Portable power guide

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If you want to use studio lights without access to AC power, there are many solutions from which to choose. While various DIY projects are possible, you can buy all of the items featured in this list off the shelf. Some are compact, some are cheap and some are both. Specifications posted are from the manufacturers where available, but that does not mean they are accurate. Prices and availability vary by region and over time, so check with your retailer.

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AC Battery Pack DC Monolight DC Pack and Head
Budget Budget Budget
Alien Bees Vagabond
Godox Leadpower
Hobo Lighting Battery Pack
Innovatronix Explorer
Innovatronix XT3 & Mini
Visico Creator
Adorama Flashpoint M series
Britek PS
Calumet Genesis 300B
CononMark DD
CononMark DL
Electra smartFLASH
Dynalite Jackrabbitpack
Interfit Stellar Xtreme
JTL Mobilight
Photogenic StudioMax III
Quantuum R+ Dual Power
SP Studio Systems Lancerlight
Strobeam EID
U2 Photon
Boling BL series
Fomei Panther
Godox CD series
Godox EX series
Golden Eagle Wind
Jinbei Discovery
Jinbei Freelander
Jinbei Rechargeable Digital
Lencarta Safari
Pixco PF
Walimex PBS
Mid-range Mid-range Mid-range
Dynalite Portable AC
Fomei Power Star
Hensel Visit MPG
Richter Powermate
Bowens Travelpak
Multiblitz Profilux Plus
Priolite MB
Quantum Qflash
Comet LB-400
Comet PMT-1200
Norman Battery Portable
Elinchrom Ranger Quadra
Elinchrom Ranger RX
Lumedyne Action Pack
Lumedyne Next Generation
Lumedyne Signature Basic
Lumedyne Signature Deluxe
Speedotron Explorer
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Elektrona FlashFeeder
LibertyPak Genny
Profoto BatPac
Bron Powerbox Balcar B series
Bowens Explorer
Comet CBm-1200
Broncolor Mobil
Broncolor Verso w/ Power Dock
Hensel Porty
Hensel Porty Lithium
Profoto AcuteB
Profoto Pro-B

AC Battery Pack

Budget

Alien Bees Vagabond

Model Vagabond II Vagabond Mini Lithium  
Input 100-260V 100-260V Alien Bees Vagabond II
Output 110V only 110V / 230V
Capacity 20Ah 8.8Ah
Max Ws 2600
Type SLA Lithium
Outputs 1 2
Weight 8.4kg 1.59kg
Size, mm 260x216x152 290x109x69
Price US$300
AU$419
£291
US$240
AU$399
£287
Retailers Paul C. Buff (USA) - Paul C. Buff (AU) - Paul C. Buff (UK)

Godox Leadpower

Model LP-750  
Input 100-240V
Godox Leadpower LP-750, aka Walimex Power Station FX
Output 110 / 220V
Capacity 9 Ah
Max Ws 1000
Type Ni-Mh
Outputs 3
Weight 5.6kg
Size, mm 250x230x300
Price €625 / £650
Aliases Quantuum Leadpower, Walimex Power Station FX, Fomei Panther Pro
Retailers Foto-Tip (PL) - Foto-Walser (DE) - Elemental (UK) - eBay

Hobo Lighting Battery Pack

Model Studio Strobe Battery Pack VAPOURWARE
Input 100-260V Hobo Lighting Studio Strobe Battery Pack
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Output 240V only
Capacity 20Ah
Max Ws 600
Type AGM VRLA
Outputs 2
Weight 7kg
Size, mm
Price £199
Retailers CotswoldPhoto

Innovatronix Tronix Explorer

Model 1200 XT (SE)  
Input 100-240V 100-240V Tronix Explorer XT
Output 115 / 230V 115 / 230V
Capacity 12Ah 14Ah
Max Ws 1200 2400
Type SLA SLA
Outputs 2 2
Weight 7kg 8.2kg
Size, mm 350x140x180 370x140x180
Price $324
€339
$394
€449
Retailers Innovatronix (PH) - Other international dealers

Innovatronix Tronix Explorer (3rd Generation)

Model XT3 Mini  
Input 100-240V
14VDC
100-240V
Innovatronix Tronix Explorer XT3
Output 115 / 230V 115 / 230V
Capacity 9 Ah 9 Ah
Max Ws 3200 1200
Type SLA SLA
Outputs 2 2
Weight 10.5kg 4kg
Size, mm 150x200x370 80x190x250
Price US$590 US$349
Retailers Innovatronix (PH) - Other international dealers

