SmallRig V-Lock Assembly Kit 1846 is a quick release set based on the standard V-Lock. It comes with a Female V-Dock and a Male V-Lock. There are multiple mounting holes and grooves on the Female V-Dock, and you can attach this assembly directly to a SmallRig camera cage kit, SmallRig monitor frame, or SmallRig shoulder pad mount. Besides, you can mount this assembly kit to SmallRig 25mm rod clamp 1860 which is designed for DJI Ronin M/MX; with this setup, you can put your V-Mount battery on top of the Ronin to power all the accessories, which minimizes camera weight on gimbals. The two integrated protruding portions prevent it from twisting when the V-Mount battery attached. The V-Lock with three M3 holes can be used as a replacement of the original V-Lock comes with the V-Mount battery.
NOTE: This product is NOT compatible with PAGlink PL96T Time Battery and Patona Premium Battery for BP-190WS.
Designer: Esther Chen
1 x V-Lock
1 x V-Dock
3 x M3 Screw
2 x 1/4"-20 Screw
1 x Hex Spanner
Net Weight: 152g
Material(s): Aluminum Alloy
Great build quality! It's super solid and has a lot of mounting holes, which makes it double as a cheese plate when necessary.
My only complaint is that it is quite wide. I'm sure it fits regular sized V-mount batteries just fine, but it is NOT compatible with my FXLion Nano battery simply because the width of this plate prevents me from accessing D-tap port on the side if using a "downward" angled plug. No biggie, but something to keep in mind if you want to use this on a smaller, lighter build.
I really wish SmallRig made a compact version of this plate, for the smaller type V-mount batteries that we keep seeing more of (like Bebob, FXLion, etc).
Also, I was (accidentally) able to force the battery out of the plate, which made me almost drop it. It may be a safety feature with the V-lock, but it made me rethink the direction I mounted it. It's now facing forward, so if it pops out again, the camera body will prevent it from falling to the ground.
Apart from that, it's a very good product indeed!
This is a well priced a strong v mount adapter. Simple in design with plenty of holes for various mounting. I'm using on a directors monitor and it does the job.
The previous version only worked with the included wedge, it did not allow batteries to lock on. However, this new version works perfectly! Very solid lock, with plenty of mounting points.
In conjunction with the SmallRig 15mm Rail Bridge 1522, I used this to mount a V-mount battery to my rig for my BMPCC4K. Enabling me to power the camera uninterrupted for several hours.
pretty much perfect for what I'm doing at a terrific price
It is very solid and never shakes when it is mounted on my v-mount battery.It could be used in different parts of camera rig. The design is great and the quality is good with reasonable price.