Power your Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K from a D-Tap source with this Core SWX Powerbase EDGE Battery and D-Tap Cable Kit put together by B&H. The kit includes the Powerbase EDGE V-mount battery, an LP-E6 dummy battery power cable, a D-Tap wall charger, and a coiled D-Tap to 2-pin cable.
To power the Pocket 4K via D-Tap, connect the coiled D-Tap cable to the D-Tap-output on the EDGE battery and the 2-pin power connector into the camera power port. You can also use the included LP-E6 dummy battery with 8.4 VDC barrel output to power your camera. The included wall charger is used to charge the battery. Read more below about the items included in this kit.
Core SWX 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.
- 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
Core SWX Powerbase EDGE Cable for Canon LP-E6 Devices
This Powerbase EDGE Cable from Core SWX allows you to power devices that use Canon LP-E6 batteries from the Core SWX Powerbase EDGE battery. The cable runs 6" long and features an LP-E6 dummy battery on one end and barrel connector for the Powerbase EDGE on the other.
Core SWX 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.
Core SWX Coiled D-Tap to 2-Pin Cable for Blackmagic Pocket 4K & 6K (18 to 48")
The Coiled D-Tap to 2-Pin Cable for Blackmagic Pocket 4K & 6K from Core SWX allows you to power the camera from a D-Tap power source for longer runtimes. The cable extends from 18 to 48" in total length, providing the flexibility to use it on different parts of your camera rig.