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907x 50c now available

spb

Well-known member
I would trust Nitecore over Hahnel for charging. Nitecore chargers have always been reliable and they make a business of batteries and lighting. It also has a capacity gauge that is nice to see the actual capacity of the pack instead of idiot lights.
I always had Hahnel Cube, twin chargers for Fujifilm cameras, never an issue. Perhaps a bit bulky when viewed next to the Hasselblad HUb that I now have!
 

docholliday

Active member
I always had Hahnel Cube, twin chargers for Fujifilm cameras, never an issue. Perhaps a bit bulky when viewed next to the Hasselblad HUb that I now have!
They are absolutely unpredictable for the P1 batteries. They don't seem to show any issues until you've compared them to something better. Then you realize how inconsistent they were.
 

Godfrey

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They are absolutely unpredictable for the P1 batteries. They don't seem to show any issues until you've compared them to something better. Then you realize how inconsistent they were.
Well, so far the Hasselblad dual charger seems to be 100% reliable; I've been using it for two-three months. The Nitecore charged the low battery just fine too. The 'Blad charger is more compact and indicates when I put a fully charged battery in it that it is charged. The Nitecore doesn't indicate anything when a fully charged battery is inserted, ignores it completely, and flashes a bunch of charging information as it works (the main value to me is that it's indicating the charger is working, and that the battery is full). The Nitecore charger is 30% cheaper when you include their recommended power supply for it. The Hasselblad charger comes with a fully usable USB-C to USB-C cable for power and data transfer, something that usually sells for about half to two thirds of the difference in price.

It's a toss up. :D

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Godfrey

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Marco

Thank you for that hint .(y) I will check that later today and give feedback .
I see in the CFVII 50c Power functions a check box for "Power from Computer USB" ... Perhaps having that checked will enable an external battery connected via USB to power the back with the internal battery removed? Curious, I tried it...

With the option checked, the camera will not power up without a battery installed and with an external battery connected. However, when an external battery is connected and a battery is installed, it powers up and next to the charge state a power icon is displayed. Unplug the external battery and the power icon disappears. Connect an external battery with the option turned off, and the power icon is not displayed: the Power icon ONLY appears if the option is checked "ON" and the external battery is connected when the back is powered on.

So: I believe this means two things.
A- The back utilizes the installed battery as part of its voltage regulation/power control so you have to have a battery installed for it to function; I bet it doesn't have to have much charge in it at all to operate as it ought to.
B- When you have an external battery connected at power up and the option is enabled, the back draws entirely from the external battery ... perhaps until the external battery is exhausted, at which point it will draw from the internal battery. This last is conjecture, of course.

Using an external battery is not as convenient as having a couple of the regular batteries to power the back with, but it seems that it is an option if that's what you want to do.

I powered the back off as I was writing this but left the external battery connected. A few seconds later, the power button started to flash in the charging sequence, so it's obvious that an external power supply attached with the back turned off allows the back to engage the charge circuit to charge up the internal battery. :)
 

elm

Member
Can anyone share what size portable battery being used to power your 907x 50c? 10,000 mAh or higher? Glad to hear that you can power the kit using an external battery and also charge the battery (in camera and the hub). Thank you for sharing.
 

Godfrey

Well-known member
Can anyone share what size portable battery being used to power your 907x 50c? 10,000 mAh or higher? Glad to hear that you can power the kit using an external battery and also charge the battery (in camera and the hub). Thank you for sharing.
When I did the test I posted above, I just grabbed one of my no-name USB backup batteries and connected it with a USB-A to USB-C cable. They cost me about $12 each, I have a half dozen of them. They're probably about 5000-6000 mAh capacity, but I don't recall ever seeing specs on them.

USB power is generally always about 5V DC, with a unit load of 100mA for USB 1.0 and 150mA for USB 2.0. Most USB ports can output about 5 units. I'm not sure what the USB-C standard is.

