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Old May 26th, 2006, 01:41 PM   #1
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IDX Stackable E7 battery......

I have an IDX 7s battery that came with the promo some months back.

I must get another battery in the next week or so.

I see the IDX 7 model has the vmount on it, but I don't see where the contacts are for the 7s to stack on it and keep it running.

Does anyone have an IDX 7 & 7s and have successfully stacked them live for power on remote shoots?
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Old May 26th, 2006, 02:27 PM   #2
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I have some IDX Endura 7s - are these what you are talking about? The V mount on the camera side has the female version on the opposite side. When the voltage starts to drop, or the side check button is pressed and indicates it is on its last legs, simply clip another to the back - seamless.
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Old May 26th, 2006, 03:38 PM   #3
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yeah thats what I'm talking about.

But where are the contacts to connect the batteries?
I cannot see it on the back of the v clip on the battery in online pictures.

is it within the v clip?
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Old May 26th, 2006, 03:46 PM   #4
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There are 4 models: 7, 7s, 10 and 10s

The s-versions are stackable, the non-s versions are not stackable.

The 7 is the normal battery, the 10 is a larger one with much more power.

The contacts for the stackable version are on the upper half of the battery, just left and right of the IDX-logo.

The s-versions are nog stackable and thus they dont have these contacts. You cannot stack a non s-version at all.

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Old May 26th, 2006, 04:13 PM   #5
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Confused

Now I'm confused! Another related question.... is it possible to have an E10 (thats the stackable one?) on the camera's IDX v-mount and then clip on an E7s (that I received with the promo) to the E10 battery's v-mount? Or do they have to match - E10 to E10s and E7 to E7s?

Thank you kindly.

Martin

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Old May 27th, 2006, 01:49 AM   #6
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You can combine the stackable versions: the 10 and the 7.

But the non-stackable version 7s and 10s are of course for solo-use only :-)

Do note that the weight will increase quite a bit. I must say that with one endura 10 battery the weight balance of the HD100 is very good. With more kilos attached I run into trouble balancing my tripod head.

Related question: I also have the Harddiskdrive Unit for this camera, there must be a bracket manufactured by IDX to mount the HDD at the back. Anyone knows the order number of this very usefull accessory?

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Old May 27th, 2006, 01:50 AM   #7
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I guess http://www.idxtek.com/ might be a good place to start...

All my Endura's are stackable and the info that comes with them says that if they're stacked , they discharge simultaneously rather than sequentially...
Hope this helps
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Old May 27th, 2006, 02:43 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by Mark Silva
I have an IDX 7s battery that came with the promo some months back.

I must get another battery in the next week or so.

I see the IDX 7 model has the vmount on it, but I don't see where the contacts are for the 7s to stack on it and keep it running.

Does anyone have an IDX 7 & 7s and have successfully stacked them live for power on remote shoots?
My question is why? The camera only takes 60 & 83min tapes. Can't you just swap out the battery during a tape change?
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Old May 27th, 2006, 03:11 AM   #9
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My question is why? The camera only takes 60 & 83min tapes. Can't you just swap out the battery during a tape change?
Of course, but remember you need more power when you have attached a X3 light or when you have other accessories attached that need power. Or when you are taping diect to disk or via the component out: it can run much longer than 6o minutes in that case.

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Old May 31st, 2006, 02:54 PM   #10
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I did check the website before asking here and my question was not answered so thats why I posted here.

Good to know that the non-vmount battery does not work with the v-mount version.
I almost bought one thinking you could use the non v-mount on the end to "cap one off."

one last question (and thanks for your replies all) the stats show these batteries last 2.7 hours on a full charge.

What does that really mean?

1) How long does 1 fully charged battery run without the lcd on?

2) How long does 1 fully charged battery run WITH the LCD on?
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