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Elinchrom ELS Universal SPEED Receiver (Multi-Voltage 100-220VAC)

B&H # ELSPR Mfr # EL 19347
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Product Highlights
  • Works With SPEED Transmitter
  • 3.5mm Sync Socket Fits Most Strobes
  • Battery Recharges in Approx. 3 Hours
  • Auto-Standby Function After 4 Hours
  • Internal Battery Lasts Up to 30 Hours
  • Integrated Quick-Charge Circuit
  • LED Indicates Charge and Operating Modes
  • Interference-Free 40-Bit Security
  • Choose From 8 Frequency Channels
  • Multi-Voltage 100-240VAC

This tiny, lightweight (1.9 oz) Elinchrom ELS Universal SPEED Receiver will control basic functions (flash power settings, shutter speeds, switch modeling lamp on/off, synchronize several strobes, etc.) on Elinchrom and other brands of flash, as well, when used with an Elinchrom SPEED Transceiver or Transmitter (neither included).

The SPEED Receiver is delivered with EL-standard sync cable and 3.5mm jack, to connect to other flash brands. The internal, rechargeable Li-Ion battery provides about 30 hours of battery operation, and to maximize battery life, Auto-Standby function activates when the unit's not used for 4 hours. The charger can be connected to the main power while the Universal Receiver is in operation. The status LED shows charge and operating modes. Internal battery can be charged on USA, Euro and UK circuits with included multi-voltage adapter.

3.5mm sync socket for all common flash units
The Li-Ion battery recharges in approx. 3 hours
Auto-Standby function after 4 hours
Internal rechargeable battery lasts up to 30 hours
Integrated Quick-Charge circuit
The LED indicates charge and operating modes
Interference-free operation with 40 bit security
Switch to select 8 frequency channels--for example, between separate working areas
Switch to select 4 workgroups, adjusting and synchronizing individual units, or groups
When used with the EL-Skyport wireless software, this module is recognized as a flash unit and accepts both triggering and "Flash-Delay" settings; where sequenced flash may be required
Maximum Range Up to 196' (60 m) range indoors for STANDARD mode and up to 131' (40 m) in SPEED mode
Up to 393' (120 m) range outdoors for STANDARD mode and up to 229' (70 m) in SPEED mode
Dimensions 2.55 x 1.7" (6.5 x 4.5 cm)
Weight 1.9 oz (54 g) including rechargeable battery

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ElinchromELS Universal SPEED Receiver (Multi-Voltage 100-220VAC)
 
4.6

(based on 30 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (25)
  • Lightweight (23)
  • Reliable (23)
  • Packs small / compresses (19)
  • Strong construction (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Weddings (18)
    • Family photos (14)
    • Sports/action (7)
    • Landscape/scenery (6)
    • Portraits (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (13), Pro photographer (10), Semi-professional (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (26)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Little disappointment at the

    I own Elinchrom Ranger Quadra Set and Canon 580EXII flash. So for me it was obvious to choose this product.
    I'm a little bit uncomfortable what user can not replace the battery...Read complete review

    I own Elinchrom Ranger Quadra Set and Canon 580EXII flash. So for me it was obvious to choose this product.
    I'm a little bit uncomfortable what user can not replace the battery themselves but I saw some workaround in Flicker.
    Anyway then I got the unit, it did not have a sync cord to connect it to the Canon speedlight! There are two cords and two adapters inside the box but non of them are matching.
    Lucky I have such cord in my Elinchrom set but its couple of meters long and not onfortable to work with. So next day I went to the shop and bought a cable.

    I don't like on/off button. I prefer switch like on transceiver.

    I like a case which comes with unit.
    And it's always fires! I had some bad experience with Chinese brands and this one just rocks!