Visico Creator

Model CR-3200  
Input 100-240V
Visico CR-3200, aka Walimex Power Station
Output 110 / 220V
Capacity 15 Ah
Max Ws
Type SLA
Outputs 2
Weight 14kg
Size, mm 300x180x210
Price €650
Aliases Walimex Power Station
Retailers Foto Walser (DE)

Mid-range

Dynalite Portable AC

Model XP1100  
Input 100-240V Dynalite Portable AC XP1100
Output 110V only
Capacity
Max Ws 1000
Type AGM
Outputs 1
Weight 10.43kg
Size, mm 171x171x311
Price $1300
Retailers Buy one from Adorama or B&H, or find a Dynalite dealer (USA/CAN)

Fomei Power Star

Model Power Star - 1 Power Star - 2  
Input 12 / 220V 12 / 220V Fomei Power Star - 2
Output 220V 220V
Capacity 12Ah
Max Ws 2400 2400
Type SLA
Outputs 2 2
Weight 7kg 8.2kg
Size, mm 395x147x187 335x125x185
Price Discontinued? €764
£628
Retailers Find a Fomei dealer - Photomart (UK)

Hensel Visit MPG

Model Visit MPG 1500  
Input 110-240V, 12V Hensel Visit MPG 1500
Output 110 / 230V
Capacity
Max Ws 1000Ws
Type Lead gel
Outputs 2
Weight 8.6kg
Size, mm 230x135x325
Price €1226
US$1200
Retailers Adorama, B&H or a Hensel dealer near you

Richter Powermate

Model Powermate-I  
Input 220-240V, 10/24V Richter Powermate-I
Output 110 / 230V
Capacity
Max Ws 6000Ws
Type
Outputs 1
Weight 17.2kg
Size, mm 400x150x330
Price €1250
Retailers Genius Versand (DE) - Studio Express (DE) - Richter Studio (DE)

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Elektrona FlashFeeder

Model Compact  
Input 100-240V Elektrona FlashFeeder Compact
Output 100 / 110 / 230V
Capacity 7.2Ah
Max Ws 3200
Type SLA
Outputs 1
Weight 13.6kg
Size, mm 194x305x270
Price £1350
€1682
Retailers The Flash Centre (UK) - StudioFlash (BE) - Find an Elektrona dealer

Profoto BatPac

Model BatPac  
Input Multivoltage Profoto BatPac
Output 120 / 230V
Capacity 17Ah
Max Ws 2400
Type SLA
Outputs 2
Weight 11.2kg
Size, mm 250x260x350
Price JPY180,000
Retailers Adorama (US) - B&H (US) - Find a Profoto dealer

LibertyPak Genny

Model Little Genny
LG400
Big Genny
BG1000
 
Input 24VDC 24VDC LibertyPak Little Genny LG400
Output 117VAC, 24VDC 117V AC, 24V DC
Capacity 320Wh 960Wh
Max Ws 600 1100
Type Li-ion Li-ion
Outputs 2 2
Weight 7.7kg 15.4kg
Size, mm 381x254x152 559x357x229
Price $2995 Rental?
Retailers B&H or a LibertyPak dealer near you (USA/CAN)

DC Monolight Systems

Budget

Adorama Flashpoint M series

Model 320M 620M  
Power,Ws 150 300 Adorama Flashpoint II M Power Pack
GN, m 36 59
Recycle, AC/DC 1 / 1.5s 1 / 1.5s
Steps stepless stepless
Minimum 1/16 1/32
Modelling 100W 150W
Flashes 400 180
Mount Bowens Bowens
Pack FP2PP FP2PP
Outputs 2 2
Weight 1kg 1kg
Size, mm 195x165x65 195x165x65
Price $200 $290
Aliases Similar to Quantuum R+ Dual Power
Retailers Adorama (USA)

Britek PS

Model PS-200B  
Power,Ws 150Ws Britek PS-200 AC/DC
GN, m 46
Recycle, AC/DC 1 / ~5s
Steps 1 stop
Minimum 1/2
Modelling 60W
Flashes 100
Mount Britek PS
Pack AAs or HV pack
Outputs N/A
Weight 850g
Size, mm 280x170x140
Price US$100
Retailers Linco Inc. (USA) - cheaplights on Amazon (USA)

Calumet Genesis B

Model 300B  
Power,Ws 300
GN, m  
Recycle, AC/DC 3 / 7s
Steps stepless
Minimum  
Modelling  
Flashes 200
Mount Elinchrom
Pack PowerPort
Outputs 1
Weight  
Size, mm  
Price £330
US$400
Retailers Calumet UK - Calumet USA

CononMark DD

Model DD400S  
Power,Ws 400Ws CononMark DD400
GN, m 56
Recycle, AC/DC -/3.2s
Steps
Minimum 1/64
Modelling 35W
Flashes 1300
Mount Comet
Pack 12V SLA
Outputs N/A
Weight 1.4kg
Size, mm 105x105x240
Price TBA
Retailers No known resellers.

