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Impact PowerSync16 AC Receiver (100-240VAC)

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Impact PowerSync16 AC Receiver (100-240VAC)

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Product Highlights

  • Radio Remote Control Receiver
  • Effective to 590' Indoors, 200' Outdoors
  • Sync Up to 1/250s
  • Works w/PowerSync16 Transmitter
  • Operates on 100-240VAC
  • Requires Transmitter - Avail. Separately
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You Pay: $74.99

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The Impact PowerSync16 AC Receiver (100-240VAC) is one-half of the PowerSync 16 radio slave system for triggering flash units up to 590' (180 m) away indoors, or 200' (60 m) outdoors using the PowerSync16 Transmitter (available separately).

PowerSync16 has 16 digitally coded channels available so you can even work at events with other photographers without flash or radio interference. You can trigger as many flashes as you like from a single one transmitter, as long as they're all on the same frequency and have this PowerSync16 AC receiver or DC receiver. Flash sync speeds of up to 1/250 second are possible with PowerSync16.

This receiver operates on 100-240VAC. The PowerSync system is not designed to perform in TTL mode with flash units -camera and flash must be set to Manual Mode.

Note: This remote does not provide high-voltage sync protection, and is not recommended for use with flash units that have a trigger voltage of more than 6V.

16 Reliable Channels
Digitally coded at 2.4 GHz for multiple set-ups; work at events with other photographers without the worry of flash or radio interference.
Extensive Range of Reliable Performance
590' (180 m) indoors; 200'+ (60+ m) outdoors. An above-average range for the most demanding situations (radio interference and low battery strength will lower your effective range).
Fast Sync Speeds
Compatible with most cameras, offering a maximum sync speed of 1/250 second; allows the user to capture most studio and event scenes.
Universal Voltage
AC version: The receiver offers the ease and convenience of global voltage (100-240V). The receiver utilizes current from a host flash lighting unit. Operate your receiver without the hassle of replacing batteries.
Frequency 2.4 GHz
Channels 16 digitally coded channels
Operating Range App 590' (180 m) indoors
App 200' (60 m) outdoors
Flash Synchro Speed 1/250 second maximum
Sync Type 1/8" mini (3.5mm) female
Batteries N/A
Dimensions 1.7 x 1 x 4.3" (43 x 25 x 110mm)
Weight 6 oz (180 g)
Impact PowerSync16 AC Receiver (100-240VAC)
  • Sync Cord
  • 3.5 to 6.3mm Adapter Plug
  • Lanyard Strap
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    ImpactPowerSync16 AC Receiver (100-240VAC)
     
    4.7

    (based on 19 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (14)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (9)
    • Lightweight (8)
    • Good power output (7)
    • Attaches securely (5)
    • Easy to use (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors (8)
      • Outdoor events / games (8)
      • General purpose (7)
      • Outdoors (7)
      • Portraits (6)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (7), Semi-pro photographer (6), Photo enthusiast (5)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (18)

      Reviewed by 19 customers

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      5.0

      Absolutely Flawless Performance!

      By Chadly

      from Steubenville, Ohio

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Durable
      • Flawless Performance
      • Good Connection
      • Great Signal Strength
      • Lightweight
      • Long-Lasting
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Indoors
        • Outdoors
        • Portraits
        • Special Events

        Comments about Impact PowerSync16 AC Receiver (100-240VAC):

        This receiver may seem a bit on the pricey side to you, but quality is definitely on it's side. From it's durable build quality to performance, this receiver works flawlessly and every time. I have a small portable studio setup so I am never stretching the boundaries of the radio reach, but I have never had a problem one with getting these things to fire my flashes. The connection is strong and consistent. This DC version is a godsend being as I don't ever have to worry about batteries failing. I also have the transmitter and an addition AC receiver for a Yongnuo flash that I sometimes use as a hair light or to simply flash the background of a portrait set. You will not be disappointed with this item!

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        • No

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        5.0

        Works Great

        By CMS

        from Tampa, FL

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Impact PowerSync16 AC Receiver (100-240VAC):

            They weren't Kidding about 200ft in range. I was 200 ft away and through walls and it still triggered the moonlights. Awesome

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            • No

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            5.0

            Very Nice

            By Torontonian

            from Toronto Canada

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attaches Securely
            • Durable
            • Good Color Value
            • Lightweight
            • Powerful

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors
              • Portraits
              • Special Events

              Comments about Impact PowerSync16 AC Receiver (100-240VAC):

              The product is of very good quality, and the range is fantastic. B and H service is exceptional. Delivery to canada was in 2 1/2 days with their basic shipping. Thanks guys @ B&H. keep it up. I am very happy with both the receiver and transmitter.

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              • No

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              5.0

              excellent Receiver

              By photosLRdesign

              from Florida, USA

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Powerful

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • General Use
                • Indoors
                • Outdoors
                • Portraits

                Comments about Impact PowerSync16 AC Receiver (100-240VAC):

                Very versatile working with multiple lights. It works great.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                5.0

                Good Product

                By rjh71

                from Toledo, OH

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Impact PowerSync16 AC Receiver (100-240VAC):

                      Works ad advertised. Only one caveat. You may need to support the power cord that you plug into this product (possibly by clamping it to the light stand). Otherwise, the weight of the cord may cause it come loose.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Works great!!

                      By Brenda

                      from Charlton, ma

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attaches Securely
                      • Durable
                      • Lightweight
                      • Long-Lasting
                      • Powerful

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • General Use
                        • Indoors
                        • Low Light
                        • Night Time
                        • Outdoors
                        • Portraits
                        • Special Events

                        Comments about Impact PowerSync16 AC Receiver (100-240VAC):

                        I use this product for my weskott lighting kit. It is easy to use very light and works perfectly!!!

