Anton/Bauer Hits GV Expo 2010 with DIONIC HCX, Tandem 150 in Tow

Anton/Bauer, a brand of The Vitec Group, will showcase its DIONIC HCX 120 watt-hour capacity battery and the Tandem 150 Modular Power System at GV Expo 2010 (booth 482).

The DIONIC HCX High-Current Battery is the company’s latest addition to its DIONIC series high-current battery line and offers a 120 watt-hour battery capacity and a new motion detection sensor that protects against capacity loss. With a built-in motion detection sensor, the DIONIC HCX automatically goes into deep sleep mode after a two-day period without a load, significantly reducing self-discharge and allowing extended storage with nearly zero capacity loss. To “awaken” the battery for normal use, customers need only move the battery, thus activating the motion detection feature and wake up the battery. This new motion detection feature significantly increases the overall life of the battery by mitigating lithium-ion battery self-discharge when the battery is not in use.

The Tandem 150 Modular Power System provides flexibility for shoots in isolated areas offering two unique methods of charging. The smallest and lightest charger and on-camera power supply available on the market, Tandem 150 provides ultimate flexibility for shoots in isolated areas offering two unique methods of charging for any Logic Series battery. Crews working out of their cars can use the CA-TMCL with their vehicle AC power outlet. The CA-TMCL is the smallest portable car charger on the market and does not require an inverter. The battery snaps on the QR-TM bracket, which plugs into the vehicle’s power outlet. In addition, for productions where sunlight is available, crews can charge batteries with the Anton/Bauer Solar Panel. When operated from the AC Mains at 100 to 240 volts AC or 50-60 Hz, the Tandem 150 (QR-TM and PSU-150) is a fully automatic system that can simultaneously charge a battery and power a camera. If a 75-watt draw is exceeded, the system will automatically stop charging and perform solely as a 150 watt power supply. The Tandem 150 is also the only on-camera A/C power supply over 100 watts without a fan. When the load is reduced below 75 watts, the QR-TM instantly resumes normal operation, as a simultaneous charger/power supply.