PAGlink V-Mount System
T H E I N T E L L I G E N T V - M O U N T B AT T E R Y S Y S T E M
I N T E R N AT I O N A L PAT E N T S A P P LY
PAGLINK FOR BROADCAST, PRODUCTION & CINEMA
PAGlink is a system of smaller, lighter intelligent V-Mount Li-Ion batteries, that can be
linked for charge or discharge. The system has been designed after consultation with leading
camera manufacturers and broadcasting organisations to meet the demands of modern
broadcast acquisition, video production and digital cinematography.
PAGlink batteries are the smallest and lightest in the industry; they have the highest energy density
of any V-Mount batteries available.
PAGlink is the only system that allows you to link multiple batteries, in any state of charge.
Up to 8 batteries can be linked for charge or discharge. Linking enables you to keep the camera
running at vital moments, it allows capacities to be combined, greatly extending run-time, and
provides a high-current draw of up to 12A, ideal for powering a camera and multiple accessories
simultaneously. PAGlink batteries incorporate heavy duty contacts, engineered for high-load
applications.
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LINK MULTIPLE INTELLIGENT BATTERIES
PAGlink batteries are available in 96 Watt-hour or 150 Watt-hour capacities. Even though they have
50% greater capacity, PL150 batteries are identical in size to the PL96 range. The different models
can be linked for charge or discharge.
Two or more batteries can be linked on your camera. Three linked batteries, with an individual
capacity of 150Wh, weighing less than 2.4kg, create a single power source of 450Wh. Batteries
can be hot-swapped for continuous power, which means no more time-wasting camera reboots.
Patented PAGlink Technology
When linked, the intelligent batteries form a high-speed network, allowing them to communicate
with each other, as well as the camera or charger. The battery that is directly connected to the
camera becomes the ‘master’ and automatically determines which batteries are most suitable to
bring on-line for discharge, according to their charge status. Output is managed safely and
efficiently by the system; batteries do not discharge into one another.
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CAMERA RUN-TIME AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
Run-Time & Capacity indication
All PAGlink batteries feature built-in run-time and capacity indication. You can choose between
the more convenient numeric display of the PAGlink Time Battery, or the 5-light indicator of the
lower-cost e-series battery. Both show battery capacity as a percentage. When batteries are
linked, the display provides run-time for the total of all the batteries, and capacity for the
individual packs. The different battery versions can be mixed, enabling you to link a Time Battery
to an e-series battery and benefit from the numeric run-time display.
Camera data system compatibility
PAGlink is the only battery system that automatically communicates with multiple camera data
systems. This enables linked batteries to communicate their collective state of charge for display
in the camera viewfinder or LCD. The batteries adapt automatically to each system they encounter,
or they can be easily programmed by the user for specific systems, such as the one used by Red
cameras.
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Numeric Run-Time & Capacity Display
When the batteries are linked, run-time is shown for the total of all connected batteries, while capacity is shown for each
individual battery.
Two button presses on-load displays
run-time in hours and minutes
One button press on or off-load shows
remaining capacity as a percentage
A fully charged battery indicates as
above
A fully discharged battery indicates as
above
5-Light Run-Time & Capacity Indicator
Capacity is displayed as a percentage (each LED = 20%) 1 LED flashing = less than 10%. When the batteries are linked,
run-time is shown for the total of all connected batteries, while capacity is shown for each individual battery.
Two button presses on-load activates
the time display. The ‘HRS’ LED flashes
twice.
The number of hours is indicated by
the number of lit LEDs: 1 LED = 1 hour.
The ‘MINS’ LED then flashes twice.
The number of minutes is indicated:
1 LED = 10 mins.
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CHOOSE THE MOST CONVENIENT CAPACITY FOR YOU
Battery Capacity & Air Transportation
The PAGlink system has been conceived so that you can fly with all the high-capacity Li-Ion battery
power that you need. PAG offers 96Wh batteries that can be transported on passenger aircraft,
without quantity restriction.
For those who demand more power from fewer batteries, PAG has introduced 150Wh batteries that
offer 50% more capacity, but with no increase in battery size. There is a quantity allowance of two
150Wh batteries per person, when you fly, in addition to any 96Wh batteries.
Remember, Li-Ion batteries must NOT be checked in with your hold luggage, they must be
carried in your cabin luggage.
All PAG Li-Ion batteries are tested to UN standards by an independent
authority, in accordance with air transport regulations. All PAG batteries are
labelled with their relevant UN Test Number and quantity allowance. A copy of
the UN Test Report can be obtained from PAG, if required by the carrier.