CononMark DL series

Model DLCD 2.0 FlashPro DL4  
Power,Ws 200 320 400 CononMark DLCD 2.0
GN, m 54 72 56
Recycle, DC 3.0s 2.5s 1.8s
Steps 1/3 1/3 1 step
Minimum 1/64 1/64 1/64
Modelling None None 35W
Flashes 500 800 650
Mount Speedlight Speedlight Comet
Pack DL2 - DL4
Outputs 2 2 2
Weight 0.78kg 0.5kg 0.695kg
Size, mm 120x85x50 43x155x102
Price US$300
£499
AU$695 £650
Aliases Strobeam DL - iShoot Shining - FlashPro DLCD - Phottix PPL - Photoflex TritonFlash - Impact LiteTrek
Retailers Adorama (US) - B&H (US) - Dragon Image (AU) - Photoloving (HK) - Viewfinder Photography (UK)

Dynalite Jackrabbitpack

Model UNI400-JR
Power,Ws 400 Dynalite Jackrabbitpack II
GN, m N/K
Recycle, AC/DC 1.5 / 4s
Steps 1/3
Minimum 1/8
Modelling 100W
Flashes 150
Mount Dynalite Uni
Pack Jackrabbitpack II
Outputs 2
Weight 0.86kg
Size, mm 95x133x54
Price $955
Retailers Buy one from Adorama or B&H, or find a Dynalite dealer (USA/CAN)

Electra smartFLASH

Model SF150 SF200 SF250  
Power,Ws 150 200 250 Electra smartFLASH
GN, m      
Recycle 2.0s 2.4s 3.0s
Steps      
Minimum 1/8 1/8 1/8
Modelling      
Flashes     150
Mount Electra SM Electra SM Electra SM
Model SM100 SM100 SM100
Outputs 1 1 1
Weight  
Size, mm  
Price €235
Retailers Benel (NL) - Ekaslip (TH) - ElectraFlash (MY) - Photomart (UK)

Interfit Stellar Xtreme

Model 150 300  
Power,Ws 150 300 Interfit Stellar Xtreme
GN, m 39 55
Recycle, AC/DC 1.5 / 10s 1.5 / 10s
Steps 1/10 1/10
Minimum 1/16 1/16
Modelling 150W 150W
Flashes 100 100
Mount Bowens Bowens
Pack INT470 INT470
Outputs 1 1
Weight  
Size, mm  
Price £250
$350
£280
$390
Retailers Buy a set from Adorama or B&H, or find an Interfit dealer near you

JTL Mobilight

Model 301 401 DC-600 DC-1000  
Power,Ws 300 400 600 1000 JTL Mobilight 301
GN, m 50 54 78? 78?
Recycle 3.5/9s 1-6s
Steps Stepless 1/2 or 1/10 stops
Minimum 1/8 1/21 1/32
Modelling 150/10W 10W
Flashes 120 150 260 500
Mount
JTL Accessories
Pack JTL NiH* JTL Lithium
Outputs 1 1
Weight 0.8kg 1.4kg
Size, mm 160x100x50 200x140x64
* Note JTL Lithium battery can also be used to power 2x Mobilight 301/401 heads. 1 head lasts for 1200/1000 flashes.
Price US$300 ? $740 $800
Retailers Adorama (USA)

Photogenic StudioMax III

Model AKC160B
AKC160BR
AKC320B
AKC320BR
 
Power,Ws 160 320 Photogenic AKB-1 battery pack
GN, m 43 58
Recycle, AC/DC 1.5s 3.0s
Steps Stepless Stepless
Minimum 1/32 1/32
Modelling 100W 100W
Flashes 200 150
Mount Photogenic Photogenic
Pack AKB-1 AKB-1
Outputs 1 1
Weight 1.4kg 1.4kg
Size, mm 220x110x47 220x110x47
Price $421 $463
Retailers Adorama, B&H or a Photogenic dealer near you

