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Old March 13th, 2006, 05:45 PM   #1
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Battery power for cam and acc.

Hi, I am wanting to buy a battery to power a light, mixer, monitor, etc. and maby even my gl2. What battery preference do you have and how do you distribute the power to the different accessories?
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Old March 14th, 2006, 12:02 PM   #2
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How many watts of power, and how long do you want to run for?
Is weight an issue?
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Old March 14th, 2006, 07:36 PM   #3
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Hi Ralph, well I am purchasing a frezzi mini fill with dimmer I think the light comes with a 100 watt bulb but I think I will only be using 30 watts most of the time as it will be for close up shots at weddings and interviews. The other things I dont know the consumption but the items are possibly a lcd monitor maby 7", a mix pre mixer and its just 2 channels and maby that feeds the sennheizer me66, and possibly but not manditory to power the camera. All those accessories will be on a removable mount as I use a steady cam JR and am unable to use the add ons because of weight. As for the battery weight Im not sure if it would hurt to be heavy because I intend to use a tripod or monopod when using the light, mike and battery. I dont have the monitor but just planning ahead incase I got one and needed power. I see alot of different connectors for the battery mount and power out. Any thoughts there also?
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Old March 15th, 2006, 04:37 AM   #4
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I got a 7AH (amp hour) sealed lead acid battery that I plan to run my 7" lcd and maybe a light. That should power a 30W light and a 10W LCD for two hours. I have a spare. I don't plan to use a light very often and may go for just a 10/20W light. I am going to use a cigarette-lighter style connector just like some battery belts, then split the power up using some radio shack connectors. Small automotive plugs (like for accessories or trailers) should also work.
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Old March 15th, 2006, 05:36 AM   #5
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I use an Anton Bauer Dionic battery for power and then use Remote Audio BDS-V2 Battery Distribution System to connect all the other gear.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...ughType=search

They make cables for just about any device along with different battery connector types to power your equipment (NP-1, AB w/Pag2, AB Gold Mount w/Power Tap, BP-90 and 4-Pin XLR battery/power supply).

Using the BDS-V2, I also have the option of using a A/C transformer if there is power and a side benifit is I don't have to drag along all the other wall-warts for the other equipment.
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