They where to replace my Phylion AN-2000A (=140A)
I was hoping with the 160A, I had a little more juice.
To my big surprise these batteries where not able to power my steadicam for more than 10 minutes!
I use a steadicam master, wireless thomson with LDK200, transvideo monitor and bartech focus assist. One phylion powered this for around 25 minutes.
My phylion batts kept on warning me (voltage warning in transvideo) upon the 11.7V point where the camera would stop.
The GMP's suddenly die at 12.6 V !!! No warning whatsoever.
They turned out to be completely unreliable.
Also I tried them on an Sony XDHD, same thing. The batts only lasted 5 minutes.
I was lucky to have some AB's from the rental companie as a backup.
Now, I have 5 useless batts.
I hoped to spend less, ended up paying way more!
Hopefully this will help others.
You use the battery incorrectly.
The maximum power draw for the battery is 79W.
You draw 23W for camera plus 58W for adapter plus 10W for monitor plus lens (?W)
You need at least 100W draw. Even then you come very close to the
limit of on-camera batteries available on the market.
So we recommend you use external power rather than on-camera battery.
For example, Globalmediapro Li422 Lithium ion Battery System 422WH, or
a similar Anton Bauer external power system.
It has nothing to do with Globalmediapro battery quality.
Please use our batteries according to their specifications.
Note that the much smaller Phylions had no problem!!!
I don't see myself running around with a external power cable...
So Anton Bauer Dionic HC, her I come.
Mark de Vries
Edited by Mark de Vries, 14 December 2010 - 06:07 AM.