Flashpoint Blast Power Pack BP-960 - (Li-polymer, 4500mAh)
What's Included With This Item:
- 1 Lithium Battery Pack
- Shoulder Strap
- AC Charger
- 1 Year Warranty
"A truly professional portable rechargeable battery pack that makes the quantum leap! More mobile power for your favorite speedlight or strobe.
The new Flashpoint Blast Pack is the long endurance power supply for which professional and semi-pro photographers have been longing.
Stable, memory free, interchangeable Lithium 4500 mAh battery modules snap in to provide you with up to 1800 full power shots in your energy reserve.
With spare units, your shooting is never interrupted. You don't need to own more and more full size power packs to keep on shooting for weddings, journalism, or event and sports coverage. Just slide the battery module onto the main pack and fire away! ONE SECOND for a full power recycle!
The durable pack is compatible with a wide range of popular on and off camera flash units from Canon, Nikon, Sony, Metz and Quantum via tough resilient plug in connector cables. Dual flash output can operate two different units simultaneously, without any sacrifice in recycle time.
LED indicators on top of the Blast Pack show storage capacity and cycle status. The gauge style display warns when power discharge is too low. And recharge time is only 3 hours for a full power charge!
Convenient and versatile turbo portability that makes the quantum leap.
Blast Pack your way through the toughest assignments!
One of the great developments in portable flash technology which has been enjoyed for de cades by a loyal group of shooters using bigguide number off camera strobes like QFlashes and Lumedyne is Rechargeable Power Cell Packs. The battery packs that have been powering these units have reliably served minions used first lead acid, nickel cadmium and then nickel-metal hydride. While quite expensive and demanding to maintain for optimal performance and longevity, they are generally worth every cent for delivering sufficient energy to the uncompromising photographer under the pressure of capturing the moment. Even when they finally exhaust their power, the packs are exchanged, recharged and placed back into action. It pays to own a few of them for instant swapping for along assignment and you are in business. Unfortunately, the cells don't last forever and the process of replacement is not inexpensive. It's an unavoidable downside to a product which has a long list of positives with very few drawbacks.
Lithium has recently entered into the portable strobe energy technology ring with a strong showing, giving the traditional power packs users a real alternative to consider. And, there is nothing more welcome than an alternative that works better than the original. Much better.
Our field tests, made during real assignments, demonstrated that the high tech lithium Flashpoint Blast Pack excelled against our former favorite, based on nickel-metal hydride or lead cells. One photographer recently exclaimed, "actually used a streaker battery(he means Blast Pack - that works with the new Streaklight) with my QFlash last night. Over 1000 shots (1/4 power) and had 3/4 of the battery left at the end of the night!"
Read the reviews coming in. The Flashpoint Blast Pack is making history. Looks like the lithium power pack revolution is here and we are really ready!
|Battery Type||Lithium 11.1V/4500m Ah|
|Charging Time||3 hours|
|Flash Recycle||1 second at full power|
|Flash Capacity||Up to 1800 at full power (Canon 580EXII)|
|Connectivity||Standard DIN 45326 sockets, compatible with Quantum Turbo cables. For many Canon, Nikon, Sony, Metz and Quantum strobes via custom cables.|
|Size||6.25" X 5.25" X 2"|
|Weight||18 oz / .5 kg|