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Impact PowerSync16 DC Receiver

B&H # IMPS16DCR MFR # POWERSYNC16D
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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 2x AA Batteries
  • Required Transmitter Avail. Separately
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The Impact PowerSync16 DC Receiver (100-240VAC) is one-half of the PowerSync 16 radio slave system for triggering flash and camera 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 or cameras as you like from a single transmitter, as long as they're all on the same frequency and have this PowerSync16 DC receiver or the optional AC receiver. Flash sync speeds of up to 1/250 second are possible with PowerSync16. Combine this receiver with a camera release cable to match your particular camera model and you can use the PowerSync16 system as a wireless camera remote control.

This receiver operates on 2x AA batteries. The PowerSync system is not designed to perform in TTL mode with flash units - the 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.
Multipurpose Hot-Shoe Mount
This receiver is equipped with a multipurpose hot-shoe mount for use with on-camera or remote portable flash. Tests have established that the mount works with the hot-shoes of most major brands.
Convenient Mounting
The receiver features a 1/4"-20 threads, for convenient mounting on any 1/4"-20 mounting screw. For added convenience, it also features an eyelet designed to accept a lanyard.
Convert to Universal Voltage
By adding the optional AC adapter (Impact# 9031520) you can convert this DC unit to be used as an AC unit. Besides for eliminating the need of batteries, this will also provide you with the ease and convenience of global voltage (100-240V). With the adapter attached, 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
Flash Mounting Standard hot shoe
Input 1/8" (3.5 mm) mini sync plug
Tripod Mount Thread Size 1/4"-20
Batteries 2x AA batteries
Dimensions 1.7 x 1 x 4.3" (43 x 25 x 110 mm)
Weight Not specified by manufacturer
Impact PowerSync16 DC Receiver
  • Sync Cord
  • 3.5mm to 3.5mm Cable
  • 3.5mm to 1/4" Adapter
  • Adhesive-Backed Accessory Shoe (2-Pack)
  • Locking Adhesive-Backed Accessory Shoe
  • 2 x AA Battery
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    ImpactPowerSync16 DC Receiver
     
    4.8

    (based on 134 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (106)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (27)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (68)
    • Durable (57)
    • Good power output (42)
    • Attaches securely (37)
    • Reliable (30)

    Cons

    • Flimsy (3)

    Best Uses

    • Indoors (68)
    • General purpose (56)
    • Portraits (49)
    • Outdoors (45)
    • Low light (44)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (55), Pro photographer (40), Photo enthusiast (24), Casual photographer (4), Photography student (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (116), Yes (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Amazing unit!!!

    I bought the B&H kit that includes both the Powersync 16 transmitter and receiver. Being a photographer on a budget, I do my homework thoroughly before making a purchase decision and I...Read complete review

    I bought the B&H kit that includes both the Powersync 16 transmitter and receiver. Being a photographer on a budget, I do my homework thoroughly before making a purchase decision and I couldn't be more pleased with my decision to add this unit to my collection of gear.

    I didn't think that a transmitter/receiver in this price range would be overly impressive but I'll tell you what, the Powersync 16 is absolutely AWESOME! My initial intent was to use these for a while and then upgrade to something more "top of the line" later on. Well, after using the Powersync 16, my plans have changed. No upgrading is necessary. In fact, I'm going to buy at least a couple more of these.

    Here's a little of what I am so pleased about with these units. Build quality is very robust. The transmitter mounts firmly on my Canon camera (7D) and performs flawlessly. The transmitter is also fairly small (but solid) so forget about bulk. I hardly know it when it is on my camera. The versatility of this set offers almost unlimited possibilities. I can mount my 580 EX II on the receiver and with the flash set to master mode, it still has control over my other Canon flashes set to slave, which means yes, I can still do ratios. Both the transmitter and receiver come with all the cords & connections necessary to hook up to just about any photographic light source, be it studio strobes or flashes. The range is outstanding and the trigger speed of 8 frames per second means these units can keep up with my 7D and not miss a beat. The only thing that could slow things down is the recycle time on the strobe/flash.

