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Kathy White
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p.1 #1 · Compatablility question about Vagabond mini


Has anyone used the Vagabond mini to power the Photogenic Studiomax III's? I have the set that will not take their DC power packs. Accidentally I might add and I did not realize it until after the return period. I would really like to be able to power them by battery at sites even in places with power, to avoid the power cords. From reading up on it, I think I would be ok to use them but they do have a disclaimer on their site due to recycling and tolerences of your lights. I would feel better knowing if others were using them successfully.

Thanks for any input.

Kathy



Aug 17, 2012 at 09:52 PM
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p.1 #2 · Compatablility question about Vagabond mini


Hi Kathy,

I use the Studiomax III 320 and the PL1250 lights with the Vagabond Mini Lithium with no problems at all. These batteries and lights are an excellent combination. My 320's last a very long time on this battery! You're good to go!



Aug 24, 2012 at 06:56 AM
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p.1 #3 · Compatablility question about Vagabond mini


Hi Kathy,
I also have used the Mini Lithium with the PL1250. No problem. Just remember to shut-off the modeling light.
Tom



Aug 24, 2012 at 01:12 PM
Kathy White
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p.1 #4 · Compatablility question about Vagabond mini


Thanks Tom and Phoveo, I'm going to order one to start. I think I will add a second one later so no cords at all.

I really appreciate your sharing.

Kathy



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p.1 #5 · Compatablility question about Vagabond mini


Kathy,
While on topic, the Mini Lithium is a nice way to power these strobes but it's construction is terrible. The clamp they want you to use for mounting it to the light stand is plastic and I cracked the housing my first time using it. It still works fine but keep that in mind, you may want to hang it by the shoulder strap. PCB construction seems a notch under what you are used to getting from Photogenic, I see the cheapness with the Einstiens too. I have a couple PCB 15yr old WL series lights made of metal that are still working, not sure if the new stuff will last that long.



Aug 24, 2012 at 03:33 PM
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p.1 #6 · Compatablility question about Vagabond mini


Design features notwithstanding on a plastic case.

The very design of this unit will allow you to power those lights, full stop.

I don't know why people go on about a (admitted bad design flaw) issue that has been year in discussion. It works for some, others not so much. And if you cracked the housing the "first time I used it" then send it back whilst it's under the TWO YEAR warranty period.



Aug 24, 2012 at 04:04 PM
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p.1 #7 · Compatablility question about Vagabond mini


Design features notwithstanding on a plastic case.

The very design of this unit will allow you to power those lights, full stop.

I don't know why people go on about a (admitted bad design flaw) issue that has been year in discussion. It works for some, others not so much. And if you cracked the housing the "first time I used it" then send it back whilst it's under the TWO YEAR warranty period.



Aug 24, 2012 at 04:04 PM





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