PAGlink is an Industry First
PAGlink is the industry’s first intelligent linking battery system. It offers more power, more technological advances and more benefits to camera professionals and than any other battery system.
PAGlink batteries can be used individually or linked to power a variety of cameras and equipment used for broadcast acquisition, video production or digital cinematography.
Link-Up and Power-Up
PAGlink is the only system that allows you to combine the capacities of two batteries or more, in any state of charge, to achieve longer run-times or a higher current-draw. Up to 8 batteries can be linked for charge or discharge - an industry first.
Two are Better Than One
PAGlink was designed so that flight-friendly battery units that have capacities below 100Wh can be linked to create a high-capacity Li-Ion power source on location. Linking two 96Wh PL96 batteries doubles the capacity to 192Wh; three batteries provide 288Wh. No other system offers as much power.
The rated maximum continuous output for an individual battery is 8A, and 12A when batteries are linked. PAGlink offers more power for set-ups that include multiple accessories. Hard-wearing, heavy duty contacts are incorporated for high-current applications. Linking batteries shares the load and contributes to an extended battery life. No other battery system offers such good return on investment.
The PL96 is is unrestricted, in quantity, when you fly. Li-Ion batteries that have capacities greater than 160Wh are banned from passenger aircraft.
The PL96 has been tested to UN standards by an independent authority and certified to comply with air transport safety regulations.
Each PAG Li-Ion battery is labelled with its UN Test number and air travel quantity allowance, based on its capacity.
The PAGlink Network
Linked batteries form a 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 continuous, uninterrupted power, putting an end to time-consuming camera reboots during shooting.
Smaller & Lighter Batteries
As well as being more intelligent, PAGlink batteries are smaller and lighter, with a higher energy density than any V-Mount system marketed to date.
The PL96T can be linked to any other PAGlink V-Mount battery for charge or discharge, regardless of rated capacity or state-of-charge.
Run-Time & Capacity Display
The PL96T incorporates a numeric Run-Time & Capacity display, unique to PAG. Remaining run-time is shown, on-load, expressed in hours and minutes, to a resolution of 1 minute. When batteries are linked, the run-time figure is for the entire stack, but a single button press shows individual battery capacity as a percentage of full, in 1% increments. The display maintains its accuracy by tracking the performance, and adjusting calibration values to compensate for the ageing of the cells.
When linked to a PL96e or PL150e battery, the PL96T will provide a numeric display of remaining run-time for all batteries in the stack.
PAGlink batteries support four different camera data systems that display capacity in the viewfinder/LCD: 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).
Linked Battery Charging
Linked battery charging was developed by PAG and is unique to the PAGlink system. It is more efficient because it allows more batteries to be charged on fewer and smaller chargers, with less user-intervention.
PAGlink allows up to 8 batteries of any rated capacity, in any state of charge, to be linked for charging.
The batteries control their own charge regime which means that V-Mount Li-Ion chargers of other reputable manufacturers can be used. The number of batteries that can be charged linked is dependent on the charger model and firmware version.
Using PAGlink chargers is the best way to ensure the longest possible battery life. The 2-position PL16 charger (Model 9707) will charge simultaneously up to 16 PAGlink V-Mount batteries (8 on each position).
Status during charging is indicated on the PAGlink battery’s individual display, which can be inverted for legibility, with a single button press.
PAGlink batteries can be left stacked on the charger, which will keep them topped-off until they are needed, instead of self-discharging on the shelf.
PAGlink batteries store data in their microprocessor, such as number of cycles and software version, which can be revealed using the PAGlink V-Mount Battery Reader (Model 9647). This information is designed to make battery management easier and more efficient.
PAGlink battery firmware can be updated in the field by the user, in a matter of seconds, without opening the battery case. Updates enable you to benefit from the technological advances that PAG introduces to accommodate developments in camera technology.
Premier Quality Branded Li-Ion Cells
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, PAGlink batteries are 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.
Superior Protection System
The battery features a multi-level electronic protection system which is fail-safe and guards against conditions that reduce battery life. The circuits are coated to protect them from electrolyte and ensure the operation of the safety systems in the event of damage to the battery.
The World’s Most Sophisticated Battery System
PAGlink is the right battery system for today’s increasingly computerized cameras; it makes other battery systems seem crude by comparison.
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