New Dynalite battery inverter provides portable power for photographers

Dynalite has introduced the XP-800 Pure Sine Wave Inverter, a battery pack with three AC power outlets to run studio lights outdoors and on location.

Dynalite XP800

Dynalite has introduced the XP-800 Pure Sine Wave Inverter, a battery pack with AC power outlets to run studio lights outdoors and on location. The company says the product is “answering the needs of today’s location photographers” with support for three mains-powered studio flashes, as well as three USB ports to charge mobile electronic devices.

Dynalite XP800

Holy cow! Or should I say God ox! That battery pack looks familiar. Specifically, exactly identical to the Godox Leadpower LP-800X, made in China by the same people behind the Cheetah Light. Dynalite confirmed to Lighting Rumours that the XP800 and LP-800X are the same unit.

The inverter and the 12,000mAh lithium ion battery pack are separable, allowing the user to swap in fresh battery cartridges during a photoshoot without having to unplug any flashes. Because the control panel and battery sit on top of one another, it also raises the possibility for different size battery packs, for example shorter, low capacity ones to save weight or tall, beefy ones to keep going all day. However, only one kind of battery is available for the moment.

The entire set-up weighs 14 pounds (6.35 kilograms) and is specified to charge up fully in just three hours. The peak power rating is 1400W and the continuous output is 750W, at 110V/60Hz AC. For more information, visit the Dynalite product page.

Competing products include the Profoto BatPac, Tronix Explorer XT3 and Photogenic Ion. The Dynalite XP-800 is available to pre-order now from B&H Photo. The price (possibly a place-holder) is currently listed as $999.

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