Impact PowerSync16 DC Receiver

Impact PowerSync16 DC Radio Slave System

Impact PowerSync16 DC Radio Slave System

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  • Radio Remote Control
  • Includes Transmitter, DC Receiver
  • Effective to 590' Indoors, 200' Outdoors
  • Sync Up to 1/250 sec
  • Transmitter Uses One 3V CR2450 Battery
  • Receiver Uses 2 AA Batteries (Included)
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Configuration: Transmitter & DC Receiver

Transmitter Transmitter & DC Receiver

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Impact PS-16-DCK overview

  • 1Description

The Impact PowerSync16 DC Radio Slave System is designed for triggering flash units and cameras up to 590' (180m) away indoors, or 200' (60m) outdoors using the included battery-operated transmitter and receiver.

PowerSync16 has 16 digitally coded channels available so you can even work at events with other photographers without flash or radio interference. You can trigger as many flashes or cameras as you like from one transmitter, as long as they're all on the same frequency and have this PowerSync16 DC or optional AC receiver. Flash sync speeds of up to 1/250 second are possible with PowerSync16.

The transmitter operates on one 3V CR2450 battery, and the receiver uses 2x AA batteries (included). Included in the kit are a mini to mini cable, a mini to phono adapter, and a submini to pc cable. Impact offers a selection of other compatible sync cables and camera release cables as well. The PowerSync16 system is not designed to perform in TTL mode with flash units - camera and flash must be set to Manual Mode.

  • Impact PowerSync16 DC Receiver

    The Impact PowerSync16 DC Receiver (100-240VAC) is one-half of the PowerSync 16 radio slave system for triggering flash and camera units up to 590' (180 m) away indoors, or 200' (60 m) outdoors using the PowerSync16 Transmitter (available separately).

    PowerSync16 has 16 digitally coded channels available so you can even work at events with other photographers without flash or radio interference. You can trigger as many flashes or cameras as you like from a single transmitter, as long as they're all on the same frequency and have this PowerSync16 DC receiver or the optional AC receiver. Flash sync speeds of up to 1/250 second are possible with PowerSync16. Combine this receiver with a camera release cable to match your particular camera model and you can use the PowerSync16 system as a wireless camera remote control.

    This receiver operates on 2x AA batteries. The PowerSync system is not designed to perform in TTL mode with flash units - the flash must be set to Manual Mode.

    Note: This remote does not provide high-voltage sync protection, and is not recommended for use with flash units that have a trigger voltage of more than 6V.

    16 Reliable Channels
    Digitally coded at 2.4 GHz for multiple set-ups; work at events with other photographers without the worry of flash or radio interference.
    Extensive Range of Reliable Performance
    590' (180 m) indoors; 200'+ (60+ m) outdoors. An above-average range for the most demanding situations (radio interference and low battery strength will lower your effective range).
    Fast Sync Speeds
    Compatible with most cameras, offering a maximum sync speed of 1/250 second; allows the user to capture most studio and event scenes.
    Multipurpose Hot-Shoe Mount
    This receiver is equipped with a multipurpose hot-shoe mount for use with on-camera or remote portable flash. Tests have established that the mount works with the hot-shoes of most major brands.
    Convenient Mounting
    The receiver features a 1/4"-20 threads, for convenient mounting on any 1/4"-20 mounting screw. For added convenience, it also features an eyelet designed to accept a lanyard.
    Convert to Universal Voltage
    By adding the optional AC adapter (Impact# 9031520) you can convert this DC unit to be used as an AC unit. Besides for eliminating the need of batteries, this will also provide you with the ease and convenience of global voltage (100-240V). With the adapter attached, the receiver utilizes current from a host flash lighting unit. Operate your receiver without the hassle of replacing batteries.
    UPC: 847628012424
  • Impact PowerSync16 Transmitter

    The Impact PowerSync16 Transmitter is one-half of the PowerSync16 radio slave system for triggering flash units up to 590' (180 m) away indoors, or 200' (60 m) outdoors using the AC receiver or the DC receiver (both available separately).

    PowerSync16 has 16 digitally coded channels available so you can even work at events with other photographers without flash or radio interference. You can trigger as many flashes or cameras as you like from this one transmitter, as long as they're all on the same frequency and have a PowerSync16 receiver. Flash sync speeds of up to 1/250 second are possible with PowerSync16.

    The transmitter features a hot shoe mount and can be triggered directly from the camera. In addition, a PC sync cord is included, which allows the transmitter to be positioned off-camera to be triggered via the camera's PC socket. The transmitter operates on one 3V CR2450 battery.

    The PowerSync system is not designed to perform in TTL mode with flash units - camera and flash must be set to Manual Mode.

    Note: This remote does not provide high-voltage sync protection, and is not recommended for use with flash units that have a trigger voltage of more than 6V.

    16 Reliable Channels
    Digitally coded at 2.4 GHz for multiple set-ups; work at events with other photographers without the worry of flash or radio interference.
    Extensive Range of Reliable Performance
    590' (180 m) indoors; 200'+ (60+ m) outdoors. An above-average range for the most demanding situations (radio interference and low battery strength will lower your effective range).
    Fast Sync Speeds
    Compatible with most cameras, offering a maximum sync speed of 1/250 second; allows the user to capture most studio and event scenes.
    UPC: 847628012431
In the Box
Table of Contents
  • 1Description
  • Impact PowerSync16 DC Receiver
    Wireless
    Channels 16
    Wireless Range 200 to 590' / 60 to 180 m
    Radio Frequency 2.4 GHz
    General
    Sync Speed 1/250 Sec
    Connectivity
    Ports 1 x 3.5 mm (Flash)
    Mounting
    Bottom Mount 1/4"-20 Thread
    Top Mount Hot Shoe
    Electrical
    Battery Type 2 x AA
    Physical
    Dimensions 1.7 x 1 x 4.3" / 43 x 25 x 110 mm (Receiver)
    Weight 1.7 oz / 49 g
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.75 x 5.1 x 1.5"
  • Impact PowerSync16 Transmitter
    Wirelessevausqxeeubstdsxts
    Channels 16
    Wireless Range 200 to 590' / 60 to 180 m
    Radio Frequency 2.4 GHz
    General
    Sync Speed 1/250 Sec
    Connectivity
    Ports 1 x 2.5 mm (Flash)
    Electrical
    Battery Type 1 x CR2450
    Physical
    Dimensions 1.2 x 1 x 3.2" / 31 x 26 x 80 mm (Transmitter)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.6 x 3.8 x 1.35"

