Munich-based power and accessory maker, bebob, has added a full family of chargers and power accessories for the recently introduced compact and rugged Vmicro (V-mount) and Amicro (Gold-mount compatible) 14.4V battery packs. Adhering to the principle that size matters—especially when operator-held—the 45Wh, 98Wh and 150Wh Lithium-ion packs, not only offer the lowest weight and dimensions in class, but now add the benefits of suitably sized fast chargers and an array of accessories for un-matched versatility.
New bebob Micro chargers are made in both A- (Gold-mount compatible) and V-mount versions, purpose-built to be the most compact and powerful charging solution in the market. bebob is currently the only manufacturer in the industry to offer a complete range of pocket-size batteries (to power cameras, lights, audio gear and more), along with ultra-compact charging solutions and adapters for both mounts.
The AS2micro and VS2micro are currently the smallest 2-Channel Simultaneous Quick Chargers in the industry. They consist of two compact components: the Powerbase, featuring a convenient parallel design of just 66 x 92 x 45mm that balances a pair of Amicro or Vmicro batteries, and the bebob S1micro AC Adapter/Quick Charger, measuring 40 x 138 x 60mm. Together, they provide charging current of 16.8V / 2.5A (2.5A per channel, or 5.0A total charging current) at only 530g/18.69 oz. Charging time varies according to battery: two 45Wh Micros reach capacity in 1.5 hours, two 98Wh Micros max out at 2.5 hours, and two 150Wh Micros fully charge in 3.5 hours.
Same footprint, double capacity
For 4-channel simultaneous quick charging, bebob offers the AS4micro and VS4micro. With built-in AC Adapter 80W DC and Powerbase function, the chargers weigh 1.0kg/2.2 lbs. Charge current is 16.8V / 1.25A (1.25A per channel, or 5.0A total). Recharge time for four 45Wh Micros is 3 hours, 5 hours for 98Wh Micros, and 7 hours for 150Wh Micros. The same size as normal 2-channel chargers, the bebob AS4micro and VS4micro can charge twice the amount of batteries. This immediately reduces the required space by half—an extraordinary benefit when it comes to traveling and shipping equipment.
bebob takes the “half-the-space” design concept even further, being one of the first manufacturers to offer 8-Channel Simultaneous Quick Chargers for V-Mount and Gold-Mount compatible batteries. The VS8micro and AS8micro 8-channel chargers provide maximum convenience, especially for transport by airplane where only batteries up to 100Wh are allowed. Currently the fastest 8-channel charging solution in the market, it takes just 3 hours to fully charge eight 45Wh Micros, 5 hours for eight 98Wh Micros, and 7 hours for eight 150Wh Micros to reach capacity.
Charger “to go”
The handy S1micro D-Tap Quick Charger is an ultra-compact, cost-effective and extremely fast single battery charger for all kinds of batteries. It weighs just 365g/12.8 oz, and charges at 168V, 5A via D-Tap. A 45Wh battery reaches capacity in 45 minutes, a 98Wh in 1 hour 15 minutes, and a 150Wh is ready to go in 1 hour 45 minutes.
Engineered and handcrafted in Germany, Amicro and Vmicro Quick Chargers feature rugged composite housings and offer a 2-year warranty. Prices can be found on the relevant product pages under www.bebob.tv.
In addition to ultra-compact batteries and chargers, bebob offer a host of other accessories including an array of Vmicro and Amicro power plates, battery adapters, breakout adapters, Hot Swap Adapters, Micro Beltclip, and more for maximum flexibility. The bebob Micro portfolio is made to power all kinds of equipment in the most convenient way – no matter what camera, monitor, audio device or lighting. Users can select from a variety of outputs, according to need.
The current portfolio of bebob Micro Adapters can be found at:
http://bebob.de/en/v-mount/vmicro/adaptoren.html (V-mount) and
http://bebob.de/en/a-mount/amicro/adaptoren.html (A-mount/Gold-mMount compatible)
Known for innovative power solutions and camera accessories for over 20 years, bebob’s German-made quality is built into the new Vmicro and Amicro ultra-compact batteries. Tens of thousands of bebob batteries and chargers are currently in use at film and TV studios all over the world. The company’s production process always meets the highest quality standards – be it in bebob’s own factory or at selected suppliers in the Munich area. Their product portfolio includes V-Mount and Gold-Mount compatible batteries, Micro batteries, Chargers, Adapters, Hot Swap Adapters, and more. bebob’s groundbreaking technical solutions include the rugged yet space-saving Vmicro and Amicro batteries, and the CUBE 1200, a Multi-Voltage Li-Ion battery with an extraordinary power capacity of 1176Wh and built-in charger. Over the years bebob has introduced features that are still setting standards in the industry today, including virtually unbreakable batteries, replaceable cells, twist D-Tap and the CINE V-Mount. For more information or to find a local dealer visit www.bebob.tv