The CAME-TV Pure Sine Wave Power Station with Dual Battery Charging It is a dual V-mount battery charger and AC inverter designed as a one-stop-shop for charging and powering various devices.
Such devices can be very effective and power solutions are often not appreciated or given enough attention because they are not as exciting as cameras or lenses.
The power station has a variety of output options, including dual D-tap (14.4V, 10A), dual 12V (3A) barrel adapter, 4x USB-A, and a USB Type-C (5V, 2A) output.
There are also two AC sockets that can hold any AC power connector in the world. This means that you can use it not only to charge the battery, but also to power lights, wireless video transmitters, monitors, etc. Run through the main power. You can simply use a V-Lock battery to light up remotely.
At the location, you can plug the power station into a main outlet and charge your laptop, phone, drone battery, etc., in addition to your V-locked battery.
The interesting thing is that there is a small storage compartment under the power charger. You can use it to hold charging cable etc.
You should be aware that the total load power does not exceed 180W regardless of the battery you use. Using a high-capacity battery will save you time, but the output that an inverter can provide will not increase.
OK, if you want to charge the V-lock battery, use a dedicated 16.9V, 4A charger and connect it to the DC / IN interface. Once you press the screen button, it will display the current battery power status.
The connected battery will start charging automatically and the screen will show the charging status. If you charge two batteries, the battery on the left will be charged first and the battery on the right will start charging when the battery on the left is fully charged. You can charge most V-Locked batteries using this device.
What I like is that the charger makes almost no noise. There is nothing worse than having a battery charger in a hotel room when you are trying to sleep where there is a noisy fan.
Using power inverters
Once your two batteries are connected, you can use the power station as a power inverter. Once you press the display screen button, current battery power information and output interface information will be displayed.
You will be able to press the USB / DC switch button once and get 4x USB interface and 2x DC interface output. To turn them off, press the USB / DC switch button again
The Type-C interface and two D-tap outputs work independently, and you don’t need to turn on USB / DC for them to work.
Once you press the AC switch button, 2x AC sockets will be able to output power. The output voltage will be displayed on the screen. To turn off the AC output, you simply press the AC switch button once more.
It’s nice that CAME-TV gives you the option to switch the AC inverter from 110V to 220V or vice versa. The LCD screen will clearly show what voltage you are using.
If you want to change the AC voltage output, you must first turn off the AC inverter, and then press the LED light switch button and the USB / DC button at the same time. The screen will display the new AC output voltage. Then it is important to unplug all the batteries and then reinstall the batteries You then turn on the screen and press the AC inverter button once. The new AC output voltage is now ready for use.
The CAME-TV Pure Sine Wave Power Station with Dual Battery Charging is rigidly built and I was really surprised that it weighs about 1.4 kg / 3.08 lbs.
I like the carry handle and it has integrated legs so you can keep it on the ground.
The power station features intelligent fan control, which can automatically turn the fan on and off according to temperature. There is also over-current automatic protection.
Real world use
I have really enjoyed using the power station and it has come in handy in many situations, especially if you travel a lot.
The ability to charge devices remotely in the field or in moving vehicles between power lights or locations is something that should not be overlooked.
I like the integrated flashlight and in case of emergency, you can use the power station to charge your laptop or phone as long as you have some V-lock battery.
This is really a nice jack of all trades powering solution that comes in very handy, especially when you are traveling.
Price and availability
CAME-TV Pure Sine Wave Power Station with Dual Battery Charging is now available $ 398 USD.
You can also buy it with 2 Mini CAME-TV 99Wh battery 688 USD.