Pro Moviemaker October 2022 - Newsletter


Why not go with the maximum? B-Mount batteries from bebob raise the bar A s camera and lighting technology has become more capable and power hungry, the established 14.4V* battery systems are being pushed to their performance limits.

with a wide range of camera and lighting equipment from manufacturers worldwide – making it possible to supply all devices on set with a single battery system. This is especially true if the batteries themselves are dual-voltage-capable – as is currently the case with B-Mount batteries from bebob. Adapting to the needs of the individual device, they can deliver both native 14.4V and 28.8V – meaning there is no up-conversion necessary to amplify voltage from 14.4V to 28.8V**. That’s not all. Compared to less- powerful 26V batteries with 20A peak amperage only, bebob B-Mount can “The bebob B-Mount range is currently the most powerful in the market, supporting a wide range of gear”

In order to meet the increasing power consumption of today’s production gear, DOPs and camera people need a system that can deliver high power – but existing battery mounts (Gold Mount and V-Mount) have been designed around 12V. Although there have been a variety of workarounds, like mounting two 14.4V systems together to get a 28.8V output, it has never felt like a long-term solution. That’s why the German battery manufacturer bebob has created the B-Mount, designed for both 14.4V and 28.8V power delivery. Developed in close consultation with Arri, the new system offers significant advantages over previous options, such as high power, true native dual-voltage capability, smooth mechanics and universal battery communication. Maximum power, maximum efficacy The B-Mount interface has the potential for increased power that is almost three times greater than traditional 14.4V systems. Providing true native dual-voltage capabilities (14.4V and 28.8V), it can be used

and continuous consumption on set. bebob B-Mount batteries can guarantee 20A continuous amperage, since all components and the circuit designs are great quality, durable and withstand high power easily. That’s why, together with a broad portfolio of customised V-Mount and Gold Mount adapter plates, the bebob B-Mount range is currently the most powerful in the market, supporting a wide range of gear. Future-proof in any regard As well as providing a sustainable, high- powered solution for the industry, the design of the B-Mount is robust. It features a large locking jaw, and most of the pin connections are built into sheaths that will protect them. It’s also a horizontal mount, which makes for fewer accidental bumps. A bonus of the B-Mount is the chance it provides for advanced communication between batteries and cameras or lighting equipment, facilitating highly accurate readouts of remaining runtime and charge time, therefore increasing efficiency on set. Gradually, 28.8V systems will take over. The old technology will fade away, as we move toward a single standard capable of delivering both 28.8V and 14.4V to suit the power consumption of modern film tech – and bebob has kick-started that revolution. * Today’s 12V lithium-ion batteries read 14.4V nominal with 4s designs (using four cells in series in the battery pack). 24V lithium-ion batteries read 26V nominal with 7s designs and 28.8V nominal with 8s designs. ** This is ensured by the smart 8s/4s cell pack design of bebob B-Mount batteries, which allows switching between native 4s and 8s (12V mode/4s: 14.4V; 24V mode/8s: 28.8V) and to operate in a 12V and/or 24V environment.

provide 20A continuous discharge current – giving 400W continuous

power. Secure operations on set need the highest unbroken amperage possible, regardless of the equipment, power inrush

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NATIVE DUAL-VOLTAGE B-Mount solutions from bebob are currently not only the most powerful in the market, but also allow power supply for both 14.4V and 28.8V, without up-conversion



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