SWIT lately launched its first lineup of merchandise with the brand new ARRI B-Mount 12/24V customary: the SWIT HB-A290 battery, the PC-P461B 4-channel quick charger, and a collection of hot-swap plates for ARRI cameras. Let’s take a better take a look at all these new powering choices from SWIT!
In 2019, ARRI made B-Mount their new battery and powering customary for cameras and lighting. Nonetheless, transferring from the 14.4V V-Mount/Gold Mount customary takes time. Certainly, you possibly can’t set a brand new customary if minimal merchandise can be found for patrons/rental homes.
Bebob lately launched its entire lineup of powering options with a B-Mount. Within the footsteps of the German producer, SWIT has simply launched their first battery, quick charger, and hot-swap plates with a B-Mount.
SWIT HB-A290B B-Mount battery options
The SWIT HB-A290B is a 28.8V (22-33.6V), 290Wh/10.05Ah B-Mount battery that may take an astonishing fixed 250W/10A load.
On the suitable aspect of the battery, you’ll discover two regulated 16V, 60W/3.8A D-Faucet ports. Additionally, there’s one USB-A 5V/2A port and one USB-C 60W in/out port on prime of the HB-A290B.
In response to the producer, you should utilize the battery’s USB-C port to totally cost it in 5 hours 30min, utilizing a 20V/3A USB-C PD charger.
On the left aspect of the battery, you’ll discover the discharge change, an influence examine button, and an OLED display. The OLED display will present varied data, together with battery proportion, remaining operating time, USB standing, and a safety warning code if the battery detects that one thing is flawed.
In the back of the battery, there’s a helpful little LED flashlight you could activate by double-pressing the facility examine button. It may very well be useful on the finish of a shoot when it’s essential pack out your gear.
Final however not least, in response to SWIT, the HB-A290B rugged casing can survive a 1.2m drop. With the battery’s 1.52kg/3.35lbs weight, I might be extra frightened about breaking the bottom/flooring than the battery itself.
SWIT PC-P461B B-Mount quick charger
SWIT additionally launched the PC-P461B B-Mount quick charger, which may totally cost as much as 4 batteries concurrently inside 3 hours and 50 minutes. Certainly, the SWIT HB-A290B has 100W/3A quick charging capabilities, so there was a necessity for a 33.6V/3A (100W) quick charger.
On the aspect of the charger, you’ll discover a big 3.5-inch colour show that exhibits the facility proportion, charging present, voltage, battery cycle instances, and charging irregular alert.
Scorching-swap plates for ARRI cameras
Final however not least, SWIT launched three B-Mount hot-swap plates for ARRI cameras:
- The KA-A30B for the ARRI ALEXA SXT/LF/65.
- The KA-R30B suitable witht the ARRI ALEXA MINI/ Mini LF.
- And the KA-R31B that can be suitable with the ALEXA MINI/ Mini LF however that provides one SDI enter and two SDI output ports to your setup.
All hot-swap plates function a built-in 32Wh battery that helps a 200W fixed load for at the least 2 minutes. As well as, there’s a small standing display on the aspect of the hot-swap plates. While you take away the B-Mount battery from the plate, a countdown timer will point out how a lot time you must insert a brand new battery.
On the plates, you’ll discover two D-tap and one 2-pin LEMO (14V regulated) output, in addition to a 5V/2A USB-A port.
On the backside of the plates, there’s a 24-33.6V DC 8-pin LEMO enter to feed your digicam rig from mains energy.
Pricing and availability
For extra data, please visit SWIT’s website here.
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