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The Switronix 3-Stud Plate / Battery / and Charger for Blackmagic Camera Kit from B&H -- the battery features a run-time of about 3.5 hours for a camera drawing about 25W of power. In many user forums, the Blackmagic camera has been reported as drawing approximately 20W for common, non-RAW-capture applications. Under such assumption, and if considering a 1/5 difference between 20W and 25W, the battery will power the camera for about 4 hours. Also to be considered in the calculation is whether the internal battery of the camera is fully charged, for if it isn't, it will trickle charge -- charge very little by little -- off of the 3-stud, increasing thus the power draw of the 3-stud and decreasing its run-time. The battery is a 14.4V, 98Wh lithium-ion. The Blackmagic camera accepts batteries from 12-30V. The battery can be legally transported without restrictions under IATA, ICAO, and UN regulations. In addition to a DC port, the battery has two P-Tap ports for accessories to be connected into and to be powered by simultaneously with the camera.
The plate for the battery has two P-Tap ports for accessories to be connected into. Any accessories thus connected would draw power from the attached battery. For connection to the battery, the plate features an integrated 20" cable with a DC connector. The plate can't be attached directly to the Blackmagic camera, as most types of accessories can't since no space is available on the camera for them. The plate would instead need to be mounted on a cheese plate, like Zacuto's Zwiss Plate, and the cheese plate onto a rig along with the camera.
The included charger connects into the battery's P-tap connector and delivers a full charge in 4-5 hours.
Core SWX Dual P-Tap 3-Stud Plate for the Blackmagic Camera
The Switronix Dual P-Tap 3-Stud Plate for the Blackmagic Camera plugs into the Blackmagic camera via an integrated 20" cable with a DC connector and accepts Gold Mount batteries. The DC connector is designed specifically for the Blackmagic camera's power input. The plate doesn't attach to the camera directly but rather onto rig-mounted cheese plates, like Zacuto's Zwiss Plate.
Core SWX XP-L90A 14.8 VDC Lithium Ion Brick Battery
The Switronix XP-L90A is a 14.8V, 98Wh capacity Gold Mount lithium-ion battery offering a power gauge, information storage, and a P-Tap output connector for accessories.
Note: This battery will not charge on Anton Bauer equipment.
14.8V, 98Wh lithium-ion Gold Mount
4-stage LED readout of remaining battery power
UN tested and certified for air travel
Core SWX PB70C PowerBase Charger
The Switronix PB70C PowerBase Charger is a compact, 90-240VAC battery charger for selected Switronix batteries. Using a P-tap connector, the PB70C delivers a full charge in 4-5 hours. A 2-color LED light on the front of the unit indicates the battery's status.