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Remote Audio BDSv4U Battery Distribution System

BH #REBDSV4U • MFR #BDSV4U
Remote Audio BDSv4U Battery Distribution System
Key Features
  • Compact Design
  • Reverse Polarity Protection
  • Low Battery LED
  • USB and Remote Ports
The BDSv4U Battery Distribution System from Remote Audio is an effective device for distributing power to field recording devices, cameras, mixers, and monitoring devices via a single source such as an Anton Bauer "Brick" or an NP-1 battery. This allows you to power multiple items from a single source, and turn them on and off with a single switch.
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Remote Audio BDSV4U Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Ultra Compact
  • 3Single Battery Operation
  • 4Illuminated Main Switch
  • 5Low Battery LED
  • 6Switched/Unswitched Output
  • 7Convenient Controls
  • 8Strong Connectors
  • 9Remote Port
  • 10USB Port
  • 11Auto-Reset Circuit Breaker
  • 12Reverse Polarity Protection
  • 13Aluminum Chassis
  • 14Steel Clip

The BDSv4U Battery Distribution System from Remote Audio is an effective device for distributing power to field recording devices, cameras, mixers, and monitoring devices via a single source such as an Anton Bauer "Brick" or an NP-1 battery. This allows you to power multiple items from a single source, and turn them on and off with a single switch.

The BDSv4U features 1 power input, 5 switchable outputs, and 1 output that can be set for switchable or non-switchable use, for a total of 6 outputs. All connections lock securely in place and a recessed master switch and power LED indicator are located on the side. There is also a low battery LED indicator, which has a selectable warning threshold. An internal auto-resetting circuit breaker prevents overload and possible damage to connected devices. An assortment of power cables are available for complete compatibility with various batteries and field devices.

The BDSv4U also features a remote port, which allows you to connect accessories such as the RM Remote Meter, and the RS Remote Switch. A USB port is provided for powering or charging compatible devices, such as mobile phones, MP3 players, and other similar products. The USB port delivers 5V of regulated power and conforms to the USB "Dedicated Charging Port" specification.

Note:
All input and output cables, and other accessory devices designed for earlier versions of the BDS are also compatible with the BDSv4U.
Ultra Compact
The compact design allows terrific portability
Single Battery Operation
The BDSv4U eliminates the time consuming operation of installing and testing multiple batteries. The unit effectively distributes power to 6 devices via a single battery, such as an NP-1
Illuminated Main Switch
The main toggle switch is illuminated with a bi-color LED for quick visual status identification
Low Battery LED
There is a bi-color low battery LED that has 3 user-selectable thresholds for 3 different battery types
Switched/Unswitched Output
One output can be set for switched or unswitched operation. Unswitched mode allows power to flow via the output regardless of the position of the master switch
Convenient Controls
External panel-accessible selectors let you make adjustments to the battery threshold or switched/unswitched connector quickly and easily
Strong Connectors
The special connectors provide excellent strength, and will now become active until a cable with the proper mating connector is plugged in. This ensures that unused and exposed outlets are not active, and helps to prevent accidental short circuits
Remote Port
The remote port allows you to connect accessories such as the RM Remote Meter and RS Remote Switch. This makes it easy to control and monitor the BDS while it's tucked away in a bag
USB Port
The USB port makes it easy to power or charge devices such as smartphones, portable recorders, and more. It provides 5V of regulated power at up to 2A (10W), conforming to the official USB "Dedicated Charging Port" standard. Some devices that do not conform to that specification may not be able to fully use the 2A capability. Higher-current devices with a proprietary circuit, such as the Apple iPad, will receive a trickle charge while awake, or a full charge while sleeping. Using the "DCP" spec allows the BDSv4U to conserve battery life for more critical functions
Note:
If faster charging for Apple devices is desired, Remote Audio recommends using the BDSUSB adapter cable, which is rated for 1A @ 5V and contains Apple's proprietary circuit
Auto-Reset Circuit Breaker
The unit features an automatic reset circuit breaker, protecting the connected devices against overload
Reverse Polarity Protection
In the event that an input is miswired, the unit will not allow reverse polarity voltage to pass to the outputs, protecting your devices
Aluminum Chassis
The lightweight and durable powder coated aluminum chassis stands up to daily field use
Steel Clip
The stainless steel clip makes it easy to attach the BDS to a bag, belt, or strap
UPC: 810054420118

Remote Audio BDSV4U Specs

Input Power
6-20V
Output Power
3A Max per Output
5A Max Global (60W)
USB
2A @ 5V Regulated (10W)
Power Switch
Red/Green Bi-Color Illumination, Recessed Toggle
Dimensions
3.98 x 1.33 x 1.17" (101 x 34 x 30mm)
Weight
4.8 oz (136g)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.4 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
7.8 x 3.2 x 1.55"

Remote Audio BDSV4U Reviews

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This breakout box is rated for "5A Max Global ...

This breakout box is rated for "5A Max Global (60W)". Should I get a more powerful unit if I want to power the SD888, with SL-2 superslots and 8M power station (for the A20 Minis)?
Asked by: David
As the Remote Audio BDSv4U Battery Distribution System is designed for bag use with components drawing less power, it would be recommended to implement multiple redundant power distros with a second battery or perhaps a larger power distro designed for cart use such as BH #REMEONLIFE Remote Audio Meon LiFe Cart Power System: https://bhpho.to/3ITnzEE
Answered by: Matt Z
Date published: 2022-01-31

I have a PSC NP-1 Battery Cup with a 4-pin Hirose ...

I have a PSC NP-1 Battery Cup with a 4-pin Hirose Connector that I use to power my SD 633 and F8n Mixer. I was told that battery cup was specifically designed to work with the PSC Power Star Mini Distribution System. Would it be able to work with the RA BDSv4U as well? Or would I need to buy a battery cup with specifically from Remote Audio? Not sure if the two products had to be uniformly from the same company?
Asked by: Thomas
The connecton is TA4 on the Remote Audio gear. so your PSC NP-1 cup with a 4-pin Hirose connector will not be compatible. The Remote Audio 24" BDS Input Cable with NP-1 Battery Cup to TA4F, BH #REBDSNPADW is he appropriate cup for this item.
Answered by: Steve
Date published: 2021-05-19

Can you use the NP-9X 96Wh Lithium-Ion Battery ...

Can you use the NP-9X 96Wh Lithium-Ion Battery with this?
Asked by: Dylan
Yes, the Remote Audio BDSv4U Battery Distribution System can use the IDX System Technology NP-9X 96Wh Li-Ion NP-Style Battery as a power source if the Remote Audio 24" BDS Input Cable with NP-1 Battery Cup to TA4F (BH #REBDSNPADW) is implemented to adapt the battery to the distribution system.
Answered by: Matt Z
Date published: 2022-08-28

Is there a cable that would connect this to a ...

Is there a cable that would connect this to a camera dummy battery?
Asked by: Elazar
We are not aware of dummy battery cables for this product.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2020-01-02

question

does this need a cable to connect the battery to the mixer, or is that a separate cable?
Asked by: Anonymous
You will need to purchase a NP1 Battery Cup( <a href= http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/283344-REG/Remote_Audio_BDSNPADW_18_BDS_Power_Input.html target= _blank >http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/283344-REG/Remote_Audio_BDSNPADW_18_BDS_Power_Input.html</a>) This is where you will plug in your NP1 battery. Depending on what mixer you have you will need a Hirose to BDS Cable. Hope that helps you out. SuperNova Audio, LLC
Answered by: SuperNova A.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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