Norman A400B 400Ws One-Light Basic Kit

Norman A400B 400Ws One-Light Basic Kit

Norman A400B 400Ws One-Light Basic Kit

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Norman A400B 400Ws One-Light Basic Kit

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  • 1x 400Ws Power Pack
  • 2x NiCad Batteries
  • 1x 400Ws Flash Head
  • 1x 5" Reflector
  • 1x Shoulder Strap
  • 1x Dual Battery Charger
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Configuration: Basic Kit

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Norman A400B overview

  • 1Description

Comprising the essential components of a portable one-light setup, the A400B Basic Kit from Norman is well-suited to location lighting and outdoor shooting applications. Included in the kit is one 400Ws power pack with two NiCad batteries, a 400Ws flash head with 5' coiled cable, a 5" reflector, a shoulder strap for carrying the battery, and an external battery charger.

  • 812332 Power Pack - 400 Watt/Seconds

    The Norman 812332 is one of the most popular 400 w/s flash power supplies on today's wedding/location photography market. Its all-aluminum housing is rugged and compact and it can be worn either over-the-shoulder or around the waist.

    Delivering an impressive guide number of 163 @ full power, the 400B can also be dialed down to give the photographer 50 w/s and a working aperture of 5.6 A 10' with 100 ISO film.

    Note: This is a Power Pack Housing only. Batteries must be purchased separately. Click ACCESSORIES tab.

    New Battery Technology
    The optional "Super Battery" has no memory and the optional Super charger provides a more complete charge without heating the battery, thus increasing performance and battery life.
    Fast Recycling
    Ultra-quick recycling speed of 3 seconds at maximum output.
    UPC: 689670173988
  • 812863 NiCad Battery for P400B

    The Norman 812863 battery offers twenty-five percent more flashes with no memory effect and battery life is dramatically extended. Computerized charging prevents battery heating which dramatically extends battery performance and life.

    Technology has changed and Nickel Cadmium batteries can no longer be trickle charged or heated during the charging process.
    Super Batteries provide twenty-five more flashes per charge with no memory effect and battery life is dramatically extended.
    Our prorated battery warranty provides full replacement during the 1st year of service, 50% discount during year 2 and 25% discount during year 3.
    WARNING - Charging Super Batteries with Norman's discontinued gray Thermomatic charger will severely shorten battery life and void the battery warranty.
    UPC: 689670175081
  • Basic UV Lamphead with Coiled Cord

    The LH52K is Norman's lamphead for the A400C Battery Portable flash unit. It operates with all Series 500 Norman power supplies made over the years.

    Recessed Controls
    Prevents accidental firing.
    Battery Saver Funtion
    Automatically switches off after 20 seconds or after each flash, whichever comes first.
    System Compatibility
    Operates with all Series 450 Norman Power Supplies, as well as the 200B and 200C systems.
    Re-Designed Cord
    Coil Cord with vinyl jacket won't crack or split.
    Easy Mounting
    The LH2K has a standard 1/4 x 20 tapped hole on the bottom to accept all brands of camera brackets.
    Compact Design
    Lightweight and extremely portable.
    UPC: 689670171403
  • 2D 5" Reflector

    Get the most out of your Series 450 or 500 lampheads with this 2D 5" Reflector from Norman. Featuring a textured semi-gloss surface and the ability to accept 5" modifiers, this reflector will help you get the look you want out of your light.

    UPC: 689670171137
  • Contour Shoulder Strap

    For ease and comfort in carrying the Norman Power Packs, Norman's Contour Shoulder Strap, #NOR4127, fits curvature of the wearers shoulder. The contoured design reduces fatigue, while increasing wearer's comfortn and safety.

    Leather contoured strap
    Increased comfort
    Decreased fatigue
    Increased security
    UPC: 689670171083
  • 810929 Super Dual Charger

    The Norman Super Charger is a state-of-the-art battery charger for charging two Norman 12-volt nickel-cadmium batteries simultaneously, including B4124, B4126 and B5122 Batteries.

    It utilizes new technology whereby a complete charge is obtained without heating the battery cells. Charge time from dead-to-full is about 3 hours. Shorter charge times will be noticed if the batteries have some charge left in them when placed on the charger.

    The Super Charger charges both the new Norman "Super Batteries" and Norman's older batteries.

