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Photogenic ION Lithium-ion Pure Sine Wave Inverter System with Spare Battery

B&H # PHIIBK Mfr # 956062
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You Pay: $484.95
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Offer Ends: SEP 30 '14
Price after Rebate: $409.95
Product Highlights
  • Compact, Lightweight and Portable
  • 2x Batteries
  • 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 with Spare Battery 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. Photogenic doubles that capacity by including a spare battery but you can triple or quadruple 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 with Spare Battery
 
5.0

(based on 3 reviews)

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Pros

  • Good power output (3)
  • Long-lasting (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Outdoor events / games (3)
    • Outdoors (3)
    • Portraits (3)
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    5.0

    Love the ION

    By Brandon Burk Photography

    from Salt Lake City, Utah

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attaches Securely
    • Durable
    • Good Color Value
    • Lightweight
    • Long-Lasting
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Photogenic ION Lithium-ion Pure Sine Wave Inverter System with Spare Battery:

      One of the best purchases I have ever made. I take this everywhere I go. I use it with outdoor strobes all the time. I use it also with strobes at wedding receptions. Love it!

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      5.0

      Exellente invest

      By Viktor

      from Anaheim ca

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Long-Lasting
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Photogenic ION Lithium-ion Pure Sine Wave Inverter System with Spare Battery:

        I use this system battery with my ikan ID500-v2 LED and I get excellent pictures and video also the most amazing thing is I can use the battery with my new Einstein E640 Flash Unit so is really good battery system

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        5.0

        Amazing results!

        By txphoto

        from San Antonio, TX

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Long-Lasting
        • Powerful

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Outdoors
        • Portraits
        • Special Events

        Comments about Photogenic ION Lithium-ion Pure Sine Wave Inverter System with Spare Battery:

        really glad got the spare battery in my kit - first time using the system took group and individual photos to the tune of 800+ shots - did have to switch to the second battery. So nice to be able to use a studio flash on location to take advantage of the power and control.

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        Photogenic -  Lithium-ion Battery for ION Inverter
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