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Speedotron 1500 W/S Digital Explorer

B&H # SPDE1500 MFR # 850177
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  • Includes Carry Case

The Speedotron Explorer 1500 is a power pack utilizing many of the best elements of the Speedotron Black line of strobe products. It is a cost-effective solution to gas-powered generators, where AC power for strobes is not available.

The Explorer provides up to 225 full power flashes to a single 103 Black Line Series flash head with color-corrected flashtube (not included). That number will be significantly lower when using two heads with this pack. Its battery has an integral charger that operates with any AC current from 85-265 AC Volts. It has 2 head outlets, and power may be divided asymmetrically - 1000 and 500 watt/seconds. It will power a modeling light up to 10 seconds at a time, powering off automatically, to conserve battery power (150 watts maximum recommended). Recycle time is 3.5 seconds @ full power.

The power supply includes the power pack, battery, AC charging cable, sync cord and carrying case.

Power Pack
Maximum Watt/Seconds 1500
Recycle Time 3.5 seconds @ 1500 w/s
Flash Variability 7 f-stops, 1500 - 15.6 w/s
Distribution 2 Outlets, asymmetrical 2:1 or symmetrical 1:1
Flash Ready Indicator Charge ready light, switchable audible beep
Built-in Slave Cell Optical
Auto Dump Yes
Fan Cooled None for pack, also does not provide power to fans in lamp heads
Number of Flashes @ Full Power 225 @ full power @ slow recycle
Dimensions 9.5 x 5.4 x 11.7" (24 x 14 x 30 cm)
Weight 24.8 lbs (11.2 kg)
Charger
Battery Charge Time 3 hours
Operating Voltage Charger: 85-265 VAC
Weight N/A
Kit
Dimensions Kit in Case: Not Specified by Manufacturer
Weight Not Specified by Manufacturer
Speedotron Digital Explorer 1500 Watt/Second Battery Operated Power Supply
  • Power Pack
  • Battery
  • AC Charger Cable
  • Sync Cord
  • Carrying Case
  • 2-Year Manufacturer's Warranty
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    Speedotron1500 W/S Digital Explorer
     
    4.6

    (based on 5 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (3)
    • Good power output (3)
    • Long-lasting (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Outdoors (3)
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      5.0

      Have Light, Will Travel!

      By Steve

      from Portland, OR

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Long-Lasting
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors
        • Outdoors

        Comments about Speedotron 1500 W/S Digital Explorer:

        I've primarily been a studio photographer for the past 25 years, but recently more and more of my work has been on-location. I have always used Speedotron so I have enough of their gear to light a city. These Explorers allow me to take all of my equipment anywhere I want. Durable, dependable, powerful. Best investment I've made in a long time.

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        5.0

        Excellent power supply for the money

        By CBphoto

        from Central Illinois

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Good Color Value
        • Long-Lasting
        • Powerful
        • Reliable

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • On Location
        • Outdoors

        Comments about Speedotron 1500 W/S Digital Explorer:

        I've owned Speedotron for several decades and find it to be the most reliable strobe equipment. I was hesitant about this pack because it was a new design and didn't know how it'd hold up.

        After a few years on location my doubts are history. This pack is very versatile and at lowest power settings there is excellent flash-to-flash consistency. ± .1 stop according to my Minolta Flash meter.

        I was shooting on a football field late at night one time and when the sprinklers went off three feet away, I thought I'd see the power supply short out. Even though it got some water splashed directly on it, the pack didn't die. We finished the shoot and as a safety measure I sent it in to Speedotron's renown service department and it came back two days later without any problems or need of repair.

        The only down-side to this pack is its weight. It's about 25 lbs., of which 20 lbs. is the battery.

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        4.0

        Simple and easy.

        By RockStar

        from Oak Ridge, NJ

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Long-Lasting
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • General Use
          • Indoors
          • Low Light
          • Night Time
          • Outdoors

          Comments about Speedotron 1500 W/S Digital Explorer:

          Great addition to my other Speedotron equipment. 102 flash heads work with no problems. It is simple to operate ... perfect for location shoots.
          I may even get another one soon.

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          5.0

          Awesome battery pack!

          By Lawrence Lau Photography

          from Chicago, IL

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Power

          Cons

          • Weight

          Best Uses

          • On location photography

          Comments about Speedotron 1500 W/S Digital Explorer:

          Awesome battery pack. I use it on location and it works perfectly with my 202VF heads. The fans are disabled when using with the pack. The only drawback is the weight if you have an assistant holding it while shooting.

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          4.0

          1500 Explorer

          By Timmyjuice

          from Woodland hills CA

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Speedotron 1500 W/S Digital Explorer:

          This great . Since I already owned speedotron lighting it was nice to be able to use my existing lighting with this pack for location or studio . Nice product

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