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Great Receiver...Lacking Needed Cord

    I LOVE this receiver so far. It fires my Nikon SB-800 speedlight like a charm. The only problem is, you have to order a separate cable if you want to use that...Read complete review

    I LOVE this receiver so far. It fires my Nikon SB-800 speedlight like a charm. The only problem is, you have to order a separate cable if you want to use that particular light with the receiver. You need http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/613653-REG/Impact_9031420_Sync_Cord_Male_Mini.html. It comes with some cords, but they're either for another brand of monolight (I have two Elinchroms and the speedlight) and some other setup...I haven't even used those cords. Also, you CAN use this receiver with the Elinchrom Skyport Eco transmitter for any of you who were wondering. It's not JUST for the SPEED transmitter. I have the Eco, and they work great together. You have fewer channels, but for most professionals that's not a problem unless you work in an atmosphere with a lot of others using the same equipment. Anyway, after a lot of time on the phone and a lot of worrying about what I really need to get the job done, I'm thrilled to have a way of wirelessly firing my speedlight without buying pocketwizards! Woohoo!

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    4.0

    Awesome add-on

    By Mark Hollingsworth Photography

    from Albuquerque, New Mexico

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Pack
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Elinchrom ELS Universal SPEED Receiver (Multi-Voltage 100-220VAC):

      Great for those times you need all of you speedlights off camera and in multiple locations. Inexpensive, but reliable. These are great when you don't have direct line of sight. I keep them charged and they go with me on all shoots.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Elinchrom for everything!

      By LM Hughes

      from Columbus, OH

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Pack
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Elinchrom ELS Universal SPEED Receiver (Multi-Voltage 100-220VAC):

        I love the skyport system!!! I use it with a 3 way hot shoe and 3 YONGNUO YN-560 II Flash's and umbrella for remote shoots. I love the skyport because I can trigger and meter them with my Gossen Digisky!!!

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        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Reliable, A must have item for Elinchrom

        By gximage.

        from New Jersey

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Pack
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Elinchrom ELS Universal SPEED Receiver (Multi-Voltage 100-220VAC):

          I got this to triger a Canon flash 600ex-rt, and worked really well, but... the flash will not wake up, you need to check this very often. I was doing a reseach and no one is talking about, I might do a youtube video and show how this works.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Elinchrome receiver

          By Yberg

          from NYC

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Elinchrom ELS Universal SPEED Receiver (Multi-Voltage 100-220VAC):

            I bought the Elinchrome receiver for my transmitter to get faster sync speed with my quadra lights. It worked perfect and I saved so much time where I didn't have to wait for the lights to reload.

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            • No

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            5.0

            durable, reliable

            By David Schneider Photography

            from Lansing MI

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Pros

            • Easy To Pack
            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Elinchrom ELS Universal SPEED Receiver (Multi-Voltage 100-220VAC):

              You can feel the quality of these products right out of the box. I tested the quality during hundreds of weddings, family and senior portraits. Here is a little story; I was using the trigger on a 100 degree day, photographing a family by a pond. I had plenty of weight on the legs of my light stand, but the leg sunk into the mud which sent my whole rig into the pond. This was 2 Sony hotshoe flashes on a light stand with the Elinchrom trigger velcro-ed to the side. I had been firing away in the hot sun so the trigger was hot, and the flashes were very hot. I dried out the flashes and trigger by placing them in sealed bags of rice. Both flashes and the trigger still are making me $$ to this day. This happened in 3 years ago. I purchased another Elinchrom SPEED trigger because I am sold on their reliability and quality. I am in Michigan and have used these triggers for extended periods of below freezing temps. They continue to impress me with battery life and reliability. Being able to control groups of flashes on different light stands makes easy work of demanding wedding jobs.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Great Receiver...Lacking Needed Cord

              By Amy the Photographer

              from Chattanooga, TN

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Pack
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Has Only Some Cords

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Sports/Action
              • Travel
              • Weddings/Events
              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about Elinchrom ELS Universal SPEED Receiver (Multi-Voltage 100-220VAC):

              I LOVE this receiver so far. It fires my Nikon SB-800 speedlight like a charm. The only problem is, you have to order a separate cable if you want to use that particular light with the receiver. You need http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/613653-REG/Impact_9031420_Sync_Cord_Male_Mini.html. It comes with some cords, but they're either for another brand of monolight (I have two Elinchroms and the speedlight) and some other setup...I haven't even used those cords. Also, you CAN use this receiver with the Elinchrom Skyport Eco transmitter for any of you who were wondering. It's not JUST for the SPEED transmitter. I have the Eco, and they work great together. You have fewer channels, but for most professionals that's not a problem unless you work in an atmosphere with a lot of others using the same equipment. Anyway, after a lot of time on the phone and a lot of worrying about what I really need to get the job done, I'm thrilled to have a way of wirelessly firing my speedlight without buying pocketwizards! Woohoo!

