Core SWX has updated its Powerbase lineup, initially launched in 2019, with two new batteries. There’s the PB Edge Link, a 70Wh V-mount battery that sports a 7.4v output port for your DSLR or mirrorless camera, as well as Type-A 5v and Type-C Power Delivery USB ports and two 14.8v d-tap ports. According to Core SWX, this battery is capable of powering a Sony A7 series camera for over 12 hours.
The other is the new PB Edge Lite, a 47Wh battery that is primarily designed to live underneath your camera and provides a little over 8 hours of use on a Sony A7 series camera. Like the PB Edge Link, there are two 14.8v d-tap sockets, a 7.4v port for your camera, but no USB-PD. Instead, you get a pair of Type-C USB sockets capable of delivering 5v. It’s very similar to the original PB Edge Base, but without V-mount connectivity.
Core SWX Powerbase Edge Link – $279
The Powerbase Edge Link is a 70Wh V-mount battery pack that allows for a maximum continuous draw of up to 8 Amps. Multiple PB Edge Link batteries can, as the name suggests, be linked together in parallel to double or triple your overall capacity and provide longer running times without having to keep swapping them out. That being said, a single battery on its own will power a Sony A7 series camera for over 12 hours without any accessories. Of course, this does dip once you add things like a field monitor recorder, audio recorder, etc.
And for connecting other things, you get two d-tap outputs, a Type-A 5v USB output and a Type-C USB-PD output that supports between 5-20v, letting you quickly charge up or power devices that can utilise the higher voltages USB-PD offers. Four 1/4-20″ female threads are provided for multiple mounting options and there’s a mounting plate on top that you can use to attach your camera.
The Core SWX Powerbase Edge Link is available to pre-order now for $279 and begins shipping soon.
Core SWX Powerbase Edge Lite – $149
The Powerbase Edge Lite is a somewhat smaller 47Wh battery based on the original Powerbase Edge Base, but without the option to use it as a V-mount battery. As well as lacking the V-mount option, there’s no Type-C USB Power Delivery with the Lite, either. Instead, you get a pair of Type-A USB sockets capable of delivering five amps. You also get that 7.4v output for powering your camera as well as a couple of 14.8v d-tap sockets.
You might notice that there’s also no fancy LCD on the Edge Lite as there is with the Edge Link, but you do get four LEDs to indicate charge status. But, you should get at least 8 hours out of this one, according to Core SWX, with a Sony A7 series camera. Again, once you start adding other accessories into the mix, that duration will decrease.
The Core SWX Powerbase Edge Lite is available to pre-order now for $149 and begins shipping in mid-May.