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Photogenic Ion Lithium-ion Pure Sine Wave Inverter System

B&H # PHION Mfr # 956055
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You Pay: $382.98

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Offer ends: SEP 30 '14
Price after rebate: $332.98
Product Highlights
  • Compact, Lightweight and Portable
  • Compatible with Most Monolights
  • Multi-voltage Charging, 120V Output
  • Fast Recharging
  • 300 - 2,050 Full Power Flashes
  • Standard USB Port
  • LED Power Monitor
  • Dual 3-Prong AC Outlets
  • May be Used with Other Brand Heads

The Photogenic Ion Lithium-ion Pure Sine Wave Inverter System allows you to take your studio strobes on the road or off the road without electricity and without noisy generators or bulky old-style inverters. Weighing in at only 3.5 lb including its battery, the Ion measures only 7.5 x 4.4 x 3.3" but is able to deliver hundreds or even thousands of full power flashes depending on the flash head in use. For example, Photogenic's 1,000W/s PL1000DR gets 300 full power flashes on a fully charged battery while their AKC160 will get a whopping 2,050 flashes from the same battery. Of course, you can double or triple your capacity by simply purchasing extra batteries which can be charged apart from the inverter. Extra chargers are available to charge more than 1 battery concurrently.

Convenience features include a USB port to power computers and other electronic devices and an LED "fuel gauge" that allows you to check on remaining power at a glance. The system includes the ION Inverter, battery, charger, light stand clamp and strap.

Note: flash capacity specs are based on Photogenic flash heads but other brands of flash heads may be used with the inverter. Power input is 100 to 265VAC, 50/60Hz but output is 120V only.

For complete specs on the items included in this system please click on the links below:

ION Inverter Module
ION Battery
ION Charger
ION Multi-Clamp
ION Strap

Power Supply
Construction High-impact ABS-PC
Waveform Type Pure sine wave
Power Output 120W Maximum continuous power
USB: 5VDC, 500mA
Output Voltage 120VAC +/-3%, 60Hz
Outlets 2x 3-Prong 120V female sockets
1x 0.5A USB port
Dimensions 7.5 x 4.4 x 3.3" (19 x 11.2 x 8.4 cm)
Weight 3.5 lb (1.58 kg) including battery
Battery
Type LiCox NiyMnzO2 Lithium-ion
Power Volt/Amp-hour: 14.8V / 8.8Ah
Watt-hours (energy): 130
Current: 30ADC Peak / 15ADC average
Cutoff Voltage: 12VDC
Protection Circuits Overload, over temperature, overcharge/discharge, over current, short circuit
Flashes per Charge Photogenic monolights @ full power
AKC160 160W/s: 2,050 with 1.3 sec. recycling
AKC320 320W/s: 1,200 with 2.8 sec. recycling
PL625DR 250W/s 900 with 1.8 with sec. recycling
PL1250 500W/s 430 with 4.5 sec. recycling
PL1250DR 500W/s 500 with 3.8 sec. recycling
PL2500DR 1000W/s 360 with 7.5 sec. recycling
PL500DR 500W/s 570 with 3.8 sec. recycling
PL1000DR 1000W/s 300 with 5.5 sec. recycling
Cooling Fan Yes
Dimensions 6.0 x 4.4 x 1.8" (15.2 x 1.2 x 4.6 cm)
Weight Battery only: 2.0 lb (0.9 kg)
Charger
Power Input range: 100 to 265VAC, 50/60Hz
Max. output: 16.8VDC / 3A
Charging time: 3.0 to 4.0 hours
Full charge voltage from charger: 16.8VDC

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PhotogenicIon Lithium-ion Pure Sine Wave Inverter System
 
4.3

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      3.0

      It's ok I guess

      By Filmpoet

      from Atlanta, GA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Fast Charge
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Outdoors
        • Portraits

        Comments about Photogenic Ion Lithium-ion Pure Sine Wave Inverter System:

        Since this is my first time ever using this type of product, it's really hard for me to compare it to its peers. It recharges really fast, and it's pretty straight forward to use. I use it with a Photogenic PL1500 and the recycle time is "sort of" slow to me compared to a wall plug in but this combo is so much better than using a shoe mount flash on a stand. The stand clamp and strap are very useful.

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        5.0

        Great product!

        By Just Me

        from Whittier, Ca

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Convenient
        • Portable
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors
          • Outdoors

          Comments about Photogenic Ion Lithium-ion Pure Sine Wave Inverter System:

          I was able to shoot in a room where there were no 3 prong outlets.

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          5.0

          Perfect!

          By Shaun of the Dead

          from Trinidad

          About Me Pro Photographer

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              • Outdoors

              Comments about Photogenic Ion Lithium-ion Pure Sine Wave Inverter System:

              This is exactly what I was looking for.

              It provides a fair amount of power via two, standard three-prong plugs that any US light could plug into, but at a reasonable price.

              On full power, my 500 WS Impact strobe got about 200 blasts, which was just enough to finish the set up.

              It takes a few hours to charge, so be sure to plug it in overnight before your shoot.

              Get it. It will give you a new ability.

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