Switronix Announces New Power Cable For Canon DSLRs

Switronix has unveiled a new power cable for Canon DSLRs using the LP-E6 battery type (currently, the 5D Mark II, 7D and 60D).

The XP-DV-CH features a regulated 7.9v battery paddle (LP-E6 type) and an inline female p-tap connector for 12vdc, housed in an enclosure. It also includes both red and green LED indication to display battery power status. The cable can be used in association with a Switronix accessory or used solo with a PRO-X series lithium-ion battery product.

More details on Switronix’s website.


Redrock Micro and Switronix Team Up for HDSLR Powered Rigs

Switronix and Redrock Micro have teamed up to deliver customized HDSLR rigs that take advantage of Switronix’s battery systems and Redrock Micro’s supports.  The Switronix powered rigs offer up to 6-times the runtime of standard DSLR batteries and can also be used to power on-board electronics like external LCD monitors.  Switronix offers battery connection cables for the Canon 5D MKII, Canon 7D, Canon 60D, Canon T2i, and Panasonic AG-AF100.

Check out some of the configurations below. [Read more…]

Canon LP-E6 In-Stock

Canon LP-E6

Many Canon 5D Mark II owners have struggled to find this battery in stock over the past year.  They have been pretty hard to come since the 5D Mark II was released, and they might become scarce again soon since the Canon 7D also uses the LP-E6 battery.

At the time of this post, the Canon LP-E6 battery is in stock at Amazon, B&H and Adorama.  Here’s the links to each store’s product page for the LP-E6.


B&H Photo


If you’ve been putting off the spare for your 5D Mark II or if you’ve got a 7D on pre-order, it might be a good time to pick up a spare instead of waiting until the 7D’s ship out in force, which should occur over the next few days.  Check Canon 7D availability here.