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PAGLINK PL96 SERIES
Time
Battery
e-series
battery
PL96e
Model 9303
PL96T
Model 9304
_ 96 Watt-Hours, 14.8V 6.5Ah
_ Max discharge 8A (12A when linked)
_ Numeric run-time and capacity display
_ 133 x 84 x 50mm / 0.73kg
_ 96 Watt-Hours, 14.8V 6.5Ah
_ Max discharge 8A (12A when linked)
_ 5-light run-time and capacity indicator
_ 133 x 84 x 50mm / 0.73kg
PAGLINK PL150 SERIES
Time
Battery
e-series
battery
PL150T
Model 9309
PL150e
Model 9308
_ 150 Watt-Hours, 14.8V 10Ah
_ Max discharge 8A (12A when linked)
_ Numeric run-time and capacity display
_ 133 x 84 x 50mm / 0.77kg
_ 150 Watt-Hours, 14.8V 10Ah
_ Max discharge 8A (12A when linked)
_ 5-light run-time and capacity indicator
_ 133 x 84 x 50mm / 0.77kg
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MORE OUTPUTS FOR ACCESSORIES
PAGlink batteries provide power from their linking contacts that can be accessed via the PAGlink
PowerHub. This low-profile unit can be used to power 12V DC camera accessories such as a camera
light. The PowerHub sits between two PAGlink batteries to maintain the hot-swap capability.
It provides four outputs via D-Tap connectors that are interchangeable with Hirose or 2.1mm
(PP90) options. The plug-in connectors allow you to reposition the output to the left or right
side of the camera. A USB module (1 Amp) is incorporated for 5V accessories or for charging your
smartphone.
PAGlink Contacts
Plug-in Connector
D-Tap, Hirose or 2.1mm
PAGlink Contacts
Front
Back
USB Module
Connector Release
PAGlink PowerHub Model 9709
Dimensions (W x H x D): 83 x 112 x 12mm deep (between batteries)
Weight: 100g
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FAST, EFFICIENT, LINKED BATTERY CHARGING
Linked battery charging is an industry first, developed by PAG, and
unique to the PAGlink system. PAGlink batteries are intelligent; they
control their own charging and discharging. PAGlink chargers will
charge simultaneously up to 8 PAGlink batteries, from any state of
charge, on each position. The 2-position PAGlink PL16 will charge up
to 16 batteries, and the 4-position PL16+ will charge up to 32 ,
without user intervention. 8 fully-discharged batteries will be
fully-charged in less than 12 hours. Now all your batteries can be
charged overnight without you having to wake-up to swap them over.
The charge status of each battery is shown on its individual capacity indicator. The most discharged
batteries are given priority. When charging batteries that have a numeric display, the characters can
be rotated for legibility with a single press of the display button. Over-discharged batteries can be
recovered prior to charging. PAGlink batteries can also be charged, individually or linked, using the
V-Mount Li-Ion chargers of other reputable manufacturers.
PAGlink PL16 Charger Model 9707
Overall dimensions (H x W x D): 75 x 210 x 190mm Weight: 1.4kg
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ULTRA-COMPACT AND LOW-COST TRAVEL CHARGER
The PAGlink Micro Charger is the world’s first single-position, multi-battery, V-Mount charger,
that will fit in your coat pocket. When you want to charge PAGlink batteries on location and travel
light, the Micro Charger is the answer.
Up to 4 linked PAGlink batteries can be charged simultaneously using the Micro Charger. It is also
suitable for charging sequentially non-linking V-Mount Li-Ion batteries manufactured by PAG and
Sony. 1 fully discharged 96Wh battery will be fully charged in approximately 4 hours. Two 96Wh
batteries will be fully-charged in 8 hours. The charge status of each battery is shown on its
individual capacity indicator.
The charger clips over the battery contacts, and can be powered using its plug-in Power Supply Unit
which features interchangeable plug adaptors for use worldwide (AC input 100-240V). The charger
can also be powered from other 5-20V DC sources, such as a 12V vehicle battery or a 2A USB
charger. The PSU and DC power leads required to power the charger are included in the kit.
PAGlink Micro Charger Model 9713V
Charger dimensions: 72 x 63 x 33mm, Weight: 75g
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MANAGE YOUR BATTERY INVENTORY WITH EASE
Managing your batteries efficiently requires knowledge of their condition and history. Information
such as the number of charge/discharge cycles, date of manufacture and the software version is
vital. PAG has made this easier for you with the compact and lightweight PAGlink Battery Reader,
which displays the following data stored in the battery microprocessor:
1 State of charge, as a percentage
5 Voltage
2 Available capacity in ampere-hours
6 Full capacity
3 Cell temperature in degrees Celsius
7 Date of manufacture
4 Number of charge/discharge cycles
8 Battery software version
The Battery Reader can also be used to read data stored in PAG’s latest non-linking V-Mount Li-Ion
batteries as well as Sony Professional Info batteries.
