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gman02
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Jun 26, 2012 21:02 |  #1

Good Evening How many people are powering strobes with the VML other than AB'S Don't See why they wouldn't power another brand of Monolight ... But Asking
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Jun 26, 2012 21:15 |  #2

They actually won't work with some monolights. The work by limiting the current during recycle so a spike in current doesn't occur and trip the inverter. Some strobes can't handle this and will freak out, or just not recycle.




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Jun 26, 2012 23:04 |  #3

I just got one and it doesn't work with my Profoto D1 monos. Will be selling on here in a few days.


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Jun 26, 2012 23:10 |  #4

aroundlsu wrote in post #14637527external link
I just got one and it doesn't work with my Profoto D1 monos. Will be selling on here in a few days.


how much?


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Jun 27, 2012 05:26 |  #5

Thanks I have Genesis 400 And 200, sure Hate to buy then re-sale


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Jun 27, 2012 05:33 |  #6

gman02 wrote in post #14638370external link
Thanks I have Genesis 400 And 200, sure Hate to buy then re-sale

oh...thought you were selling the VML


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Jun 27, 2012 07:49 |  #7

i have a few different sets of "lower end" strobes, the mini works perfectly with.


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Jun 27, 2012 08:58 |  #8

I tried a mini with Genesis lights.
It worked but there was a bit of weirdness.


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Jun 27, 2012 10:26 |  #9

Thanks For Reply! Like What KInd Of Weirdness? Weirdness aside do you use them regularly or was it just a try-out?


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Jun 27, 2012 14:02 |  #10

It doesn't work with any of the bi-voltage monoblocks. Works great with my Elinchrom's and Interfit's.


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Jun 27, 2012 21:44 |  #11

If Monolights arn't Bi-Voltage its safe to say they should work with VML ? Genesis arn't Bi-Voltage


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Jun 28, 2012 12:00 |  #12

Both my speedotron Force 10 mono lights and Minicom lights work if you put them in slow recycle mode. If you put it in fast they just fire the strobe in small bursts on the speedotron and just sit freaks out. My bees work fine no problems. going to test it on my Broncolor Grafit A4 power packs and see how it works. I have the batteries and want to see how the little mini holds up to a top of the line 3200w/s pack.

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Jun 28, 2012 14:35 |  #13

The Fox wrote in post #14644361 (external link)
want to see how the little mini holds up to a top of the line 3200w/s pack.

3200ws will bring the VML to its knees.

At best, you'll have time for a beer between shots.

I tried it with 1280ws and it took 7.5 seconds to recycle.

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Jun 28, 2012 17:42 as a reply to Curtis N's post |  #14

Vagabond mini ...... Operative word "mini" is not designed to power 3200w lights nor does it suggest that it would.

Of course it will be brought to it's knees.
You say it like it's a bad thing.

Surely a power supply that can handle a 3200w strobe would not be the portable power supply you want to lug around for a 350 ab800. It would be like bringing a tank to kill a baby.

What is wrong with products that perform the specific function they are designed for?
I really don't get your point


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