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HHB' now offers a new rechargeable battery pack and intelligent charger for their PORTADISC MD field recorder.
The MDPBP is a NiMH battery pack that powers the PORTADISC for approximately three-and-half hours. As a single, sealed unit, the MDPBP does not suffer the problems that can occur with caddies containing individual AA sized cells, in which batteries can be inserted incorrectly, or rechargeable and alkaline batteries may be inadvertently combined. Designed and engineered for the most demanding conditions, the MDPBP is both short circuit and temperature protected, with all internal metal contacts securely welded for long-term reliability.
The ACS110 is a microprocessor-controlled charger specifically developed for use with the MDPBP battery pack, providing intelligent monitoring and controlled charging. At just three hours to fully charge an MDPBP battery pack, one ACS110 charger and two MDPBPs is all that's required to supply a PORTADISC with continuous battery power. Additional ACS110 features include a Discharge function for effective management of the MDPBP pack, and comprehensive LED metering of the charging functions.
HHB has priced the new battery pack and charger at $138.40 for the MDPBP, and $125.00 for the ACS110.
The standard battery caddie and charger will continue to be supplied with the PORTADISC as a no-cost accessory. The MDPBP battery pack can be charged in the PORTADISC by the standard charger, however this takes significantly longer than using the ACS110.