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Old September 2nd, 2009, 06:05 AM   #1
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Sharing info about nanoFlash battery usage

Just some info for those who might be interested and those who might not be interested. I have an EX3 camera with Fujinon XS lens and use the large Sony BP-U60 battery. Until I took delivery of my nanoFlash, I would easily run the camera for around 5, that is five hours. Not bad.

The nanoFlash with the camera brings battery usage time to around 3 hours give or take a little. That is not bad at all in my opinion. I have the battery attached to the Bebob Coco EX adapter and use a D-Tap to Hirose cable from CD.

I am taking delivery of 2 Swit batteries with inbuilt D-Tap connector. I will post details when they come to hand.

Hope this helps someone. Yes? No? Maybe? Oh well had to share. Excited about my nanoFlash. Bye.
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Old September 2nd, 2009, 08:29 AM   #2
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Dear David,

Mr. Alex Dolgin has tested the Swit battery against the Sony U60 battery.

He reports that they are equal in power.

It is nice to hear that you are happy with your nanoFlash!
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Old September 2nd, 2009, 09:57 AM   #3
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I purchased two Swit batteries for my EX1 so I can power the Nano at the same time.

My cards for the Nano don't arrive till tomorrow.

I did use the battery last night on a shoot to check it out. The Swit ran 3 hrs without shutting the camera off (2 hrs of recording). Once I set overcrank in the helicopter I keep it running. Then when we landed we reviewed the clips with the client for 1 1/2 hr on the same battery. So I would say Mr. Alex Dolgin has created a great battery solution for the EX/Nano.
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Old September 2nd, 2009, 10:36 AM   #4
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David: I'm a little confused. The BP-U60 is the large type Sony EX battery. The Bebob CoCo is a V-lock adapter for the EX3. I'm pretty sure an EX battery can't be fitted to a CoCo, only V-lock batteries. What battery are you using?

I've been using using some Sony BP-L60 batteries on an IDX V-lock plate to run my EX and NanoFlash and got around 3.5 hours.
Once I get paid for the project I have just finished I too will be getting some of the Swit Batteries.
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Old September 2nd, 2009, 10:55 AM   #5
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Alister,

I believe this is the product we may be talking about…

http://www.bebob.de/en/product/8612.html
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Old September 2nd, 2009, 11:29 AM   #6
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Thanks Stephen. I had not seen that adapter and that would make sense.
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Old September 2nd, 2009, 04:09 PM   #7
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That's the one Stephen! Strictly speaking Alister, the Coco EX was designed and made for the EX1. It does fit the EX3 (just). How do I know? There is a great photo of the EX3 and Coco EX a few pages back on this forum that Mike posted. My local video (almost everything) supplier ship one from his interstate office and we tried it and it worked! Still does.

So I can see where your initial confusion arose but the unit you initially referred to is called Coco EX3. But you know that by now, no doubt.

Dan, I purchased the Swit batteries and TC-400EX charger from Alex naturally) and his communication email back to me was the same as yours with quoted Swit power just ahead of the Sony's but real world usage shows the same battery time. Nonetheless, 4 batteries should be sufficient to run both units if I don't have access to power for a day.

Oh yes, I love my nanoFlash! Works perfectly. Looks very impressive (to me, anyway) on the EX3 with matching case colours.
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