Anton/Bauer has announced the VCLX NM2, the next generation of its Academy Award-winning battery.
The VCLX NM2 features one XLR3 and two XLR4 connectors that provide dual, simultaneous, high-current output, delivering consistent 24A current at 14.4V, 16A at 28V, or 12A at 48V from the 600Wh NiMH battery. The unit can be fully recharged in 3.5 hours.
Weighing 29.35 pounds, the battery is engineered from anodized aluminum with over-molded end caps and handle grip. Efficient thermal design with passive cooling means no fan noise on set, and the sealed case is water-resistant up to 8.5".
Real-time onboard diagnostics via the 2.4" color LCD screen means the battery and equipment can be monitored to ensure peak performance. New fleet management allows full command of entire battery fleets. The VCLX NM2 sends status information — including capacity, cycle count, temperature and time-stamped reports — directly from the battery via built-in Wi-Fi, or information can be downloaded to USB storage.
The VCLX NM2 lists for $4,200 and is available now.