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Switronix To Demonstrate Hypercore Range

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Switronix has announced it will demonstrate the latest additions to its Hypercore range of products at Telemundo's Gran Cine Video Expo TV XXIV. The range will include the Hypercore SLIM, Hypercore Prime, VoltBridge battery monitoring platform and the Hypercine X Lithium Ion block battery unit.

Switronix's Hypercore Prime features a two-part system providing a higher capacity, air travel-friendly battery solution that allows it to be legally transported without restrictions under IATA, ICAO and UN regulations. The battery separates into two 95Wh pieces for legal transportation. In usage, the parts assemble back together, for a higher capacity that results in a wider discharge-cycle range and greater runtimes. As a result, the battery pack can sustain larger power draws, handling digital cinema cameras like the ARRI Alexa and Amira, RED EPIC, Sony F65 and Phantom.

In addition, when four Hypercore Prime packs are used with Switronix's Hypercine system, the block battery alternative can provide 760Wh of air travel safe Lithium Ion (Li-Ion) power. Beyond the two-part system, the Prime battery pack is scaled vertically to better distribute weight across the battery mount, reducing depth by one-half inch compared to the older 190Wh model. Other features include a large backlit Runtime LCD and an LED grid that wraps around to the front of the battery to indicate charge status. The Hypercore Prime is available in V-mount and 3-Stud mount versions.

The Hypercore SLIM is the first line of slim battery packs capable of handling high-draw loads, making them suitable for UAV, handheld gimbal and other applications demanding a low-profile battery pack. They are also capable of powering RED, ARRI Mini Alexa and similar digital cameras, handling draws of up to 148Wh (10A) without deterioration in service life or operability. The battery's cells are incased in an over-molded, rubberized housing, providing additional protection against accidental impacts that can occur when operating alongside UAVs. Recently introduced is the addition of an LED backlit Runtime LCD, up until now only standard on Hypercore models 98Wh and higher. The addition of a large, backlit Runtime LCD on the front of the SLIM battery pack lets users know how much battery time is left when in use, as well as show the remaining charge time while connected to a charger.

Similar to the Hypercore Prime, the 82Wh battery pack is safe and legal for air travel. The Hypercore Slim is available in V-mount, 3-Stud mount and V-mount RED to communicate exact remaining battery capacity to the RED cameras LCD/VF. The Prime and SLIM are outfitted with an accelerometer to detect motion; this causes the battery packs to hibernate when there is no usage or movement after a 48-hour period. Once the battery is back in use or detects a slight movement, it awakens at its maximum capacity.

Each battery in the Hypercore series has an integrated P-tap connection on its side that lets users power any 12-volt DC device. In addition, the Hypercore battery packs charge on any charger within the Switronix line-up, but the V-mount offerings will charge seamlessly on RED, IDX and Sony chargers as well, while the 3-Stud offerings will charge on Anton/Bauer chargers firmware V3.6 and up.

Switronix's Hypercine X will also be on display. It supports the film and digital cinema markets by offering both 14.4V and 28V power outputs. The device enables the user to place four 3-Stud brick battery packs within the device housing, transforming it into one single unit while also offering simultaneous built-in charging. With four Hypercore 98Wh batteries installed, the Hypercine X provides 392Wh and approximately four to eight hours of runtime.

Lastly, Switronix's new VoltBridge wireless battery monitoring platform is an iOS/Android app that leverages Bluetooth Low Energy to transmit smart battery data to iOS/Android devices, allowing the user to monitor and set low battery warnings via push notifications on up to 25 devices. Users will be able to set three unique warning levels based on voltage, percentage, or runtime, allowing them to monitor the status of their batteries in use. The technology will also be offered in powertap BLE dongle form, plus 4-pin XLR, enabling any device or battery to transmit power data to the VoltBridge app.

Jose Flores, Sales Manager, Switronix, said: "We have always been dedicated to providing the best power solutions to the industry and these state-of-the-art products are further proof of our pledge. We invite all conference goers to receive demonstrations of our pioneering batteries and software."

Image: Switronix Hypercine X.

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