Jinbei Energon EN-760 portable power pack

Jinbei have unveiled the Energon EN-760, a mains-output battery pack. The Energon is a battery fitted with a pure sine wave inverter so that you can power your AC studio flashes on location.

Jinbei Energon EN-760

Jinbei –¬†a studio lighting manufacturer based in Shanghai – have unveiled the Energon EN-760, a mains-output battery pack. The Energon is¬†a battery fitted with a pure sine wave inverter so that you can power your AC studio flashes on location.¬†The Energon enters a crowded marketplace¬†for portable power solutions, competing against the likes of the Innovatronix Explorer XT3 and Godox Leadpower LP-750.

Jinbei Energon EN-760

The battery in the Energon is user-changeable, sliding out of a quick drawer should it need to be replaced.Jinbei Energon EN-760

Designed to power¬†a range of different¬†appliances the Jinbei Energon has two different modes. You can switch it to “Flash” mode for your studio heads, and “Other” mode for devices such as fans or laptops with a continuous draw, up to 760 Watts.¬†This is a¬†similar specification to the Tronix Explorer XT3 (800W) and Godox Leadpower (750W).¬†According to the manufacturer,¬†a 3000Ws flash running on the¬†Energon EN-760 can recycle in¬†just two seconds.

Jinbei Energon EN-760

There are three mains outputs with universal type mains sockets. Each one has its own flip-down cap to protect it from the elements. The circuitry inside will protect the pack if an appliance is plugged in with reversed polarity. There are also safeguards against overheating, excessive voltage and so on.

Jinbei Energon EN-760 output sockets

The 13.2V, 9000mAh Ni-MH¬†battery’s life depends on the number of heads connected to the Energon. It will provide

  • 650 full power flashes¬†powering a single¬†600J head,
  • 350 full power flashes¬†powering¬†two¬†600J heads,
  • 160 full power flashes¬†powering three¬†600J heads.

There is a battery level indicator on the top panel.

Jinbei Energon EN-760 running two flash heads

Other nifty features include the ability to run the inverter from a 12V car battery.

Where to buy

The Jinbei Energon EN-760 should be available from a range of Jinbei resellers, though exact¬†retail price, release dates and range of distribution have not been announced. For more information, please visit the manufacturer’s web site.

David Selby
Based in Paris, France, David Selby is editor of Lighting Rumours, a part-time photographer and a quantitative analyst.
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