by Jared Abrams | 7th August 2010
****UPDATE**** Due to a miscommunication with the manufacturer, any C5D viewers that purchase or have already purchased a Powerbase 70 will be eligible for a free charger. Check out the email from Vinny Duwe of Switronix. “Through Aug 31st, any Cinema 5D user who purchases a PowerBase70 from a Switronix Dealer is eligible to receive a FREE PB70C Charger. We will only ship the charger within the U.S. If it is an international shipment the customer would be responsible for freight. To redeem the free charger you must send me an email with the following: 1) Your full name and shipping address. 2) A Copy of your receipt/bill of sale. 3) The serial number from your PowerBase70. Upon receipt of this we will send you a FREE PB70C Charger. All submissions must be received by September 15th 2010. There will be no exceptions, you MUST buy the PowerBase70 by Aug 31st and I MUST receive the email by September 15th. For further information or to be directed to your nearest Switronix Dealer Please contact me email@example.com. Visit our NEW DESIGNED Website here for more product information and video product demos. www.switronix.com” Here is a Quick Take on the new Switronix Powerbase 70. This thing really kicks ass! Finally, a solution for HDSLR work that is completely self-contained. The Powerbase 70 is a 70wh 14.8v Lithium Ion Battery or the equavelant of about five Canon LP-E6 batteries. The complete system comes with the Pro-X battery, a Canon LP-E6 battery adapter and P-Tap wall charger. The battery can also be charged with any V-Lock charger and will also work as a standard V-Lock battery for use with other cameras. There are two 12v P-Tap accessory ports on the battery for monitors, transmitters, etc. It can be moutned via ¼-20 inch quick release plate or a female ¼-20 inch thread. The Powerbase 70 kit will retail for around $300 US. Additional batteries will be around $200 US. Music: Kevin MacLeod Via Incompetech. Thanks.Read more
by Jared Abrams | 10th April 2010
Switronix has a announced a new battery pack for the 5D Mark II and 7D. The Powerbase 70 is a fourteen volt Lithium battery with up to six times the run time of a Canon LP-E6. There are also two PTAP ports to power additional accessories. There are multiple mounting options via a 1/4-20 screw thread. There is no mention of pricing yet. Get ready for a flood of new gear coming this week from NAB! Click Here To Go To SwitronixRead more
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