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Flash Feeder 2 at Phootos.com

 

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Flash Feeder2 is the first battery power system designed especially for use with studio type flash equipment. It is available in both 115 and 230 volt versions.

Flash Feeder2 works with all makes of flash equipment, supplies over 6000 Ws of flash power and is capable of running up to four compact studio flash units simultaneously. It can also power flash generators up to a total of 6000 watts.
  
When fully charged Flash Feeder2 will provide over 450 full power flashes from a typical 500 Ws compact unit.  Click here for actual test results. Recycle time between flashes can be as fast as 3 seconds for 1500 Ws of flash power.

Connect a Flash Feeder2 pack to a vehicle cigarette lighter connector and the number of flashes then available is only limited by the capacity of the vehicle system.  Flash Feeder2 can work with any external 12 or 24 DC volt supply and even includes protection so that an external  vehicle battery is never completely discharged. The Flash Feeder2 pack can also be charged from a mains outlet.

The battery pack can supply power for any type of mains powered equipment including computers, power tools etc. It can be used to run hot lights up to a capacity of 800 watts.
 
Flash Feeder2 is particularly efficient when used with high efficiency halogen type lamps (Dedo), fluorescent type lamps (KinoFlo, Photon-Beard, Balcar etc) or our AIM Light system.

Click here for some lamp operating times test data.


Specifications 230 volt unit:
Size W x L x H : 12 x 33 x 25 cm
Weight : 13.5 kg
AC output voltage : 230V
Frequency : 50 Hz
Wave form : Sine wave
AC input mains charger : 200 - 240V 50-60 Hz
AC input maximum current : 0.5A
AC charge time : Approx. 3 hours
DC input (external battery) : 12 - 24V
DC input maximum current : 10A
DC charge time - 12V supply : 2.5 hours
DC charge time - 24V supply: 1.5 hours
Max. rated current  of connected flash units : 10 A
Max. number of connected flash units : 4
Modeling lamp use : Limited
Recycle time for 1500 Ws : 3 seconds

Protection Features :
Over heating : Yes - warning by LED
Over loading : Yes - warning by audio beep
Output short circuit : Yes - automatic
Internal battery over charging : Yes - automatic
Internal battery over discharging : Yes - automatic
External battery over discharging : Yes - automatic
Reversed external battery connection : Yes - automatic

Flash Test data 

Flash type Manufacturer Flash power nominal (W/s) Number of flashes Recycle time in seconds
Prolite 82 Bowens 500 308  
Esprit 500 Bowens 500 267-314 1,8-2 **
600 S Style Elinchrom 600 340 *  
Ministudio 606 Multiblitz 600 291  
Miniplus C80 Broncolor 600 258 1,5
Jazz 750 Balcar 750 363 1,6 **
Prolite 120 Bowens 1000 129  
Esprit 1000 Bowens 1000 141-156 2,5
Compact - A Richter 1000 141 2
Varilux 1000 Multiblitz 1000 127 1,5
2x Elinchrom 500 Elinchrom 2 x 500 = 1000 160 *  
2x Profilux 600 Multiblitz 2 x 600 = 1200 100 2 **
Acute 2 Profoto 1200 115 1,6
Chic 1 Elinchrom 1200 94 *** 2,2
Equipe 1200 Bowens 1200 117 2 **
Classic 1500 Balcar 1500 177 2,7 **
Mono Max 1500 Hensel 1500 106 2,5
Jet 1600 Balcar 1600 88 3,2 **
Flashman 2 Broncolor 1900 80 3,5
Quadmatic 3kA Bowens 3000 51 7
Classic 3000 Elinchrom 3000 32 *** 13
Source 3200 Balcar 3200 46 5,5 **
Nexus 3200 Balcar 3200 58 4-4,5
The above data is for orientation purposes only and may vary in practice
* Number of flashes result is without using the 'additional energy' procedure
** Tested with an earlier model.  With the current model 2000 the recycle time should be faster
*** Fast charge mode used.  On slow charge the number of flashes should be higher
All the tests were carried out at full power with modeling lamps switched off.
The test procedure includes an 'additional energy' procedure which typically extends the number of flashes available by 30%.  This involves two wait cycles of 30 minutes each after the battery pack has been fully discharged.

Hot Lights Test data 
Type Manufacturer Rated power (watts) Non stop running time (minutes)
Zoomlight (fluorescent) Balcar 45 130
Powerflux (fluorescent) Balcar 170 28
Fluxlite (fluorescent) Balcar 300 15-20
Dedo 1x (halogen) Dedo 150 35
Dedo 1x (halogen) Dedo 100 55-60
AIM Light (halogen) Phootos 100 55-60

The above data is for orientation purposes only and may vary in practice


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