SP Studio Systems Lancerlight

Model SPC1600 SPC3200  
Power,Ws 160 320 SP Studio Systems Lancerlight SPC3200 and battery pack
GN, m 34 49
Recycle, AC/DC 3/4s 5.5/~s
Steps 1 stop 1 stop
Minimum 1/4 1/4
Modelling 60W 60W
Flashes 190 110
Mount Excalibur Excalibur
Pack SP-Systems, Quantum Turbo
Outputs 1
Weight 1.36kg
Size, mm 220x130x25
Price US$335 US$395
Retailers Buy the SPC1600 and SPC3200 from B&H, find another dealer

Quantuum R+ Dual Power

Model R+300 R+600  
Power,Ws 300 600 Quantuum R+ Dual Power
GN, m 58 78
Recycle, AC/DC 1.5 / 5.5s 1.5 / 5.5s
Steps stepless stepless
Minimum 1/32 1/32
Modelling 150W 150W
Flashes 180 90
Mount Bowens Bowens
Pack Battery Pack Battery Pack
Outputs 1 1
Weight 1kg 1kg
Size, mm 195x165x65 195x165x65
Price €255
AU$600
€359
AU$750
Aliases Mettle 300AD, 600AD - Proxistar PS-300C
Retailers Foto-Tip (PL) - Photo-Shop-Studio (AU) - Mediaresort (DE) - OEC Camera (USA)

StroBeam EID

Model EID500 EID G-5  
Power,Ws 500Ws 500Ws
Strobeam EID500
GN, m 58 45.2
Recycle, AC/DC 1.2 / 4.6s 0.95s
Steps 1/10 1/3
Minimum 1/128 1/64
Modelling 150W
Flashes 565
Mount Bowens Bowens
Pack DL D4 DL4
Outputs 2 2
Weight 695g 1.635kg
Size, mm
Price £599 £750
Aliases CononMark
Retailers StroBeam (UK)

U2 Photon

Model 2002/A 2004 2005  
Power,Ws 300 400 600 U2 Photon 2002
GN, m 50 54 62
Recycle, AC/DC 1.5-3s 1.5-3s 2-3s
Steps stepless stepless stepless
Minimum 1/8
Modelling 55W 55W 55W
Flashes 500 400 300
Mount U2 U2 U2
Pack 8002A 8002A 8002A
Outputs
Weight 12.5kg 13.5kg 13.5kg
Size, mm 280x290x310 290x290x310 290x290x310
Price €669
Retailers DgColor Online (MY) - Studio Express (DE) - FotoStudioBedarf (DE)

Mid-range

Bowens Travelpak

Model Small Large  
Input 100-240V 100-240V Bowens Travelpak
Capacity    
Max Ws 3000 3000
Heads Bowens Gemini Bowens Gemini
Flashes 50-375 100-750
Outputs 2 2
Weight 5.1kg 6.5kg
Size, mm 170x240x205 170x240x240
Price £489
$510
£559
$690
Retailers Adorama or B&H, or visit the Bowens web site to find a dealer near you

Multiblitz Profilux Plus

Model 200 400 600  
Power,Ws 200 400 600 Multiblitz Propac
GN, m 45 68 107
Recycle, AC/DC 0.6 / 0.9s 1.1 / 1.8s 2.3 / 3.2s
Steps 1/10 1/10 1/10
Minimum 1/40 1/44 1/64
Modelling 70W 150W 200W
Flashes 1400
3200
700
1600
350
800
Mount Multiblitz P
Pack Propac 1
Propac 2
Outputs 2
Weight 8.8kg
12kg
Size, mm 166x219x210
166x219x296
Price £1599 £1769 £1899
Retailers Buy a kit from Adorama or B&H or find a Multiblitz dealer near you

Priolite MB

Model MB500 MB1000  
Power,Ws 500Ws 1000Ws
Priolite MB500
GN, m 64.2
Recycle, DC < 3s
Steps 1/10 1/10
Minimum 1/32
Modelling 100W
Flashes 400
Mount Hensel/Bowens
Pack Integral Li
Outputs N/A N/A
Weight 4.2kg
Size, mm 400x170x170
Price €760 TBA
Retailers List of distributors

Quantum Qflash

Model T5d-R X5d-R Trio  
Power,Ws 150 400 80 Quantum X5d and Qpak-X
GN, m 50 70 33.5
Recycle, DC 1.9s 3.8s 1-1.5s
Steps 1/3 1/3 1/3
Minimum 1/64 1/64 1/32
Modelling   35W None
Flashes 700   700
Mount Quantum accessories
Pack Turbo Qpak-X Turbo
Outputs 1-2 2 1-2
Price $907
£584
$1037
£616
$1180
£769
Retailers Buy Quantum systems Adorama or B&H, or find another dealer, USA or International

