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Old May 12th, 2005, 08:41 AM   #1
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Battery Belts

Hey guys. So I've asked a few questions before to improve the quality of my live band footage. Something I got to thinking about the other day was with regards to battery belts.

I'm sure you're all familiar with the weight of your camera, lens, and battery combined. Well that weight is killing me since I spend close to 40 minutes to and hour holding my camera above my head so that I can "see" over the crowd. Now I have been looking at ways of making things lighter and something that hit me was getting rid of the heavy battery above my head, and getting it around my waist.

The thing is I have searched the web and searched these forums and I can't seem to find anything about battery belt packs for a GL2. Does anyone have one? Any recomendations on brands and which ones I should stay away from?

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Old May 12th, 2005, 01:49 PM   #2
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Bescor has lead acid battery belts and I believe they also have a patch cord to go to the camera. Check bescor.com (I believe thats the website)

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Old May 14th, 2005, 08:42 AM   #3
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Bescor has lead acid battery belts and I believe they also have a patch cord to go to the camera. Check bescor.com (I believe thats the website)

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What about Lithium Ion? Even Nickel Metal Hydride? I would want to get a battery that can't get the memory effect.
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Old October 22nd, 2006, 11:34 AM   #4
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I'm looking for a battery belt to power a 7" Marshall monitor (v-r70p-hda) during run-and-gun shoots. I want it to last at least 6 hours. Any specific model suggestions?

Also, I've been looking at used units... is that a wise decision or not?
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Old October 22nd, 2006, 05:53 PM   #5
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What about Lithium Ion? Even Nickel Metal Hydride? I would want to get a battery that can't get the memory effect.
GL2 uses 7.2V LI-Ion batteries. The belts are in general 12-14V so you would have to get a 12 to 7v converter to step down the voltage; also, they are much heavier than your camera. I would stick with the 7.2V camera battery...
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