IDX Innovation and Technology
With an established reputation for providing premium products, our competitive advantage comes from a unique model design and innovative features built into every one of our products.
The Lithium Ion Advantage
Merging the lightest weight with the most powerful battery chemistry available, IDX excels in combining high watt-hour capacity with low physical weight. IDX battery cells are balanced for matching voltage and impedance levels and are carefully selected for electrical load, longer life cycles, temperature tolerances and cost. Unlike other battery materials, there is no ‘memory’ effect on the battery’s life span and our Lithium Ion cells expend a low discharge rate. Environmentally safer and friendlier, our batteries do not require special procedures for clean disposal when battery life is completely diminished.
When shooting on location, there may be moments when extra power and greater capacity is needed from the battery. To solve the problem, PowerLink technology was introduced to the ENDURA battery range. The only system of its kind, PowerLink is a unique feature of the ENDURA-10, ENDURA-7 and new ENDURA- HL9 series that allows users to double up on available capacity, stacking a second battery at the rear of a camera or other video sources. With two E-10 batteries, 93Wh of capacity can be doubled to 186Wh.
Power Base Mode
Power Base technology allows the AC-100, VL-2SPLUS and EB-424L to become totally portable and AC free power stations. In normal operation, the AC-100 uses AC power; however, in Power Base mode, it becomes a mobile power station, using an ENDURA battery (or two in PowerLink) to provide DC power. Power Base is also featured on the VL-2SPLUS 2-channel charger. On this particular model, DC output comes from both channels simultaneously, even if two ENDURA-10 batteries are used in PowerLink and the EB-424L offers 12V or 24V with up to 744Wh output.
Power Status Display and Power Indicator
All ENDURA batteries feature precise LED indication of remaining battery capacity. This is determined by an on-board microprocessor that calculates the subsequent discharge conditions. The E-7, E-10, E-HL9, and ELITE have 5 LEDs; the E-7S, E-10S and E-HL9S feature 3 LED displays.
Safety and Reliability
The safety and reliability of our products is paramount. IDX batteries and chargers are designed to integrate into regular location work and withstand high usage, so customers can be confident that they will work time after time without fail. IDX Lithium Ion batteries use only the highest grade Lithium Ion cells. Both battery and charger models contain intelligent self-protection circuits that safeguard against common causes of misuse such as over current, over charge, over discharged and exposure to extreme temperatures.
Battery Management System (BMS)
A growing number of broadcasters are using IDX batteries for their day-to-day filming and production. The IDX Battery Management System (BMS) is the only software tool on the market to perform a level of care that increases battery life. BMS can monitor the condition of the E-10, E-HL9, E-7 and ELITE by recording data such as model and serial number, the date of first charge, number of charge and discharge cycles, number of high loads and operating temperatures. The advantage of BMS is that information can easily be recorded and retrieved via a USB connection to a PC.
Digi-View is an electrical connection system that allows the remaining capacity of an E-7, E-10, E-HL9 and ELITE battery to be displayed in the camera viewfinder. Cameras that do not have a standard V-Mount connection can still get the benefit of Digi-View by using the P-V2 and P-VS2 adaptor plate.
Available on the P-VS2 adaptor plate, the Syncron feature allows an on-board camera light to be switched on and off in sync with the camera’s record button, saving valuable energy and power for when it's most needed.
Please note that IDX measures the capacity of Lithium Ion batteries as minimum capacity.