Profoto BatPac portable power source

Profoto have made their own AC battery pack, the BatPac.

Profoto BatPac portable power source
Profoto BatPac
Picture by Profoto

We were right. Profoto have made their own AC battery pack, the BatPac. Now we can add another entry to the How much?! section of the Portable Power Guide. Expected in June. Rumoured price US$2000ish.

Features

  • Safe and reliable
    Especially developed to power advanced flash equipment like Profoto D1 monolights, guarantees proper function and eliminates the risk to damage the flashes.
  • Versatile
    Works with Profoto D1, ComPact and Acute2 flash equipment. But can be used for other electrical devices like chargers, wind machines, refrigerator boxes and constant light sources as well.
  • High power
    One BatPac can drive up to 4 Profoto D1 (250Ws, 500Ws and 1000Ws), 2 Profoto ComPact (300Ws, 600Ws and 1200Ws) monolights or one Profoto Acute2 (1200Ws or 2400Ws) generator.
  • High capacity
    Integrated heavy duty battery delivers up to 300 flashes with D1 1000Ws, 600 flashes with D1 500Ws, 1200 flashes with D1 250Ws etc.
  • Integrated protective circuits
    The BatPac is protected against overcharge, short circuit, high temperature and low input voltage. A ground fault circuit interrupter protects the user and all connected devices.
  • Handy & transportable
    A robust nylon transport bag is integral part of the BatPac. The carry handle, detachable shoulder strap and stowable harness makes it easy to maneuver the BatPac even if it is in use.

Specifications:

  • Constructed for Profoto D1, ComPact and Acute2 flash equipment
  • High capacity: Between 600 and more than 10.000 flashes with one D1 500
  • High power: Can be used with up to 4x D1 1000 or 1x Acute2 2400
  • Rugged and durable sealed Pb battery 12V/17Ah (exchangeable)
  • Short recycling times: 1.6-0.3s with one D1 500
  • Two standard power outlets (US 120V and CE 230V versions available)
  • Suitable for electrical devices with max. 600W power consumption, drives a 100W halogen lamp for up to 45 minutes
  • Multi-voltage charger with international adapters included
  • Size 25x26x35cm, weight 11.2kg – including battery and bag

David Selby
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