Provide power to your portable professional video and cinema equipment with this V-mount Core SWX HyperCore NEO 9 Mini 2-Battery Kit with X2S Charger & JetPack EVO put together by B&H. The kit includes two HyperCore NEO 9 Mini V-mount batteries, an X2S dual charger, and a JetPack EVO. Each HyperCore NEO 9 Mini lithium-ion V-mount battery features a 98Wh capacity and backlit status LCD, and despite its compact profile, is capable of supporting a powerful 12A continuous draw and up to a maximum 16A draw.
The included X2S vertical charger has two bays to replenish both included batteries at 2A simultaneously, or if you charge a single battery, a 3A charge will be provided. The charger also features a 90W 4-pin XLR power output to power additional gear. The Jetpack EVO attaches to your camera's V-mount and passes the V-mount battery power through, allowing you to hot-swap your battery without any power loss. Put your batteries on to charge before a shoot, and you'll be ready to roll during production. See below for more details on the products included in this kit.
Core SWX Hypercore NEO 9 Mini 98Wh Lithium-Ion Battery (V-Mount)
The Hypercore NEO 9 Mini, in a V-mount, from Core SWX is a compact 14.8V, 98Wh lithium-ion battery that supports a constant 12A draw and peak draw of 16A. With this high output, the battery is designed for cine and broadcast applications, but, of course, it can be used for virtually all other applications as well. At only 4.7" in height and weighing just 1.4 lb, it's also highly suited for gimbal, drone, and other mobile applications. The Hypercore NEO 9 Mini has the ergonomic design, large backlit LCD, and protective over-molded rubberized housing that Hypercore batteries have come to be known for over their past releases, but this NEO 9 Mini version is a lot more advanced.
It's microprocessor-driven like previous Hypercores, ensuring safety and runtime delivery to camera viewfinders or LCDs, but, leveraging the microprocessor, the NEO 9 Mini features an RFID transmitter on the front that lets you monitor the stored battery data via Core SWX's VoltBridgeID iOS app or an RFID reader. Furthermore, the NEO 9 Mini has a more modular design consisting of less cabling, allowing for increased quality. With the different parts installed separately and securely inside the housing, the chance of failure is reduced in case of drops, and servicing the battery becomes a simpler, more efficient process as the different parts install plug-and-play.
In addition to the large LCD, the Hypercore NEO 9 Mini has an LED gauge on the side where the user can easily glance over at it. Other features include 2000 charge/discharge cycles, hibernation mode, and the ability to communicate to cameras as well as chargers with both one-wire and two-wire protocols (see the Features section below). Such an advanced battery wouldn't be complete without peripheral support. The NEO 9 Mini provides a SmartTap D-Tap port and a USB port for powering/charging devices. The SmartTap port lets you power any 12 VDC accessory and transmit battery data if the accessory is able to communicate that information.
The Hypercore NEO 9 Mini is also widely compatible with many different chargers. This V-mount version is compatible with RED, IDX, and Sony V-mount chargers, among others.
Compact and Powerful
Core SWX X2S 2-Bay Vertical V-Mount Battery Charger
Charge your V-Mount batteries while on-the-go with the Core SWX X2S 2-Bay Vertical V-Mount Battery Charger. Taking advantage of the same technology built into the larger fleet chargers, this slim charger can charge a single battery at a 3-amp rate or batteries in both bays simultaneously at 2 amps. Since it sits vertically with two batteries mounted, the X2S takes up less space than traditional chargers. With its 4-pin XLR output, the X2S also does double duty as a 90W power supply for cameras, lights, or other equipment that can draw from a 4-pin XLR.
Core SWX JetPack EVO (V-Mount to V-Mount)
The Core SWX JetPack EVO builds off the first-generation JetPack products. Like the first-generation products, this JetPack fits between a V-mount battery and a V-mount battery plate. Inside the JetPack lives a 4-cell lithium-ion battery which can power a rig running a 15-amp draw for five minutes, during which you can perform a battery swap. Furthermore, the internal battery can be used to boost the output from the mounted battery, for example, during camera startup. An LCD on the side shows the current power source, backup battery capacity, and the current power draw. Additionally, the JetPack EVO features two D-Tap outputs for powering accessories. Further accessories can be powered through connections made by attaching a separately available EVO power distribution module.