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[Noob Q] Possible to use strobe power pack for continuous lighting?

 
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Dec 05, 2013 09:46 |  #1

I would like to know if it is possible to use the power pack I have for my portable strobe to power a continuous light source, let's say a fluorescent tube.

Mine is a 600Ws Jinbei Discovery 600.


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Dec 05, 2013 09:56 |  #2

I dont know about your pack but the various versions of the Vagabond system dont fare very well, using continuous lighting. I can get hundreds of pops from a monolight, but leaving the modeling light on runs them down quickly. You can power your tube, but probably for a short period of time only.




  
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Dec 07, 2013 11:52 |  #3

A power pack's rating is the amount of electricity which is stored within the storage capacitor...it is designed to emit power instantaneously, NOT continuously. If the pack supported a modeling light, that is supplied by a direct connection to the battery, not thru the storage capacitor. I cannot seem to find any specifications on the voltage and milliamp-hour rating for the battery, so it is not possible to speculate the amount of continuous light drain on the battery.

The head for that pack has an LED bulb as a continuous light source, but LEDs are very low power consumption devices, compared to both incandescent and to CFL. It is rated at 16.7v and 600 mA, or 10W continuous drain.


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Dec 07, 2013 14:34 |  #4

I'd say you want an inverter rather that a strobe pack. You have no need to store power in the capacitor as you do when using strobes.

Something like this may work

http://www.godox.com …table_Power_Inv​erter.html (external link)

or this

http://www.linkdelight​.com …Outdoor-AC-220V-230V.html (external link)


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