Hello, my name is Nicholas Pappagallo. I am Lumix Luminary, and today I am going to be talking about the Tether Tools Case Relay. This little product here is a great product for people that are shooting video like we are today, or that are shooting time-lapse. And there’s many other applications as well. This is gonna give you uninterrupted power. So this is going to give you uninterrupted power from either the wall or from a battery which looks like this, like an external battery. And you’re gonna be able to take that and put it into your camera.
So let me show you a little bit about how this works with my brand new GH5. So I just got this GH5, and I just got the Case Relay here. So I’m gonna pop my battery out, and I’m going to take this DC coupler which looks exactly like my battery and I’m gonna pop that in. Now I do have a little piece of rubber here that’s going to have to move out of the way. You can leave the battery door open on this particular camera, or you can close it. So I can move that piece of rubber and then close it. And that lets the wire come out and still lets the camera function. So now what I can do, which we’re not gonna do here is take any adapter, and plug this into a wall. So that gives me the ability to have unlimited power. I’m able to just continue to film or do time lapse all day long. But in time lapse, I’m usually outdoors, so I don’t have the power. So I simply unplug that, and I have one or many of these, which are cheap. I think this was maybe 20 or 30 bucks at the local Walmart. I plug it in. I have 88% power now, and this actually starts to power this little box up. So what’s happening is, when you plug it in to a power source, either electrical or battery, it’s charging another battery in here. Inside the camera, that’s just a dummy battery, so there’s nothing actually in there.
So this battery is continuously charging this. What that lets me do over other power adapters is unplug this and continue to run the camera off this battery. So as you’re charging up your large battery, if you need to switch to another battery for your time lapse, you pull the battery. This battery will keep this camera charged up here.
So each, you can buy one Case Relay, and you can buy a multiple dongles. So that one is for my GH5. This one here is for the GX8, which we’re recording with over here. So again, this is just contacts. So this plugs in. Now I can simply switch this out with my same Case Relay, and now I’m able to plug this in for a GX8. So you can buy all of these little dongles. I believe they’re a few bucks to buy these, maybe 20 or 30 bucks. The whole system is just over a 100 dollars and then depending how many dongles you buy, it could go up from there. It’s a great product. Solid product for those video users out there. This GX8 is an awesome camera, but it’s got a small battery, so it does die quickly, and then we have to keep changing batteries, or we hear a click when we’re doing our after hours shows, and now we don’t have to worry about that. We can plug it right into the wall and we’re off and running the whole night.
Once again, this is the Case Relay. It’s a great little product. I highly suggest it, and we do have some discount codes for various Tether Tool’s products out there. You use the code PAC.
Once again the discount code is PAC, it may not work on this particular product, but it does work on about 90% of the Tether Tool’s products.
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