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Profoto B1X 500 AirTTL 2-Light Location Kit

BH #PR901027 • MFR #901027
Profoto B1X 500 AirTTL 2-Light Location Kit
Key Features
  • 2 x B1X 500 AirTTL Monolight
  • 2 x Li-Ion Battery Mk II for B1 and B1X
  • 1 x Battery Charger 4.5A
  • 1 x Car Charger 1.8A
Profoto continues to refine and surprise us with an enhanced version of the B1 battery-powered monolight, the B1X. The B1X 500 AirTTL 2-Light Location Kit includes two B1X flash heads with 80% brighter LED modeling lights and batteries with 50% greater capacity (325 full power flashes) and High-Speed Sync that's able to use the full 9-stop power range. Also included are an AC battery charger, a car charger, and a Backpack M to store and transport it all. All of the familiar professional and convenience features we've come to expect from Profoto are onboard. The B1X has the same dense, durable polymer housing, integrated 77-degree reflector, built-in receiver compatible with Air Remote TTL remotes, and intuitive highly visible controls and display.
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Profoto B1X Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Profoto Lithium-Ion Battery for B1 and B1X AirTTL Flash Heads
  • 3Profoto Fast Battery Charger 4.5A for B1 500 AirTTL
  • 4Profoto Car Charger 1.8A for B1 500 AirTTL
  • 5Profoto Backpack M for D1 Air or B1 AirTTL

Profoto continues to refine and surprise us with an enhanced version of the B1 battery-powered monolight, the B1X. The B1X 500 AirTTL 2-Light Location Kit includes two B1X flash heads with 80% brighter LED modeling lights and batteries with 50% greater capacity (325 full power flashes) and High-Speed Sync that's able to use the full 9-stop power range. Also included are an AC battery charger, a car charger, and a Backpack M to store and transport it all. All of the familiar professional and convenience features we've come to expect from Profoto are onboard. The B1X has the same dense, durable polymer housing, integrated 77-degree reflector, built-in receiver compatible with Air Remote TTL remotes, and intuitive highly visible controls and display.

AirTTL remotes are made for Nikon, Canon, Sony, and Olympus cameras. Busy photographers can literally set up their lights, slip the optional Air Remote TTL-C, TTL-N, TTL-S, or TTL-O remote onto their camera's hot shoe and point-and-shoot without taking a reading and testing. Composition, posing, etc. is of course up to the photographer, but time after time, the B1X will give you a first shot exposure that's a keeper.

The (separately purchased) remote is the key to this convenience and control. Operating on 2.4 GHz band width, the remote, really a controller, has 8 frequency channels and with 3 groups per channel and a range of up to 330' for TTL triggering and 1000' for normal non-TTL triggering. Each channel has power ratio capability of +/- 2 stops. If you prefer to use manual you have +/- 9 stops power variation. You've also got modeling light, unit shut-down and first or rear curtain control. The AirTTL remotes have mini-USB connectors for firmware updates directly from Profoto's website. The B1X's core performance features are equally impressive. The flash recycles in 0.1 to 1.9 seconds but can deliver up to 20 flashes per second in Quick Burst Mode which engages at lower power settings. Flash duration in Normal Mode is a very fast 1/1000 sec, but there's also a Freeze Mode that delivers flash durations as short as 1/19,000 sec for capturing liquid sprays or splashes and other creative effects.

The B1X is also capable of High Speed Sync. HSS is the technical term for syncing flash with shutter speeds shorter than the so-called x-sync, typically 1/250 of a second. It's a useful tool for controlling ambient light and for freezing action. Profoto uses a patent-pending technology that emits an extremely fast series of flash pulses. A simple button-press activates HSS Mode allowing you to shoot at shutter speeds as fast as 1/8000 of a second. The B1X 500 AirTTL employs an improved, high-capacity, exchangeable lithium-ion battery that gets up to 325 flashes on a 1.5-hour charge with the included 4.5A quick charger. The battery has fuel gauge-type LEDs that make monitoring remaining power easy. The B1X's modeling light is LED to put less strain on the battery. It provides the equivalent output of a 130W halogen bulb and will run for 120 minutes on a full charge.

Finally, B1X's back panel features a large, bright LCD screen that informs the user of the flash's power level, radio channel and group, sync choice, modeling light mode, and recycle alert as well as compatibility with Profoto Camera and Profoto Control apps for iOS and Android devices. There's also a large battery gauge that literally can be read from 20' away.

The B1X 500 TTL comes with a protective cap, 4.5A charger, car charger, and a well-constructed backpack.

Profoto Lithium-Ion Battery for B1 and B1X AirTTL Flash Heads

Lithium-Ion Battery for B1 and B1X AirTTL Flash Heads from Profoto will give you up to 325 full-power flashes and thousands of minimum power flashes on a 2.5-hour charge from the 2.8A multi-voltage charger. The 4.5A quick charger shortens that time to 1.5 hours. Fuel-gauge-type LEDs on the battery and both the optional chargers allow you to monitor the charging progress.

Profoto Fast Battery Charger 4.5A for B1 500 AirTTL

The Fast Battery Charger 4.5A for B1 500 AirTTL from Profoto will charge the B1's Lithium-ion battery in 1 hour. The multi-voltage charger features LED indicators to easily monitor charge status.

Profoto Car Charger 1.8A for B1 500 AirTTL

The Car Charger 1.8A for B1 500 AirTTL from Profoto will charge the B1's Lithium-ion battery from a car's 12V (cigarette lighter) accessory outlet in 2 hours.

