Remote Audio Hi-Q Batteries

The Remote Audio Meon line of power solutions now includes our Hi-Q smart batteries. They are available in a full-size version with a capacity of 98-Watt hours, and the half-size version with a capacity of 49-Watt hours.

The old NP-1 style of batteries has been around for over 20 years now, and served us well, but there is finally a much better option for powering portable ENG equipment:

The Hi-Q batteries are smart. This means they have sophisticated circuitry that balances the charging and discharging of the internal cells, and communicate with their chargers and the devices they are powering.

All of that may be interesting, but when you’re in the trenches with 40 pounds of equipment around your neck, and the president is taking his time getting out of Air Force One, what you”€™ll be most happy about is that the Hi-Q batteries are small and light-weight, and they last a long time. In fact, at 98 Watt-hours, the full size Hi-Q has 30-percent more capacity than a lithium NP-1, while being smaller and lighter. All of this makes the Hi-Q batteries a great companion to Remote Audio’€™s famous BDS system, and cables for connecting them, like the BDSHQIN, are already available.

Our Hi-Q batteries use the Inspired Energy standard contact configuration, so they are interchangeable with products made for this standard, such as the Cantar X3 and Sonosax SX-R4+ recorders. We expect other equipment manufacturers to soon follow.


BDSHQINV – 20in BDS input cable. Hi-Q battery cup to TA4F.

Additional Accessories Include:


HIQ1CH1 : Hi-Q battery single bay charger


HIQCH2 : Hi-Q battery dual bay charger with calibrator


HIQHIRV2 : Hi-Q 4-pin hirose battery input for recorders


HIQCAPTV2 : DC power cable for Hi-Q style batteries. Hi-Q battery cup to tinned leads. 20in cable.