The Hypercore NEO Mini 2-Battery Kit with Sony FX9 Plate & 2-Bay Charger has been put together by B&H to provide you with a versatile, portable V-mount battery kit for powering your Sony PXW-FX9 digital cinema camera. It includes two Hypercore NEO Mini 98Wh lithium-ion V-mount batteries, a battery plate for the Sony PXW-FX9, and a compact 2-bay vertical simultaneous charger. The included V-mount batteries feature a slim 1.5" thick design and large LCD info screen, and each battery supports a 12A continual and 16A peak draw.
The FX9 battery plate attaches to the rear of the camera using screws and features a 4-pin XLR input so you can hot swap batteries using a backup power source. It also features two D-Tap outputs to power other accessories. The included Core SWX X2S charger can simultaneously charge the two included batteries at 2A. If you only need to charge a single battery, then you can take advantage of the charger's rapid-charge bay to charge a single 98Wh battery in under 2.5 hours. The charger also features a 90W power output that can be used to power your camera or lighting units when not charging batteries.
Core SWX Battery Plate for Sony PXW-FX9 (V-Mount)
The V-mount Core SWX Battery Plate for Sony PXW-FX9 attaches directly to the rear of the camera and connects via a DC output cable. It also provides a 4-pin XLR input to allow for hot-swapping. Plug in a 4-pin XLR external power source and you can swap out your V-mount battery. The plate secures to the camera using screws provided on the back of the camera, under the removable cover plate on the rounded corner. At the same time, a protruding U-shaped component on the bottom of the unit inserts into the camera's battery slot.
The DC cable provides a 19.5V output that's compatible with the camera. An LED on the side of the plate provides warning of low battery status. When the plate is not in use, the DC cable can be kept inside a dedicated compartment that's on the interior side of the plate.
There are also two D-Tap outputs for powering accessories. A USB port is also available for firmware updates. The plate is made of durable aluminum.
- Attaches to the rear of the camera and connects via a 19.5 VDC output cable
- 4-pin XLR input for hot-swapping
- Low battery warning LED
- Two D-Tap outputs
- Aluminum construction
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.