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Is the IDX E-HL9S batterie a replacement for the powercube?

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#1 Sebastien Audinelle

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Posted 11 June 2009 - 06:00 PM

Hey everyone,

I was at the HD expo in Chicago today and the rep from IDX told me they don't make the powercubes any more.
Then he told me about their new model the IDX E-HL9S, he claims it's as goods.
I was just wondering if anyone had any thought or more info on that.
And sorry if that topic has been discussed before.

Best, Sebastien.
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#2 Sydney Seeber

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Posted 11 June 2009 - 07:02 PM

based on the stats, it looks like basically the same battery with minor improvements...

IDX came on strong this year
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#3 Andy Johnson

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 11:20 AM

Just emailed IDX, they said:

"Like you said, they are almost identical!

The PowerCube was originally a request from Tiffen due to the high consumption demands from the Steadicam systems. However, the traditional camera / ENG market also started to demand this so the IDX product line also took this direction!

The cell type is very slightly different meaning that the only difference in specification is:

E-HL9S Max Discharge: 10A (at 120W)
PowerCube Max Discharge: 10A (at 110W)

Also, IDX now classifies the capacity as a MINIMUM expected capacity where the specification on the PowerCube is NOMINAL or AVERAGE. Therefore the capacities are:

E-HL9S Nominal Capacity 6.00Ah / 14.8v = 88.8Wh
PowerCube Minimum Capacity 6.15Ah / 14.4v = 88.6Wh

Apart from the above, the specifications are almost identical and both products will fulfil your needs!"

The powercube is more expensive than the 9S aswell. Hope that's of help.
Any thoughts anyone? :rolleyes:
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#4 RobinThwaites


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Posted 01 October 2009 - 05:03 AM

Hi Andy

One figure missing here is that the PowerCube has a maximum peak discharge of 20 amps as opposed to 16 amps. This was part of the design parameters to cope with the heavy turnover current drawn by some cameras.

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