Remote Audio BDSHQCS2

74.00 USD CAD

HI-Q (2)TA4 Input to Smart+BDS




Remote Audio HiQ™ batteries are smart. They accumulate data such as voltage, current, number of charge and recharge cycles, and more, which can be displayed by a compatible device. And now, with the HiQ™ SmartCup™, the Sound Devices 833, 888, and Scorpio can prove it, right on their display!

smart cup 833 battery screen with download version
SmartCup on Sound Devices 833 battery screen with firmware v3.0
smart cup 833 data screen
SmartCup on Sound Devices 833 Data Screen
smart cup 833 battery screen
SmartCup on Sound Devices 833 battery screen

The SmartCup™ is available in single-cable and double-cable versions.

The double-cable version has two cables coming from the cup… a cable to power the 833, 888, or Scorpio, and another cable to power your BDS™ and everything connected to it. This double-cable version allows all the equipment in your bag to be powered by a single HiQ battery through a BDS™, while also monitoring the battery information – including the total current being drawn by all of your equipment – right on your Sound Devices 833, 888, or Scorpio mixer/recorder display.

The single-cable version has the same SmartCup™ but with just one cable for powering only the 833, 888, or Scorpio. When would the single cable version be desired? Here’s an example: The Sound Devices Scorpio mixer/recorder has two TA4 connectors for external powering and monitoring the data of the two batteries. When a second external battery is connected to the Scorpio, it may be preferred that the second HiQ Smart Cup™ be the single cable version, since it is not necessary to power another BDS™ with the second battery.

The SmartCup™ is easily identifiable by its red bottom plate. One of the cables coming from the double-cable cup is marked with RED. This cable is for providing data and power to the Sound Devices 833, 888, or Scorpio. The other cable (not colored, labeled “BDS Power Only”) is for plugging into the BDS™, which then powers the rest of your equipment. Both of these cables use TA4F connectors. However, the data/power cable (marked in red) should not be plugged into the BDS™, as doing so could harm the HiQ battery’s data circuit.

HI-Q (2)TA4 Input to Smart+BDS

  • Remote Audio designed and manufactured.
  • DC power cable for HI-Q style batteries.
  • Hi-Q battery cup to (2) TA4 connectors.
  • One cable for data transfer and power to Sound Devices 833, 888, and Scorpio Mixer/Recorders
  • Second cable for powering BDS™