    I also didn't realize that Impact makes a cord to use the receiver with the camera to control the camera remotely. Push the transmitter's button half way down and it focuses the lens, full down releases the shutter. AWESOME!

    Bottom line is you save money with the Powersync 16 and get a TON of bang for your buck. Buy these! You won't regret it!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Good

    I bought 2. So far so good, It works great, but on one of the receivers the battery cover doesn't seat all the way when closed. The plastic parts seem kinda cheap and...Read complete review

    I bought 2. So far so good, It works great, but on one of the receivers the battery cover doesn't seat all the way when closed. The plastic parts seem kinda cheap and will brake easily if dropped.
    I really like the small size.

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    5.0

    Just what I was looking for!

    By David

    from Atlanta, GA

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Impact PowerSync16 DC Receiver:

          I am very much an amateur when it comes to using lights, but I do know how nice it is to have this with my lights. Quality is just fine and it works... not a high maintenance person so I am very happy.

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          5.0

          Works Great, worth the money

          By sjosey77

          from Charlotte, NC

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use
            • Low Light
            • Portraits

            Comments about Impact PowerSync16 DC Receiver:

            This is a very easy product to use and worth the money!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            I will buy additional units.

            By Jerry

            from Kdansas City, MO

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attaches Securely
            • Durable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors
              • Portraits
              • Special Events

              Comments about Impact PowerSync16 DC Receiver:

              I have another brand of unit and was not happy. Worked some time and some time not. After working with this unit I will buy another. I use them with my power lights at weddings and special events. I would recommend this to any one. I have been a pro for many years.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Lose the Cord

              By Rob from Jersey

              from Jobstown, NJ

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attaches Securely
              • Durable
              • Lightweight
              • Powerful

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Impact PowerSync16 DC Receiver:

                Receiver will trigger your off camera flash in perfect sync. Multiple frequencies to avoid other transmitters. Just set & shoot.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Pleased with performance and cost

                By Libby

                from Asheville, NC

                Comments about Impact PowerSync16 DC Receiver:

                Works as promised.

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                5.0

                works perfectly

                By Ari

                from Sunshine Coast, Australia

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good value
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Impact PowerSync16 DC Receiver:

                    Really glad I bought it (this is my second; first one was bought 2.5 years ago and is still being used regularly). Would happily buy again.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    This is so easy to use

                    By Jen R

                    from Arvada, CO

                    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 DC Receiver:

                      I use this product for my photography business and just love it! It is so easy to use and is basically plug and play.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      wonderful products

                      By Mark

                      from Baltimore MD

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • General Use
                        • Indoors
                        • Low Light
                        • Special Events

                        Comments about Impact PowerSync16 DC Receiver:

                        easy to use and products work great.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Excellent and Unobtrusive

                        By JimCav

                        from New York

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Does what its supposed to
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Occasional misfire

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Impact PowerSync16 DC Receiver:

                          We're using this and the the matching transmitter with a Speedotron strobe setup and a Canon 5D Mark lll in a product photography production studio. Overall it has worked great, though there is an occasional misfire it doesn't really effect us due to the subject and setting. It might be annoying if we were shooting models and the misfire causes a missed moment.

                          The range is awesome, though, at maximum we are only 50 feet from the power supply. The batteries haven't been an issue either, taking 150 shots a day for 7 days now and haven't had to change'em.

                          Very happy with the purchase and would definitely recommend!

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Rock Solid Remote Receiver!

                          By Chadly

                          from Steubenville, Ohio

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Accurate
                          • Durable
                          • Lightweight
                          • Long-Lasting
                          • Powerful
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                            Comments about Impact PowerSync16 DC Receiver:

                            This PowerSync16 DC Receiver has been 100% reliable! I couldn't be more pleased with it. I am amazed at it's range. It fires all the time, every time. This is definitely quality. It may seem a bit pricey but it is well worth it for a product that is going to pay for itself over and over again.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Best product for the price and quality

                            By Cowboy

                            from Connecticut

                            Comments about Impact PowerSync16 DC Receiver:

                            I found the Impact PowerSync 16 a easy to use, affordable and quality system. I shopped around for months looking for a system similar to the Impact system. Everything led me back to Impact. Please note the customer service is unsurpassed. They answered all my question. Plus more

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                            5.0

                            Works like a charm!

