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#1 Pascal Combes-Knoke

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Posted 20 February 2015 - 12:10 AM

Hey guys-- I need to buy new batch of bricks (and sell my Hytron 140s) and would like to make sure I am making the right move.  Looks the the Digital 150s are cheaper and more powerful than the HCXs while only .2 pounds heaver.  I am flying the PRO CineLive....should I go ahead and buy the Digital 150s or any other battery recommendations?  Thanks!

 

Product references:

Digital 150:  http://www.bhphotovi...es_digital.html

HCX:  http://www.bhphotovi...20WH_14_4V.html


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#2 William Demeritt

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Posted 20 February 2015 - 03:59 PM

From what I am seeing the Digital 150's are not available anywhere (yet)? Says "Coming Soon" on B&H and "Preorder" on Markertek.

 

I suppose the initial shock has passed, and the weight is definitely more in favor of the Digital series for power output vs weight. The size of the battery still seems sizable, but on the 150, probably worth overlooking. 


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#3 Pascal Combes-Knoke

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Posted 21 February 2015 - 04:14 AM

@William Indeed I could not find them today despite AB initially saying release was supposed to be Nov. 2014.  So I bought HCXs at Band Pro...

But Brian at Band Pro gave me word that the D150s are probably not all that great since the center of gravity is offset and they are also bulky bricks.


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#4 Alan Rencher

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Posted 21 February 2015 - 11:09 AM

I wonder if the huge delay on the release of the digital bricks has to do with the large amount of negative feedback they've gotten on them. Hopefully, they've gone back to the drawing board
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Posted 24 February 2015 - 10:16 AM

Hi Guys,

 

Just to update you and give you the correct information (:)), the Digital 150 and 190 batteries will start shipping in March. Anton/Bauer did go back to the drawing board on these batteries and squeezed them down into a smaller platform than was shown previously.

 

The Digital 90, which is currently available and shipping, will also be brought back to the infamous "drawing board" to try and get it down to the original size, shape and weight that it was supposed to be. Hopefully, this will happen some time by summer.

 

As always, feel free to contact me directly with any questions.

 

Thanks.

 

Paul


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#6 Jens Piotrowski SOC

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Posted 25 February 2015 - 01:38 PM

Thx for doing that, I will benefit all parties...
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#7 Jose Flores

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Posted 24 April 2015 - 11:24 AM

Pascal,

 

Not sure if you made your choice yet; but take a look at the Switronix HyperCore 150wh battery. It is a direct replacement for your DIONIC HCX and will also work on your current AB chargers.

 

www.Switronix.com/products


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#8 Jens Piotrowski SOC

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Posted 24 April 2015 - 12:59 PM

they apparently also have a 98Wh compatible battery, interesting...


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#9 Alan Rencher

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Posted 24 April 2015 - 02:45 PM

Anton/Bauer has the new designs for the digital batteries finished (from what I heard at NAB). They are supposed to be a little shorter, but a little deeper than HCX.
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#10 Jose Flores

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Posted 24 April 2015 - 03:10 PM

Jens yes they come in 98wh all the way up to 190wh. Alan yes they are releasing a smaller foot print battery, however we are shipping now. And local dealers already have stock of HyperCores.
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