At the Interbee 2018 show in Japan, IDX was showing two new batteries- the DUO-C150, and CUE-D300.
The DUO-C150 will be the 3rd member of the DUO family and joins the DUO-C98 and the DUO-C198. With 143Wh capacity, it meets the passenger aircraft carry-on limit while still providing enough power to cine-style cameras such as the ARRI ALEXA Mini and RED WEAPON.
Compared to the current DUO-150, the new DUO-C150 can now handle a higher load, and it has been upgraded from a single D-Tap port to a D-Tap Advanced (can be used as a charging port when used with the VL-DT1 charger). The battery also features a 5 LED indicator for more accurate remainder display (in 10% increments), an added V-Torch light for use in dark environments, and SMBus for providing data in the viewfinder when used with cameras such as RED.
DUO-C150 will retire the IDX user favorite DUO-150 and it will be available in December.
The CUE-D300 is a 286 Wh large capacity V-mount battery that has been designed for cameras and devices that have a high power draw. The battery has one D-Tap with a maximum 80 W output. It features the same 5 LED indicator that can be found on the DUO-C150.
The CUE-D300 will be available in January 2019. The retail price in Japan will be 85,000 yen ($750 USD).
Capacity: 286 Wh (14.4V 19.8Ah)
Maximum output: 154W (14A at 11V)
External dimensions / mass: (W) 97 mm × (H) 146 mm × (D) 79 mm / about 160 g
D-Tap output voltage / maximum power: battery voltage / 80W
Protection function: overcharge protection, over-discharge protection, overcurrent protection
Air transport: Since it exceeds 160 Wh, it is impossible to take on board a passenger aircraft