Photogenic Ion Lithium-ion Pure Sine Wave Inverter System

Photogenic Ion Lithium-ion Pure Sine Wave Inverter System

Photogenic Ion Lithium-ion Pure Sine Wave Inverter System

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Photogenic Ion Lithium-ion Pure Sine Wave Inverter System

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Product Highlights

  • Compact, Lightweight and Portable
  • Compatible with Most Monolights
  • Multi-voltage Charging, 120V Output
  • Fast Recharging
  • 300 - 2,050 Full Power Flashes
  • Standard USB Port
  • LED Power Monitor
  • Dual 3-Prong AC Outlets
  • May be Used with Other Brand Heads
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The Photogenic Ion Lithium-ion Pure Sine Wave Inverter System allows you to take your studio strobes on the road or off the road without electricity and without noisy generators or bulky old-style inverters. Weighing in at only 3.5 lb including its battery, the Ion measures only 7.5 x 4.4 x 3.3" but is able to deliver hundreds or even thousands of full power flashes depending on the flash head in use. For example, Photogenic's 1,000W/s PL1000DR gets 300 full power flashes on a fully charged battery while their AKC160 will get a whopping 2,050 flashes from the same battery. Of course, you can double or triple your capacity by simply purchasing extra batteries which can be charged apart from the inverter. Extra chargers are available to charge more than 1 battery concurrently.

Convenience features include a USB port to power computers and other electronic devices and an LED "fuel gauge" that allows you to check on remaining power at a glance. The system includes the ION Inverter, battery, charger, light stand clamp and strap.

Note: flash capacity specs are based on Photogenic flash heads but other brands of flash heads may be used with the inverter. Power input is 100 to 265VAC, 50/60Hz but output is 120V only.

For complete specs on the items included in this system please click on the links below:

ION Inverter Module
ION Battery
ION Charger
ION Multi-Clamp
ION Strap

UPC: 689670192538

Photogenic 956055 specs

Power Supply
Construction High-impact ABS-PC
Waveform Type Pure sine wave
Power Output 120W Maximum continuous power
USB: 5VDC, 500mA
Output Voltage 120VAC +/-3%, 60Hz
Outlets 2x 3-Prong 120V female sockets
1x 0.5A USB port
Dimensions 7.5 x 4.4 x 3.3" (19 x 11.2 x 8.4 cm)
Weight 3.5 lb (1.58 kg) including battery
Type LiCox NiyMnzO2 Lithium-ion
Power Volt/Amp-hour: 14.8V / 8.8Ah
Watt-hours (energy): 130
Current: 30ADC Peak / 15ADC average
Cutoff Voltage: 12VDC
Protection Circuits Overload, over temperature, overcharge/discharge, over current, short circuit
Flashes per Charge Photogenic monolights @ full power
AKC160 160W/s: 2,050 with 1.3 sec. recycling
AKC320 320W/s: 1,200 with 2.8 sec. recycling
PL625DR 250W/s 900 with 1.8 with sec. recycling
PL1250 500W/s 430 with 4.5 sec. recycling
PL1250DR 500W/s 500 with 3.8 sec. recycling
PL2500DR 1000W/s 360 with 7.5 sec. recycling
PL500DR 500W/s 570 with 3.8 sec. recycling
PL1000DR 1000W/s 300 with 5.5 sec. recycling
Cooling Fan Yes
Dimensions 6.0 x 4.4 x 1.8" (15.2 x 1.2 x 4.6 cm)
Weight Battery only: 2.0 lb (0.9 kg)
Power Input range: 100 to 265VAC, 50/60Hz
Max. output: 16.8VDC / 3A
Charging time: 3.0 to 4.0 hours
Full charge voltage from charger: 16.8VDC
Packaging Info
Package Weight 5.85 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.8 x 8.6 x 6.4"

Photogenic 956055 reviews

Ion Lithium-ion Pure Sine Wave Inverter System is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 13.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect! This is exactly what I was looking for. It provides a fair amount of power via two, standard three-prong plugs that any US light could plug into, but at a reasonable price. On full power, my 500 WS Impact strobe got about 200 blasts, which was just enough to finish the set up. It takes a few hours to charge, so be sure to plug it in overnight before your shoot. Get it. It will give you a new ability.
Date published: 2014-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Photogenic ION Great for outdoor use with photogenic strobe light. portability. No need for electric power. Can not use modelling light.
Date published: 2015-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I LOVE this thing! B&H made a great recommendation to me on this one! Here is a very reasonably priced portable AC power pack that can drive up to 1000 watts of monolights. It comes with two AC outlets and the battery seems to last for a long time. I just did a 3 hour shoot, taking something like 400 images with two 300 watt-second lights operating at about 80% of full power and my battery level is still on 75%. That's pretty great if you ask me. The inverter is also very portable and weighs much less than I thought it would. I had some questions on the use of the product in the field so I called the manufacturer. They answered immediately and really know their products and are passionate about quality, too.
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works great, cheapest I could find Works great. I power two Elinchrom d-lites with this power supply. My only complaint is the unit I purchased seems to have been used previously to my purchase. The seal was broken and the tape on the battery connections was removed. Either way it works as advertised and is hundreds of dollars cheaper then competitors.
Date published: 2016-03-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Bought Two...Neither Lasted Through An Entire Session I have bought two now. Neither has lasted through an entire session. Used withPhotogenic AKC320 StudioMax III 320 Watt both times, no model light in the head, and only used at about 1/2 power. We thought the first time was just bad luck. Second time seems that it's probably a bad product.
Date published: 2017-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A life saver! Though Photogenic promots this power source for photography flash uses, we use this to power IP video transmission on live shoots for our cable access station. That spells freedom from cords and crowd hassards.
Date published: 2015-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome product I need electrical power on the go for live broadcasting from anywhere and on multiple screens in the venue; In order to do that, I needed to connect one of the transmitters to an electrical outlet. Well, this unit solves my problem. last week I broadcast a wedding and I plugged in my transmitter in Photogenic ION and it lasted 6 hours and I still had two bars of power left. Very happy that I found this.
Date published: 2018-07-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Skeptic Charged it, plugged in 2 elinchrom brx500. Machines went haywire. Cycled through: flicker/on/flash/flicker. Brand new, first use. I'm not sure if it was the issue, but grabbed a long extension cord and plugged in the lights to a hardwire source, worked perfect.
Date published: 2016-05-06
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