PAGlink Mini batteries are intended to bring the benefits of larger power systems to smaller cameras like the Panasonic EVA1, and the Sony FS5 and FS7 – they’re small enough that they’d even be a good fit for mirrorless cameras or a monitor setup.
The nice thing about the PAGlink batteries is the ability to piggyback the batteries together when using them or charging them. This makes them a great option to travel with as you can pack several batteries that are under the 100Wh limit for air travel and clip them together when you arrive for longer runtimes on location.
Smaller is beautifuller
The new batteries are about half the size of the existing PAGlink range – the PAGlink Minis will be available in 50Wh and 100Wh and are compatible with existing V-Mount & Gold Mount battery plates.
Both types include a fixed D-Tap output and a removable 2A USB port that can be swapped for a Lemo, Hirose or a second D-Tap.
Batteries with a display and… a handle?
The PAGlink Minis will have a built-in display that shows remaining battery life and number of charge/discharge cycles And when charging, you can link together up to eight batteries which will be charged simultaneously even if you only have a single channel charger. The batteries also feature digital communication which enables them to display capacity in the camera VF/ LCD.
The battery also features two bush inserts (1/4″ 20) that enable the mounting of a handle or an accessory bracket to individual or linked batteries.
PAGlink Mini batteries price and availability
PAG are initially releasing the PAGlink Mini batteries in Gold mount in early 2019, with V-Lock versions to follow in the second quarter. Pricing hasn’t been finalised yet but PAG are aiming for about half the price of full size V-Lock batteries.