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Im a little bummed about my 220v/Genesis situation

 
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Mar 09, 2011 10:36 |  #1

I was set on getting a Genesis 200 kit, but after an email to Calumet they said I would void the warranty if I used a power converter, and it would likely damage the electronics.

So now my search is on for a decent set of strobes that can handle 220v.

Any recomendations for me?
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Mar 09, 2011 10:56 |  #2

I don't have any experience with them, but the Paul Bluff Einstein's claim to handle up to 260VAC.

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Mar 09, 2011 11:12 |  #3

You might check out the Elinchrom D-Lite it's a multivoltage strobe http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …ite_IT_200Ws_2_​Light.html (external link)


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Mar 09, 2011 11:15 |  #4

Genesis stuff isn't multi-voltage? That's archaic...Most everything can accept 110-220v these days. Hmmm...i take that back, it seems that quite a few monolight setups are 110v only...




  
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Mar 09, 2011 11:27 |  #5

you can use Alien Bee lights with a transformer, they recommend transformers for them on their website and have no issue with you using them




  
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Mar 09, 2011 11:36 |  #6

Go with the Bees!




  
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Mar 09, 2011 11:48 |  #7

Just spoke with a Rep, and they recommended me uy from their UK web site. I had a look but, the price for Genesis 200 kit is $559 without shipping.

Thats $150 more than the 110v/ USA version. Then add in shipping.

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Mar 09, 2011 12:03 |  #8

Adorama make's some of their Flashpoint line in 220v

http://www.adorama.com …searchinfo=flas​hpoint+220 (external link)




  
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Mar 10, 2011 02:00 |  #9

Hey thanks for the links! Im definetly exploring my options.

I just cant believe a power stabilizer would damage a monolight. My kids Play Station 3 works just fine downgrading the voltages through it.


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