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Bron Powerbox

Model 900  
Input 120V or 230V Bron Powerbox 900
Capacity  
Max Ws 900
Heads Broncolor, Visatec
Flashes 400-2900
Outputs 1
Weight 7kg
Size, mm 215x140x205
Price $450
Retailers Buy one from Adorama or B&H, or find a Visatec dealer

DC Pack and Head Systems

Budget

Boling BL series

Model 400WPD 602WPD  
Power,Ws 400 600 Boling BL-400WPD
GN, m 48 53
Recycle 4.2s 5.8s
Steps stepless stepless
Minimum    
Modelling 35W 35W
Flashes 150 100
Mount Bowens Bowens
Heads 400 601/602
Outputs 1 2
Weight    
Size, mm  
Price AU$780
£250
AU$880
Retailers Photo Shop Studio (AU)

Fomei Panther Pro

Model 600  
Power,Ws 600 Fomei Panther Pro 600
GN, m  
Recycle 3.2s
Steps 1/10
Minimum 1/24
Modelling 50W
Flashes 130-150
Mount Bowens
Heads Panther Pro
Outputs 2
Weight 6.4kg
Size, mm  
Price €760
Aliases Rime Lite Power Action 6
Retailers Find a Fomei dealer

Godox CD series

Model CD400 CD600  
Power,Ws 400 600 Godox CD600
GN, m 52 68
Recycle 4.2s 6.1s
Steps stepless stepless
Minimum    
Modelling 20W 20W
Flashes 130 130
Mount 45x45cm softbox
80cm octabox
Heads CD CD
Outputs 1 1
Weight 1.5kg 1.5kg
Size, mm 167x68x230 167x68x230
Price $240 $499
Retailers eBay - Adorama (USA)

Godox EX series

Model EX400 EXR400 EX600  
Power,Ws 400 400 600 Godox EX600
GN, m 52 52 68
Recycle 1.8s 2.5s 2.5s
Steps 9 steps 9 steps 9 steps
Minimum     ~1/4?
Modelling 20W 20W 20W
Flashes 120 120 180
Mount Bowens Ring flash Bowens
Heads EX, EXR ring EX, EXR ring EX
Outputs 1 1 1
Weight      
Size, mm  
Price $376 N/K $380
Aliases Brilliant DPE/DPR series, Fomei Panther Mini
Retailers Find it on eBay - LinkDelight (HK)

Golden Eagle Wind

Model Wind1000  
Power,Ws 1000
Golden Eagle Wind 1000
GN, m 33(?)
Recycle 3.8s
Steps
Minimum
Modelling 15W
Flashes 150
Mount Bowens
Heads S-fit, Ring
Outputs 1
Weight 3.8kg
Size, mm 199x98x292
Price Varies
Retailers Viewfinder Photography (UK) - Pro.Photo.Studio (UK)

Jinbei Discovery

Model DC-600 DC-1200  
Power,Ws 600 1200
Jinbei Discovery DC-600
GN, m 76 108
Recycle 1.8-4.5s 3.0-5.6s
Steps stepless stepless
Minimum 1/16 1/16
Modelling 10W 10W
Flashes 350
Mount Bowens Bowens
Heads DC DC
Outputs 2 2
Weight 6.0kg 8.2kg
Size, mm 186x106x212 186x106x280
Price €559
£720
€629
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Aliases Lencarta Discovery
Retailers The Studio Outfitters (SG) - Foto Konijnenberg (NL/BE) - Lencarta (UK)

Jinbei Freelander

Model FL-300 FL-500  
Power,Ws 250 400 Jinbei Freelander
GN, m 52 66
Recycle 3.5s 3.9s
Steps stepless stepless
Minimum 1/16 1/16
Modelling    
Flashes 180 160
Mount Bowens Bowens
Heads FL, RD FL, RD
Outputs 1 1
Weight 2.6kg 2.75kg
Size, mm 184x84x210 184x84x210
Price $420
€199
$480
€229
Retailers The Studio Outfitters (SG) - Foto Konijnenberg (NL/BE) - The Flash Emporium (USA)

