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Paul C. Buff Vagabond Mini Lithium Remote Power Supply 20 day/80 week/160 month - Texas Photo Rental
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Paul C. Buff Vagabond Mini Lithium Remote Power Supply 20 day/80 week/160 month

  • Paul C. Buff Vagabond Mini Lithium Remote Power Supply 15 day/120 week/240 month
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Product Description

This power pack is good for about 200-250 shots with our (2) Einstein E-640 lights.  Twice that many with just one light, of course.  Three hour re-charge time.

The Vagabond Mini™ Lithium is a third generation controlled-current pure sine wave power source for operating AC powered studio photoflash units in the field from its built-in battery.

Vagabond Mini™ Lithium is small and lightweight (weighing just 3.5 pounds including quick-change high capacity lithium battery), designed to operate from one to four Paul C. Buff, Inc.™ self-contained flash units (AlienBees™, White Lightning™ and Einstein™ flash units), but has application for powering flash units from other manufacturers*. The packaging is highly evolved and is completely enclosed within a strong, high-impact, flame retardant ABS housing. The battery is fully encased in the same ABS material and can be instantly replaced with the slide-in latching mechanism; there are no wires or user connections other than the AC outlets and charger inlet. The unit additionally includes a light stand mounting mechanism and a convenient carrying strap.

The Vagabond Mini™ Lithium inverter includes two outlets, a multi-level accurate battery charge indicator and a convenient front panel battery charging connection for the supplied 3-hour universal rapid charger (95VAC to 250VAC charger input). For operating 120VAC lights in 230V studios, the charger may be plugged in such that the unit is charging while in use, allowing continuous operation in most uses. For heavy use, spare batteries can be charged externally so that they are ready to instantly plug in. The Vagabond Mini™ Lithium may also be powered from an external sealed lead acid (SLA) battery, if desired.

The product utilizes the very latest LiCoxNiyMnzO2 lithium battery chemistry to provide extremely high power density and elimination of battery sulfating and poor efficacy that plagued previous battery-operated systems using heavy and inefficient sealed lead acid batteries.

Quick Specs Chart:

Weight / Dimensions 3.5 pounds total weight / 2.75” x 4.3” x 7.5” dimensions including battery
Battery 14.8V 8.8AH LiCoxNiyMnzO2 lithium battery (130 watt-hours)
Battery Charging 3-hour rapid charging with supplied universal charger (95VAC to 250VAC)
Powering Capacity one to four Paul C. Buff™ flash units
(the more lights connected, the longer the recycle time)
Recycle Time

recycles 160 Ws in approx. 0.75 seconds
recycles 320 Ws in approx. 1.5 seconds
recycles 640 Ws in approx. 3 seconds
recycles 1280 Ws in approx. 7 seconds
Battery Life

640 Ws: Typically 400 to 500 shots per charge
1280 Ws: Typically 200 to 250 shots per charge
Storage discharged battery can be safely stored for months at a time without damage. There is no sulfating or “memory effect”
Warranty The Vagabond Mini™ Lithium carries a 1 Year Factory Warranty based on normal use as outlined in your product manual.


About The Battery: The 14.8V 8.8AH LiCoxNiyMnzO2 Lithium battery pack provides 130 watt-hours of energy and may be discharged to approximately 95% of its capacity before the internal protection circuitry causes shut down. Recycle time of attached lights remains constant from the first shot to the battery depletion point.

By contrast, a 10lb 12V 12AH SLA (Sealed Lead Acid) battery stores 144 watt-hours of energy, but can typically supply only about 60% of its capacity to an inverter system (about 90 watt-hours). This is because SLA batteries suffer from increasing internal resistance as they are discharged. This robs the usable power and causes recycle times to get longer and longer as the battery is discharged. Thus, the Vagabond Mini™ Lithium may be compared, in terms of energy delivered, to SLA systems using 15AH batteries weighing about 12lbs or more.

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