Core SWX APEX 360 Battery Solutions for High Power LED Lights – Newsshooter
Core SWX has unveiled its new APEX 360 battery solutions that were designed for use with high-power draw LED lights.
With a lot of high-voltage LED lighting products continuing to be released there is a real need in the market for better remote powering solutions. That’s where Core SWX’s APEX 360 battery packs come in.
The APEX packs offer a 367Wh Lithium-ion V-mount solution capable of outputting up to 24A continuously as well as providing extended runtimes.
The Apex packs are offered in both a 14.4V (APX-360v) version which is suitable for most lights as well as a higher voltage 29.6V variant (APX-360hv).
The high voltage APX-360hv is capable of delivering even more power under lower current requirements allowing for a more efficient, cooler operation of LED lights that accepts higher voltages (voltage acceptance is up to DC 34V).
The APX-360hv option utilizes Core’s patented Helix system pin set so inadvertently placing the high-voltage pack on 14V equipment isn’t an issue.
The APEX 360 batteries feature a rugged housing comprised of a reinforced polycarbonate outer shell. The pack’s inner cell structure ensures the cells are firmly secured in the event the pack is dropped.
A multi-sided LED gauge can be viewed from both sides of the pack as well as in front of and behind the lighting ballast when connected.
Whether on charge or in use (discharge) the LED power gauge illuminates.
To use the Apx 360hv battery packs with certain lights you are you are going to need the optional HLX-2HV-DC. This is a Direct Connect Plate for high voltage lights and if you want to use the Apx 360hv with lights such as the Aputure LS 600d/600x/600c then you will need to swap over the V-mount plates that come on the power supply/controller.
The nice aspect about these plates is that they require minimal technical skill to connect and still allow you to use all your 14V V-mount packs.
To exchange the plates on your Aputure LS 600-series light you unscrew your current V-mount plates, snip the wiring of the existing plates and the connect blocks, clip the Core SWX direct plates onto the existing wiring and screw back on the Apex Direct Connect plate. No soldering skills or tools are required. Just to be crystal clear, this modification is only required so to leverage the high voltage efficiencies of the Apex HV packs. Standard Apx360v packs will work without any modification to the lighting ballast.
Now, with a lot of high-power draw LED lights you are going to need two of the APEX 360 battery packs to be able to power them.
So how long & at what output can run certain high-power draw lights for?
All runtime tests were performed with the actual product in a 70F environment. Runtimes stated were continuous operation until the battery pack ceased to power the light at the preset brightness level.
*Requires HLX-2HV-DC V-Mount plates to adapt lighting ballast
**Requires a HLX-TA-CPM-3P to connect to light
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