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Monolights and Battery Pack question

 
kpiela
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Feb 17, 2014 14:24 |  #1

Hi all! I have two Excalibur 1600C lights and I want to get a battery pack for at least one of them. Any suggestions? And do the power cords come with them to power the lights or do I have to purchase them separately?

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Feb 18, 2014 18:23 |  #2

The Vagabond Mini Lithium is about as good, affordable, and compact as it gets. In theory you can run both monolights from one VML provided they are close enough to run a cord. You just plug the existing AC power cords or extension cords into it. I'm not familiar with your lights, but the Paul C Buff company has an unofficial compatibility list, so you can ask if your units should work or not.

http://www.paulcbuff.c​om/vm120.php (external link)




  
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Feb 24, 2014 14:52 |  #3

Thank you for the information!


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Mar 07, 2014 17:05 as a reply to  @ kpiela's post |  #4

As long as they're compatible, your lights should be no problem for a PCB Vagabond Mini Lithium. Your lights are only 160W/s ea, so depending on what power you're running them, you should be fine, and not see any lag on charging.

FWIW, I run a 650W/s Einstein on mine, and under 80W/s or so, they will keep up with my 6fps shooting during sports events. Shooting slower, I can run two at higher power for portrait shoots.

Shoot PCB an email or call. They're usually very helpful and prompt.




  
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Yasmin
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Mar 07, 2014 17:28 |  #5

Photogenic Ion Lithium-Ion Batteries look enticing too.

Anyone used those?




  
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Mar 08, 2014 04:41 |  #6

Yasmin wrote in post #16742032 (external link)
Photogenic Ion Lithium-Ion Batteries look enticing too.

Anyone used those?

Been reading that this one is a rip-off of the Vagabond Mini. They looked oddly the same.
Most people here would recommend Vagabond Mini.




  
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