PAG has introduced a battery reading tool for use with its PAGlink intelligent, digital battery system, its standard V-Mount Li-Ion batteries and V-Mount Sony Professional Info Batteries.
Managing your batteries efficiently requires knowledge of their condition and history. Information such as charge status, available capacity, total capacity and the number of charge/ discharge cycles is vital. PAG has made this easier for you with the introduction of its new PAGlink Battery Reader.
The Battery Reader enables you to display data stored in the microprocessor of PAGlink intelligent digital batteries. It is a compact and lightweight tool that you slide onto the contacts of the battery. The easy-to-understand alphanumeric display will firstly reveal the battery state of charge, as a percentage. The up and down buttons can then be used to reveal the other categories. The following data is available:
1. State of charge as a percentage
2. Available capacity in ampere-hours
3. Cell temperature in degrees Celsius
4. Number of charge/discharge cycles
6. Full capacity in ampere-hours
7. Date of birth (manufacture)
8. Software version
This information makes the tracking of battery usage and performance easy for you.
Knowing the battery’s software version will help tell you if it is running the latest program. It is then possible to update the battery software, and benefit from PAG’s continually developing technology, by obtaining a PAGlink Battery Update Tool from PAG, or your PAG distributor.
The PAGlink Battery Reader can also be used to read data stored by the latest standard PAG V-Mount Li-Ion batteries, L96T and L96e, as well as Sony V-Mount Professional Info Batteries. Older PAG L95e V-Mount Li-Ion batteries are also compatible, but do not provide date of manufacture or software version.
PAG is one of the broadcast industry’s longest established providers of innovative and high quality camera power and lighting systems.