Switronix announces new power cable for Canon DSLRs

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Switronix (maker of battery and cable systems and more) announces a new power cable for Canon HDSLRs – the “XP-DV-CH cable does not require the user to purchase a separate Canon DR-E6, which retails for roughly $50.”

Switronics Power Cable for Canon DSLRs

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The PR

Announcing the XP-DV-CH, the newest addition the Switronix’s line of XP model DSLR cables. The XP-DV-CH features a regulated 7.9v battery paddle (LP-E6 type) for the Canon 5D, 60D and 7D cameras and an inline female p-tap connector for 12vdc, housed in an enclosure. It also includes both red and green LED indication to display battery power status. The cable can be used in association with a Switronix accessory or used solo with a PRO-X series lithium-ion battery product.

Although similar to Switronix’s XP-DSLR-C, the XP-DV-CH cable does not require the user to purchase a separate Canon DR-E6, which retails for roughly $50. This development will save users money and ensure a more reliable product due to its solid connection.


Input: DC 11-17v

Output for camera: DC 7.9v, 3A directly to the Canon camera (no additional cable required)

Output for P-Tap: DC 11-17v, Unregulated

Green LED indication: Power input

Red LED indication: Camera power output

Length: 48″

Part #: XP-DV-CH

For more information on Switronix’s DSLR solutions, please visit www.switronix.com/products/dslr-solutions


Over the past decade, Switronix has established itself as one of the most prominent suppliers of batteries and charging solutions in the professional film and video industry. Switronix’s line also includes superior LED lighting, camera supports, converter cables, and accessories. For more information about Switronix, please visit switronix.com.

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    1. No, but they have another model (XP-DSLR-T2i) that works with the T2i & T3i.

  1. That product is exactly what i am currently looking for. The only problem i have is, that i own a Bescor battery that only provides cigarette connector and XLR sockets. Does anyone know of an adapter cable, so i can attach the Switronix power cable to the Bescor battery? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance!

  2. What is this cable for? Is it to draw power from the mains to power your camera?

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