I suppose that as long as you've got a USB-spec compatible power brick, it's simply: the higher the capacity, the longer you can run on the battery. The standard Hasselblad High Capacity Li-Ion Battery for X System is nominally 7.27V @ 3400mAh.

This running on a USB power input is a useful thing, primarily when operating in tethered mode and for studio setups. But it's somewhat inconvenient for general purpose use in the field. The standard battery, at [email protected], is not so hideously overpriced that I'm likely to be hunting for external battery solutions. I haven't yet had to swap out a fully-charged battery even on my longest shooting session to date. :D

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mristuccia

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I see in the CFVII 50c Power functions a check box for "Power from Computer USB" ... Perhaps having that checked will enable an external battery connected via USB to power the back with the internal battery removed? Curious, I tried it...

With the option checked, the camera will not power up without a battery installed and with an external battery connected. However, when an external battery is connected and a battery is installed, it powers up and next to the charge state a power icon is displayed. Unplug the external battery and the power icon disappears. Connect an external battery with the option turned off, and the power icon is not displayed: the Power icon ONLY appears if the option is checked "ON" and the external battery is connected when the back is powered on.

So: I believe this means two things.
A- The back utilizes the installed battery as part of its voltage regulation/power control so you have to have a battery installed for it to function; I bet it doesn't have to have much charge in it at all to operate as it ought to.
B- When you have an external battery connected at power up and the option is enabled, the back draws entirely from the external battery ... perhaps until the external battery is exhausted, at which point it will draw from the internal battery. This last is conjecture, of course.

Using an external battery is not as convenient as having a couple of the regular batteries to power the back with, but it seems that it is an option if that's what you want to do.

I powered the back off as I was writing this but left the external battery connected. A few seconds later, the power button started to flash in the charging sequence, so it's obvious that an external power supply attached with the back turned off allows the back to engage the charge circuit to charge up the internal battery. :)
That seems the Mk II version of the option I've mentioned above.
Good to know that it still exists in the new model.
 

jotloob

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Can anyone share what size portable battery being used to power your 907x 50c? 10,000 mAh or higher? Glad to hear that you can power the kit using an external battery and also charge the battery (in camera and the hub). Thank you for sharing.
I use ANKER POWER BANKs . 13000mAh and also have a 26000mAh .
What you need is an ADAPTER cable from USB-A to USB-C . Anker supplies these with the power bank .
 
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Does the 907X have an integrated GPS? I was able to find some contradictory info about that floating around the web.

Likely, this is a copy & paste error from the X1D II, I suppose...
 
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spb

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Does the 907X have an integrated GPS? I was able to find some contradictory info about that floating around the web.

Likely, this is a copy & paste error from the X1D II, I suppose...
There is nothing in the online manual which I just checked.
 
There is nothing in the online manual which I just checked.
That's exactly my point! Since I have no XCD lens, I can't try it out IRL. I'd be curious if the GPS might be handled by the 907X body itself. The metadata is definitively not being written when working with the CFV II 50c exclusively.
 

Godfrey

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I have looked at the 3fr files made with the 907x after hunting through all the system preferences for any way to turn on GPS. No way to turn on GPS. My conclusion is that the 907x does not have any GPS hardware in it.
 

SrMphoto

Member
Aesthetically the Hasselblad Hub charger is the nicest looking charger I ever clapped eyes on.
It is a great looking charger, indeed.
BTW, on the back of the Hasselblad dual charger, it says: "Manufactured by DJI."
I have the Nitecore charger as well but was never really happy with it.
 
BTW, on the back of the Hasselblad dual charger, it says: "Manufactured by DJI."
Design by Hasselblad, software and electronics by DJI, would be my guess.
The way the charging LEDs are lit are very reminiscent of other DJI products!
I had that though the first time I powered my charging hub up. ;)
To summarise: exterior, finish and implementation are beautiful IMO.
 
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