If you frequently find yourself needing to power some of your gear while on the go, you know what a pain it can be to make sure you have a way to keep everything powered up when you have no electricity to plug into. Of course, there a plethora of solutions to mobile power stations, but a lot of them are costly and/or excessively bulky. These handy little Power Pods from Indi Pro Tools, may be exactly what you need, especially if you already have some extra Canon LP-E6 batteries laying around. You can power all your gear using one of these adapters and your spare LP-E6’s.
The Power Pods come four different ways:
- Dual LP-E6 Universal Power System 14.4V
- Dual LP-E6 Universal Power System 7.2V
- Quad LP-E6 Universal Power System 7.2V (uses a minimum of 2 batteries; max. 4 batteries)*
- Quad LP-E6 Universal Power System 14.4V (uses a minimum of 2 batteries; max. 4 batteries)*
*The Quad system will allow you to power 2 different devices at once, assuming you have four batteries attached to it.
There are a lot of different cable adapaters for the Power Pods allowing you to power just about anything you can think of (from mini USB devices like a GoPro, lights, monitors, DSLRs, mirrorless, pretty much anything all the way up to your 4K cinema cameras). Some cables have a regulator that stops the power down to smaller voltages when necessary. All the cables attach to the pods via a 2.5mm DC outputs.
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Prices for the Power Pods start at about $95 and go up to about $115, depending on which model you want. You can head over to the IndiPro Tools website or Amazon to browse through the selection of Pods and cables.
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