IDX SL-F50 and IDX SL-F70 Camera Batteries
IDX now offer a quality battery solution in the very popular Sony L series form factor. There are two models in the range, the SL-F50 rated at 48 Watt hours and the SL-F70 having a larger capacity at 72 Watt hours.
A major incentive for end users to choose these models are that 2 D.C. output plugs are provided to power all the ancillaries now essential to modern film making and lacking on so many competitors products.
One is the new X-Tap plug offering 7.4 volt battery voltage output via a C-XTAP2 cable. This cable is open ended allowing the user to configure it to fit their favourite accessory be it an LED monitor or camera light. In addition to D.C. output, this X-Tap connector allows controlled charging of the battery from the compact and low cost IDX charger, the LC-XT1. The second D.C. output uses the very popular USB format to give 5.0 volts at up to 2.3 amps.
With over 30 years’ experience you would expect IDX to get the ergonomics right and the batteries have a quality feel with the output sockets well placed to facilitate their use.
Being IDX, safety is very important with over discharge, over charge and over current battery protection circuitry as standard.
Battery capacity is quickly and simply accessed externally on the battery via 4 bright LED’s that can be seen in sunlight. Data on battery capacity and remaining run time is made available via the main battery connectors and can be displayed on equipment having the facility to read it.