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Impact PowerSync16 DC Receiver

B&H # IMPS16DCR Mfr # POWERSYNC16D
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You Pay: $94.99
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

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
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    ImpactPowerSync16 DC Receiver
     
    4.8

    (based on 121 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (93)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (27)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (60)
    • Durable (50)
    • Good power output (38)
    • Attaches securely (33)
    • Reliable (29)

    Cons

    • Flimsy (3)

    Best Uses

    • Indoors (61)
    • General purpose (49)
    • Portraits (43)
    • Outdoors (40)
    • Low light (39)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (48), Pro photographer (37), Photo enthusiast (23), Casual photographer (4), Photography student (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (106), 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

    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.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • 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 :(

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            • 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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              5.0

              Great! So happy I bought it!

              By Giovanna

              from Sao Paulo, Brazil

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attaches Securely

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Portraits

                Comments about Impact PowerSync16 DC Receiver:

                It's very easy to use and doesn't fail.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Works great!

                By David michaels photography

                from Las vegas

                Comments about Impact PowerSync16 DC Receiver:

                User friendly , right out of the box. Couldn't have asked for more. Thank you B&H!!

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                4.0

                So Far, So Good

                By Gideon

                from Manhattan, NY

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attaches Securely
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use
                  • Indoors
                  • Low Light
                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Impact PowerSync16 DC Receiver:

                  I only have this product for less than a month so I cant say how robust is it. I can definitely say it has a long range that fits all my purposes and perfectly syncing my Yongnuo flash with my Nikon D7100

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  so far so good

                  By Ty C.

                  from Seattle, WA

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attaches Securely
                  • Durable
                  • Lightweight
                  • Powerful

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors
                    • Low Light
                    • Night Time

                    Comments about Impact PowerSync16 DC Receiver:

                    I've only been using this for a week now and so far it is working great. Flash triggers every time so it is doing what it is supposed to.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Works great

                    By Ed

                    from Idaho

                    Comments about Impact PowerSync16 DC Receiver:

                    I use these for my studio lights as well as hot shoe flash units for ocf on location. Has worked perfect with all my various types of lights ,Nissin,promaster,impact etc.

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                    5.0

                    Works Great Everytime

                    By Billy Bob

                    from Eufaula, Alabama

                    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 DC Receiver:

                      I am a Part-Time Professional that is kind of old fashion. I purchased a Transformer Light System many years ago and love it. I just needed something to get me away from the pc cord to my camera sometimes.The Power Sync was just the Item. I have used it several times and it works perfect. I must say for the price I got a good deal.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      PowerSync16 DC Receiver and Transmitter

                      By Lori from New York

                      from New York, NY

                      About Me Photography Student

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • No Cons Experienced

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Impact PowerSync16 DC Receiver:

                      I use this for pet and portrait photography and it's great! No fussing around with anything you just put it on your camera and shoot away. It is a great buy also. B & H has many products but I choose this one to shoot with because of a friend who had one. Great product great choice and with the help of the B&H staff a great buy too.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      nice and compact

                      By Nick

                      from Clive, Iowa

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Color Value
                      • Lightweight
                      • Powerful

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Impact PowerSync16 DC Receiver:

                        Finally I returned this one. it was not because this one was not good, but I'd like to have a transmitter to trigger my wireless flash. Honestly, I really like this one, very compact and tiny, light. PowerWizard is too bulky.

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                        4.0

                        Good for the Price

                        By Ben

                        from Seattle WA

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Pros

                        • Lightweight
                        • Long-Lasting

                        Cons

                        • Doesnt attach securely

                        Best Uses

                        • General Use
                        • Indoors
                        • Outdoors
                        • Portraits

                        Comments about Impact PowerSync16 DC Receiver:

                        I bought this product so I could move my flash off camera. I have had this receiver for 4 months or so and it does a great job, though with some small nit picks that should be pointed out.

                        The receiver is a really good, decent construction but I wouldn't want it to fall which is what happened to me (which I will get to later) I like the hot shoe mount HOWEVER you really need to wiggle your flash in there. I shoot with a 430ex II flash and on a few shoots the flash wouldnt fire so I would have to really shove the flash onto the hot shoe.

                        The other issue I have is the mounting hardware for the receiver. I use the included locking screws and they are not ideal for the receiver with a flash on it, they seem to loosen without warning even when they are stationary. I was doing a senior photo shoot a few days ago and while moving my light stand the flash and receiver fell to the ground. All the equipment is ok, I just wish they would improve the locking screws.

                        Other than those two complaints the receiver works flawlessly. Its a great price, and very portable.

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                        5.0

                        awesome product

                        By markomarko

                        from il

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attaches Securely
                        • Durable
                        • Lightweight
                        • Powerful

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about Impact PowerSync16 DC Receiver:

                          i use this product for off camera flash. it has helped me alot with getting the right shot and the right look for me . Pluss its alot of fun to use. i use it with my nikon d5100 and my nikon sb700 and it works great!! it fires from really far away witch is awesome and the consistancy is close to 100% except when i mess something up haha. id def redcomend this for someone that doesnt mind changing settings manually or cant offord the expesive pocket wizards at first or for beginners.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Why Pay More

                          By Picture Popper

                          from Hutchinson, MN

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Find Batteries
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Portraits
                            • Special Events

                            Comments about Impact PowerSync16 DC Receiver:

                            I had two of these already, and now I came back to get a third. I like not having to worry about my radio setup when doing weddings. I've never had any problems with false firings, but it's nice to have 16 channels to choose from.
                            Note: The transmitter unit that goes with these receivers is great as well, but I did have one go bad after a light bump when on my camera. It was replaced for me and no problems since.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Great Product

                            By Dukes

                            from Royersford Pa

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Powerful

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Indoors
                              • Outdoors
                              • Portraits

                              Comments about Impact PowerSync16 DC Receiver:

                              Really works great. Purchased more and will buy more.

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                              5.0

                              Affordable and Durable

                              By jdips

                              from Troy, MI

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Indoors
                                • Portraits

                                Comments about Impact PowerSync16 DC Receiver:

                                Amazing trigger and receivers, especially for the price. As others have stated, I was looking for a more cost-effective alternative to PW's. I purchased the trigger/receiver set and one additional receiver and am very happy. I don't see any reason to upgrade or spend more for the much costlier competition.

                                I intend on adding a few more receivers as my lighting needs increase. Durability does not seem to be an issue -- these are very solid!

                                Being able to mount directly to a hotshoe is a great bonus.

                                Buy a set, you will not regret it.

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                                Duracell -  AA 1.5v Alkaline Coppertop Battery (2-Pack)
                                • You Pay: $1.98
                                 

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                                • You Pay: $17.99
                                 

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