An interview from the 2017 NAB NY Show in New York City with Jose Flores of Core SWX. Core SWX is the market leader in batteries and charging solutions for the digital cinema and the professional video industries, along with emerging markets such as drones and virtual reality. Their flagship products, including the Hypercore line of batteries, remain at the forefront, providing the power to create in a variety of applications. In this interview Jose talks with us about the Hypercore SLIM 98, the latest updates to their Hypercore 98 batteries, and the Fleet Micro Charge System.
The Hypercore SLIM 98 is a 98wh/6.6Ah battery with a 12A load, and like all batteries in the Hypercore range, it employs the very latest in Lithium Ion technology. The Hypercore cell was constructed with the specific purpose of handling and sustaining high power draws. The cells can withstand up to a 12A for extended periods of time without diminishing service life. It's available in a 3-Stud Mount and a V-Mount, and compatible with most industry cameras. Modeled after the low-profile form factor of the HC8, the Hypercore SLIM 98 measures in at just 3.8-inch x 5.87-inch x 1.6-inch in size and weighing less than 1.5 lbs. It is nearly a full inch slimmer (0.84-inch/21mm) and more than a half pound lighter (0.57lbs/0.26kg) than the standard Hypercore 98.
The Hypercore 9 Mini is a 98wh (14.8v) battery with a 12A load, with a design ideal for smaller cine cameras, such as the RED DSMC2 and ARRI ALEXA Mini. Measuring only 3.54 in. x 4.65 in. x 1.90 in. (.09 m. x .12 m. x .05 m.) and weighing 1.9 lbs. (861.8 g.), the HC9 Mini is the perfect solution for today's lighter and more mobile camera setups.
The Hypercore series are designed with an integrated, unregulated P-tap connection on the side of the battery allowing users to power any device accepting 12-16.8vdc. The battery is also equipped with an accelerometer to detect motion, which gauges how long the battery is not in use. After a 48-hour period of inactivity, the battery goes into sleep or hibernate mode. Once the battery is moved, it awakens, coming back to life at its maximum capacity. Core SWX's battery cells are encased in an over-molded, rubberized housing to ensure that its products sustain the rigors of being on set or on location. In addition, the battery pack is outfitted with an advanced white backlit runtime LCD to convey important battery data to the user.
The Fleet Micro Chargers support many battery packs, including those from Core SWX, RED and Anton/Bauer, providing peace-of-mind to multiple crews on location with legacy packs or rental batteries. Fleet Micro Chargers are available as V-mount and 3-stud charging solutions, with two and four position options for each, and incorporates a backlit LCD to display all pertinent battery data. The Fleet Micro Charger includes SafeFly mode – a way to discharge/charge all battery packs connected to 30 percent, which is within IATA regulations for safe air transport.
For more information please visit: www.CoreSWX.com