Skypanel trend has caught on and become and mainstream of motion pictures set lighting. But providing
power has always been a challenge because of its monster draw of power. You can either choose to provide
full power and keep it plugged in to power source and tethered, or compromise with the 50% low mode
with ARRI’s solution that also takes 2 batteries.
POWERANGE in conjunction with Hypermedia, a California based pro-video distributor designed a solution
that provides answers to the most commonly asked question “Why is my fixture restricted at 50% when
powered by batteries? ”
The unique on-board battery-operated back plate for Skypanel named the SKYPOWER Series provides a
portable power source for S30/S60/S120-C at full output. (*ARRI’s plates can only do 50%). It manages to
remain an extremely portable formfactor that mounts directly on the fixture’s original accessory mount
and balanced perfectly well. It will be your best power package for tight spaces or location shoots where
running cable is not your best option.
The SKYPOWER battery plate system takes 2x 26V (265Wh each) batteries in parallel, with 48V step-up
transformer (530Wh total). Outputting 48V constant voltage throughout the shoot without any dim. QR
wedge goes on the back of Skypanel quick release. Runtime is field tested up to 60mins+ non-stop at full
output on S60C/S120-C, and 120mins+ on S30-C