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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · portable Packs


looking to buy one to take my strobe out on location. is there anything I need to know when shopping for one? how do I tell how many shots I can get out of one per session? thanks


Oct 05, 2016 at 05:50 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · portable Packs


What strobe? Hard to answer how many pops without knowing how much power your light is supposed to be cranking out.

In any case, value and price-wise it's hard to beat the PCB Vagabond Lithiums. They've got two power ranges to help fit your expectations for portability vs. recycle time, how many WS you need supplied, and swap-in batteries.



Oct 08, 2016 at 06:32 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · portable Packs


Thank you for your response I'm using Elinchrom ELC ProHd 500 flash heads.


Oct 10, 2016 at 12:38 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · portable Packs


I've never owned or used Elinchrom monolights myself, but I'm seeing warnings that they have electronics that do not play well with standard battery units. In fact, the only units I'm sure will work with them are the Godox LP series, as Elinchrom themselves sell them:

http://www.elinchromus.com/battery/powerinverters.html



Oct 11, 2016 at 03:36 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · portable Packs


First, what is your budget? It all starts with that. If you want the best performance, reliability, ease of use, and the best modifiers; Elinchrom Quadra, Profoto B1, or B2. About $1,600 to $2,200. Bron is great too if you have the budget.


Oct 11, 2016 at 04:29 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · portable Packs


I think he's asking for the strobes he currently owns.


Oct 11, 2016 at 05:21 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · portable Packs


Oh, I guess he means a portable battery pack. Look at Innovatronix.com


Oct 12, 2016 at 03:46 PM
 

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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · portable Packs


Innavatronix doesn't make a power pack that is safe to use with his monobloc Elinchroms.

This chart is roughly true for most pure sine-wave power packs, both the old selaed lead acid and lithiums, which is why I recommended one made specifically for them.

https://www.innovatronix.com/index.php/services/item/33-tronix-explorer-compatibility-chart



Oct 12, 2016 at 08:03 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · portable Packs


They absolutely do. Any good Pure Sine wave inverter would be safe with a digital strobe. As long as the inverter has a high enough wattage rating to handle the strobe. Typically 350 watts is a good starting point.

Any of these will work: http://innovatronix.com/index.php/products/item/262-photography-imaging-equipment

There are also more expensive options like the Profoto Batpack.



Oct 13, 2016 at 03:09 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · portable Packs


Thanks Gregg!

Your suggestions are really helpful!
I checked their website and saw that they have promo.
I just ordered 1 Tronix Explorer XT3.


I wonder what model you have in there?



Oct 14, 2016 at 05:18 AM
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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · portable Packs


Congratulations I'm sure you'll be happy with it. That will give you plenty of power. I'm in the electronics industry so I built my own using a 600 watt pure sine waver inverter. It works great as well. But unless you could do this yourself, I recommend an off-the-shelf unit like Innovatronix. I don't care for units like the Buff models because of their voltage drop during recycle. While the model you bought is larger, it has plenty of wattage to handle larger strobes, and your recycle times will be excellent and safe for a digital strobe.


Oct 14, 2016 at 04:10 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · portable Packs


Thanks Jay Ford!




Oct 15, 2016 at 12:49 AM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · portable Packs


I stand corrected. Thank you, Mr. Heckler.


Oct 15, 2016 at 11:48 AM







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