The new XP model DSLR cables are the most versatile cables on the market. 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.