Linked Battery Charging from PAG - An Industry First

PAG News Release

Effective from 8th December 2011

Linked Battery Charging from PAG - An Industry First

PAG, the British camera power and lighting specialist, and innovator of the PAGlink battery system, introduces a new PAGlink charger, designed for linked battery charging.

The PAGlink PL16 Charger is the ideal location charger for PAGlink V-Mount Li-Ion batteries. Up to 16 PAGlink batteries can be charged simultaneously, 8 per channel, on this new, high-powered, compact, two-position charger.

PAGlink is the only camera battery system that allows batteries to be linked together in multiples. Two, three, or up to eight batteries can be linked, combining capacities for longer camera run-time, and providing up to 12A current for power hungry broadcast, digital cinematography, high-definition and 3D camera set-ups. The linked batteries form a high-speed serial network that controls discharging and allows charging to take place while the batteries are linked.

At the end of a shoot, simply link your PAGlink batteries and connect them to the PL16 charger. The next day, they will be fully charged and ready to go.

The high-power PL16 is capable of supplying 6A at 16.8V (approximately 100W). It is able to fully charge all of the batteries, fast and efficiently, regardless of the differences in state-of-charge. The charger features PAG’s Intelligent Parallel Charging software so that both positions are charging simultaneously.

During charging, the percentage state-of-charge of each PAGlink battery is indicated on its individual 5 LED display, so that you can see at a glance which batteries are ready to use. The stages of the charging process for each channel are clearly indicated on the charger’s large backlit LCD screen. The most-discharged batteries are given a higher charge priority. Fully charged batteries will stop accepting charge automatically and independently of other batteries.

The PAGlink battery and charger system means no more power concerns when using high-load camera set-ups, and no more getting up in the night to swap batteries on the charger.

Using a PAG charger to charge and manage your PAG batteries is the best way to achieve the maximum number of cycles and the longest possible working life. The PL16 will also charge PAG’s other V-Mount Li-Ion and Ni-MH batteries, as well as those of other reputable manufacturers.

The PL16 can be used to power your camera from any AC supply worldwide, using the charger’s built-in 100W camera power supply, which has an XLR4 output. The PL16 Charger is light in weight, it features a robust metal case, it is ultra-compact, fits easily into a camera bag, and is quiet and cool-running.

A recovery feature is included, to recover Li-Ion batteries if their cut-out has been tripped.

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