Tekkeon Battery on 900 LED Video Light
I use the Tekkeon batteries to power up my 600 or 900 LED Video light panels. Great for remote location shoots where an outlet isn't available, cheaper than a Sony V-Mount battery, but Tekkeon batteries can still be a little expensive (article here).
ATC Power Bank on 600 LED Video Lights
TRIX writes in and shares an optional (and cheaper) solution for a DIY battery pack using the ATC Power Bank Black Mobile Pack (found here) to power up a couple of the new style 600 LED video lights [Thanks TRIX].
New 600 LED Video Light Panels
These Li-Polymer battery packs can switch output voltage from DC 12V/16V//19V 60W, USB 5V/1200mAh. For either the 600 or 900 LED light, you can use the 12V or 16V option. From the tests TRIX states the 600 LED Video light panels can run for a little more than an hour at Full Power. Perfect for quick remote location shoots and at half the price of my Tekkeon batteries.
ATC Power Bank External Battery Pack 16000mAh
The ATC Power Bank Mobile Pack comes with a few different adapters, but does not have the correct cable to work directly with the LED Video lights. You'll need to get a separate cable that has a 2.5mm ID & 5.5mm OD barrel plug on each end (one for LED and one for ATC pack). An example of the exact cable you'll need can be found on eBay (Click Here).
2.5mm 5.5mm DC Power Cable Double Plug
For those who are outside of the USA there's a seller available on eBay (Click Here)
PowerBank Universal External 16000mah Battery Pack
@Moe - Anytime you try to use USB out, you'll be limited to 5V and around 2 amps. Some batteries offer 12V output, but AMPS are still important. So I think today, the best thing to look into is v-mount batteries. They have come down in pricing and there are a lot more options.
Hey Emm, I know you don't update much these days, but with the new generation of Phonebanks rechargers, would love to hear what specs need to be considered when trying to power the LED panels with the phone banks. Also, do you know the skinny on USB to component cables that fit most of these lights?
@Rick - If it has AC/DC converter and two standard plugs, most likely it will power both your LED units. They don't require much power. The only issue would be that some of these AC/DC converters use a fan to keep the battery cool. That could be added noise to your set.
forgot to add, can you plug 2 led lights with those?
regarding those jumper batteries like the Duracell one... do you need to buy any adapter/cables with those? And does any brand do the trick or is there something to look for before buying one of those?
@Van - One Sony battery is 7.2V which is not enough. You would have find a way to wire up two of those batteries properly.
Do you know if it would be possible to use a battery plate like this:
...to power the LED lights?
Thanks Emm 🙂
Thanks for the tip, Trix. I actually bought a couple of those batteries. How long does it take to charge them?
@Jack - From the specs it looks like it could through the USB port. One thing to note is the size of this battery. Maybe not heavy, but it looks quite wide.
Emm, do you think these could power the Asus WiCast? I'm still looking for a cheaper solution then the Tekkeon... Thanks
Anyone know where to get these outside the USA?
@Joe Ed - I don't think it will. The Canon Rebel LP-E8 is 7.2V, and this battery does not appear to offer this option.
Could the ATC power bank run a Canon T2i? I'm still looking for an all-day alternate power source.
I have some sony v mounts but it seems that on amazon some 500 leds are cheaper without the battery, and was wondering if getting an adapter/cable would be a cheaper option
@Darryl - Those jumper batteries are great options. I have used them on the LED lights also, and have even used them to power up my Canon cameras on location using the AC/DC power adapter. A bit heavy, but great option for location shoots.
I use one of these power packs from Amazon and get 3 hours when I have 2 x 500LED panels(set to full power) plugged in.
@Note - I'm not sure what you're attempting to power up, but here's an old article about XLR DC power for a 500 LED light. httpss://cheesycam.com/xlr-battery-power-adapter-for-500-led-light-panel/
Essentially how do you adapt XLR to the dc barrels?
@Allan - I don't have this particular battery, but I ran a test on a 900 LED Light with Tekkeon for a little over one hour @ full power.
Hi, does anybody have any time estimates for the 900 LED light (full power or otherwise)? Thanks
My pleasure! #DIY4Life
Have you seen some XLR adapters?