- 94 Watt-hours, 14.8V 6.4Ah
- Rechargeable Gold-Mount Li-Ion battery
- Batteries in any state of charge can be linked to combine capacities (2 = 188Wh, 3 = 282Wh)
- Current draw capability of 12A when linked (10A individually)
- Hot-swap for continuous power
- Numeric Run-Time & Capacity Display
- Smaller and lighter with a higher energy density than any other Gold-Mount Li-Ion battery of equivalent capacity
- Intelligent batteries that communicate and manage their own charge and discharge safely
- Charge batteries individually or linked using PAGlink chargers or Anton Bauer Li-Ion chargers
- Auto-compatible with the same camera data system and in-viewfinder capacity display as Anton Bauer batteries
- Battery firmware can be updated externally
- UN tested and flight-friendly
- 3 year guarantee with no restrictive conditions
- 129 x 87 x 58mm / 0.73kg
The new PAGlink HC-PL94T is a high-current replacement for all Anton Bauer Li-Ion batteries.
PAGlink is the first intelligent linking battery system. It offers more power, more functional benefits and more technological advancements than any other battery system.
The smaller and lighter PAGlink Li-Ion battery is compatible with the Gold Mount camera plate and with Anton Bauer Li-Ion chargers. There is no need to replace expensive chargers in order to benefit from the many advantages of PAG’s revolutionary, intelligent linking battery technology.
Two or more PAGlink batteries, in any state of charge, can be linked, in parallel, combining their capacities, and enabling a higher current to be drawn. Up to 12A can be supplied for power-hungry camera set-ups that include multiple accessories. Individual PAGlink Gold Mount batteries are capable of supplying 10A.
PAGlink allows batteries to be hot-swapped for continuous power, which means no more reboots while shooting.
PAGlink was designed so that flight-friendly 94 Watt-hour battery units can be linked to create a high-capacity Li-Ion power source on location. Linking two HC-PL94T packs creates a 188Wh battery. Li-Ion batteries that have capacities between 100Wh and 160Wh are restricted to 2 units per person, in carry-on luggage, when you fly. Those with capacities greater than 160Wh are banned from passenger aircraft altogether.
Intelligent PAGlink batteries form a network when linked, allowing them to communicate with each other and manage output safely and efficiently. The batteries do not discharge into each other.
The battery incorporates a Numeric Run-Time & Capacity Display. Remaining run-time is shown, on-load, expressed in hours and minutes, to a resolution of 1 minute. When batteries are linked, the run-time figure is for the entire stack, but a single button press shows individual battery capacity as a percentage of full, in 1% increments. The display maintains its accuracy by tracking the performance, and adjusting calibration values to compensate for the ageing of the cells.
The batteries communicate automatically with the camera data system that allows Anton Bauer batteries to display their remaining capacity in the viewfinder and LCD.
The HC-PL94T has been independently tested in accordance with UN standards and certified to comply with air transport safety regulations. Its capacity is below 100 Watt-hours and it is therefore suitable for air transport on passenger aircraft, in hand-luggage, without quantity restriction. Every PAG Li-Ion battery is supplied with an Air Transport Certificate in its instruction booklet, and is labelled with its UN Test number.
Linked battery charging was developed by PAG and is unique to the PAGlink system. Linked charging is more efficient because it allows more batteries to be charged on fewer and smaller chargers, with less user- intervention.
PAGlink allows up to 8 batteries to be linked for charge or discharge. When using a PAGlink charger, batteries in any state of charge can be linked for charging. The 2-position PL16 charger (Model 9707A) will simultaneously charge up to 16 PAGlink Gold Mount batteries (8 on each position). PAGlink batteries can be stacked on the charger, which will keep them topped-off until they are needed, instead of being left to self-discharge on the shelf.
Using PAG chargers is the best way to ensure the longest possible battery life. Alternatively, because PAGlink batteries control their own charge regime, Anton Bauer Li-Ion chargers can be used. The number of batteries that can be charged linked is dependent on the charger model and firmware version.
PAGlink batteries display their individual status during charging. The battery display characters can be rotated with a single button press, for legibility.
PAGlink batteries are firmware-upgradeable. They can be updated in the field by the user, in a matter of seconds, without opening the battery case. An update can be supplied by PAG, or your dealer, which enables you to benefit from the technological advances that PAG introduces to accommodate developments in camera and charger technology.
The PAGlink HC-PL94T battery features long-life, premier-quality, high-current Li-Ion cells, which have no memory effect, and are completely recyclable. In keeping with PAG’s total battery design philosophy the HC-PL94T is designed and constructed to provide the longest possible working life.
The battery case is manufactured from high-impact, injection-moulded polycarbonate, which is inherently very strong and also used for motorcycle crash helmets. Additionally, the internal case design protects the cell-pack against damaging impact.
The battery features a multi-level electronic protection system which is fail-safe and guards against conditions that reduce battery life. The circuits are coated with Parylene, to protect them and ensure the operation of the safety systems in the event of damage to the battery.
PAGlink is the right battery system for today’s increasingly computerised cameras; it makes other battery systems seem crude by comparison.