Tag Archives: cpmfilmtools

31 Comments

The Tekkeon battery packs i'm using can vary voltage from 5V-19V DC. You've probably seen me powering up the 600 /900 LED light panels and also the ASUS Wireless HD streaming WiCast. By using a simple coupler, I can attach it to the Canon OEM AC-E6 wall adapter dummy battery and power up the Canon DSLRs. For those who want to use this on a rig, check out the video review I did on the Tekkeon Snap Package which adds on a second battery for extra capacity, and 15mm Rig mount from CPMFilmTools (here). Bits and pieces needed for this mod found below.


tekkeon-battery-packtekkeon-mp3450i-snap
find-price-button Tekkeon MyPower All Battery

DC-Coupler
find-price-button 5.5mm Female to Female DC Coupler

canon-ac-wall-adapter
find-price-button Canon AC-E6 AC/DC Power Wall Adapter

This little battery mod is not exclusive to just Canon DSLRs. I know that even Panasonic GH2 cameras have a wall adapter (found here) that outputs 8.4V DC. The Tekkeon battery just happens to have that exact 8.4V setting too, making it perfect to use something like this for longer run times on the GH2. You just need the adapter that comes with the dummy battery.

GH2-DC-Wall-Adapter
find-price-button DMC-GH2 AC/DC Power Wall Adapter

 31 Comments

10 Comments

Here i'm showing gear from CPMCameraRigs.com. They sent over the extended capacity battery kit along with the Tekkeon Snap Package. This Snap Package provides an easy way to mount these variable voltage batteries to standard 15mm rigs. Here i'm using it with the Express35 Event rig, so that I can carry around a much more functional counterweight. Especially now that i've found a way to use the Tekkeon battery with the Asus to stream HD Video. You can find my earlier reviews on these Tekkeon packs (here), and more information about the Snap Package from CPMCameraRigs.com.

battery-bundle-snap-packagetekkeon-cpm-snap-belly
find-price-button Tekkeon Extended Battery Kit and Snap Package mount for DSLR Rigs

 10 Comments

38 Comments

Don't get me wrong. I'm still loving my little 5V USB / 12V Battery packs that can power many things, but it comes up short if I need to power up the 900 LED video light panels at full brightness. The 900 LED video light requires 14V DC. There's a number of different DIY battery packs I can make but that would limit me to just one voltage. Instead of going straight into the expensive V-Mount batteries, this Tekkeon universal batttery pack (a cheaper solution) allows me to power up virtually anything between 5V and 19V. All it takes to power up any accessory is flip of a few dim switches and select one of the many universal sized power tips. I'm going to give this battery a full charge and then test the run time at full brightness.

These batteries have been fairly popular with DSLR rigs too. If you're looking to mount this battery on to your rigs, maybe to power up your audio recorders, LED video lights, or even find a way to power up your camera, CPMFilmTools has a snap package specifically for these batteries. Purchase the batteries from CPM and the snap package is free.

cpmfilmtools tekkeon snap package
CPMFilmTools Tekkeon Battery Snap Package

There are many versions of the Tekkeon battery, and I purchased the 3450i specifically because of the features it offers. The best price I could find online was over at B&H (click here).

tekkeon-3450i
find-price-button Tekkeon myPower All Plus Battery 5V-19V DC

600 LED 900 1200 Video Light Panel
find-price-button Dimmable LED Video Light Panels

 38 Comments

Leave a Comment

The crazy bunch over at NextWaveDV is celebrating their achievement surpassing 10K subscribers, and they're giving away some stuff. You can find out more about the contest drawing following the jump: http://www.nextwavedv.com/10000subgiveaway/

 Leave a Comment