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Archive 2012 · Hello : ) !!! - BatPac vs. P.C.Buff ?? - External Power s...
  
 
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p.1 #1 · Hello : ) !!! - BatPac vs. P.C.Buff ?? - External Power supplies question


Hi,

This is Profoto BacPac:
http://www.profoto.com/us/products/external-power-supply

These are the two external power supplies offered by P.C.Buff,
the manufacturer of Allien Bees:
http://www.paulcbuff.com/vagabond.php

The vagabond mini is offered in two different voltages. Depending
on your region, you buy the one according to the voltage of your
region!

The other one, being discontinued, is this one. One can vary the
voltage. I like it more than the vagabond mini, but it is heavier:


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I wonder if you consider any of the vagabond units from P.C.Buff
a good quality product, compared to the BatPac unit from Profoto?

Would you use any of these external power supplies from P.C.Buff
with an Acute Generator from Profoto? Is there any risk of
damaging the Acute Generator? The acute generators being
used at the studio are the Acute R 2400, and the AcuteB2 600Ws

Should people working with both currents, 110-120V and 220-240V,
get a vagabond mini with a 220V current, since the acute generators
can adapt their voltage to 220V? I also wonder if a 220V vagabond
mini can be charged under a 110V electricity current?

If you are using the modelling light, is there a considerable energy
drainage from an external power supply like the BatPac or any of
the vagabond units?

Thank you, kind regards,

igmolinav : ) !!!



Nov 10, 2012 at 11:19 AM
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p.1 #2 · Hello : ) !!! - BatPac vs. P.C.Buff ?? - External Power supplies question


You may have better luck getting good info if you put this in the lighting forum.

The vagabond mini is very nice, but I have no knowledge about using it with the Profoto gear.



Nov 13, 2012 at 07:33 AM
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p.1 #3 · Hello : ) !!! - BatPac vs. P.C.Buff ?? - External Power supplies question


I don't know if mixing the gear will actually work or not, but it definitely would open the door to a denial of warranty coverage. The electronics in the Einsteins can be pretty sensitive, so I'd probably stick with the VML if you can. PCB has great warranty coverage and service, but I wouldn't want to push it by using a power source built for different lights. There could easily be a conflict in the power specs/requirements between the two units.


Nov 18, 2012 at 04:45 PM





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