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              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Little disappointment at the

              By Slava Druk

              from Singapore

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Elinchrom quality
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable
              • Storage case
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

              • Non replaceable battery
              • No proper sync cable
              • Power onoff button

              Best Uses

              • Product photography

              Comments about Elinchrom ELS Universal SPEED Receiver (Multi-Voltage 100-220VAC):

              I own Elinchrom Ranger Quadra Set and Canon 580EXII flash. So for me it was obvious to choose this product.
              I'm a little bit uncomfortable what user can not replace the battery themselves but I saw some workaround in Flicker.
              Anyway then I got the unit, it did not have a sync cord to connect it to the Canon speedlight! There are two cords and two adapters inside the box but non of them are matching.
              Lucky I have such cord in my Elinchrom set but its couple of meters long and not onfortable to work with. So next day I went to the shop and bought a cable.

              I don't like on/off button. I prefer switch like on transceiver.

              I like a case which comes with unit.
              And it's always fires! I had some bad experience with Chinese brands and this one just rocks!

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              • No

              Share this review

               
              5.0

              Update

              By bullmoon

              from ATL

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy To Pack
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Studio lighting

                Comments about Elinchrom ELS Universal SPEED Receiver (Multi-Voltage 100-220VAC):

                Took some time to figure out the trigger issue with the 580EXII - it was the shoe from Impact (not Velo) - it doens't make a reliable connection. I since ordered a Pocket Wizard Locking PC to Mini cable and that works perfectly.

                This receiver is a great way to add suplemental flash to an Elichrom setup.

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                5.0

                Handy for Flash Trigger

                By bullmoon

                from ATL

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Pack
                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Studio Photography

                  Comments about Elinchrom ELS Universal SPEED Receiver (Multi-Voltage 100-220VAC):

                  I got this to trigger a Canon Flash along with my Elinchrom lights. It works well with a 480EXII, but not so much with the 580EXII - could be similar to PocketWizard issue - have not had time to trouble shoot and will probably just continue to use the 480EXII with it. Can't fault the receiver though - I can see it getting the tigger signal, the 580 just doesn't always fire. Could also be the "Velo" shoe I am using with it which is not a great fit either with the 580.

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                  5.0

                  Simply the best

                  By photoman 1

                  from Washington DC

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Pack
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about Elinchrom ELS Universal SPEED Receiver (Multi-Voltage 100-220VAC):

                    Great product,it's small,compact,easy use and delivers every time. I don't have to worry about large bulky devices sitting on top of my equipment. I take it everywhere because it fits into my pocket.

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                    • Yes

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                    4.0

                    Great option to go Wireless Flash

                    By realistgva

                    from Geneva, Switzerland

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Pack
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Strobist
                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about Elinchrom ELS Universal SPEED Receiver (Multi-Voltage 100-220VAC):

                      Elinchrom universal triggers are great to commplement my strobes with my flases as additional lighting or just to trigger the sony flashes remotely.
                      The only draw back is that there is no way to adjust power remotely it is all manual action and adjustment.

                      My unit was defective after less than 1 week. I can only say I was amazed by the elinchrom customer support. I returned the unit to the dealer in Switzerland and it was exchanged under warranty no hassle.

                      Great service looking to add more of these in the future.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      thanks for the tanks

                      By germancars

                      from Lansing MI

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Pack
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about Elinchrom ELS Universal SPEED Receiver (Multi-Voltage 100-220VAC):

                        This is my second Elinchrom purchase, I am a repeat customer. These are reliable and rugged triggers. I use it with my Sony A850 and the Sony hotshoe adapter and sync to 250th/sec, great for large aperture, off camera flash work. I use them at weddings, family portraits and senior portraits. My first Speed receiver fell into a pond while being used on my lightstand with a Sony hotshoe flash. After drying the unit, it worked great and I have trusted it at weddings for the rest of the season. Still using it today, and buying more Elinchrom products. They come with nice cases and plenty of adapters.

