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

B&H # PHIIBCK Mfr # 956064
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Price: $529.00
Instant Savings: 5%
You Pay: $502.55

Mail-In Rebate: -$75.00

Offer ends: DEC 31 '14
Price after rebate: $427.55
Product Highlights
  • Compact, Lightweight and Portable
  • 2x Batteries
  • Compatible with Most Monolights
  • Multi-voltage Charging, 120V Output
  • Fast Recharging, Standard USB Port
  • 300 - 2,050 Full Power Flashes
  • LED Power Monitor
  • Dual 3-Prong AC Outlets
  • May be Used with Other Brand Heads
  • Includes Kit Case

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. A specially designed case is also included that can hold a complete ION Inverter Kit plus 2 spare batteries.

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
ION Case

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 and Case
 
4.8

(based on 5 reviews)

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Pros

  • Attaches securely (3)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Best invention for a photographer ever

    By paul

    from glen burnie

    Verified Buyer

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

    Biggest lace saver ever

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    4.0

    Bring the studio outdoors

    By Photocop

    from New Braunfels, Texas

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attaches Securely
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Recycle Time Is Too Slow

    Best Uses

    • Outdoors
    • Special Events

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

    I bought this item to shoot an outdoor wedding. I was able to use my studio flashes in a remote outdoor location with no electrical lines. I could attach the light weight battery pack to the flash stand which made the entire unit self-contained and easy to move.

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    5.0

    Power on the go

    By MDC

    from Boyds, MD

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

    I have been looking for compact transportable power and the Photogenic Ion hits the mark. It powers my Elinchrom 500 strobe. I purchased two ions for location photography.

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    5.0

    Great product

    By PhotoPhoto

    from Rockville, MD

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attaches Securely
    • Lightweight
    • 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 and Case:

      I had my eye on this product since they introduced it and finally decided to buy it when I saw they had the kit with and extra battery, light stand mount and carry case.

      Very well designed and lightweight. I haven't used it on location yet but I intend to replace my Norman and Lumedyne battery units with the 3 AC Photogenic moonlights I also use. Better control of wattage and more light modifiers available.

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      5.0

      Awesome Battery!!

      By Ozzy

      from Baldwin Park

      About Me Photography Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

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

        I use this product on locations a lot and has never failed on me and battery last a good while and with the spare battery even better. Not bad for the price.

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        Batteries & Power

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        External battery options will keep your equipment powered up.

        Photogenic -  Lithium-ion Battery for ION Inverter
        • You Pay: $145.00
        Usually ships in 2-3 business days i This item is usually Drop Shipped from the MFR/Distributor within 2-3 business days (subject to availability). Your order will be charged at the time of placing the order with the MFR.
         

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        Carry, store and protect your equipment with case and strap.

        Photogenic -  Multi-Clamp for ION Inverter
        • You Pay: $19.95
         

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