Jinbei Rechargeable Digital

Model RD-400 RD-600 RD-1200  
Power,Ws 400 600 1200 Jinbei RD-600
GN, m 58 76 108
Recycle 4.2s 5.4s 6.0s
Steps stepless stepless stepless
Minimum 1/8 1/8 1/8
Modelling 35W 35W 35W
Flashes      
Mount Bowens Bowens Bowens
Heads RL, FL, RD RL, FL, RD, RD ring RL, FL, RD, RD ring
Outputs 2 2 2
Weight 3.7kg 4.1kg 4.8kg
Size, mm 200x110x260 200x110x260 200x110x300
Price $550
€463
$600
€513
$900
€549
Aliases Linkstar Porty RDH-600, DH-600
Retailers The Studio Outfitters (SG) - Foto Konijnenberg (NL/BE) - Dynaphos (BG) - StudioGear Australia (AU) - Photo-Shop-Studio (AU) - Studio-PRO (DE)

Lencarta Safari

Model Safari  
Power,Ws 600 Lencarta Safari pack
GN, m 67
Recycle 3.5s
Steps stepless
Minimum 1/8
Modelling 20W
Flashes
Mount Bowens
Heads Std, ring
Outputs 2
Weight 4.7kg
Size, mm 200x110x260
Price £793
Aliases Similar to Jinbei RD-600
Retailers Lencarta

Pixco PF

Model PF-400 PF-600  
Power,Ws 400 600
Pixco PF-400
GN, m 52 68
Recycle 1.5s 2s
Steps stepless stepless
Minimum
Modelling
Flashes 320 200
Mount Bowens Bowens
Heads PF PF
Outputs 1 1
Weight 1.2kg 1.2kg
Size, mm 166x75x53 166x75x53
Price £255
US$535
£265
US$555
Retailers Rocks Photo (CN) - eBay

Walimex PBS

Model PBS-400  
Power,Ws 400 Walimex PBS 400
GN, m 64
Recycle 4s
Steps stepless
Minimum 1/4
Modelling 50W
Flashes 160
Mount Bowens
Heads PBS-400
Outputs 1
Weight 2.2kg
Size, mm 215x160x70
Price €500
Retailers Foto-Walser (DE) - Walimex (CH) - Walimex (AT)

Mid-range

Comet LB-400

Model LB-400  
Power,Ws 400 Comet LB-400
GN, m 56
Recycle 3.5s
Steps 1 stop
Minimum 1/16
Modelling
Flashes 150
Mount
Heads LB-4FH
Outputs 1
Weight 1.2kg
Size, mm 135x200x60
Price US$1480
Retailers You can buy a set from Adorama or B&H

Comet PMT-1200

Model PMT-1200  
Power,Ws 1200 Comet PMT-1200
GN, m 90
Recycle 7s
Steps 1 stop
Minimum 1/8
Modelling
Flashes 40
Mount
Heads PMT, CAX, CLX
Outputs 2
Weight 3.16kg
Size, mm 226x260x89
Price US$2000
Retailers You can buy a set from Adorama or B&H

Norman Battery Portable

Model 200C 400B  
Power,Ws 200 400 Norman A400B
GN, m
Recycle 1.5s 3s
Steps 1 stop 1 stop
Minimum 1/4 1/8
Modelling 50w 50w
Flashes
Mount Proprietary
Heads LH2K(-M) LH52K(-M)
Outputs 1 1
Weight 1.7kg 2.7kg
Size, mm 207x121x57 267x133x83
Price US$1200
£713
US$1450
£940
Retailers Adorama, B&H or a Norman dealer near you

Elinchrom Ranger Quadra

Model Quadra RX  
Power,Ws 400 Elinchrom Ranger Quadra AS
Ranger RX Quadra AS coming soon...
GN, m 65
Recycle 2.2s
Steps 1/10
Minimum 1/50
Modelling 20W
Flashes 150
Mount Elinchrom
Heads A, S, ring
Outputs 2
Weight 3kg
Size, mm 150x85x210
Price £1120
$1495
Retailers Buy from Adorama or B&H, or find an Elinchrom dealer near you

Elinchrom Ranger RX

Model RX Speed/AS  
Power,Ws 1100 1100 Elinchrom Ranger RX Speed AS
GN, m 128 128
Recycle 5.5s 2.9s
Steps 1/10 1/10
Minimum 1/64 1/64
Modelling 50W 50W
Flashes 140 250
Mount Elinchrom Elinchrom
Heads Any Elinchrom Any Elinchrom
Outputs 2 2
Weight 6kg 8kg
Size, mm 190x140x240 190x140x240
Price £1500
$1800
Retailers Buy from Adorama or B&H, or find an Elinchrom dealer near you

