BLUESHAPE's BG100 GRANITE HDplus battery is designed for the rigors of a film or video set. The textured finish is easy to grab and is resistant to blemishes from drops and impacts. Both the interior and exterior have been tested to survive multiple vertical drops from up to 6 feet onto hard surfaces. The reinforced Gold mount will accept a charge from most standard chargers, though a separately available BLUESHAPE Gold mount charger is recommended.
Aside from being robust, the GRANITE HDplus batteries are also powerful. Power-hungry cameras and lights can draw up to 6.7 amps, between the main battery output and the two D-Taps on the sides. In addition to outputting 14.4 volts of power to charge external accessories, the left-side port supports independent overload protection, and the right-side D-Tap can also be used to charge the battery itself. The D-Tap ports output a combined maximum 5A of power. As an extra measure of protection, the D-Taps have rubber covers that help maintain the IP54 resistance rating against moisture and dust.
While the 5-LED battery meter is useful and convenient, BLUESHAPE also offers a free iOS/Android app that can monitor and control various aspects of the battery over Wi-Fi. The app updates in real-time based on current capacity, charging speed, and power draw. On set, all batteries can be monitored on the same network, so you know when to grab a fresh battery ahead of time.