PAGlink PL16 Charger
- 2-position simultaneous V-Mount fast-charger
- Charges simultaneously up to 16 PAGlink batteries (8 per channel)
- Charges simultaneously 4 x 96Wh PAGlink batteries in less than 6 hours
- Charges simultaneously the latest PAG non-linking Li-Ion batteries (1 per channel)
- High-powered 100W output (6A at 16.8V)
- Accepts firmware updates via the battery connectors
- Incorporates a 100W camera power supply with XLR4 output
- 2 year guarantee
- 210 x 190 x 75mm / 1.4kg
Linked battery charging was introduced by PAG and is unique to the PAGlink system. Now you can charge more batteries on fewer, smaller and more efficient chargers. PAGlink makes location charging easier and reduces the number of chargers required to manage your batteries.
The 2-position PAGlink PL16 Charger is the ideal location charger for PAGlink V-Mount Li-Ion batteries. Up to 16 PAGlink batteries can be charged simultaneously (8 per channel).
The batteries can be of any rated capacity and in any state of charge for linked charging. PAGlink intelligent batteries manage their own charging automatically.
PAGlink means no more interrupted sleep on location, swapping charged for discharged batteries on your charger, just to get them all charged by the morning. At the end of a shoot, simply link your batteries and connect them to the charger. The next day, they will be fully-charged and ready to go.
4 fully-discharged 96Wh batteries will be fully-charged simultaneously in less than 6 hours; 8 batteries in less than 12 hours. 150Wh PAGlink batteries will take 50% longer.
PAGlink batteries communicate their individual state-of-charge to the charger. The most discharged batteries are given priority until all the batteries reach a similar state-of-charge. The batteries are then charged simultaneously, using available current in the most efficient way, until they are all fully-charged together. Fully-charged batteries stop accepting charge automatically and can be left safely on the charger until they are needed.
During charging, the percentage state-of-charge of each PAGlink battery is indicated on its individual display. The battery’s numeric display can be inverted, for legibility, with a single button press, and reverts automatically after removal.
The stages of the charging process for each channel are clearly indicated on the charger’s large backlit LCD screen.
A Recovery Charge Program is included for deeply discharged batteries. Two presses of the charger’s front panel button will enable the batteries to accept charge. Additionally, the charger will automatically reset Li-Ion batteries if their cut-out has been tripped.
The high-power PL16 is capable of supplying 6A at 16.8V (approximately 100W). It can also be used to power your camera from any AC supply worldwide, via the charger’s built-in 100W camera power supply, which has an XLR4 output.
The PL16 is compact, quiet and cool-running, and features a hard-wearing aluminum case. It weighs only 3lbs, and its slim design makes it easy to transport.
Range of Batteries Charged:
Individually or linked:
PAGlink PL96e Model 9303
PAGlink PL96T Model 9304
PAGlink PL150e Model 9308
PAGlink PL150T Model 9309
PAG L90 Slim Model 9307V
PAG L95e/L96e Model 9310V
PAG L96T Model 9305V
Sony V-Mount Li-Ion
2 x V-Mount.
Main Charge Programs:
Li-Ion Intelligent Parallel Charging program: maximum output 6A at 16.8V (100W approx.).
PAG ACS Ni-MH sequential charge program: output 3A.
Up to 8 PAGlink batteries per channel may be charged. Batteries can be in any state-of-charge. The most-discharged batteries will be given a higher charge priority. Fully charged batteries stop accepting charge automatically and independently of other batteries.
Recovery Charge Program:
Automatically recovers a Li-Ion battery after shut down.
Automatically detects very low battery voltage and initiates a low charge current until voltage has risen enough for normal charging.
Self Test Program:
Monitors the battery under charge, monitors the charger’s own functions, and shuts down to a safe condition should any tests fail.
100V to 264V AC. Frequency 47-63Hz. Maximum consumption 220W.
Protected against short circuit and excess battery voltage.
AC Mains Failure Protection:
Should mains failure occur during a charging program, or whilst the charger is connected, it will shut down to a safe condition.
The charge status of each PAGlink battery is indicated by its own display. The different stages of the charging process are indicated for each channel on the charger’s LCD screen. The charger is fully automatic in operation.
Operating Temperature Range:
0ºC to +40ºC (+32ºF to +104ºF).
Height: 75mm (3”).
Width: 210mm (8.3”).
Length: 190mm (7.5”).
Weight: 1.4kg (3lbs).
Typical 96Wh Battery Charging Times:
1 battery: 2hrs 30mins
2 batteries: 3hrs
4 batteries: 6hrs
6 batteries: 9hrs 30mins
8 batteries: 11hrs 45mins
16 batteries: 24hrs
The times given are for fully-discharged to fully-charged 94Wh batteries equally distributed across both channels. 150Wh batteries will take 50% longer.
Camera Power Supply:
Suitable for powering cameras that can accept a 16.8V input.
The camera power supply function is operated by pressing and holding the Camera PSU button on the charger’s front panel for 1 second. Charging is suspended whilst the power supply is in use.
16.8V DC. Maximum current 5.5A (90W).
XLR4F connector (pin 1 neg. pin 4 pos).