Lumedyne Action Pack

Model ZKX2 ZKX4  
Power,Ws 200 400 Lumedyne Action Pack P4XX
GN, m 34 67
Recycle 1.5s 3s
Steps 1 stop 1 stop
Minimum 1/4 1/4
Modelling 25W 25W
Flashes Varies Varies
Mount Lumedyne Lumedyne
Heads Lumedyne Lumedyne
Outputs 1 1
Weight 1.04kg 1.3kg
Size, mm 127x76x187 127x76x187
Price US$1955 US$2155
Retailers Adorama, B&H or a Lumedyne dealer near you

Lumedyne Next Generation

Model ZKN3 ZKN5  
Power,Ws 200 400 Lumedyne Next Generation P4NX
GN, m 34 67
Recycle 1.3s 2.5s
Steps 1 stop 1 stop
Minimum 1/8 1/8
Modelling 25W 25W
Flashes Varies Varies
Mount Lumedyne Lumedyne
Heads Lumedyne Lumedyne
Outputs 2 2
Weight 1.04kg 1.3kg
Size, mm 127x76x187 127x76x187
Price US$1705 US$1905
Retailers Adorama, B&H or a Lumedyne dealer near you

Lumedyne Signature Basic

Model ZK24 ZK44  
Power,Ws 200 400 Lumedyne Signature Basic P4BX
GN, m 34 50
Recycle 1.3s 2.5s
Steps 1 stop 1 stop
Minimum 1/64 1/64
Modelling 25W 25W
Flashes Varies Varies
Mount Lumedyne Lumedyne
Heads Lumedyne Lumedyne
Outputs 2 2
Weight 1.2kg 1.5kg
Size, mm 127x76x187 152x76x187
Price US$2135 US$2335
Retailers Adorama, B&H or a Lumedyne dealer near you

Lumedyne Signature Deluxe

Model ZK26 ZK46  
Power,Ws 200 400 Lumedyne Signature Deluxe P4LX
GN, m 34 50
Recycle 1.3s 2.5s
Steps Stepless Stepless
Minimum 1/64 1/64
Modelling 25W 25W
Flashes Varies Varies
Mount Lumedyne Lumedyne
Heads Lumedyne Lumedyne
Outputs 2 2
Weight 1.2kg 1.5kg
Size, mm 127x76x187 152x76x187
Price US$2410 US$2610
Retailers Adorama, B&H or a Lumedyne dealer near you

Speedotron Explorer

Model 1500  
Power,Ws 1500 Speedotron Explorer 1500
GN, m  
Recycle 3.5s
Steps 1/10
Minimum 1/100
Modelling 250W
Flashes 225
Mount Speedotron
Heads Speedotron
Outputs 2
Weight 11.25kg
Size, mm 241x137x297
Price $1680
Retailers Buy one from Adorama or B&H, or find a dealer - USA - International

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Balcar B series

Model B1  
Power,Ws 1200 Balcar B1
GN, m 90
Recycle 2.8s
Steps 1/10
Minimum 1/32
Modelling 300W
Flashes 200
Mount Balcar
Heads Balcar & others
Outputs 2
Weight 10kg
Size, mm 170x220x270
Price €2399
Retailers Find a Balcar dealer

Bowens Explorer

Model 1500  
Power,Ws 1500 Bowens Explorer 1500
GN, m 186
Recycle 3.8s
Steps 1/10
Minimum 1/50
Modelling 100-650W
Flashes 150-180
Mount Bowens
Heads QUAD, Gemini
Outputs 2 QUAD + 2 Travelpak
Weight 10.8kg
Size, mm 270x180x280
Price £1600
$2775
Retailers Get one from Adorama or B&H, or visit the Bowens web site for more dealers

Comet CBm-1200

Model CBm-1200  
Power,Ws 1200 Comet CBm-1200
GN, m Varies
Recycle 2.8-5s
Steps 1/6 or 1/32
Minimum 1/100
Modelling 300w
Flashes 150
Mount Comet
Heads CB or CX
Outputs 2
Weight 4.8kg
Size, mm 210x167x222
Price US$2300
Retailers You can buy a set from Adorama or B&H

Broncolor Mobil

Model A2R  
Power,Ws 1200 Broncolor Mobil A2R
GN, m  
Recycle 5s
Steps 1/10
Minimum 1/16-64
Modelling 100W
Flashes 170
Mount Broncolor
Heads Broncolor
Outputs 2
Weight 9.2kg
Size, mm 240x152x294
Price £2231
$2657
Retailers Adorama, B&H or a Broncolor dealer near you

