AA-powered monolight: Britek PS-200B

Britek has unveiled a new 150Ws AC/DC monolight powered by AA batteries. Full details and pictures inside.

Britek PS-200B battery compartment

Studio lights offer many advantages over speedlights, but taking them away from mains power requires bulky battery packs or generators. At the time of writing we don’t know of any other monolights with integral batteries on the market. If you know of one, let us know in the comments below.
Britek PS-200B battery compartment

Santa Fe, California: Now you can power your speedlights and studio flashes the same way on location. Studio lighting manufacturer Britek has unveiled its latest monolight, the AC/DC PS-200B, powered by six AA batteries on location. Rated at 150Ws, the flash has up to three times the power of conventional speedlights without the need for a separate battery pack.

Features

  • Powered by six AA batteries or 6V Hi-capacitor power pack
  • Can be mains powered for faster recycling
  • Full and half power settings
  • Modelling lamp (powers off in DC mode)
  • Optical slave
  • Sync port
  • 1 year warranty

Specifications

Output 150 Ws
Guide Number 150ft (46m)
Modelling lamp 60W (AC mode only)
Triggering Slave, Sync, Test, Trigger
AC Power 110-120V
DC Power 6*AA batteries (alkaline or rechargeable)
Recycle time, AC 1 sec
Recycle time, DC ~5 sec
Battery life 100 flashes with 2900mAh rechargeables
Flash duration 1/1500 sec
Slave sensitivity 50ft (15m)
Mount Britek PS
Dimensions 280x170x140mm
Net weight 1.87lbs (850g)

Images

From Linco Inc.

Where to buy

The Britek PS-200B is available now for $99.99 from distributor Linco Inc. or for $79.99 from Amazon seller cheaplights. It is also for sale as part of a $249.99 two light kit on Amazon and eBay.

David Selby
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