Hawk-Woods have recently upgraded the cells they use in their Sony-compatible batteries, in some cases resulting in a 50% increase in power.
Power for your FS camera
First up are the BPU-compatible packs for use with cameras like the FS5 and FS7. Previously these were rated at 75W, but now although the case has stayed the same size Hawk-Woods have crammed 98W of cells inside them. That’s obviously great news as despite the increase in capacity they’re still flight safe. They also still sport two D-Tap outputs which can supply 11-17V to connected accessories.
To keep the BPUs topped up Hawk-Woods have developed a 3A two channel charger. It’s fanless, charges attached batteries simultaneously and will take a couple of hours to recharge the new packs.
‘Fistfuls of NPFs’
Everyone’s favourite battery, the Sony NPF, has also received a Hawk-Woods makeover. The compatible packs have each received a considerable bump in capacity: the two cell packs are now 25W (up from 18W), the new four cell packs are 50W and the six cell packs are now 74W (up from 52W). They take a little longer to charge than the BPU batteries, but Hawk-Woods will also sell you a two, four, six or eight channel charger to keep everything full of juice.
Fasten your battery belts
If you’re feeling like your clothing doesn’t feature enough batteries then the final product in this whistle-stop tour could be for you. The Hawk-Woods battery belt attaches the company’s recently launched Mini V-Lok batteries around your tummy and offers four pin XLR, D-Tap and Lemo connectors to power whatever you happen to be carrying.
Hawk-Woods Sony battery solutions availability
All the new batteries and the belt are available now – for further details check the Hawk-Woods website.