An interview from the 2016 National Association of Broadcasters Convention in Las Vegas with Jose Flores of Switronix. Switronix is a leader in the market of batteries and charging solutions for the Digital Cinema and Professional Video industry. Switronix continues to reinvent themselves with creative power solution like their new HyperCine and Hypercore Series to make your production easier and more power efficient as we ‘push the envelope’ with new LED lighting. In this interview Jose talks with us about the Hypercore SLIM 8 Battery.

The Hypercore SLIM series was developed to provide the best in Lithium Ion technology for UAV, Handheld Gimbal and all other applications demanding a low-profile battery pack. We transformed the SLIM HC7's into a work of art with the new HC8 battery packs. From a more angular design, to a new low profile LCD bezel, the HC8's offer the most compact, slim, and sleek design in the industry today. The Hypercore SLIM series is the first line of slim battery packs capable of handling high draws up to 148w (10A) without deterioration in service life nor operablility, perfect for powering cameras ranging from RED to ARRI.

The LCD on this battery pack features Switronix' new next-gen, ultra-clear, white LED backlit screen. The large multipurpose, runtime LCD informs you how much time you have left when in use (in hours and minutes), gives you an estimation based on a dummy load of 30w (when in standby), and also acts as a charge indicator by computing remaining charge when on a charger. For ENG cameramen, there is also a 4-stage LED display on the side of the battery.

This durable, 85wh V-mount Lithium Ion battery pack designed to power the RED cameras. Communicating directly with the camera, it delivers the exact percentage of remaining capacity to the camera's VF/LCD. Since Lithium ion transport and travel are one of our utmost concerns, this falls within the range of accepted capacity for air travel. The HyperCore series delivers the most value and ROI for those who require battery packs to stand the test of time and deliver unrivaled performance.

The battery cells are incased in an over molded, rubberized housing, consistent with all Switronix’ battery packs for nearly 8 years. The case provides additional protection against accidental impacts; and the rubber texture reduces the chance of the battery slipping out of your hands.

Each battery is outfitted with an accelerometer to detect motion, a similar component that is in mobile devices. The accelerometer is tied to a clocking algorithm to gauge how long the battery is not in use. One of the issues with all battery packs is self-discharge when not in use. Hypercore battery packs will go to sleep or hibernate when there is no battery usage or movement after a 48hr period. Once you pick up the battery, or the battery detects the slightest movement, the battery pack awakens, coming back to life at its maximum capacity.

As with all Switronix brick battery offerings, the Hypercore series have an integrated, unregulated P-tap connection on the side of the battery allowing you to power any device accepting 12-16.8vdc.

Any charger within Switronix’ charger lineup will charge Hypercore, but the battery series is also the most cross platform, charger-compatible in the industry today. The V-mount offerings (HC8S and HC8R) will also charge on REDTM, IDXTM and SonyTM, allowing you to maximize service life out of your current charger.

For more information please visit: www.Switronix.com

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