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Switronix Ships Hypercore Slim Battery Pack

New slender solutions designed for drones and other applications requiring low profile battery packs

Switronix, a developer of battery and charging solutions for the digital cinema and professional video industry, has begun shipping its new Hypercore SLIM Lithium Ion battery packs. A member of the Hypercore series of packs, this low-profile battery line can handle high draw loads, and is designed for powering UAV cameras, handheld gimbal cameras and other cameras put in situations that require a low-profile, lightweight battery pack.

Battery cells are encased in an over-molded, rubberized housing providing

added protection against accidental impacts. With an eye on the drone market, the 14.8V slim battery is capable of handling draws of up to 148W hours without deterioration in service life or operability, the company said.

The Hypercore SLIM is available in three models: the HC-7S V-mount battery, HC-7R V-mount (which can communicate with certain cameras to tally the percentage of remaining capacity to the camera), and the HC-7AG three-stud mount. All models charge on Switronix chargers, however the 7S and 7R will also charge on IDX, Sony and RED chargers, while the 7AG will charge on Anton/Bauer chargers.

The Hypercore SLIM is also outfitted with an accelerometer to detect motion, which limits self-discharge when the battery is not in use. The Hypercore SLIM avoids this issue using a clocking algorithm, which is tied to the accelerometer to gauge how long the battery is not in use. The battery pack will hibernate when there is no battery usage or movement for 48 hours. Once the camera is put to use again, the battery will detect the movement and return to maximum capacity and power.

The Hypercore family also offers an integrated P-tap connection on the side of the battery , allowing users to power any 12V DC device.

“As the industry continues to push the envelope with unique shots, employing drones and gimbals, they now require power solutions that provide the same draw handling capabilities, all within a low profile,” said Jose Flores, sales manager for Switronix.

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