4 Bank battery charger designed for Sony professional Li-ion Batteries
The BC-L160 is a Li-ion battery charger designed for charging Sony professional (V-Mount) Li-ion batteries and has a number of features, including simultaneous charging of four batteries and a “silent” mode for overnight charging in a hotel room. It is ideal for production applications using XDCAM, XDCAM HD, XDCAM HD422, MPEG IMX, Digital Betacam and HDCAM camcorders, using Sony professional monitors and using the PDW-HD1500 and HDW-S280
4 Channel Operation
Choice of charging modes
Charge voltage selection can be made via an H/L switch on the rear panel. The L setting can be used to prolong the battery life, although in this mode maximum capacity will be reduced to 90%
H = 100%, L = 90% (Charging voltage = 16.8V, 16.4V)
Charge speed can be selected using the F/S switch on the rear panel.
F (Fast) mode is the factory setting. Batteries are charged using a charge current of 5A or 3A.
S (Slow and silent) mode can be used to reduce the charge current and therefore the fan noise (all batteries are charged using 3A current in S mode). S mode is useful for quiet locations such as a music studio, or where overnight charging in a hotel room is required. Charge time is increased to around 6 hours. The charger fan works normally when outputting DC power in DC output mode.
A skip switch allows the trickle charge sequence to be skipped when the BC-L160 is charging a battery which is already charged to more than 90%. This feature can help to prolong battery life.