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Unlike other combining systems, PAGlink batteries employ high-current pin contacts and are designed for high-load applications, allowing currents of up to 12A to be drawn (8A for a single battery). The linked batteries form an intelligent network, which manages charge and discharge. The system decides which batteries to bring online to share the load. This makes PAGlink the first truly digital battery system. For the first time, power is also available from the rear battery contacts for audio, lighting, monitoring and transmission accessories, via the PAGlink PowerHub. The PowerHub is a configurable, multi-connector, accessory power unit that enables you to power multiple accessories from individual or linked PAGlink batteries. The compact, lightweight PowerHub connects to the rear battery of the stack, via the PAGlink connector, where its outputs are easily accessible. It provides up to four 12V DC outputs via connectors of your choice: D-Tap, PP90 or Hirose. The plug-in connector units allow you to reposition the power output to the left or right side of the camera and to swap connector types. You can customise the PowerHub to your individual requirement. An optional USB output is also offered for charging your smartphone. Output from the PowerHub is managed by the PAGlink batteries. The PowerHub also features four threaded bushes that allow a holding bracket for accessories to be mounted to its face. Micro Charger, for simultaneously charging linked batteries, or a single PAG V-Mount Li-Ion pack. Both products are scheduled for release in the third quarter of 2012. The PAGlink PL16 Charger, introduced in January 2012, is capable of charging up to 16 linked batteries simultaneously, 8 on each position. UK Patent Application Numbers 1115200.6 & 1115203.0 www.paguk.com PAG has upgraded its non-linking batteries to include many features of the new PAGlink system, such as an 8A output, automatic compatibility with multiple viewfinder data systems, a run- time indicator for every model, and improved low-temperature performance. In addition to the PowerHub, PAG has designed an ultra-compact, single position TV-BAY MAGAZINE | 53