Posted 24 November 2010 - 07:16 PM
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:
If youʼre in the market for an upgrade or looking for new batteries be sure you include
Lentequipʼs Uniblock as part of your research.
Posted 25 November 2010 - 09:59 AM
Posted 25 November 2010 - 12:24 PM
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$$).
Posted 26 November 2010 - 03:31 AM
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.
Posted 26 November 2010 - 04:17 AM
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...
Posted 23 December 2010 - 12:50 PM
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!