Profoto Backpack M for D1 Air or B1 AirTTL

Profoto's Backpack M for D1 Air or B1 AirTTL is a sturdy ballistic nylon pack with room for two B1 or D1 flash heads and accessories such as chargers, Air transmitters and expendables. The interior has padded compartments in gray nylon. Besides shoulder straps the pack has a top handle and exterior pockets for light stands.

Profoto Lithium-Ion Battery for B1 and B1X AirTTL Flash Heads Specs

General
Recharge Time
1.5 to 3 Hours
Operating Temperature
32 to 113°F / 0 to 45°C
Dimensions
4.1 x 3.3 x 2.6" / 10.41 x 8.38 x 6.6 cm
Weight
1.2 lb / 0.54 kg
Battery Capacity
44.4 Wh
Chemistry
Lithium-Ion
Flashes Per Charge
325 Flashes (Full Power)
Indicator
LED
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.33 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
4.6 x 3.8 x 3"

Profoto Fast Battery Charger 4.5A for B1 500 AirTTL Specs

Electrical
Input Power
100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Number of Battery Bays
1
Output Voltage
16.8 VDC
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.34 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
9.3 x 6 x 2.1"

Profoto Car Charger 1.8A for B1 500 AirTTL Specs

Voltage
12V
Charge Time
With B1 Lithium-ion battery: 2.0 Hours
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.6 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
8.3 x 5.8 x 1.6"

Profoto Backpack M for D1 Air or B1 AirTTL Specs

Key Specs
Color
Black
Carry/Transport Options
Backpack Straps, Handle
Weight
Not Specified by Manufacturer
Carry/Transport Options
Backpack Straps, Handle
Features
ATA Compliant
No
Pressure/Purge Valve
No
General
Materials
Exterior: Nylon
Padded Interior
Yes
Weight
Not Specified by Manufacturer
Packaging Info
Package Weight
5.4 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
17.9 x 14.4 x 8.2"

Profoto B1X Reviews

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Hi! I have the B1X with profoto light modifiers ...

Hi! I have the B1X with profoto light modifiers modifiers. I would like to reverse mount my lights. Is there are adaptor for this for profoto light modifiers?
Asked by: wairimu
Generally, Profoto modifiers can only fit one way on their lights which is in front. Some modifiers like the Profoto Giant Parabolic Reflectors allow for the light to be reverse mounted back into them. An example of such can be seen here. https://bhpho.to/3c0uzPE
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2020-04-07

my contrary voltage is 220v dose it work I'm my ...

my contrary voltage is 220v dose it work I'm my country electricity ?
Asked by: sara
Yes the battery charger AC Input Power 100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz you will need a plug adapter
Answered by: vilson
Date published: 2021-02-25

can u mount traditional profoto accessories onto ...

can u mount traditional profoto accessories onto this similar to the standard pro heads?
Asked by: Isaac
Yes these use the standard Profoto mount and can hold the same modifiers a Pro head could.
Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2019-12-24

CAN I SYNC PROFOTO B1X WITH GOTOX LIGHTS? OR ...

CAN I SYNC PROFOTO B1X WITH GOTOX LIGHTS? OR ANOTHER LIGHT NOT FROM PROFOTO? LESS EXPENSIVE
Asked by: KARLA
The internal radios from Godox and Profoto are on different frequencies. There are ways to make them work together, but you will end up loosing some of the control features of staying with one system.
Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2020-02-14

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Can we use Profoto B1X 500 along with Profoto D2 1000 during Freeze mode and during HSS mode ?
Asked by: Srinivasan D.
The Profoto B1X can be used along with a Profoto D2 monolight when both are set to freeze mode or HSS mode.
Answered by: Kirk R.
Date published: 2018-08-27

Does the B1x work with the phone app like the B10 ...

Does the B1x work with the phone app like the B10 and B10x series do?
Asked by: Peter
No only the following models run via app Profoto B10, B10X and B10x
Answered by: hectorm
Date published: 2022-03-25

As long as I understand, there are two Profoto ...

As long as I understand, there are two Profoto speedring mount. This light what speedring uses?
Asked by: Francisco
Profoto only has one type of mount for their studio strobe lights; the side that mounts to the light fixture is identical. However, they have different speedrings depending on the light modifier you are using and on the light fixture you own. The difference is the rod connection used for the speedrings, and the type of softbox you will use on the light fixture. The Profoto B1X 500 AirTTL OCF Monolight is considered both a studio monolight and a part of Profoto's OCF (Off-Camera Flash) system. As such, you may use their Profoto RFi Speed Ring for Profoto Flash Heads, B&H # PRSRP, when using Profoto light modifiers with "RFi" in the name, or you may use the Profoto Speed Ring for OCF Flash Heads, B&H # PROCFSR, with Profoto's OCF flash modifiers with "OCF" in the name. If you are using a third-party universal softbox, I would recommend the Impact Speed Ring for Profoto, B&H # IMSRPRO, for your usage needs.
Answered by: Manzell
Date published: 2018-11-11

What is the size of the hole in mm that is ...

What is the size of the hole in mm that is provided to fit Umbrella shaft ?
Asked by: DURAIRAJ
You can use 7mm or 8mm umbrellas. Hex shaped umbrella shafts like Westcott collapsible will not work.
Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2020-05-15
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