The German company will also unveil smaller, more versatile Micro chargers.
Munich-based power and accessory maker Bebob will introduce Vmicro (V-mount) and Amicro (gold-mount-compatible) 14.4-volt battery packs at NAB next month.
Both mount styles feature 43Wh, 98Wh and 147Wh versions, each with the lowest weight and footprint in its class. The V45micro and A45micro (43Wh) Lithium-ion packs are the smallest in the field and weigh 11.6 ounces each. The V98 and A98micros weigh 19.4 ounces, while the larger-output V150 and A150micros are 27.1 ounces.
Bebob will also unveil smaller, more versatile Micro chargers to complement the rest of the line.
Vmicro and Amicro batteries offer standard features users expect, plus several Bebob innovations. On the smart side of each battery is a five-step LED indicator that monitors battery life. The batteries also support through-the-finder power data protocol from Arri, Red and Sony cameras. Below the power gauge is a button to wake up the battery, check power status or activate the built-in LED light, which can help users connect the battery to the battery plate on darkened sets.
Atop each Vmicro and Amicro is a USB port with a sliding cover to keep the elements out. Adjacent is a Twist D-Tap output that allows the user to plug in the cable in either direction.
The maximum discharge current of each Micro is 10A. To recharge, Bebob offers a range of solutions, including two-channel and four-channel simultaneous chargers, as well as numerous battery plates, power bars and adapters. Optional Hot Swap Adapters provide uninterrupted power through battery changes.
All Micro batteries are 3" high and 4" wide. Only the depth varies according to output, with 1.25" depth on the 43Wh packs, 1.88" for the 98Wh versions and 2.5" for the 147Wh capacity.
Engineered and handcrafted in Germany, Amicro and Vmicro packs feature rugged composite housings. Their modular construction provides for easy service and reuse. When cell capacity becomes insufficient, Bebob batteries can be re-celled.
Bebob’s NAB location will be Bavarian Pavilion Booth C8436. For more information or to find a local dealer, visit the company’s website.