I bought for my new used BMPCC a XTPower MP-10000 li-pol battery and decided to try if I could use it with my Eclair ACL as it provides 12V power. I have discovered my earlier batteries a bit impractical to use, as they are meant to be carried on one's belt. XTPower, on the other hand seemed perfect for on-board use. I crafted an adapter from 4-pin XLR of my camera (DIY modification) to the 12V output connector of this battery. To install the battery on-board I used 3M Dual Lock tape.
So does it work? For speeds 8-25 fps, yes. 50 fps seems to draw too much current and the battery shuts down. No surprise though, as the max current for 12V is 2 A and apparently for 24 fps the heavy duty motor draws some 1.1 A.
Anyway, for 25 fps work it seems very fit. I think I'll build a small NIMH on-board battery as well for those situations I need higher frame rates. On-board is just so much easier on both operator and the power connector on the camera...
Edited by Heikki Repo, 03 May 2016 - 04:02 PM.