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B&H# ELBRX500 Mfr# EL 20441.1
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The Elinchrom BRX 500 Monolight is packed with professional and convenience features you'd expect from a company of Elinchrom's caliber. Forget about tripping over PC cords. Although this head accepts one, it also has a built-in EL-Skyport Receiver with eight frequency channels that can handle four distinct groups of flashes. The optional transmitter not only allows you to trigger your flash at distances up to 393' but gives you control of power, on/off, modeling light functions and Speed Sync activation. Free software for Mac and PC computers is available with the transmitter, adding additional features such as Flash-Delay for strobing effects. Add an optional USB Wi-Fi module for computer control. You can even use specially designed apps that allow full remote control via your for iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.

The BRX 500 offers very fast recycling rates of 0.34- 1.45 seconds @ 115V with action-stopping flash durations of 1/1,558 sec. The auto-sensing, multi-voltage BRX 500 recognizes any AC power source from 90-260VAC, allowing you to use it anywhere in the world. Note: The head ships with a 115V modeling lamp. Swap it out for use in a nominal 230V environment.

The Facts
  • Built-in EL-Skyport receiver for triggering
  • 8 Frequency channels with 4 groups
  • EL-Skyport Speed Sync mode for synchronization up to a 1/320 sec. on enabled SLR cameras
  • Pre-flash detector system to enable the use of BRX with speedlights
  • Visual Flash Confirmation option. The modeling lamp comes on to confirm the flash has been triggered
  • Proportional, maximum, minimum and independent adjustment of the modeling lamp
  • Variable f-stop steps: 1/1, 5/10, 4/10, 3/10, 2/10 or 1/10 steps are available
  • Programmable ready beep function
  • Power Auto-dump
  • Automatic temperature controlled ventilation
  • Action flashtube for sharper images
  • Multi-voltage auto-detection: 90-260VAC (excluding modeling lamp)
  • 5V sync socket for maximum protection of digital cameras
  • High impact resistant body shell
  • Accessory bayonet allowing the complete range of light modifiers
  • Rubberized handgrip with built-in fuse storage
  • Enhancements
  • Take full control of your units settings with the EL-Skyport App for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch via the optional Wi-Fi module
  • Additional features such as Flash-Delay for strobing effects are available with the EL-Skyport Software
  • Firmware update option
  • Improved electronics for better performance
  • Maximum Watt/Seconds 500
    Guide Number f/90 @ 3.3' (1.0 m) @ ISO 100, with 48° reflector
    Recycle Time 115V: 1.45 sec @ full power, 0.34 sec @ min power
    230V: 1.13 sec @ full power, 0.36 sec @ min power
    Flash Duration Full power @ t0.5: 1/1,558 sec.
    1/2 Power @ t0.5: 1/1,395 sec.
    Color Temperature 5,410K
    Flash Variability 5.0 f/stops: 1/16 - 1/1 (31 - 500W/s)
    User Replaceable Flashtube Yes
    Changeable Reflector Yes
    Modeling Light Wattage 100W
    Voltage Stabilization Yes, +/- 0.5%
    Flash Ready Indicator Ready light, Switchable audible beep, dimming while recycling
    Operating Voltage 90-260VAC, 50/60Hz
    Sync Voltage 5.0VDC
    Triggering Sync cord, optical slave, built-in Skyport receiver
    Receiver range: up to 393' (120 m) outdoors, 131' (40 m) indoors
    Circuit Protection Fuse
    Fan Cooled Yes
    Auto Dump Yes
    Dimensions 10.24 x 7.5 x 5.5" (26 x 19 x 14 cm)
    Weight 5.5 lb (2.5 kg)