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Core SWX Cube Plus V-Mount Uninteruptible Power Supply / Small Cart Power Solutions


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I've recently reduced down my cart from a full size to the Rastorder DD.  Right now I'm going 100% DC with my 3x 150wh V-Mounts I already own, which has worked out fine but I've been looking around for a solution that would allow me to have AC run my distro with a battery backup (or if I need to go remote with no AC).  I know there is the PSC Cart Power option along with the big boy Zeuss etc. but nothing either fit right on the DD Cart or utilize/charge my v-mounts.  Well I stumbled upon this new thing from Core SWX (who I'm not too familiar with but it seems they are established in the camera world?).  Seems it is designed to normally sit between a camera mount and a v-mount but I'm think it would be perfect for my cart.  I guess it is in pre-order but just wanted to make it known / curious what other's thoughts are on small cart power solutions as this seems in theory that it would be quite nice?

https://coreswx.com/shop/cube-plv/

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I have used a unit just like the Swit double charger & DC out unit for almost eight years with two Comer 190wh gold mount batts. V mount also available. It works well with two issues. 1) quick charge mode turns on a cooling fan which is not quiet. 2) you can't charge batts whilst using the DC out. it's either or. Unlike the Anton Bauer camera-back thingy.

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30 minutes ago, PMC said:

I have used a unit just like the Swit double charger & DC out unit for almost eight years with two Comer 190wh gold mount batts. V mount also available. It works well with two issues. 1) quick charge mode turns on a cooling fan which is not quiet. 2) you can't charge batts whilst using the DC out. it's either or. Unlike the Anton Bauer camera-back thingy.

I two have something similar from Batteries4Broadcast.  I was always under the impression that with the toggle switch, you either got V-Mount charging OR DC Out, but the DC Out was always coming from the AC connector?  Does yours auto swap to pulling from the batteries if you are in the DC Out position?  I guess I'll have to give mine a shot although I think it limits to 60w output.

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You could use a "hot swap" battery plate in conjunction with an XLR4 AC/DC power adaptor. Such plates are available for several cameras, e.g. for FX9 https://www.videodata.de/shop/media/products/BEBOB_COCO-FX9-V_Manual.pdf. You could just use them without camera of course.

 

That won't charge the battery, but you have a trusty supply. Those hot swaps, as far as I experienced, are a quite mature technique, allow switching from battery to AC and vice versa without any interruption.

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