Core SWX PowerBase 70 Battery for Blackmagic Cinema Camera (12" Cable)

Core SWX PowerBase 70 Battery for Blackmagic Cinema Camera (12" Cable)

Core SWX PowerBase 70 Battery for Blackmagic Cinema Camera (12" Cable)

Core SWX PowerBase 70 Battery for Blackmagic Cinema Camera (12" Cable)

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  • Attaches on Bottom of Camera as a Grip
  • 14.8V, 77Wh Lithium Ion Battery
  • Connects to Camera via DC Connector
  • Two D-Tap Outputs
  • V-Mount Adapter on the Back
  • 1/4"-20 Accessory Mounting Threads
  • 4-LED Power Indicator
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The Core SWX PowerBase 70 Battery for Blackmagic Cinema Camera (12" Cable) attaches on the bottom of the camera as a battery grip using an included mini quick release plate, and connects to the camera via a DC connector. It consists of a 14.8V, 77Wh lithium ion battery and a regulator block with a DC connector. The regulator block attaches on the side of the battery when the battery is mounted as a grip.

Two D-tap outputs are available for powering 12V accessories and can also be used for lower voltage accessories if you incorporate optional XP power regulation cables. A V-mount adapter on the back of the battery allows direct connection to V-mount plates.

Note: Charger available separately

Key Features
  • 14.8V, 77Wh lithium ion battery
  • Attaches on the bottom of the camera as a battery grip using a mini QR plate
  • Connects to the camera via a DC connector
  • The DC connector is part of a regulator block that attaches to the side of the battery
  • Two D-tap outputs for powering 12V accessories
  • Lower voltage accessories supported via optional XP power regulation cables
  • V-mount adapter on the back allows direct connection to V-mount plates
  • 1/4"-20 accessory mounting threads on the sides
  • 4-LED power indicator
UPC: 184323001590
In the Box
Core SWX PowerBase 70 Battery for Blackmagic Cinema Camera (12" Cable)
  • GP-DV-BMCC Interchangeable Regulator Block for PowerBase-70
  • Mini Quick Release Plate
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Core SWX PB70-BMCCP Specs

    Mount / Series Type Powerbase
    Chemistry Lithium-Ion
    Capacity (Wh) 77 Wh
    Output Voltage 14.8 VDC
    Accessory Port 2 x D-Tap
    Cable Length 12" / 30.5 cm
    Accessory Mounting Thread 2 x 1/4"-20 Female
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 1.8 x 6.3 x 3.3" / 46.0 x 160.0 x 84.0 mm
    Weight 1.4 lb / 0.6 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.035 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.05 x 7.0 x 2.85"

    Core SWX PB70-BMCCP Reviews

    PowerBase 70 Battery for Blackmagic Cinema Camera (12" Cable) is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 41.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Used under Blackmagic It's convenient. Provides power to my Blackmagic Prod 4k and SmallHD screen. Right now I use it under the camera. It holds fine but the camera is not as stable as it would be straight on the tripod. You can still do steady shots, but it'd be nice to have the plate be a lot wide/longer filling the gap that currently exist off the side where the camera and battery attach.The barrel of the power input is 5mm outside and 2.1 mm inside. It provides power to the camera for about 4hrs. It takes a while to charge. Wasn't able to get an exact time yet. But maybe 4hrs.Make sure you have the AC adapter when you buy this battery as it usually doesn't come with it.
    Date published: 2014-12-23
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Adds much needed battery life to BMCC/PC I use this with my BMPC 4k. I have the red rock ultra cage and it sits nicely on the top of that, keeping the weight central when I'm on the tripod. One of these days I'll get the shoulder rig for the camera and invest in the v mount plate for this battery so I can use it as a counterweight on the back.The battery lasts me a full morning shooting, then I charge it over lunch to get a bit more juice out of it. It lasts 3-4 hours depending how you shoot. I'll have to get another so I can have one charging while I'm running the other one down so I'm never running the risk of losing power during a full day's shoot.
    Date published: 2014-10-20
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works great so far works well,does what it advertises. The only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is because the charger is difficult to plug in. It seems like the port is slightly off center and you almost have to force the plug in to make a connection. It is probably just the 1 out of thousands that happens to. Other than that, it has a great battery life plug includes an extra port to charge accessories other than the camera at the same time!
    Date published: 2013-05-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best way to use a BMCC all day If you own a Blackmagic, then you are well aware of the short battery life. Usually I'm at 75% after just setting my aperture and getting focus. I had my eye on this Switronix PowerBase for a while and finally bit the bullet. Wish I had done so sooner. This product is the optimal backup to keep your camera up and running in the field. It's also convenient for powering some battery operated LED panels, so you'll be happy you have this whether you're filming a hike through the woods or shooting a talking head outdoors. Make sure you pick up the power cord with it! Not sure why these are separate items, but this thing is useless without being able to plug it in for a charge.
    Date published: 2015-08-17
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Charger not included I bought this for my Blackmagic 2.6K Camera based on recommended accessories from B & H. Very basic instructions included with the product and no mention of required charger cable. Finally figured out what was needed from Swiftronix web site and ordered the charger cable. Would have helped to have known this up front. Works fine.
    Date published: 2013-05-27
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Do Not Recommend We bought several of these for our camera rental business. Every one of our Powerbases failed. The indicator on the side that shows how much charge remains quit working. Upon submitting them back to Switronix they advised us that while the battery itself is under warranty, the little printed circuit board inside that indicates battery state is NOT covered under warranty and would be over $ to repair. The battery still holds a charge and works fine, it's just guess work for any customer out on a shoot.
    Date published: 2015-08-23
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Battery This is a great battery for the BMCC. Unfortauntely the regulator that comes with the battery is not to be used with the BMCC. It has a regulator that regulates 11-17v. The camera can get 12v - 30v. By using this battery and regulator I have fried my internal BMCC battery. I wish it was clearer somewhere that the regulator supplied with the battery wasn't to be used with the BMCC. However, the battery is great, it lasts a long time, it's very easy to mount. It also has a very nice function of showing how full it is by a push button on the battery itself.
    Date published: 2013-12-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Solution For the BMPC & BMPC! The BMPC and BMCC cameras are great. Their battery life is not. 1-1.5 hours of shooting and they are completely dead. With this battery the life is about 4 hours plus the 1 hour of the internal battery. So safely there is 4-5 hours of life to shoot. The battery is a little heavy and bulky but not too bad. You can mount it with the quick release plate to the bottom of the camera and then mount any plates to the bottom of the batteries V-Plate via 1/4-20 female threads. This is a great battery and charger. Its a must have!!
    Date published: 2015-03-25
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