PAG is happy to announce the launch of its new Mini PAGlink Batteries, available in V-Mount and Gold Mount formats, and in flight-friendly 50Wh and 99Wh capacities.
Mini PAGlink has all the benefits of PAG’s established intelligent linking battery technology in a more compact and lightweight format. Linking batteries enables you to control the capacity and the weight of your camera power source to suit the application, and makes it easier to travel with all the power you need. The batteries are ideal for use with smaller cameras, but also reduce the weight for larger camera set-ups. In addition, Mini PAGlink is the first battery series to feature output units that can be swapped by the user.
The new, 50Wh capacity MPL50 weighs just 350g and has a low-profile design, ideal for handheld camcorders, director’s monitors or audio equipment. It features outputs to power the accessories broadcasters require, providing a single power source for the set-up. The MPL50 has one fixed 12V D-Tap output, and a USB (5V 2A) unit that can be swapped by the user for other output units including: Hirose, Lemo or D-Tap. The new 99Wh MPL99 is an ideal, lightweight power source for larger, broadcast or digital cinema cameras and accessories. It features dual D-Tap outputs, as well as a swappable USB.
Unlike other ‘mini’ or ‘micro’ format batteries, Mini PAGlink offers intelligent linking for discharge or charging. PAG’s patented digital technology allows Mini PAGlink batteries of any capacity, in any state-of-charge, to be linked, combining their capacities for longer run-time, or an increased current draw of up to 12A. Batteries can be added or hot-swapped to ensure continuous shooting. Sharing the current demand between batteries prolongs their overall life and provides a better return on investment. PAG guarantees the batteries for 2 years, with unlimited cycles during that period.
Mini PAGlink batteries feature one of the highest-quality Li-Ion cells available, selected by the NASA Battery Workshop for their mission to Europa, one of Jupiter’s moons. Out of all the commercially available cells that NASA tested, it was found to provide the most favourable combination of energy and cycling stability, and the best capacity retention after 500 cycles.
PAG’s new modular battery design makes Mini PAGlink batteries fully-serviceable. The cell-pack, can be replaced by local, authorised service centres, whilst maintaining compliance with UN standards and IATA flight safety regulations. Other battery modules can be reused, contributing towards greater sustainability.
The ergonomic case design is combined with a robust and flexible construction, to survive the harshest working conditions. It features a ‘Soft-Touch’ coated outer band for safer handling and added resilience.
Other features include a high-resolution numeric display of run-time, capacity and battery data; and digital communication to display capacity in the camera VF/LCD.
Batteries can be charged stacked using single, two or four position V-Mount PAGlink chargers, as well as Li-Ion chargers of most other manufacturers, making Mini PAGlink batteries versatile and economic to integrate.