2014 New Battery Comparison Chart (PAG / IDX / ANTON BAUER)
2014 New Battery Comparison Chart (PAG / IDX / ANTON BAUER)
2014-07-31
2014 New Battery Comparison Chart (PAG / IDX / ANTON BAUER)

 

    

 

This year has seen the introduction of new battery systems from IDX and
Anton/Bauer.

How do the IDX Cue and AB Digital Series compare with PAGlink batteries?
The tables below are designed to show you.

PAG’s unique intelligent linking technology and ultra-compact battery design
provide innovation that benefits the camera operator and keeps PAG ahead
of the competition.

 

    V-Mount Battery Comparison Table

 

PAGlink PL96T

 

 

IDX Cue D95

 

Anton/Bauer D90

 

Capacity

96Wh only, but uses linking technology to create higher capacity batteries: 2 = 192Wh,
3 = 288Wh.

 

 

Capacity

75Wh, 95Wh & 150Wh options available.

150Wh batteries are restricted to 2 per person on passenger flights.

 

 

Capacity

90Wh, 150Wh & 190Wh options available.

150Wh batteries are restricted to 2 per person on passenger flights; 190Wh batteries are banned.

 

 

Current

8A individually and 12A when linked (more than other systems and ideal for power- hungry cameras and multiple accessories).

 

 

Current

6.3A, which is considerably underpowered.

 

 

 

Current

10A.

 

 

 

Run-Time Display

Run-time information on-load, expressed in hours and minutes. The display is on the top of the battery for easy reading. This has been a feature of PAG batteries for 16 years.

 

 

Run-Time Display

No run-time information, just a 4 LED charge status indicator.

 

 

 

 

Run-Time Display

For the first time, Anton/Bauer offers numeric run-time information on-load, expressed in hours and minutes. The display is on the side of the battery.

 

 

Size & Weight

The smallest and lightest of the 3 options.

 

W84 x H133 x D50mm / 0.73kg

 

 

Size & Weight

The next largest and heaviest.

 

W97 x H146 x D59mm / 0.80kg

 


Size & Weight

By far the largest and heaviest of the 3 options.

 

W112 x H165 x D69mm / 0.90kg

 

 

BatteryLinking

The only one that can be linked to combine capacities, and linked for charging; up to 8 batteries in each case.

 

BatteryLinking

Not available with this model.

 

BatteryLinking

Not available with this model.

 


Digital Communication
Recognisesmultiple camera data systems that display capacity in the viewfinder.

 

Digital Communication
Not known.

 

Digital Communication
Not known.

 

 

 

Gold Mount Battery Comparison Table

 

 

PAGlink HC-PL94T

 

 

Anton/Bauer D90

 

Capacity

94Wh, but uses linking technology to create higher capacity batteries: 2 = 188Wh,
3 = 282Wh.

 

 

Capacity

90Wh, 150Wh & 190Wh options available.

150Wh batteries are restricted to 2 per person on passenger flights; 190Wh batteries are banned.

 

 

Current

8A individually and 12A when linked (more than other systems and ideal for power- hungry cameras and multiple accessories).

 

Current

10A.

 

Run-Time Display

Run-time information on-load, expressed in hours and minutes. The display is on the top of the battery for easy reading. This has been a feature of PAG batteries for 16 years.

 

Run-Time Display

For the first time, Anton/Bauer offers numeric run-time information on-load, expressed in hours and minutes. The display is on the side of the battery.

 

 

Size & Weight

The smallest and lightest option.

 

W87 x H129 x D59mm / 0.73kg

 

Size & Weight

By far the largest and heaviest option.

 

W112 x H165 x D69mm / 0.90kg

 

BatteryLinking

The only one that can be linked to combine capacities and linked for charging; up to 8 batteries in each case.

 

BatteryLinking
Not available with this model.

 


Digital Communication
Automatically communicates with the same camera data system as Anton/Bauer batteries, to display capacity in the viewfinder.

 

Digital Communication
Not known.

 

 

Benefits of PAGlink

  • Higher energy density
  • Link batteries for more power (current)
  • Link batteries for higher capacity and longer run-time
  • Hot-swap batteries for continuous power
  • Run-time display better positioned
  • Charge batteries linked
  • Smaller and lighter batteries
  • UN tested, flight-friendly batteries
  • Digital communication between batteries and camera data systems