- 96 watt-hours, 14.8V 6.5Ah
- Rechargeable V-Mount Li-Ion battery
- Batteries in any state of charge can be linked to combine capacities (2 = 192Wh, 3 = 288Wh)
- Current draw capability of 12A / 135W when linked (8A / 90W individually)
- Hard-wearing, high-current contacts
- Smaller design and higher energy density than any other comparable V-Mount Li-Ion battery
- Auto-compatible with multiple camera data systems and in-viewfinder capacity displays (Sony, Red, etc)
- 5 LED run-time and capacity indicator
- Batteries can be charged whilst linked
- Charges on PAGlink, PAG V-Mount or Sony V-Mount Li-Ion chargers
- Reveals status and usage data stored in microprocessor, for easier battery management
- Battery software can be updated externally
- UN tested and flight-friendly
- 2 year guarantee with no restrictive conditions
- 33 x 84 x 50mm / 0.73kg
The PL96e is a high-power, intelligent linking battery, and part of the PAGlink system.
PAGlink batteries can be used individually or linked to power a variety of cameras including: standard or high-definition broadcast cameras, 4K digital cinema and 3D camera set-ups, DSLRs and handheld camcorders.
PAGlink is the only system that allows you to combine the capacities of more than two batteries, in any state of charge, to achieve longer run-times or a higher current-draw capability. Up to eight batteries can be linked for charge or discharge - an industry first.
An individual PAGlink battery has a capacity of 96 watt-hours, making it unrestricted, in quantity, for air transportation. Linking two batteries doubles the capacity to 192Wh; three batteries provide 288Wh. No other system offers as much power.
Hard-wearing, heavy duty contacts are incorporated for high-current applications. The rated maximum continuous output is 12A / 135W when linked (8A / 90W individually). Other manufacturer’s so-called high-current technology offers only 10A.
Linked batteries form a high-speed network that enables them to communicate with each other, managing the output safely, and preventing the transfer of charge between batteries. Unlike other systems the linked batteries can be in any state of charge. PAGlink also allows batteries to be hot-swapped for constant, uninterrupted power.
As well as being smarter, PAGlink batteries are smaller and lighter, with a higher energy density than any V-Mount system marketed to date.
PAGlink batteries feature long-life, premier-quality Li-Ion cells, which have no memory effect, and are completely recyclable. In keeping with PAG’s total battery design philosophy they are 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. The internal case design also protects the cell-pack against damaging impact.
A built-in 5 LED run-time and capacity indicator shows remaining camera run-time in hours and minutes. When linked, run-time is displayed for the total of all batteries connected. Battery state-of-charge is displayed as a percentage, in 6 increments. The display maintains its accuracy by tracking the performance, and adjusting calibration values to compensate for the ageing of the cells, and does not require a periodic ‘service’ charge.
A PL96T can be linked to the PL96e battery to provide a numeric display of remaining run-time for all linked batteries.
PAGlink batteries support four different camera data systems that display capacity in the viewfinder: Sony, IDX, Red and Anton-Bauer. The battery recognises the system’s data protocol and adapts automatically when connected. The battery can be configured easily for compatibility with the Red Epic/Scarlet camera data system by the user (see instruction booklet).
PAGlink batteries store data in their microprocessor, such as number of cycles and software version, which can be revealed using the PAGlink Battery Reader (Model 9647). This information is designed to assist with the management of a large battery inventory.
PAGlink batteries are firmware upgradeable. The program can be updated in the field by the user, in a matter of seconds, without opening the battery case. A software update can be supplied by PAG or your dealer. Updates enable you to benefit from the technological advances that PAG introduces to accommodate developments in camera technology.
PAGlink batteries can be charged individually or linked, using any reputable V-Mount Li-Ion charger. The batteries must be in a similar state of charge (within 40%) in order to be fully charged when linked.
Alternatively, when using a PAGlink charger, batteries in any state of charge can be linked for charging. The new, 2-position PL16 charger (Model 9707) will simultaneously charge up to 16 PAGlink batteries (8 on each position).
The battery’s advanced electronic protection system is fail-safe and features Parylene coated circuits to protect against electrolyte.
Enhanced low temperature performance allows PAGlink batteries to operate at -20°C.
The PL96e has been independently tested and certified to comply with UN 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.
Run-Time & Capacity Indicator:5 LED indicator that shows a run-time prediction, on-load, using a combination of LEDs. Capacity/state of charge is indicated as a percentage (in approximately 20% blocks).
Construction: High-impact polycarbonate injection mouldings designed to protect the cells from impact damage. The cells have welded interconnections of low-resistance nickel strap. Batteries are sealed and non user-serviceable.
Cells: Premium grade Lithium-Ion sealed rechargeable cylindrical cells.
Voltage: 14.8V nominal. 12 cells connected in series/parallel. Each cell has a nominal voltage of 3.7V.
Capacity: Nominal 6.5 ampere-hours.
Output Current: Rated maximum continuous output current 8 Amperes, 90 Watts (12 Amperes, 135 Watts for two or more linked batteries).
Charge Voltage: 16.8V.
The battery incorporates the following safety shutdown systems:
3 over-current shutdown systems.
2 over-voltage shutdown systems.
2 under-voltage shutdown systems.
3 thermal shutdown systems (including non-resetting thermal fuse).
All protection circuits within the battery are designed to withstand the leakage of electrolyte. This is achieved by using a special layout and a coating of Parylene, the premier vapour-deposited conformal coating.
Charging: 0°C to +45°C (Optimum +10°C to +40°C).
Discharging: -20°C to +50°C (Optimum +10°C to +40°C).
Storage: -10°C to +40°C (Optimum 0°C to +20°C).
Height: 133mm (5.2").
Width: 84mm (3.3").
Depth: 50mm (1.9").
Weight: 0.726kg (1.6lbs).