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#1 Keith Durham

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 04:18 PM

Hi,
Has anyone experience with using D.S.M.Ultimate UV 160 or UV 98 Li-ion batteries they are much cheaper than IDX Power Cube ? Need to upgrade my battery system asap would appreciate advise. Thanks.
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#2 Fabrizio Sciarra SOC ACO

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 04:45 PM

Hey mate, how are you doing?
If you wanna go cheaper than IDX and keep V-mount take a look at SWIT batteries as well, much cheaper and I know of some fellows that are very happy with it.
Hope to see you soon somewhere
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#3 G. Grammatikos

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Posted 11 April 2009 - 08:45 PM

Hey mate, how are you doing?
If you wanna go cheaper than IDX and keep V-mount take a look at SWIT batteries as well, much cheaper and I know of some fellows that are very happy with it.
Hope to see you soon somewhere
Cheers
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what about swit and 435 at 150fps?
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#4 Fabrizio Sciarra SOC ACO

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Posted 11 April 2009 - 09:34 PM

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what about swit and 435 at 150fps?
Good question indeed; hope somebody who's using it can chime in and share his experience on the matter.
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#5 Benjamin Treplin

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Posted 12 April 2009 - 04:15 AM

Swit batteries will power a 435 up to 150 fps BUT only if they are brand new and fresh of the charger.

IMHO swit batteries are good for there prices but they'll bring no happiness on the really power demanding cameras.


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#6 Keith Durham

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Posted 12 April 2009 - 01:52 PM

Hey mate, how are you doing?
If you wanna go cheaper than IDX and keep V-mount take a look at SWIT batteries as well, much cheaper and I know of some fellows that are very happy with it.
Hope to see you soon somewhere
Cheers
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Hey Fabrizo,
Hope to catch up with you someday soon. Thanks for the SWIT comments but has anyone used the D.S.M. battteries?
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#7 MarkKaravite

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Posted 13 May 2009 - 10:00 AM

Hey Keith,

Neither of the batteries you are considering are "high draw" batteries. Only the PowerCubes and the soon to be delivered Dionic HC's will handle the demands of both digital cinema cameras and 435 high speed.

Although you can get the Swit's or comparable for a bit cheaper, if they don't work on many of today's popular cameras, then you may be better served spending a bit more for a high current battery. Both the PowerCubes and the Dionic HC's are very similar, so the decision really comes down to your mounts and chargers, & buying what is compatible.

Food for thought!
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