Larger sensor cameras require more power, as well as a bevy of on-board accessories with additional power requirements. Increase power consumption requires additional battery exchanges throughout a production. The EVO reduces downtime with a 29wh built in battery pack, capable of handling up to 15A draw for 2 minutes multiple times; enough time to do a battery swap. In addition to the backup function, the EVO has a “boost,” or battery assist function should your on-board pack be unable to handle the startup current necessary.
A 4-cell Lithium Ion cartridge was designed to handle the power consumption needs, and is situated between EVO camera attachment and front battery mount plate. The replaceable cartridge system insures future functionality even after the cartridge’s battery cells start declining.
In addition to battery backup and boost functions, the EVO has a backlit LCD which monitors power source, backup battery status, and the current load your camera system is consuming.
For additional power distribution, the EVO comes standard with two powertaps and the EVO-MOD24 power module. The EVO-MOD24’s outputs are two 2-pin Lemo, one 24v 3-pin Fischer, and USB. In addition it has a DC input. The outputs are mechanically engineered to not obstruct connections on a RED DSMC2 base expander.
The EVO-DSMC2-G has direct connection to the RED DSMC2, and was made to fit the camera’s form factor for seamless mounting onto the cameras. The battery mount for this model is 3-stud.
The EVO internal battery charges from battery packs, not standard bay chargers. Once you connect a new battery pack to the EVO to power your camera, it will also charge the EVO back up for the next time your battery dies, or you can charge it without being connected to a device as well by simple attaching a battery.