Unboxing: Hedbox RP-DC100 Charger and V-Mount Batteries



First Impressions

The Hedbox RP-100V Charger provides simultaneous dual charging for two V-mount batteries and can function as a convenient power bank for other devices. The LED Display indicates the status of power, charging, channel, and power bank mode with a red or green light indicator. Located at the bottom is an alternative DC Output that comes with a 4-pin XLR Male to Female cable for charging external devices like monitors or lights and we especially like that it comes with a ventilation cooling system for temperature regulation.

Features

Hedbox RP-100V V-mount Charger

• Digital dual battery charger with zero-volt charging activation
• Intelligent charging systems provide precision control over charging
process
• LED display screen for status and mode
• Integrated locking support stand
• Power bank mode
• RPC-DC4X4 / 4-pin XLR female to male cable
• DC Out 16.5V, 4.5A /75W

All batteries include:

• V-Mount connection holder
• 4-LED power monitor indicator
• Built-in USB, D-tap, and DC outputs
• Power LED light

Battery models by power capacity:

• Hedbox PB-D100V: 98Wh / 6,600mAh
• Hedbox PB-D150V: 154Wh / 1,0400mAh
• Hedbox PB-D200V:195Wh / 13Ah

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Shipping Container house – Flat lighting battery & 12v battery chargers



Shipping container house – Recharging the lighting battery with a charger after the lighting battery goes flat.
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The 12v 20 amp battery charger was purchased from an Australian automotive store, called “Supercheap Autos” and cost $200.

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Outdoor Lighting Helps You Enjoy Your Backyard More

Outdoor lighting enables families to extend the use of their backyard facilities at night. There is a wide range of lighting products in the market, encouraging families to use their outdoor facilities more and more after sunset.

Here are just some examples:

There are underwater lights for your fish pond or water fountain; and what better way to greet your visitors by installing well-lit post lights in the front garden. Outdoor pathway lights can have different motifs such as cottage, rustic or traditional. Wall or ceiling lights that can stand up to any weather conditions can provide accent to your home.

With flood lights strategically installed around your garden, you can be sitting under your favorite fruit tree enjoying a relaxing drink. These fixtures can be made of copper, iron, metal or steel.

Lighting the steps of your wooden deck, porch or gazebo can provide both elegance and beauty. They can also prevent accidents such as tripping in the dark.

Invite Your Neighbors In For A Barbecue Or Night Party

Colorful ceiling lights can be strung to your garden gazebo. Watch the children jump and splash in the pool illuminated by underwater lights. Solar underwater lights are popular and can be used to focus on any water feature.

Nowadays you can buy special outdoor lights to brighten up your parties and barbecues from most lighting stores or department stores. Note that if you are installing lamp posts or pathway lights you will also need to get anchoring equipment.

Solar And Low-Voltage Lights For Your Outdoor Areas

Lights powered by the sun or low-voltage bulbs are most often used for outdoor lighting. Solar lights turn on as soon as the sun sets and switch off when the sun rises. A lot of people buy solar lighting kits for outdoor use. During the day a special type of battery is charged by sunlight and that battery gives the outdoor light power during the night. They conserve energy and do not need electric current to run. Instead of the normal household current, low voltage lights use 12 volts.

You don’t even need an electrician to set up 12-volt outdoor lighting systems, so it is a relatively simple project for anyone.

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Alternate Energy Lighting

People who want to minimize their carbon footprint and cut their energy costs at the same time are always looking for other ways to light their worlds. Sure, electricity is 'right there' at the flick of a switch, but it is also expensive and let's face it, there are just some places where you need a more portable option for lighting. Enter alternative energy lighting.

The sun is our ultimate heater and our major light source during the days, but once that giant orb goes down we are left in the dark and while those in previous generations may have thought that signaled the end of the working day, we today go on trucking right into the night, so we need sources of light.

Fuel based lamps may seem old fashioned now, but they are in fact a great alternative energy lighting option. They are portable and easy to use and they give you light when and where you want it. They are also easy to find and purchase and they are usually locally made which is another thing that people are more cognizant of these days. Simply fill your lamp with kerosene or another fuel, light it up and you're good to go. The candle is the simplest form of this kind of lamp, but they can be hazardous and it is not wise to leave them burning unattended.

And then there is solar power, grabbed from the sun itself and then used to light our way when the sun has gone down. Solar lanterns incorporate a solar module, a light and a battery all in one unit, they are portable and they are a great source of back up energy. Solar lanterns and lights are wireless meaning you can put them anywhere you choose and they come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. Best of all, there is no environmental harm and no pollution that comes from using solar lighting and they do not have black out periods like electricity can. Once installed the energy is free which is yet another bonus.

Generators that run on gas or diesel are another form of alternative energy lighting. They are stand alone units that you can use instead of the regular electricity for hours at a time for lighting and heating all without using the electricity in your home.

Electricity may be the easy option, but it can also be the expensive one, what about looking into alternative methods of achieving the same thing?

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