PAG’s L96 Battery Looks To Replace Anton Bauer
Posted on Jun 19, 2013 by Alex Fice
The PAG L96 Li-Ion battery has been designed as a high-quality replacement for the Anton-Bauer Dionic 90PAG has introduced two new versions of its Gold-Mount compatible broadcast battery. Both can be charged using Anton-Bauer Li-Ion chargers.
The PAG L96 is a 96 watt-hour, 14.8V 6.5Ah, Li-Ion battery that has a maximum continuous output current rated at 8 Amps. It has been designed as a high-quality replacement for the Anton-Bauer Dionic 90, and is directly compatible with cameras that incorporate the Anton-Bauer battery mount. The significant advantage of the new PAG L96 is that it can be charged using existing stocks of Anton-Bauer Li-Ion chargers. There is no need to replace chargers or purchase additional charge adaptors, making the integration of the PAG battery simple and economic.
The PAG L96 is compatible with the Anton-Bauer battery communication system, which displays capacity in the viewfinders of cameras via the Gold-Mount, and displays internally recorded data such as number of cycles, date of manufacture and temperature, on the screens of Interactive 2000 series chargers.
Both PAG L96 battery models indicate capacity and remaining camera run-time on their built-in displays. The premier PAG L96T Time Battery incorporates a numeric display, for added convenience. Two button presses, on-load, shows the remaining run-time numerically, in hours and minutes. A single button press shows remaining capacity as a percentage, to a resolution of 1%.
The lower-cost PAG L96e version incorporates a 5 LED indicator. Two button presses, on-load, indicates an estimate of remaining camera run-time using a combination of LEDs. A single button press indicates remaining capacity as a percentage. Each LED represents approximately 20% of available capacity.
The PAG L96 has the best quality to price ratio than any other battery in this market, and no other manufacturer protects its Li-Ion batteries as thoroughly, PAG claims. The L96 is guaranteed for 2 years.