                            By MTphotog

                            from San Antonio, TX

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attaches Securely
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

                              Comments about Impact PowerSync16 DC Receiver:

                              No setup required. Just plug it in where they are supposed to go and it fires every time. Love that I'm finally wireless! Buy the transmitter and receiver package and if you have more than one strobe to run, just buy more receivers.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Spot on

                              By Matty Mac

                              from Burleigh Heads, Australia

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Good Color Value
                              • Powerful

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • General Use
                                • Indoors
                                • Outdoors
                                • Special Events

                                Comments about Impact PowerSync16 DC Receiver:

                                Never had a problem, works a treat

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Excelente producto

                                By Christian

                                from Santiago, Chile

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

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

                                  Comments about Impact PowerSync16 DC Receiver:

                                  Muy recomendable por precio V/S calidad.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  works great.

                                  By Bob

                                  from Tallahassee

                                  Comments about Impact PowerSync16 DC Receiver:

                                  Used it once. No problems. No missed flashes.

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                                  4.0

                                  "I would buy this product again."

                                  By Tony

                                  from Fredericksburg, Virginia

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Attaches Securely

                                  Cons

                                  • Flimsy

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Indoors

                                  Comments about Impact PowerSync16 DC Receiver:

                                  Absolutely love it! It works very well for me.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  4.0

                                  my first time using & it work well

                                  By nelly

                                  from West Palm Beach, FL

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Attaches Securely
                                  • Good Color Value
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                  • Flimsy

                                  Best Uses

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

                                  Comments about Impact PowerSync16 DC Receiver:

                                  Work well for me & the price is good

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  4.0

                                  Great product works well.

                                  By Jo

                                  from Delta, BC

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Impact PowerSync16 DC Receiver:

                                        I would highly recommend that the first thing you do is use some quality batteries, not the ones included with this unit. Within 5 months of regular use, the included batteries leaked and ruined the receiver. I was not happy :(

                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No

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                                        4.0

                                        Great Strobe sync system

                                        By photoben65

                                        from Durango, CO

                                        About Me Pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Attaches Securely

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Portraits

                                          Comments about Impact PowerSync16 DC Receiver:

                                          i recently utilized this lighting sync system for dance portraits with two strobes and and I was very impressed with the system's capability to sync the lights. We had an occasional misfire, but what lighting system doesn't, especially if you are not firing the strobes one after another. We had a few breaks between classes; and that's when I experienced my misfire; when we had long breaks between dance classes. I don't attribute the misfires to the equipment, more so the 30 minute break between dance classes.

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                                          • No

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                                          5.0

                                          Great for the cost

                                          By kristical

                                          from dallas, tx

                                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Attaches Securely
                                          • Lightweight

                                          Cons

                                          • Tiny

                                          Best Uses

                                          • General Use
                                          • Indoors

                                          Comments about Impact PowerSync16 DC Receiver:

                                          So far so good! I didn't want to spend hundreds of dollars on remotes. These are tiny but work very well. I am happy with the purchase!

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                                          • No

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                                          Don't get caught in middle of a shoot without power.

                                          Duracell - AA 1.5v Alkaline Coppertop Battery (2-Pack)
                                          • You Pay: $2.59
                                           

                                          Additional Receiver batteries

                                          Brackets, Support and Cords

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                                          Increase your working flexibility with additional mounting options.

                                          Impact - Umbrella Bracket
                                          • You Pay: $17.99
                                           

                                          NOTE: This product has specific compatibility limitations. Please see full product description for further details.

                                          Sync Cords & Flash Remotes

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                                          Add a TTL hot shoe or PC connectivity.

                                          Vello - Hot Shoe Adapter with PC Socket + Top Shoe - for Canon (E-TTL & E-TTL II)
                                          • You Pay: $29.95
                                           

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                                          A light meter will verify the proper exposure for a photograph.

                                          Interfit - Flash Meter
                                          • You Pay: $48.50
                                           

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                                          • You Pay: $64.99
                                           
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