Frequently Asked Questions
For legacy compact Blackmagic cameras (original pocket cam, cinema cam, production cam and micro cams), the Magic Power 2.0 comes with all cables necessary to connect the Magic Power 2.0 to your camera. Included with the Magic Power 2.0 are two DC power cables, one cable that fits the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera and one cable that fits all other first generation Blackmagic cameras and monitors.
The Blackmagic Ursa Mini series cameras can be connected to and powered by the Magic Power 2.0 with a power cable that is DC 2155 at one end and 4-pin XLR at the other. We don’t have these cables available on our site but they can be purchased from other retailers.
Most audio recorders, including ZOOM recorders, will connect with our standard 2155 DC cable, which is included with the basic Magic Power 2.0 kit.
For all other devices, please contact us and we can help you find the right connection.
The Magic Power 2.0 has a built-in quick release plate and, in the box, includes a corresponding quick release mount. This quick release mount will attach to any standard camera cage via an included 1/4-20 screw. It will also attach to a rod support system with a standard 1/4-20 rod clamp, available at all major photo/video retailers.
The quick release plate, built into the back of the Magic Power 2.0, locks onto the included quick release mount. This system allows for a secure mounting of the Magic Power 2.0 and a very quick and easy attachment and detachment of the battery to your camera rig.
The Magic Power 2.0 is capable of outputting up to 2.0 amps continuously and can run most compatible cameras and field monitors in combination. As long as the total power draw does not exceed 2.0 amps, the Magic Power 2.0 is capable of powering multiple devices simultaneously.
In order to simultaneously connect two devices with DC inputs to the Magic Power 2.0, Juicebox offers a male to 2x male splitter cable (JBSC-02) and a male to 2x female splitter cable (JBSC-03).
The Magic Power 2.0 has a standard, 5.5mm x 2.1mm, 12V/2.0A DC output. It also has a QC (quick charge) USB output capable of outputting 5V, 9V or 12V at 2.1 amps. The third output on the Magic Power 2.0 is a standard, 5V 2.1A USB output.
The Magic Power 2.0 also features a micro-USB input for charging the Magic Power 2.0 via USB charger. This method of charging may take several hours, however, while the included rapid charger will charge the Magic Power 2.0 in just two hours or less.
1. DC Port: 12V/2A for compatible Blackmagic Cameras
2. USB Port 1: 5v/2.1A output
3. USB Port 2: QC 2.0 quick charging output (5V, 9V, 12V at 2.1A)
NOTE: Only one USB output can be used at a time.
4. Micro Input: Charge Juicebox with micro USB cable
5. Display Screen: Displays voltage, capacity, wattage
6. On/Off: Power on/off and reset
While connected to a compatible Blackmagic camera or monitor, the Magic Power 2.0 will charge the device’s smaller internal battery, when installed.
Yes, the Magic Power 2.0 is capable of powering compatible Blackmagic cameras even when no internal battery is installed in the camera.
The same is true of most compatible field monitors, including the Blackmagic Video Assist and Video Assist 4k.
The Magic Power 2.0 is powered on with a single press of the ON button located on the side of the battery. Once powered on, the Magic Power 2.0 will continue to power/charge the connected device until the Magic Power 2.0 is either disconnected or runs out of power. Pressing the ON button a second time will not turn off the Magic Power 2.0. To turn off the Magic Power 2.0, simply disconnect any devices from its power ports.
Yes, the Magic Power 2.0 can also be charged with a micro USB charger. However, this charge method can take several hours. Charging with the included rapid charger takes a maximum of two hours.
If you need a replacement charger for the Magic Power 2.0, we have them available here.
The Magic Power 2.0 battery has an active circuit and requires a minimum level of power to turn on or even accept a charge via the battery’s DC input. If your battery has been in storage for an extended period of time or has been drained completely and will not power on or accept a charge, typically, the battery can be revived by charging through the battery’s micro-USB input. Once the Magic Power 2.0 has received several percentage points of charge through the micro-USB input, it can then be charged through the DC input and used as usual.
If charging your battery through the micro-USB input does not solve the problem, please contact us for further assistance.