Batteries on the Ultra 2
Posted 17 April 2009 - 11:43 AM
Would like to know as to which series of the IDX battery is used on the Ultra 2 steadicam.
Posted 17 April 2009 - 12:12 PM
You get the Power Cubes. But also can use the cheaper and less powerful Enduro.
Posted 17 April 2009 - 12:30 PM
Edited by Nitin Rao, 17 April 2009 - 12:39 PM.
Posted 17 April 2009 - 12:59 PM
The Power Cubes are made by IDX specifically for Tiffen and DO NOT match up to any of the Enduras (i.e. they are not merely relabeled batteries). Watt hours are one factor in the equation but amperage is the other. Thus, you may find that a given Endura actually has a higher watt hour rating but is not capable of providing the load (amps) of the Powercube. Depending on what you are powering this may or may not be an issue.
Here is some more info on the Powercubes: http://www.steadicam...rcube_11309.pdf
Posted 17 April 2009 - 01:14 PM
If you look at the up coming Anton Bauer Dionic HC (high Current) it's nominal is 85 Wh versus the Dionic 90 with is 90Wh...
Here a couple of posts from the archives that might be helpful:
Posted 17 April 2009 - 01:44 PM
Its specified as 88wh with 110W max load."
OK, that's the first I've heard of that and - no offense - should be confirmed. If it checks out, then this is relatively new.
Posted 17 April 2009 - 01:48 PM
But to my knowledge the Power Cubes where a joint venture between IDX and Tiffen and Tiffen and it's dealers have an exclusive and are the only ones that are selling the battery with that specific cells and spec...
It might be similar but not the same battery.
Posted 17 April 2009 - 01:56 PM
Yes, IDX europe introduced them in june last year. Most likely a clause of the original agreement between Tiffen and IDX. (wild guess)
I have been running both on my U2 and RED one, since last year and they both perform as expected.
With anton bauer releasing the similar high current 6000mAh/110W battery, it would seem as the cells are indeed in general distribution.
As I reread my original reply, it did sound a little wack. What I ment was indeed only that you could get a similar performing battery from IDX that closely matches the Powercube. Not that it is 100% the same (although I would guess it is similar)
I have edited my original post :-)
Posted 17 April 2009 - 02:34 PM
Only the standard 10S 6300 mAh with 69W max load is mentioned.
But the 10S HD is right there on the UK site http://www.idx-europe.co.uk
Ok, so it seems like the HD version is only sold in Europe.
Posted 18 April 2009 - 07:36 AM