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 built in 29wh lithium-ion battery pack, capable of handling up to 15A draw for 2 minutes; 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 Jetpack 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, but also accepts a variety of modules built for the system. The modules are sold separately and available in four different configurations with outputs including two 2-pin LEMO regulated 12v and one 3-pin Fischer 24v, or three 2-pin LEMO regulated 12v. Modules, depending on type, can also have a USB5v and 6-pin LEMO power input should you have available power supply or battery block power accessible.
The EVO-V mounts as a standard v-mount, and was made to fit the camera’s form factor for seamless mounting onto the cameras.
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.