31st July 2014
Leading British battery manufacturer, PAG, have published a comparison table. The PAGlink PL96T is compared to recent introductions from IDX and Anton Bauer.
PROKIT supports all three brands but is pleased to share PAG's findings with you.
V-Mount Battery Comparison Table
|PAGlink PL96T||IDX Cue D95||Anton/Bauer D90|
|Capacity96Wh only, but uses linking technology to create higher capacity batteries: 2 = 192Wh,
3 = 288Wh.
|Capacity75Wh, 95Wh & 150Wh options available.150Wh batteries are restricted to 2 per person on passenger flights.||Capacity90Wh, 150Wh & 190Wh options available.150Wh batteries are restricted to 2 per person on passenger flights; 190Wh batteries are banned.|
|Current8A individually and 12A when linked (more than other systems and ideal for power- hungry cameras and multiple accessories).||Current6.3A, which is considerably underpowered.||Current10A.|
|Run-Time DisplayRun-time information on-load, expressed in hours and minutes. The display is on the top of the battery for easy reading. This has been a feature of PAG batteries for 16 years.||Run-Time DisplayNo run-time information, just a 4 LED charge status indicator.||Run-Time DisplayFor the first time, Anton/Bauer offers numeric run-time information on-load, expressed in hours and minutes. The display is on the side of the battery.|
|Size & WeightThe smallest and lightest of the 3 options.W84 x H133 x D50mm / 0.73kg||Size & WeightThe next largest and heaviest.W97 x H146 x D59mm / 0.80kg||
Size & WeightBy far the largest and heaviest of the 3 options.W112 x H165 x D69mm / 0.90kg
|Battery LinkingThe only one that can be linked to combine capacities, and linked for charging; up to 8 batteries in each case.||Battery LinkingNot available with this model.||Battery LinkingNot available with this model.|
Compatible withmultiple camera data systems that display capacity in the viewfinder.
They conclude: "PAG’s unique intelligent linking technology and ultra-compact battery design provide innovation that benefits the camera operator and keeps PAG ahead of the competition."