Battery Solution - Does it have to be a 12V external source?

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Jack De La Mare

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Battery Solution - Does it have to be a 12V external source?

PostTue Aug 02, 2016 5:36 pm

Apologies that this question about a better battery solution has been asked time and time again, but I'm hoping somebody may be able to assist with a more specific question.

I am traveling soon, I have 6 BMPCC batteries but I know they're all going to run out super fast. I have an external power bank, a 10000mAh one. Can't link the Amazon listing but the make is Groove.

But it only outputs via USB, a 2A-OUT and a 1A-OUT. I've read that this will need to be a 12V input into the BMPCC for it to actually charge, so will this power bank work? I don't have the right size cable to check.

If not, is there a relatively low-cost solution? Another power bank that has 12V OUT?

Thank you!
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Re: Battery Solution - Does it have to be a 12V external sou

PostTue Aug 02, 2016 7:12 pm

No, USB is 5-5.4 VDC, so this will not work. You can however, power the camera from an external 7.4-15.5 VDC source. So you could use Sony NP batteries (4400 ma ones) with an adapter similar to the IndiePro Battery plates, they make on for the BMPCC specifically. Or use something like this: http://juicebox.direct/product/magic-power/
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Re: Battery Solution - Does it have to be a 12V external sou

PostMon Aug 08, 2016 1:24 pm

Thank you so much for your help! Have been looking at various options over the past couple of days and being based in the UK meant the Juicebox cost much more to ship here.

I ended up buying these two products off Amazon:
product/B00WLEKQS4/
product/B017H90JUM/

Which, based on reviews, will work wonders while traveling.

Thanks again for your help with this!
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Re: Battery Solution - Does it have to be a 12V external sou

PostMon Oct 30, 2017 3:09 pm

Hi.

Just adding to the post.
I'm looking for a solution for external battery for the BMPCC.

I've read about the ANKER, though is quite bulky.
I don't mind much the weight of the power banks, as it's goo to counterbalance the rig and the pocket camera is quite light.

What I'm after is a RUGGED Power bank.
Like the EasyAcc 20000mAh Rugged Outdoor Power Bank with IP67 Waterproof.

Does anyone know if that would work?
What should I look for in Power Banks to make sure they would work with the BMPCC?

Thanks,
Flavio
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Re: Battery Solution - Does it have to be a 12V external sou

PostMon Nov 20, 2017 12:35 pm

Still in the look for this. I will have to travel with my gear soon to Brazil.
It would help loads if it could be a rugged power bank, waterproof.

Like the "RAVPower 10050mAh Portable Charger Waterproof Dustproof Shockproof Power Bank with iSmart Ports Built-in Flashlight" for example.

I'm not much of an Electrician when it comes to cinematography. Though I find it must exist one option of such kind.

Every little helps.

Thanks,
Flavio

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