The PL150e is a high-power, intelligent linking battery, and part of the PAGlink system.
PAGlink batteries can be used individually or linked to power a variety of cameras and equipment, including: standard or high-definition broadcast cameras, 4K digital cinema and 3D camera set-ups, DSLRs and handheld camcorders.
PAGlink is the only system that allows you to combine the capacities of more than two batteries, in any state of charge, to achieve longer run-times or a higher current-draw capability. Up to eight batteries can be linked for charge or discharge - an industry first.
The PAGlink PL150 battery has a capacity of 150 Watt-hours, making it restricted in quantity to 2 units per person for air transportation.
Linking two batteries doubles the capacity to 300Wh; three batteries provide 450Wh. No other system offers as much power.
Hard-wearing, heavy duty contacts are incorporated for high-current applications. The rated maximum continuous output is 12A when linked (8A individually).
Linked batteries form a high-speed network that enables them to communicate with each other, managing the output safely, and preventing the transfer of charge between batteries. Unlike other systems the linked batteries can be in any state of charge. PAGlink also allows batteries to be hot-swapped for constant, uninterrupted power.
As well as being smarter, PAGlink batteries are smaller and lighter, with a higher energy density than any V-Mount system marketed to date.
PAGlink batteries feature long-life, premier-quality Li-Ion cells, which have no memory effect, and are completely recyclable. In keeping with PAG’s total battery design philosophy they are designed and constructed to provide the longest possible working life.
The battery case is manufactured from high-impact, injection-moulded polycarbonate which is inherently very strong and also used for motorcycle crash helmets. The internal case design also protects the cell-pack against damaging impact.
A built-in, 5-light Run-Time & Capacity Indicator shows remaining camera run-time in hours and minutes. When linked, run-time is displayed for the total of all batteries connected. Battery state-of-charge is displayed as a percentage, in 6 increments. The display maintains its accuracy by tracking the performance, and adjusting calibration values to compensate for the ageing of the cells.
The PL150T can be linked to a PL150e or a PL96e battery to provide a numeric display of remaining run-time for all linked batteries. PL150 and PL96 batteries are totally compatible and can be linked for charge or discharge.
PAGlink batteries support four different camera data systems that display capacity in the viewfinder: Sony, IDX, Red and Anton-Bauer. The battery recognises the system’s data protocol and adapts automatically when connected. The battery can be configured easily for compatibility with the Red camera data system by the user (see instruction booklet).
PAGlink batteries store data in their microprocessor, such as number of cycles and software version, which can be revealed using the PAGlink Battery Reader (Model 9647). This information is designed to assist with the management of a large battery inventory.
PAGlink batteries are firmware upgradeable. The program can be updated in the field by the user, in a matter of seconds, without opening the battery case. A software update can be supplied by PAG or your dealer. Updates enable you to benefit from the technological advances that PAG introduces to accommodate developments in camera technology.
When using a PAGlink charger, batteries in any state of charge can be linked for charging. The new, 2-position PL16 charger (Model 9707) will simultaneously charge up to 16 PAGlink batteries (8 on each position).
Alternatively, PAGlink batteries can be charged individually or linked, using any reputable V-Mount Li-Ion charger. The batteries must be in a similar state of charge (within 40%) in order to be fully charged when linked.
Status during charging is indicated on the PAGlink battery’s individual display. When using the PL16 charger, the numeric display of the PL150T can be inverted, for legibility, with a single button press, and reverts automatically after removal from the charger.
The battery’s advanced electronic protection system is fail-safe and guards against conditions that reduce battery life. It features circuits that are Parylene coated to make them resistant to electrolyte.
Enhanced low temperature performance allows PAGlink batteries to operate at minus 20°C.