SWIT launches the new Bi-Voltage B-Mount batteries of the BIVO series

SWIT announced the new BIVO series Bi-Voltage B-Mount batteries. With the release of the ALEXA 35, the demand for B-Mount batteries has certainly increased. Many manufacturers have now introduced their own B-Mount power solutions, as well as SWIT.

The new BIVO series adopts the 14.4V/28.8V standard, and in addition to 290Wh, three new capacity options have been added: 98Wh, 160Wh and 200Wh. Having 98Wh and 160Wh versions is a big deal because it allows users to carry them by hand on an airplane.

BIVO2

The BIVO series uses the exact same design as the HB-A290B, except for the smaller BIVO-98 which lacks an OLED display due to its thickness. Both 200Wh and 160Wh versions have the same thickness and the BIVO-290 has the same volume as the previous HB-A290B.

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The B-Mount’s digital ID interface can intelligently identify the voltage (14.4V/28.8V), which means the dual voltage functionality of the BIVO series is a good choice for any B-Mount application. Mount. With the exception of the BIVO-98 (150W), the other three batteries have an output power of at least 200W.

BB, VB and BV Hot Swap and Conversion Plates

In addition to new batteries, SWIT also launched a variety of BB, VB, BV Hot Swap and Conversion plates.

KA-B30B 28.8V

KA B30B 1

The KA-B30B, 28.8V high voltage hot swap plate matches the ALEXA 35. and offers 120 seconds of battery change time.

KA-S30B 14.4V

KA-B30B

The KA-S30B hot-swap plate, 14.4 V standard, provides a type B battery-powered solution for standard voltage cameras on the market. It also provides 120 seconds of battery change time.

KA-S20B 14.4V

KA S20B

The KA-S20B conversion plates provide direct conversion from B-mount (batteries) to V-mount (devices) of the standard voltage of 14.4V. This means that BIVO series batteries can be used directly on different devices to avoid multi-interface battery charging and maintenance issues.

KA-S21B 28.8V

KA S21B

The KA-S21B conversion plates provide direct conversion from B-mount (batteries) to V-mount (devices) of the standard voltage of 28.8 V. This means that BIVO series batteries can be used directly on different devices to avoid multi-interface battery charging and maintenance issues.

KA-B21S

The KA-B21S conversion plate supports the use of high voltage V-mount batteries on native B-mount devices. This gives you a drop-proof high-voltage battery solution for the ARRI ALEXA 35.

Price and availability

Below are the prices for batteries and hot swapping and conversion plates:

BIVO-batteries

  • BIVO-98 499USD
  • BIVO-160 579 USD
  • BIVO-200 $629
  • BIVO-290 $799

Mounting plates B

  • KA-B30B US$799
  • KA-S30B US$799
  • KA-S20B/21B US$259
  • KA-B21S US$259
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All new SWIT products will be exhibited at IBC 2022 in Amsterdam.