Core SWX Powerbase EDGE V-Mount Battery with NP-FW50 Cable & D-Tap Charger

Core SWX Powerbase EDGE V-Mount Battery with NP-FW50 Cable & D-Tap Charger

Core SWX Powerbase EDGE V-Mount Battery with NP-FW50 Cable & D-Tap Charger

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Product Highlights

  • Compatible with Select Sony a7 Cameras
  • 14.8V, 49Wh, Lithium-Ion V-Mount Battery
  • Sony NP-FW50 Dummy Battery Power Cable
  • D-Tap Wall Charger
  • 8A Continuous Draw
  • 8.4V Regulated DC Output
  • D-Tap Output
  • SmartTap Output (Carries Battery Data)
  • 2 x USB Ports
  • Runtime LCD, Button-Activated Backlight
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Core SWX Powerbase Edge overview

  • 1Description

This Core SWX Powerbase EDGE Bundle includes the Powerbase EDGE V-mount battery, an NP-FW50 dummy battery power cable, and a D-Tap wall charger. Connect the cable into the 8.4 VDC output on the battery and power select Sony a7 series cameras, such as the a7S II.

  • Powerbase EDGE V-Mount Battery

    The Core SWX Powerbase EDGE in a V-mount is a 14.8V, 49Wh, lithium-ion battery featuring an 8A continuous draw. This follow-up to the popular Powerbase 70 battery offers multiple modes of use. In addition to the V-mount, which allows it to be used with all cameras supporting a V-mount battery, the Powerbase EDGE has an 8.4V regulated DC output, a D-Tap output, a SmartTap output, and two USB ports.

    Using the appropriate Powerbase EDGE power cable (sold separately), you can connect the battery to most mirrorless and DSLR cameras via the 8.4 VDC output. The SmartTap output, which is a Core SWX innovation, is a standard D-Tap connection with additional contacts inside that communicate SMBUS/smart battery data to compatible cameras. Other than this, it works just like a regular D-Tap port and supports standard D-Tap cables. Accordingly, you can use either the SmartTap or D-Tap port to power a camera using an optional D-Tap cable. The remaining one can be used to power an accessory, and likewise the USB ports can be used simultaneously with any of the other power options to power 5V accessories or charge mobile devices. The D-Tap port also functions as a charging port and supports D-Tap chargers such as the Core SWX PB70C15.

    The Powerbase EDGE has an LCD on the side that provides runtime in minutes. Located on the side, it's easy to check on and read during production. Moreover, a button-activated backlight allows you to see it clearly in dark environments.

    Like the Powerbase 70, the Powerbase EDGE comes with a small quick release adapter that provides a convenient way of attaching the battery to cheese plates and other camera supports. It secures onto the middle of the battery and provides a 1/4"-20 mounting screw. If, for example, you're looking to power your camera using the battery's D-Tap port, the quick release adapter provides a convenient way of attaching the battery to your rig in order to do that.

    Key Features
    • 14.8V, 49Wh, lithium-ion V-mount battery
    • 8A continuous draw
    • 8.4V regulated DC output
    • D-Tap output and charging port
    • SmartTap output - carries SMBUS/smart battery data
    • 2 x USB ports
    • Runtime LCD with button-activated backlight
    • Quick release adapter with 1/4"-20 screw
    UPC: 184323004249
  • Powerbase EDGE Cable for Sony NP-FW50 Devices

    This Powerbase EDGE Cable from Core SWX allows you to power select Sony a7 series cameras from the Core SWX Powerbase EDGE battery. The cable runs 6" long and features an NP-FW50 dummy battery on one end and barrel connector for the Powerbase EDGE on the other.

    UPC: 184323004324
  • PB70C15 D-Tap Wall Charger

    The Core SWX PB70C15 D-Tap Charger provides a quick charge current of 1.5A and can be used to charge any battery with a D-Tap charging port, such as the Core SWX Powerbase EDGE and Nano batteries. This portable charger features a D-Tap connector on one end and U.S. wall plug on the other, and it supports 90-240 VAC worldwide-compatible input voltage, so it can be used anywhere in the world with the right plug adapter, sold separately. The charger also has an LED indicator on the front that changes from red to green when your battery is fully charged.

    UPC: 184323004102
Table of Contents
  • 1Description
  • Powerbase EDGE V-Mount Battery
    Mount / Series Type V-Mount
    Chemistry Lithium-Ion
    Capacity (Wh) 49 Wh
    Amp-Hours 3.3 Ah
    Output Voltage 14.8 VDC
    Maximum Load 8 A
    Accessory Port 2 x D-Tap
    2 x USB
    Accessory Mounting Thread 1 x 1/4"-20 Female
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 5.1 x 3.6 x 1.6" / 13.0 x 9.1 x 4.1 cm
    Weight 1.3 lb / 0.6 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.0 x 6.9 x 2.9"
  • Powerbase EDGE Cable for Sony NP-FW50 Devices
    Connector Compatible with Core SWX Powerbase EDGE battery
    Dummy Battery Sony NP-FW50
    Length 6" / 15.2 cm
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.75 x 3.4 x 2.1"
  • PB70C15 D-Tap Wall Charger
    Charge Current 1.5 A
    Input Voltage 90-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
    Dimensions 3 x 1 x 0.75" / 7.6 x 2.5 x 1.9 cm
    Weight 0.4 lb / 181 g
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.7 x 3.4 x 2.2"

Core SWX Powerbase Edge reviews

Powerbase EDGE V-Mount Battery with NP-FW50 Cable & D-Tap Charger is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good, but doesn't last long enough Love all the ports that this battery offers, it's quite convenient for powering a camera and various accessories at the same time. However, the problem is that the battery is not high enough capacity to power all those things for very long. It would be great if you're only powering a camera, but in that case I would just use the internal battery typically. At minimum I need to power a camera (Sony a6500), monitor (Aputure VS-2), and shotgun mic attached to the Sony XLR-K2M with phantom power. With that setup it looks like I'll get about three and a half hours of 4K recording on a single charge. That's pretty great but it's definitely not the all-day battery life I was hoping for. That's not Core's fault, but I think they should have made the battery at least 50% higher capacity, or at least have an option for a "high capacity" version of this product. One other issue: on the cable that runs out of the dummy battery there is a woven sleeve, which looks nice and presumably adds some protection. However, that combined with the already thick cable makes it really hard to close/latch the battery door on the a6500. I cut off the sleeve and the cable was still too thick, but I could at least close the battery door. It feels like a lot of pressure on the tiny little plastic latch of the battery door though, which makes me uncomfortable. Hopefully it doesn't break. Overall this is still a good product and quite helpful for me, but the dummy battery issue definitely needs to be fixed. Some people might be better off buying a more traditional V-mount setup to power their gear, though, as you then have the option of buying higher capacity batteries which can be cheaper in the long run.
Date published: 2018-07-29
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