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Reliable

                        By Arnie

                        from Clifton, NJ

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Impact PowerSync16 AC Receiver (100-240VAC):

                              I have 3 of these, they are reliable. I have not tested the range.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Consistent, especially for the price

                              By NGHSMedia

                              from Georgia

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attaches Securely
                              • Consistent
                              • Durable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • General Use
                                • Outdoors
                                • Portraits

                                Comments about Impact PowerSync16 AC Receiver (100-240VAC):

                                I've used Impact triggers in a professional studio and on-location for about three years and I've found them to be consistent and reliable. For the price, they are a bargain, but lack any special bells and whistles such as being able to adjust your flash settings from a distance. They do what they do very well, which is simply trigger the flash heads.

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                                • No

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                                4.0

                                works great

                                By Ron

                                from San Jose, Costa Rica

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attaches Securely
                                • Durable
                                • Good Color Value
                                • Lightweight
                                • Powerful

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • General Use
                                  • Indoors
                                  • Low Light
                                  • Night Time
                                  • Outdoors
                                  • Portraits
                                  • Special Events

                                  Comments about Impact PowerSync16 AC Receiver (100-240VAC):

                                  I used trigger but this is the best buy I had made to slave my lights.

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                                  • No

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                                  4.0

                                  Works exactly as expected - good value

                                  By Jay Farm

                                  from East Coast

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy to Use
                                  • Good value

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Impact PowerSync16 AC Receiver (100-240VAC):

                                      I use this AC receiver with my Novatron strobes, it's small and just works. With a small sync cord and the lanyard attached to the power pack handle it's always right where I expect it without having to worry about batteries.

                                      I didn't do much of a range test, but I was able to successfully trigger them from the other side of my home through a few walls, at least 40 feet.

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                                      • No

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                                      4.0

                                      Flawless...indoors

                                      By Mike

                                      from Hope Mill, NC

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Impact PowerSync16 AC Receiver (100-240VAC):

                                          I use the Impact PowerSync in studio and on location. Indoors it performs flawlessly, but outside (even within a few feet) absolutely worthless if it is sunny out. Even if it is positioned in the shade! I use it with Photogenic, Alien Bees and White Lightning monolights. If you are interested in using it indoors, I highly recommend it for its low cost and reliability.

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                                          • No

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                                          4.0

                                          i love this product

                                          By sursur

                                          from ny

                                          About Me Pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Lightweight

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Special Events

                                            Comments about Impact PowerSync16 AC Receiver (100-240VAC):

                                            its a very good idem i take pix only with this

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                                            • No

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                                            5.0

                                            love this!

                                            By mattolsonphotography

                                            from omaha, ne

                                            About Me Pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Durable

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about Impact PowerSync16 AC Receiver (100-240VAC):

                                                I use this product with my lighting set and I love it! it is extremely easy to set up and a lot more cost effective than the pocket wizard.

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                                                • No

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                                                5.0

                                                Great value for money

                                                By Daxxam

                                                from Adelaide, South Australia

                                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Easy to Use
                                                • Lightweight
                                                • Reliable
                                                • Strong Construction

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                    Comments about Impact PowerSync16 AC Receiver (100-240VAC):

                                                    Worked prefectly straight out of the box. Bye bye PC Sync leads!

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                                                    • No

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                                                    5.0

                                                    Well designed

                                                    By Bonagva

                                                    from Geneva - Switzerland

                                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Easy to Use
                                                    • Fast synchro
                                                    • Reliable

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • Studio lighting

                                                      Comments about Impact PowerSync16 AC Receiver (100-240VAC):

                                                      I bought the receiver with several emitters as I often use several cameras within the same studio session.
                                                      I appreciate the ease of use, reliability and good synchro speed.
                                                      Note synchro speed is also dependant on the flashes themselves.

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                                                      • No

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                                                      5.0

                                                      Like Magic

                                                      By Justin

                                                      from Princeton, NJ

                                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Easy to Use
                                                      • Reliable
                                                      • Strong Construction

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • Family Photos
                                                        • Weddings/Events

                                                        Comments about Impact PowerSync16 AC Receiver (100-240VAC):

                                                        Works as promised, no fuss. Used these in a small studio setup to trigger some very old strobes. Connected everything and just started shooting. No more wires.

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                                                        5.0

                                                        Highly recommended.Great price!

                                                        By dlr

                                                        from nyc

                                                        About Me Casual Photographer

                                                        Verified Buyer

                                                        Pros

                                                          Cons

                                                            Best Uses

                                                            • Indoors
                                                            • Outdoors
                                                            • Special Events

                                                            Comments about Impact PowerSync16 AC Receiver (100-240VAC):

                                                            Excellent product.

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                                                            • No

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                                                            4.0

                                                            great device

                                                            By cbphotos

                                                            from Boston, MA

                                                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                                            Verified Buyer

                                                            Pros

                                                            • Durable
                                                            • Powerful

                                                            Cons

                                                              Best Uses

                                                              • General Use
                                                              • Indoors
                                                              • Night Time
                                                              • Special Events

                                                              Comments about Impact PowerSync16 AC Receiver (100-240VAC):

                                                              does everything it says it will!

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                                                              • No

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                                                              5.0

                                                              Great Product

                                                              By Brian

                                                              from Wellington, Ohio

                                                              About Me Pro Photographer

                                                              Verified Buyer

                                                              Pros

                                                              • Good Price Value

                                                              Cons

                                                              • NONE

                                                              Best Uses

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

                                                              Comments about Impact PowerSync16 AC Receiver (100-240VAC):

                                                              Easy to use and does exactly what I expected it to do. After writing this "Review" I am going to buy another one.

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                                                              • No

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