our competitive advantage comes from a unique model design and innovative features built into every one of our products
Battery Management System (BMS)
A growing number of broadcasters are using IDX batteries for their day-to-day filming and production. The IDX Battery Management System (BMS) is one of the only software tools on the market to perform a level of care that increases battery life. BMS can monitor the condition of the E-HL9 and ELITE by recording data such as model and serial number, the date of first charge, number of charge and discharge cycles, number of high loads and operating temperatures.
Digi-View is an electrical connection system that allows the remaining capacity of an E-HL9 and ELITE battery to be displayed in the camera viewfinder. Cameras that do not have a standard V-Mount connection can still get the benefit of Digi-View by using the P-V2 and P-VS2 adaptor plate.
The Lithium Ion Advantage
Merging the lightest weight with the most powerful battery chemistry available, IDX excels in combining high watt-hour capacity with low physical weight. IDX battery cells are balanced for matching voltage and impedance levels and are carefully selected for electrical load, longer life cycles, temperature tolerances and cost. Unlike other battery materials, there is no ‘memory’ effect on the battery’s life span and our Lithium Ion cells expend a low discharge rate.
Power Base Mode
Power Base technology allows certain IDX products to become totally portable AC free power stations. In normal operation, IDX power supplies such as the AC-100 uses AC power; however, in Power Base mode, it becomes a mobile power station, using an ENDURA battery (or two in PowerLink) to provide DC power. Power Base is also featured on the VL-2SPLUS 2-channel charger(up to four PowerLinked batteries) and the EB-424L power supply(up to eight PowerLinked batteries).
When shooting on location, there may be moments when extra power and greater capacity is needed from the battery. To solve the problem, PowerLink technology was introduced to the ENDURA battery range. PowerLink is a unique feature of the E-HL9 battery that allows users to double up on available capacity, stacking a second battery at the rear of a camera or other video sources. With two E-HL9 batteries, 87Wh of capacity can be doubled to 174Wh.
Safety and Reliability
IDX batteries and chargers are designed to integrate into regular location work and withstand high usage, so customers can be confident that they will work time after time without fail. Both battery and charger models contain intelligent self-protection circuits that safeguard against common causes of misuse such as over current, over charge, over discharged and exposure to extreme temperatures.
Available on the P-VS2 adaptor plate, the Syncron feature allows an on-board camera light to be switched on and off in sync with the camera’s record button, saving valuable energy and power for when it’s most needed.