futureal33 wrote in post #17024493
If I had 1 battery, and two x CL-360 lights... both plugged into the same battery... Assuming both are on 1/1 power... what output would I be getting?
Would it be 360 x 2 or does it not work like that?
The light output is controlled by each flash unit and not the power supply. Most flashes these days have an inhibitor circuit which prevents firing before recycling is complete (80% complete in a very few other makes) so the power input is irrelevant in this context. Hence you can use 1 x CL-360, 2 x CL--360, 3 x CL-360 or 4 x CL-360 (or any other compatible flash unit, including mix 'n match) and get the full output as set by you from each one. In your example, you'd get 360 #1 at 1/1 power plus 360 #2 at 1/1 power.
I sometimes use 1 x AD-180, 1 x AD-360, 1 x Ving v860 and 1 x YN-565EX off a single battery with the correct output from each unit. It's a bit like cable macramé and individual power packs are tidier (if I can be bothered getting them out of the bags). There is a tiny increase in recycle time when using multiple units, but most of the time it's barely worth even thinking about.