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#1 Richard Wilmot

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 05:59 PM

I am about to change rigs from a Master Series powered by Ni-Cad batteries to an Ultimate II with V lock mounts. I am considering SWIT Lithium Ion batteries....???
Will these batteries work for me ? ie enough power 12, 24 etc. All cameras ???
Thoughts, suggestions...
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#2 Michael Soos

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Posted 24 November 2010 - 07:20 PM

Hi Richard, check out Lentequip's new Uniblock battery.



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#3 Joel San Juan SOC

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Posted 25 November 2010 - 05:57 AM

Hi Richard,

Am using 190wh Swit HC batteries and its serving me great on
both 12V and 24V cameras. Its great for the price.

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#4 Benjamin Treplin

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Posted 25 November 2010 - 12:06 PM

The Swit batteries are very good for there price tag. I had one set of 130Wh's and 80Wh's for 6 Years and they severed me well. In the end they couldn't handle anything drawing more power than a SR3 but after 6 years I don't complain.
BUT I think that they are not good for the high current cameras thrown at use today. I used two 130Wh with a F35 + recorder, focus/iris, down converter, Canatrans and TB-6 on my Ultimate 1. They could have lasted for an hour but we had to swap them after 45 min continues use because the batts where getting to hot (50°C). The high current will reduce the batteries lifetime drastically.
You're better served with batteries that can handle a 10A continues draw.

I went for the AntonBauer Dionics HC.

Joel, I couldn't find any "HC" batteries on the Swit website, Does it stand for High Capacity or High Current.

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