Battery Hot Swap system for ARRI ALEXA®


  • Nominal Voltage: 14.8V
  • Voltage range: 10.8V ~ 16.8V
  • Nominal Capacity: 1.5Ah, 21Wh
  • Max. discharge current: 10A
  • About up to 8~10 minutes runtime when used standalone as an UPS backup battery
  • Installable on the back side of ALEXA®
  • Self charging through the installed battery, can be charged with a separate charging unit
  • Allow data communication from battery to camera: the state of charge is displayed to the user
  • Size: 142 x 83 x 55mm (5.59" x 3.27" x 2.16")
  • Weight: 0.55Kg (1.21lbs)
  • NEW: enhanced contact protection for safer air transport


MVQUICKAL is a hot-swapping and digital communications interface, with the same features of MVQUICK, to be installed permanently on the back of ALEXA®.
The main purpose of this device is to allow battery replacement without power interruption to the camera through an automatic detection of the battery removal.
Best used with BLUESHAPE V-lock batteries, it acts as a digital communication interface allowing direct communication of the battery runtime parameters to the LCD and viewfinder.
Additionally, MVQUICKAL provides an alternative power source of about 21Wh to be used as UPS in case of a sudden power failure or extended power requirements.
Principle of operations

High-load cell technology permits discharging of up to 10A when used as a stand alone power source.
Although the internal battery is recharged with every installation of a fresh V-lock battery pack, a separate charging unit has been provided to allow for fast and full charge when the unit is empty.
The V-Lock hooking parts are made in metal for a precise and reliable battery installation and the battery terminals are made with a high-rate and low resistivity alloy for increased current rating.

In the box:
1x ACDC Charging Unit
1x Screw set

A safer little detail
We care and strongly respect the IATA requirements when it comes to transporting batteries. Towards this, we have adopted high quality individual packaging for every individual battery.

A recent addition is the CONTACT COVER (shown here) that we started including on every V-mount battery that comes out of our production as the ultimate protection against short circuit of the contacts.
This cover does exactly what it says and makes it virtually impossible for a short between the terminals to occur during transport. This is our latest enhancement in our list of safety features that give maximum protection, especially important during air transport.

We request our clients to store the original boxes and also the CONTACT COVERS so as to reuse them if our batteries need to be transported in any aircraft.


LED indicators showing state of charge of internal battery
Push button for capacity check
Installation interface for external V-Lock battery
Charging socket. Plug the charger here to apply the first full charge session.
D-Tap auxiliary connector
Installation side to back of the camera
Special spring loaded output connector (power and data outlet to camera)
Screw pattern for installation on back of ALEXA®


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January 2011

Quick Changer the battery Hot-Swap adapter
MVQUICK is a hot swap system to be installed as a battery interface between the camera (or any other V-Lock compatible device) and the battery pack. The main purpose is to allow camera battery replacement without any power interruption through an automatic detection of the battery removal.
Additionally, MVQUICK provides an alternative power source of about 21Wh to be used as UPS in case of a sudden power failure or extended power requirements.
MVQUICK is designed to work perfectly even with RED® ONE cameras.
Other models are available to fit different cameras.



MVQUICKAL Operator manual - Version:1.0 (322.73 KB) Hot-Swap adapter MVQUICKAL operator manual


MVQUICKAL CE Certificate - Version:1.0 (361.38 KB) CE certificate of conformity for MVQUICKAL
MVQUICKAL Transport Certificate - Version:1.0 (693.08 KB) UN38.3 IATA Transport declaration for MVQUICKAL
MSDS - Version:1.2 (65.0 KB) Material Safety Data Sheet for batteries

 Application Notes

IATA Li-Ion Air Transport guide - Version:2014 (121.94 KB) 2014 update of the IATA air transport regulations for rechargeable lithium ion, with a dedicated focus on BLUESHAPE batteries range

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