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                        5.0

                        Works Great Everytime

                        By JC

                        from Billings,MT

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Great Storage Case
                        • Reliable
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Portraits

                          Comments about Elinchrom ELS Universal SPEED Receiver (Multi-Voltage 100-220VAC):

                          Used to fire my canon 580ex ii strobes with my 5D mark ii. It is great not to have to worry about the direction my IR sensor is facing. Should have done this a while ago. Only negative is that it is limited to a sync speed of 1/160th.

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                          3.0

                          No problem with previous two units....

                          By the Clayton

                          from Montevallo, AL

                          About Me Photography Student

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                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Pack
                          • Easy to Use
                          • Portable

                          Cons

                          • Defective
                          • Finicky

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Sports/Action
                          • Travel
                          • Weddings/Events
                          • Wildlife Photos

                          Comments about Elinchrom ELS Universal SPEED Receiver (Multi-Voltage 100-220VAC):

                          The previous two units I had purchased (second generation?) have worked well enough. I had run into the finicky power button issue that is usually after a couple clicks.

                          The newest unit I bought (el-19347) will, plain and simply, NOT TURN ON. I searched the internet and came up with a few other people with the same problem... and the only solution being to return it for a new one.

                          I hope nobody else runs into this problem but you should be aware that there may be complications getting one that works.

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                          5.0

                          Works well with my 580EX2's

                          By Rico

                          from NYC NY

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Pack
                          • Easy to Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos
                            • Sports/Action
                            • Studio lighting
                            • Travel
                            • Weddings/Events
                            • Wildlife Photos

                            Comments about Elinchrom ELS Universal SPEED Receiver (Multi-Voltage 100-220VAC):

                            I use manual when shooting so not being able to use ettl is not a big deal to me.

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                            5.0

                            Dynamite in a small package

                            By Freeprize

                            from Kennewick, WA

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Pack
                            • Easy to Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos

                              Comments about Elinchrom ELS Universal SPEED Receiver (Multi-Voltage 100-220VAC):

                              Great product, easy to use.

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                              5.0

                              Works like it's supposed to!

                              By Mike T

                              from Philadelphia

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Pack
                              • Easy to Use
                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Studio lighting

                                Comments about Elinchrom ELS Universal SPEED Receiver (Multi-Voltage 100-220VAC):

                                Used this to add another slave to my Elinchrom collection. Works just fine. Super light weight … seems delicate but well constructed.

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                                4.0

                                Excelent product

                                By Fher

                                from Mexico City

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Pack
                                • Easy to Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Family Photos
                                  • Weddings/Events

                                  Comments about Elinchrom ELS Universal SPEED Receiver (Multi-Voltage 100-220VAC):

                                  It´s a complement, I have other for my studio

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                                  5.0

                                  Very good product

                                  By Woodyliano

                                  from Montreal Canada

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy to Use
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Sports/Action
                                    • Weddings/Events

                                    Comments about Elinchrom ELS Universal SPEED Receiver (Multi-Voltage 100-220VAC):

                                    I bought this to use it with Canon 580 EXII flashes and because I also own Elinchrom lights. The product is great and it is a very good alternative to Pocket Wizards for which the price is double. The only thing I regret is that I did not buy this product sooner.

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                                    3.0

                                    it just dangles there

                                    By mg

                                    from huntington beach, ca

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Cheap looking strap
                                        • No way to secure unit in

                                        Comments about Elinchrom ELS Universal SPEED Receiver (Multi-Voltage 100-220VAC):

                                        This unit works great as a receiver (I use it on my studio strobes and also my small flashguns), but it just dangles in the air, and hangs freely off of the flash units. It came with one very thin and cheap looking strap, but the included strap does nothing to attach this receiver to a lightstand or tripod or onto the flash units. If it had a built in hot shoe mount, than it might not be strong enough to support very heavy monolight heads and softbox attachments, that is understandable. But why couldnt they include a variety of rubber of velcro straps or the like to secure this unit so that it does not look to your customer like a homemade rig??? Surely it cant be to save an extra dollar because the carrying case is decent. It does sync to 1/250.

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