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Powchell charger solves security and power problems

With a brand new camera in hand, I’ve had a lot of time problem solving around battery life.  While I love my Blackmagic Pocket Cinema 6K Pro, and it does turn in absolutely magic levels of gorgeous video, it has a potato-level of battery life.  You are carrying several small batteries or a pair of large batteries, and it’s not uncommon to charge mid-day for an all-day shoot.   A recently-launched Kickstarter looks to solve this problem with internal and external ports, rapid charging, and all in a lightweight armored case — the Powchell Charger from Yondaway.   With two internal ports (1x USB-C and 1x USB-A) and two external ports (1x USB-C and 1x USB-A), this device charges at 65W, meaning you can keep batteries fresh and ready to go while keeping everything safe for transport.  Heck, it’s even waterproof.  Let’s look at the particulars:

  • 20,000 mAh (74Wh) Li-ion battery
  • Multiple internal and external ports
  • 1 x 65W PD USB-C fast charge (in/out)
  • 1 x 45W PD USB-C fast charge (out)
  • 2 x 18W QC USB-A fast charge (out)
  • Up to 110W combined output
  • Recharge time 72 minutes (80%)
  • Waterproof IP67
  • Approved for air travel (TSA approved)
  • Solar power panel compatible

Early bird pricing puts this one at $170 USD, which is about what you’d pay for a good waterproof case alone.  Whether you are flying drones, doing adventure photography, or working as a wedding videographer, this looks like it’s solving several problems all at once.  Fingers crossed on the Kickstarter campaign — in the time it took me to type this, my Blackmagic batteries have run dead again.

You can jump into the Kickstarter and catch that Early Bird special for a limited time, so chop chop!

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