IDX has chosen BVE to launch the new Endura DUO Compact range of batteries, which are said to offer significant savings in size and weight.
More energy density is the holy grail of battery manufacturers. The DUO-C95 packs 93Wh capacity into a form factor weighing just 620g. For those needing even longer run times the DUO-C190 weighs just 1070g with a capacity of 185Wh and supports a continuous load of 11A/120W; ideal for larger LED lights and modern high resolution cameras with their demanding power requirements.
In common with the other IDX DUO batteries, these batteries are feature rich with 2x D-Tap and a USB power output to power ancillaries that are so common on today’s camera systems. IDX have given one of the D-Taps a DC in pin. This D-Tap Advanced socket will permit the battery to be charged from a low cost lightweight travel charger that IDX will introduce.
IDX stated, “Quality is assured through the partnership with Panasonic Sanyo who work closely with IDX in the design of the battery protection circuitry and supply the Lithium Ion cells best suited to demanding broadcast applications.
“Continuing the trend seen in the CUE battery range, the Duo Compact are designed to meet stringent PSE safety regulations,” it added.
“Currently Japanese-specific but likely to be adopted worldwide, the regulations demand that individual Lithium Ion cells are isolated from each other within the battery in a honeycomb like structure.” This can also be seen on the IDX stand.