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Kinefinity PD KineBAT 99 & 200 Introduced – V-Mount Batteries with Dual D-Tap and PD USB-C

October 3rd, 2022 Jump to Comment Section
Kinefinity PD KineBAT 99 & 200 Introduced – V-Mount Batteries with Dual D-Tap and PD USB-C

With the new PD KineBAT 99 and 200, Kinefinity has just released its third-generation V-mount battery system. These 14.8V cells offer a larger capacity, dual D-Tap, PD USB-C ports, and 60W fast charging. Pricing starts at $279.

Earlier this year, Kinefinity launched the MAVO Edge 6K (you can read our review here), a full-frame beast offering a 6K 3:2 Open Gate mode, uncompressed RAW and ProRes recording capabilities, and the same body design as its 8K sibling. The company is primarily known for its camera systems. However, they also offer a full ecosystem of accessories to go with them, from monitors to power solutions.

The latter include the existing KineBAT 75 and 150 V-mount bricks, whose battery life is now being extended with the addition of two higher-capacity models, the PD KineBAT 99 and 200. Let’s take a closer look.

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Kinefinity PD KineBAT 99 & 200: features

The new Kinefinity PD KineBAT 99 & 200 are two 14.8V V-mount batteries with an increased capacity of 95Wh and 190Wh respectively. Although Kinefinity has designed these batteries to complement their MAVO Edge cameras, they can be used with virtually any camera system accepting traditional V-mount bricks.

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The top of the batteries features two 10A D-Tap ports. Along with powering camera accessories, these can also be used to charge the V-mount cell. Additionally, two PD USB-C ports on the side enable fast charging up to 60W, while also supporting different voltage/amperage combinations (5V/3A, 9V/3A, 12V/3A, 15V/3A, 20V/2.25A, 20V/3A). One of these USB-C connectors also acts as an input port and allows charging the 95Wh model up to 80% of its capacity in about two hours, according to Kinefinity.

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Unfortunately, the PD KineBAT 99 & 200 lack a tiny status display, which is something I find extremely useful to have on V-mount batteries. Therefore, a precise overview of the remaining battery percentage and voltage is only available through the Kinefinity MAVO Edge cameras’ menu. However, a 4-stage LED indicator on the side still provides an approximate idea of the remaining running time.

Image credit: Kinefinity

Physical design

The front face of both battery models measures 86x106mm/3.4×4.2”, while depth varies between 55mm/2.2” for the 99Wh and 86mm/3.4” for the higher-capacity variant. The KineBAT 99 weighs 580g/1.3lbs, while the KineBAT 200 is heavier, coming at 1010g/2.2lbs. Both cells are protected by an ABS+PD plastic shell and feature a wave-shaped design on the side to ensure a solid grip.

Image credit: Kinefinity

Price and availability

The new Kinefinity PD KineBAT 99 & 200 models are now available to purchase from the manufacturer’s website. The official retail price is set at $279 for the 99 model and $499 for the 190Wh variant. Moreover, the company offers two pre-bundled kits that include battery chargers. Pricing is as follows:

  • 2x KineBAT 99 + 1x Charger – $499
  • 2x KineBAT 200 + 2x Chargers – $999

For more information, please visit Kinefinity’s website here.

Have you ever used V-mount batteries from Kinefinity? What do you think of the new KineBAT 99 and 200? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below!

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