provid & battery weight
Posted 27 January 2005 - 06:07 PM
This is a call for all the provid owners !
I'm purchasing a provid and I'm looking for the best existing batteries... at an inexpensive price
So I found the Swit Li-ions 190 Wh (yes I've read the topic about the Li-ions not running a 435 at high speed but as my rig will be a provid, I'll stay far away from every 435's ) So I shouldn't have any problem, should I ?!
Then I think these Swit Li-ions might be a nice choice. Here in France, several rental houses use now these batteries on their video cameras. That I consider as a proof of the product being OK (by the way, any of your feedback on Swit would be welcome !)
But let's get back to my topic ! Here is my question for the provid owners:
Please, what is the weight of the batteries you are using ? Are you happy with it or would you prefer having lighter / heavier batteries ?
Yet what is the ideal battery weight for a provid when working with "heavy" configurations like 16mm or digibeta ?...
The swit 190Wh weight 1,3 kg (2,8 lbs) and I'm afraid they might be too lightweight to get dynamic balance correct.
What do you think of it ?
PS: Rob, I thought a lot about what you told me. But at last, I decided to buy a provid anyway. Future will tell one day who was right
Posted 28 January 2005 - 03:00 AM
I would imagine that lighter or heavier batteries wouldn't work for this point, anything other would be virtually impossible to balance correctly, but I'm not too clued up on other batteries, only the ones I use!
Posted 28 January 2005 - 04:56 AM
You may well find that the Swit (or any lithiums) are a bit light for ideal balance. With a heavy camera you will need to make the post quite long, if it ia s ProVid HD with an LCD monitor even more so.
Try looking at the PAG C50 or PP20 type which are NiCad and not too expensive, lower capacity but more weight. The 9398 "Bricks" like Jason's are even better and very robust.
Posted 28 January 2005 - 08:47 AM
After a look on Pag's website, the "brick" batteries weight 2kg (4,4 lbs) Which is a little more than the Li-ion's.
Well, I'll be looking for some other batteries or at least a way of reaching this ideal weight !
Nicolas "dietetic expert" Duchêne
Posted 28 January 2005 - 12:38 PM