    Note:Cable is not included with this item.

    UPC: 689670171885
  • R5003 Charger Cable

    Norman Charger Cable R5003 for use with the P400B Power Supply

    UPC: 689670170925
In the Box
Bundle Items
  • 2 Year Manufacturer's Warranty

    Note: Battery Not Included

  • 2 Year Manufacturer's Warranty
  • FT400-UV Flashtube
  • 5' Coil Cord
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • 2 Year Manufacturer's Warranty
Table of Contents
  • 1Description
  • 812332 Power Pack - 400 Watt/Seconds
    Maximum Watt/Seconds 400 w/s
    Guide Number 163 @ 10', ISO 100
    Recycle Time 3 sec. @ 400 w/s
    1.5 sec. @ 200 w/s
    8/10 sec. @ 100 w/s
    1/3 sec. @ 50 w/s
    Flash Duration 1/900 Sec. @ full power
    Voltage Stabilization No
    Distribution One Lamp Head Socket "Y" Cables Available
    Number of Flashes 170 Full Power Flashes
    Battery Charge Time 2.5 Hours
    Flash Ready Indicator Ready Light on Lamp Head
    Sync Voltage 9 - 12V
    Built-in Slave No
    Circuit Protection Yes
    Auto Dump Yes
    Fan Cooled No
    Dimensions 10.5 x 5.25 x 3.25" (26.6 x 13.3 x 8.2cm)
    Weight 6lbs (2.72kg)
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    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.4 x 10.4 x 6.7"
  • 812863 NiCad Battery for P400B
    Number of Flashes per Charge @200 w/s: 190 + flashes @ 10 second intervals
    Charge Rate ~3 hours from dead to full
    Charge Control Computerized charge control
    Connectors Quick disconnect inline connector
    Memory None
    Weight ~1.5 lb (680g)
    Dimensions Not specified by manufacturer
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.6 x 2.2 x 2.2"
  • Basic UV Lamphead with Coiled Cord
    Maximum Watt/Seconds 400 w/s
    User Replaceable Flashtube Yes (FT400)
    Changeable Reflector Yes
    Circuit Protection None
    Cable Length 5' coiled
    Modeling Light Wattage None
    Modeling Light On/Off Switch Not applicable
    Protective Glass Dome Yes
    Fan Cooled No
    Dimensions 5 x 5" (12.7 x 12.7cm) with standard 5" reflector
    Weight 1.25 lb (.6 kg) with 5" reflector
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.3 x 2.7 x 0.5"
  • 2D 5" Reflector
    Diameter 5" / 12.7 cm
    Packaging Infouubxzbcxycsavecvytt
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.5 x 6.5 x 3.25"
  • Contour Shoulder Strap
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 12.0 x 6.1 x 1.65"
  • 810929 Super Dual Charger
    Power Settings Automatic, no user settings
    Power Supply 115 or 230VAC (switchable),12V DC auto cigarette lighter (with optional R5200 cable)
    Power Control Auto On
    Charge Rate Computer Controlled, ~3.5 hrs from dead to full
    Connectors Multi-pinned for Norman R5003 dual battery connector/charge cable
    Charge Indicators Blinking Green Light
    Packaging Infouubxzbcxycsavecvytt
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.0 x 6.5 x 3.6"
  • R5003 Charger Cable
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.1 x 6.0 x 0.6"

Norman A400B reviews

A400B 400Ws One-Light Basic Kit is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple and Reliable These work great for outdoors and weddings. The battery is a little heavy but the lamp makes up for it because it is so light and compact. The batteries charge in about 2 hours and you are ready to go. I use these as an extra light when shooting large groups, or formal portraits. The quality of the light is so much better than regular speed lights. There are no complicated bells and whistles and computer generated aids to help you light a subject so you need to know your guide numbers and F-stops. This is old-school lighting not ETTL or Automatic features. However, you can get a small sticker to tape on your flash head that gives you the range based on aperture/ISO and distance from Norman, or make one yourself. I have other portable flash units but this is as close as you can get to Studio lighting hands down.
Date published: 2012-12-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I would buy this again We use it primarily for sports photos indoor and outdoor. We like the simplicity of the it. Have tried other flashes and batteries and they are much more complicated.
Date published: 2011-08-31
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