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Elinchrom BRX 500 Monolight

BH #ELBRX500 • MFR #EL20441.1
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Elinchrom BRX 500 Monolight
Key Features
  • 500W/s Monolight
  • Multi-voltage: 90-260VAC
  • Built-in 8 Channel Skyport Receiver
  • Recycling: 0.34 - 1.45 Sec.
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.
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Elinchrom BRX 500 Overview

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
  • Elinchrom BRX 500 Specs

    Flash Head
    Maximum Power31 to 500 Ws
    Power Control5 Stops
    Flash Durationt.5: 1/1558 to 1/1395 Sec
    Recycle Time0.34 to 1.45 Sec
    Color Temperature5410K
    Flash Ready IndicatorAudio, Visual
    ReflectorChangeable
    Accessory Fitting TypeElinchrom Umbrella Shaft
    Modeling Light
    TypeTungsten
    Wattage100 W
    Sync
    Sync TypeCable, Optical, Radio
    Wireless Range393' / 120 m (Radio)
    Sync Voltage5 V
    Power
    Circuit ProtectionFuse
    General
    DisplayNone
    Auto DumpYes
    Fan CooledYes
    DimensionsH: 5.5 x W: 7.5 x L: 10.2" / H: 14.0 x W: 19.0 x L: 26.0 cm
    Weight4.5 lb / 2.05 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight6.6 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH)15 x 8.4 x 7.3"
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