PAGlink Battery Reader Model 9647
Size: 77 x 52 x 28mm, Weight: 50g
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PAGLINK BATTERY SPECIFICATIONS & CHARGE TIMES
Battery Connection System:
V-Mount.
Cells:
Premium-grade, sealed, rechargeable, cylindrical
Lithium-Ion cells.
Construction:
High-impact polycarbonate injection mouldings designed
to protect the cells from impact damage. The battery case
is sealed to maintain the integrity of the UN approved
construction.
Latching Mechanism:
The PAGlink contact block and latching mechanism on
the rear of the battery are separate to the battery case
and can be replaced if damaged.
Voltage:
14.8V nominal. 12 cells connected in series/parallel.
Each cell has a nominal voltage of 3.7V.
Capacity (PL96 Batteries Models 9303 & 9304):
Nominal 6.5 Ampere-hours (96 Watt-hours).
Capacity (PL150 Batteries Models 9308 & 9303):
Nominal 10 Ampere-hours (150 Watt-hours).
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Output Current:
The rated maximum continuous output current for linked
batteries is 12 Amperes. The rated maximum continuous
output current for individual batteries is 8 Amperes.
PAGlink Connection Feature:
The PAGlink connection uses high-current pin contacts.
It is recommended that no more than 3 batteries
are linked for use on-camera, although it is possible to
link up to 8 batteries off-camera and for charging.
When linked, PAGlink batteries form a high-speed
network, allowing the batteries to communicate with
each other. They report to the camera or charger as one
large battery. The system will automatically select the
most suitable batteries for discharge, according to their
charge status. Batteries do not discharge into each
other.
The PAGlink system ensures that the maximum output
from linked batteries is kept to a safe level.
Protection:
The battery incorporates a multi-layered electronic
protection system that guards against over-current, overvoltage, under-voltage, over-temperature and under-
temperature. The protection system circuit is conformallycoated to protect it, and ensure operation of the safety
systems in the event of damage to the battery.
Charging:
PAGlink PL16 chargers will charge up to 8 linked
batteries, from any state of charge, on each position.
The charge times given are for fully-discharged 96Wh
batteries to fully charged. 150Wh batteries will take
50% longer.
PAGlink PL16 Charger & 96Wh batteries:
1
2 hrs
(1 + 1)
2
3 hrs
(2 + 2)
4
6 hrs
30 mins
(3 + 3)
6
9 hrs
(4 + 4)
8
11 hrs 45 mins
(8 + 8)
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24 hrs
4 hrs
2
8 hrs
3
12 hrs
4
16 hrs
Operating Temperature Range:
Charging: 0°C to +45°C
(Optimum +10°C to +40°C)
Discharging: -20°C to +50°C (Optimum +10°C to +40°C)
Storage: -10°C to +40°C
(Optimum 0°C to +20°C)
Viewfinder Information Display
PAGlink supports four battery status standards for the
communication of capacity data to the camera viewfinder: SMB (Sony), I2C (IDX), reversed SMB (RED) and
analogue 0V to 5V (Anton Bauer). The batteries adjust
automatically when connected to the camera.
30 mins
PAGlink Micro Charger & 96Wh batteries:
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PAGlink Batteries can also be charged using V-Mount
Li-Ion chargers of reputable manufacture. Linked
batteries may need to be within 40% state of charge of
each other to be fully-charged.
Firmware Updates:
Battery firmware can be updated in the field by the user, in
a matter of seconds, via the battery contacts.
Dimensions (all models):
133mm (high) x 84mm (wide) x 50mm (deep)
Weight:
9303 & 9304: 0.726kg
9308 & 9309: 0.766kg
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POWER
I N N O VAT I O N
QUALITY
PAG is one of the broadcast industry’s longest established global providers of innovative
portable power solutions. Founded in 1968, and based in London, England, PAG is the
original designer and manufacturer of the world’s most technologically advanced
batteries, chargers, power adaptors and on-board camera lights. The company’s
international customer base includes broadcasting organisations, video production
and equipment hire companies, freelancers, cinematographers, professional
videographers, the military and civil authorities.
PAG Ltd.
565 Kingston Road
London SW20 8SA, UK
E [email protected]
T +44 (0)20 8543 3131
www.paguk.com
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© OCT 2017 PAG Ltd.
PAG is a trademark of PAG Ltd. All third party trademarks are acknowledged as such.
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