Swit releases huge capacity PB-C420S 420Wh V-Mount battery

SWIT C420S V-Mount

Swit PB-C420S reaches the world’s largest capacity: 420Wh of handheld V-mount battery, long time power supply for cameras, monitors, lights and many power hungry devices of broadcast and film industry.

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14.4V, 420Wh, 2x D-tap

PB-C420S consists of 24pcs Li-ion cells, 14.4V nominal voltage, 420Wh, 29.1Ah large capacity, and provides with 2x D-tap sockets at left and right side, for camera-top devices.

250W Constant High Load

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PB-C420S outputs at least 250W/20A high load even at 1% capacity (Peak load up to 305W), to drive high power Cine cameras and on-camera devices together. The high load cells will also ensure battery life comparing to normal load batteries if long time full load output. Over current protection: 24A.

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The PB-C420S features two 150W/10A D-tap outputs and it has a five-level power bar indicator.

The battery weighs 2.07 kg / 4.56 lb and it has physical dimensions of 155 x 101 x 80mm.

PB-C420S Charger

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SWIT states that the PB-C420S supports 100W/6A fast charging on a compatible charger. They go on to say that you can charge the battery from 0-80% in just under 4 hours, and fully charge the battery in 5 hours and 20 minutes.

PB-C420S Specifications

Nominal Voltage14.4V
Capacity420Wh, 29.1Ah
Power Load250W/20A Constant, 305W Peak
D-tap2× D-tap 150W/10A in total
ChargingDC 16.8V, 6A Max
Size/Weight155×101×80mm, 2.07kg

If you are running high-powered LED lights or large cameras with high power draws then batteries with a big capacity like this do make sense. With a peak load of 305W, a pair of SWIT PB-C420S‘s should be able to power a 600-watt light at full power. That is something I would like to test!

Pricing & Availability

SWIT has set a very reasonable pricing of $1,299 NZD for the new V-Mount battery. The SWIT PB-C420S V-Mount Battery is now available for pre-order and stocks arriving mid July 2022 at Photogear.

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