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    Thinking of Komodo battery options as the Canon BP-60 (90wh) are very, very expensive = $429

    Seems like Swit has a good price (their Sony BP batteries are great on my FS7), but they only 78wh, but two batteries for $470 and they have a D-Tap
    https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...ttery_kit.html

    Core seems to have a Sony BP as well, 98 wh for $245 with D-Tap. I guess they don't work with Canon chargers, but not a big deal as long as they have their own chargers
    https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...ith.html/specs

    Any others?

    Also, any idea what the power draw on the Komodo is? If it's pretty low like the FS7, the Swit's should be fine even at 78wh.
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    Wow didn't realize they were so expensive. Those cells can't be worth more than $100. That's quite a markup. At least there are also the lower end 3rd party options on amazon/ebay...

    Also I wonder if the smaller BP-A30 batteries are a better matchup for the form factor if the power consumption isn't too high.
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    no no no you are looking at the wrong batteries :)

    I know its confusing but you want the ones that are 7.4v, not the 14v.

    Look for the BP-955. Thats what we are using here and they are about $140 each. They do make bigger ones ( and smaller ones ) But the BP-955 is a pretty nice size and 2 of them on the back give you about 3 hours of continuous recording.
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    Appreciated the clarification Jarred. Do the 14v work as well? Any advantages to using a 14v battery? Or will that fry the camera?

    Also, any chance of swappable battery plates so we might be able to use small V-Mounts like the GDU or even Sony BP-U? Thanks!
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    I bought a few BP-955s for less than $25-30 on MPB.com. They have some in stock now that are in excellent condition: https://www.mpb.com/en-us/used-equip.../canon-bp-955/

    You could probably get all-day power for close to $100 if you buy used. I've never really had these types of batteries lose that much life after using them for 5+ years, so used doesn't concern me much. But will have to test to make sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gene Sung View Post
    Appreciated the clarification Jarred. Do the 14v work as well? Any advantages to using a 14v battery? Or will that fry the camera?

    Also, any chance of swappable battery plates so we might be able to use small V-Mounts like the GDU or even Sony BP-U? Thanks!
    I second all these questions... any advantages to the 14v battery? Any BP-to-V mount adapter plate on the way?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarred Land View Post
    you want the ones that are 7.4v, not the 14v.
    Isn't this sufficient info?
    I guess you could make an adapter plate that gives wired input to the Lemo DC input if you really want to use the expensive 14v BP-A batteries..
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    The camera takes the 7.4v input from the battery terminals. But it also takes 14.4v in from the DC port. So as Eirik mentions, and which we know some people are doing, you could make an adapter battery plate that went directly off the back to the battery terminals but you would need to step down the voltage if you use those pins. Or, have a little cable that goes from the battery to the DC port on the camera if you wanted to stay at 14v.
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    How about the small RED batteries, could they be used with another backplate?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andi Loor View Post
    How about the small RED batteries, could they be used with another backplate?
    Yes, those as well as any other batteries can be used via a battery plate connected via cable to Komodo.

    ... And a 14.8v to 7.4v adapter.
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