Innovatronix’s first lithium-powered pure sine wave battery inverter, the Tronix Explorer 500Li, is now available. The pack is smaller and lighter than equivalent lead-acid systems, and still has the oomph to run your mains-powered studio lights outdoors or on location away from wall sockets.
“For a discerning photographer shooting on-location or outdoors, the all-new Tronix Explorer 500Li Pure Sine Wave Inverter can seamlessly power multiple bi-voltage/digital/analog flash units or monolights, even set at full power,” said Innovatronix. According to the manufacturer, the Explorer 500Li can provide 350 full-power flashes from a Elinchrom D-Lite it 4 on a single charge. The battery is user-replaceable so you can swap in a spare for double the shooting time.
The pack weighs in at 4.7 kg (about 10 lbs) and measures 16 x 17.5 x 21.5cm, making it “31% lighter” and “63% smaller” than similar battery inverters on the market. There are two pure-sine-wave mains output sockets to power studio flash systems, as well as USB ports to charge mobile devices. You can even use the inverter to charge your laptop on location.
The Tronix Explorer 500Li comes in 230V/50Hz and 115V/60Hz variants, with universal, Schuko or North American sockets. It is available for purchase now from the Innovatronix web shop, priced $690.