Broncolor Verso with Power Dock

Model A2 RFS A4 RFS  
Power,Ws 1200 2400 Broncolor Verso and Power Dock
GN, m 146 208
Recycle 1.5s 3.2s
Steps 1/10 1/10
Minimum 1/128 1/128
Modelling 150-650W 150-650W
Flashes 350 350
Mount Broncolor Broncolor
Heads Broncolor Broncolor
Outputs 3 3
Weight 19.8kg 22.7kg
Size, mm 290x185x315 290x185x380
Price £5990
$8428
£7518
$10606
Retailers Adorama, B&H or a Broncolor dealer near you

Hensel Porty

Model 1200 B Premium  
Power,Ws 1200 1200 Hensel Porty 1200 B
GN, m 148 148
Recycle 5.8s 2.7s
Steps 1/10 1/10
Minimum 1/64 1/64
Modelling 300-650W 300-650W
Flashes 100 250
Mount Hensel EH Hensel EH
Heads Hensel Hensel
Outputs 2 2
Weight 6.45kg 8.95kg
Size, mm 210x124x270 210x124x321
Price £1125
$1500
£1699
$2565
Retailers Adorama, B&H or a Hensel dealer near you

Hensel Porty Lithium

Model 6 12  
Power,Ws 600 1200 Hensel Porty Lithium 6
GN, m 74 148
Recycle 0.95s 1.95s
Steps 1/10 1/10
Minimum 1/128 1/128
Modelling 300-650W 300-650W
Flashes 450 230
Mount Hensel EH Hensel EH
Heads Hensel Hensel
Outputs 2 2
Weight 5.4kg 5.9kg
Size, mm 225x198x215 225x198x215
Price £1699
$2899
£2419
$3329
Retailers Adorama, B&H or a Hensel dealer near you

Profoto AcuteB

Model B/R B2 AirS  
Power,Ws 600 600 Profoto AcuteB2 600 Air S
GN, m 148 148
Recycle 2.6s 2.0s
Steps 1/5 1/5
Minimum 1/64 1/64
Modelling 65W 65W
Flashes 160 200
Mount Profoto Profoto
Heads Profoto Acute Profoto Acute
Outputs 1 1
Weight 4.8kg 3.6kg
Size, mm 190x190x130 190x135x200
Price £1586
$2304
TBA
Retailers Adorama, B&H or a Profoto dealer near you

Profoto Pro

Model 7B B2/R B3 B4  
Power,Ws 1200 1200 1200 1000 Profoto Pro-B3 Air S
GN, m 222 222 222
Recycle 2.8s 1.8s 1.8s <1s
Steps 1/6 1/10 1/10 1/10
Minimum 1/64 1/128 1/128 1/256
Modelling 100W 250W 250W 250W
Flashes 250 200 300 220
Mount Profoto
Heads Profoto Pro
Outputs 2 2 2 2
Weight 11.5kg 12kg 8.8kg 9.8kg
Size, mm 240x170x230 *x280 315x180x250
Price £3096
$4100
£2641
$6496
£4678
$7310
€7437
Retailers Adorama, B&H or a Profoto dealer near you

  • http://sag-cheese.de Daniel

    Thanks for the great overview :)

  • http://www.Lumedyne.com DJ from Lumedyne

    Thank you for taking the time to put together the world’s most comprehensive list of current flashes in one simple sumary and making it available for the world to see.
    .
    You have clearly put a lot of work into this and I’m glad to see Lumedyne products listed along side of vertually every other flash available. The alius references are great for the Asian flashes which are available in several brand names but are the exact same product.

    Thanks for your efforts.
    DJ

  • http://www.zubrys.com Paul Zubrys Photography

    I highly recommend the Broncolor mobile. We have been using it on photo shoots in all types of conditions and have been very pleased with the fast recycle and recharging times.

  • GaryC

    Anyone have any recommendations on which battery pack would work best with the Profoto Acute 2R 2400?

  • http://www.haringphotography.com Haring Photography

    Any recommendation on large octaboxes?

  • Parick

    Great list.. I would like to see flash duration added to the specs…

  • http://www.danmilas.com Dan

    great list, thanks! only one comment, actually the Bron Powerbox (Broncolor Power Box 900) is only $450, NOT $1280: http://www.adorama.com/VS5630207.html

  • mike

    the pixapro powercore 400 is missing!! seems to be better than the Godox and Pixco

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