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#1 Michael Soos

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Posted 24 November 2010 - 07:16 PM

To my fellow Steadicam Operators,
I would like to bring your attention to a new battery product from Lentequip. It is a NiMH
14.4v, 115Wh, 8Ah ʻVʼ mount battery named UNIBLOCK. What makes this battery
attractive is its price point to weight ratio. Li Ion batteries are great for packing alot of
punch but lack weight to balance our sleds often having us over extend our posts. With
many of us incorporating LCD monitors we loose even more weight to counter the
cameras we fly. In comes UNIBLOCK, a great weight at 3.4 lbs and when you double up
the batteries on a dual mount the weight becomes very manageable at 6.8 lbs leaving
enough room for a third Uniblock battery if required. The closest battery with the same
weight as the Uniblock is the Anton Bauer Dionic 160 but double the price.
With a 2:1 price ratio, the Uniblock makes your purchasing power very affordable to
incorporate the Lentequip charger cost.

Iʼve posted the Uniblock link for your convenience:
http://shop.lentequi...oducts/uniblock


If youʼre in the market for an upgrade or looking for new batteries be sure you include
Lentequipʼs Uniblock as part of your research.

Best,
Michael Soos
Steadicam owner/operator
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#2 Michael Soos

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Posted 25 November 2010 - 09:59 AM

Another thing I thought I should of mentioned is that I believe that the Uniblock is also the only battery to incorporate a connector to power 14.4v accessories. Can be used as a stand alone battery as well.
Great Idea!
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#3 RonBaldwin

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Posted 25 November 2010 - 12:24 PM

The d-160 (actually closer to 175wh) is really 12ah, weighs the same and has a smaller footprint. Though not really twice the cost of your battery, it is an investment at around $800 each.

The pickings have been slim when it comes to batteries like this. It's nice to finally see some more options out there for a 3+ pound battery with more power (and less$$).
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#4 Blake Waldock

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Posted 26 November 2010 - 01:48 AM

Another alternative,

http://www.nossantec... Batteries.html

I've been using the v-mount 160wh batts for 6 months now and use them on th XDCAMs as well as the steadi.
Last for ages! (much longer than the swit 130's).
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#5 thomas-english

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Posted 26 November 2010 - 03:31 AM

Love the D-Tap on the side Blake. How much are they?

Currently I use RED batteries at 1.1kg and 140Wh for "heavier" sets. Although I do have some pag lock-on 20's and a superpack for low mode.
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#6 Blake Waldock

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Posted 26 November 2010 - 04:17 AM

I got 4 160wh batts and a quad charger for AUD$2000
BARGAIN!!!

But that was through a friend who is the distributer here.





If you are after the ones with the d-tap on the side, the do cost more (but not much, $50/battery). <-from memory...
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#7 pauldudeck

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 12:50 PM

Hi Guys,

Just in case you did not know, Anton/Bauer released a DIONIC HCX (120 watt-hour) lithium ion battery at NAB this past year. This battery has a list price of $699.00 and weighs a mere 2.4lbs. Best part, is like with all Anton/Bauer batteries, they can charge on your current Anton/Bauer chargers.

My best wishes to all of you and your families for a great holiday!

Regards,
Paul
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