Impact PS-16-DCK reviews

PowerSync16 DC Radio Slave System is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 39.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well rounded set of Triggers! I am new to off camera flash and after checking out the lighting up and shoot website and youtube videos, i was sold. The number one thing that i like about the receiver is the multiple functionality. I am able to use either the hot shoe or the 3.5mm jack to connect my Vivitar 285 and Vivitar 283. Another neat feature is that you can run 2 flashes off one receiver. The way i connected them was one mounted on the hotshoe the other was connected to the same receiver via the 3.5 mm jack, both fired spot on. I know i am pleased with the purchase and would buy this item again and again. Just stay creative and never settle for second best.
Date published: 2011-12-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from no more hassle before purchase this..I used those cheap radio trigger..omg..gonna cause me heart problem if I continues use it...sometimes fail during mid of the shoot..so I have to took it out and replug in and it will work then..but never know when it goona fail again.. so I pruchase this based on great review.. wow..no more hassle...never fail single shot during these three month of use.. it has very good build quality..much better than cheap one.. one thing I really like is the switch on-off on the trigger..usually they have it on recevier..but not on trigger..it really come in handy.. overall I am very happy with this purchase..
Date published: 2011-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nothing but praises for this unit. I shoot portraiture and use these on my studio flashes and sometimes on my Speedlite when on location. I bought my unit over 8 months ago and although I have shot over 8000 frames with it, I have never had a failure. Before that, I had been using a much cheaper brand with very mixed results. They would only sync at 1/60th and even then, they would sometimes fail giving me half exposed frames which is very bad when you just think you made a great shot and look in the display and see a part of the picture in black... If you are a new Strobist with a limited budget and are looking for a trigger, I would urge you to not get the cheapest out there wait a few extra weeks and get this one. This unit will give you the peace of mind of knowing your equipment will not fail. The few extra bucks will be well worth it. And another plus is that it can also be used as a shutter release with an accessory cable.
Date published: 2012-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Improvement Over PowerSync10 This is one of the best value-for-the-money triggers in the market. Range is exceptional, getting farther and more reliable triggering than with PocketWizards, indoors and outdoors (must be the 2.4GHz at work). Better construction than Impact's PowerSync10: improved on-off switch, casing, and more compact size. Uses same AA batteries as Canon Speedlites, no need to carry spare AAA batteries like I used to with the PS10. Great improvement in Sync speed, matching Canon's 1/250, almost 2/3 stop gain there (PS10 had a 1/180 limit, but I typically shot at 1/160 for better results). Easy visual set-up for selecting any of 16 channels. Feels more sturdy when connected to speedlite via hotshoe. Nice sleek design. Overall, a great product. My only wish? That it could also control groups and power outputs/ratios remotely on manual flash settings for as many as 3 units or groups and high-speed sync above 1/250.
Date published: 2010-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WORKS BETTER THAN ANY OTHER TRIGGER I HAVE HAD NOTHING BUT PROBLEMS WITH INFRARED TRIGGERS I HAVE TRIED SEVERAL BRANDS AND THEY ALL HAVE HAD ONE PROBLEM OR ANOTHER. I BOUGHT THE IMPACT POWER SYNC SYSTEM AND IT HAS WORKED EVERY TIME NO MATTER WHAT THE LIGHT SITUATION I HAVE TWO RECEIVERS AND ONE TRIGGER AND PLAN TO BUY AT LEAST ONE MORE RECEIVER
Date published: 2011-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product product. Several years ago I had PW triggers and sold them. They were very good for what I was doing at the time. Then it was Youngnuo Triggers. Very temperamental. Tossed them. Fine when they worked which was sometimes. Recently I needed radio triggers. I tried Neewer. It was flakey. I returned it. Then I came upon these. Called B&H a few times and finally pulled the trigger. I'm very glad I did. These units are well built and offer various options for mounting the receiver. And most importantly, they work 100% of the time. No failures. No missed shots. Money very well spent!
Date published: 2016-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You will NOT be disappointed If you're looking for something affordable, durable, reliable and dummy-proof; this is for you. I recently purchased this kit for my outdoor shoots and I am beyond satisfied. No matter what stands between the transmitter and receiver, my strobe still goes off, even if it's down the hall in another room (I tested it). The distance covered indoors and outdoors are outstanding and my strobe fired EVERY single time I needed it to. Not mention, they're small and lightweight. This is a really great product and I'm happy with my purchase. I will be buying more receivers in the future.
Date published: 2012-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from PowerSynch 16 DC Radio Slave System For the money, it doesn't get better than this. The combo of receiver and transmitter ae easy to use and make it a walk in the park to fire off your big guns in-synch. If you don't want to be a slave to PocketWizard (and the high price) this product is a perfect surrogate. Highly recommend this to any serious photographer.
Date published: 2012-06-14
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