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    If you aren't adding any gack to the rig - FF/Wireless TX/etc then why not keep it simple and use the BP955's Jarred suggests. OTOH, if you need to power other devices, I'd be very interested in a battery that mounted under the body with its own D-tap and USB-A ports. On a larger camera I'd just hang a plate for big batteries off the back for counter balance and run a cable - which is totally viable for Komodo if you have a good sized lens, and potentially a matte box, in front. With Komodo, I'm more interested in keeping it compact and easier to mount on gimbals. YMMV.

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    This looks interesting as well:
    GyroVu D-Tap to Canon Cinema (BP-955) Intelligent Battery Adapter Cable (30")

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan Sims View Post
    This looks interesting as well:
    GyroVu D-Tap to Canon Cinema (BP-955) Intelligent Battery Adapter Cable (30")

    That adapter is only rated for 2 amps. Based on Jarred's run time estimate of 3 hours on a pair of BP-955's Komodo draws more like 3.6 amps.
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    Jarred when Komodo is plugged in via A/C adapter is it able to charge the BP-955?
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Rasberry View Post
    That adapter is only rated for 2 amps. Based on Jarred's run time estimate of 3 hours on a pair of BP-955's Komodo draws more like 3.6 amps.
    What about running one real BP-955 on one slot, then this dummy battery cabled out to a AB/V mount on a battery belt?
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    So if we do the math this means the camera is approximately 25 watts at 7.4V? I take it you can hot swap batteries too?
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    So will the 7.2 volt BP-975 work? Or should we just stay away from those altogether.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dabling Harward View Post
    So will the 7.2 volt BP-975 work? Or should we just stay away from those altogether.
    Apparently any of the genuine Canon BP 7.2 v batteries will work. Jarred said some of the cheap aftermarket batteries won't deliver enough current for Komodo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan Sims View Post
    This looks interesting as well:
    GyroVu D-Tap to Canon Cinema (BP-955) Intelligent Battery Adapter Cable (30")

    D-Tap is usually 12V. Which again, is too much for the battery plate. If you wanted to go from a D-Tap, just go to the LEMO on the back that supports 12v.
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    The GyroVu D-Tap is an active device and down converts 12v to 7.2 volts. But as David pointed out, this converter is not going to work because it tops out at 2 amps. It does look like Komodo is going to pull well over 3 amps when running off the 7.2V battery inputs.
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