount plates.

Note:
The VL-MCF1 does not fit RED cameras because the D-Tap on the side gets in the way. Please see the VL-MCF2 for RED compatibility.
Key Features
  • V-mount camera plate for two Hawk-Woods Mini V-Lok batteries
  • Hot-swap capability with intelligent LED indication scheme
  • Dual D-Tap outputs
  • Made in the UK

Hawk-Woods VL-MCF1 Specs

Key Specs
Plate Front / Battery Mount
V-Mount
General
Inputs/Outputs
2x D-Tap
Plate Front / Battery Mount
V-Mount
Number of Battery Bays
2
Dimensions
6.1 x 4 x 1" / 15.5 x 10 x 2.5 cm
Weight
9.2 oz / 260 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.75 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
7.8 x 5.8 x 2.3"

Hawk-Woods VL-MCF1 Reviews

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Can I use the plate to charge 2 batteries at the ...

Can I use the plate to charge 2 batteries at the same time?
Asked by: Jan
You would need a dual charger. The Hawk-Woods VL-MCF1 Mini V-Lok Hot Swap Camera Plate sends power from the batteries to the v-mount camera you connect the plate to.
Answered by: Chris H
Date published: 2022-04-28

Can you use two batteries of different ...

Can you use two batteries of different capacities? Say the 98 and 150 used together, assuming the 98 wh battery needs to be replace first will the VL-MCF1 know this and indicate a swap needs to be made?
Asked by: Paul
Just as long as they are Mini Style V-Lock Batteries which will fit on this smaller plate, you can use batteries of different capacities.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2020-03-15

Does the plate work with other mini V-mount ...

Does the plate work with other mini V-mount batteries too or is it only compatible with Hawk-woods ones?
Asked by: Gansan
Yes, this will work with other brands of Mini V-Mount batteries.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2020-01-12
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