Studio Power. Location Freedom. Shoot anywhere in the world without noisy gas generators, extension cords or transformers. The 1500 watt-second Explorer provides up to 225 full power flashes per charge, and up to 2500 flashes at minimum power. The Guide number at full power is 540 at ISO 100. Flash durations range from 1/835 sec. to 1/1700 sec. Recycle time varies from 3.5 sec. at full power to 1 sec. at minimum power.
The removable battery module attaches directly to the power supply and has a built-in charger. Recharging is simple. Just plug the module into any 110 / 240 volt AC power source anywhere in the world. No adapters or transformers needed. The battery module charges to 95% in 5 to 10 hours, or slow charges to 100% overnight. While the battery is charging, the unit can be used like a standard AC power supply.
The Explorer?s digital design means accuracy and repeatability to 1/10 f-stop. Power can be dialed down to -5 f stops in 1/10 f-stop increments. The control panel features two light unit out-lets, digital LED display, symmetrical/asymmetrical power distribution, visual ready signal, optical slave, push to flash button, sync outlet and model lamp switch. Model lamps are designed to turn off after 10 sec. to conserve battery life. Three menus are shown on the digital display: NORMAL indicates Power Levels, SETUP controls and performance options; SYSTEM monitors power supply readiness by showing battery level and number of flashes.
A built-in audible alarm sounds any time an under exposure of more than 1/3 f-stop occurs. Low Batt is displayed when the battery is low and the power supply will automatically shut down to protect the battery. The 1500 LV features auto dump when power levels are changed or the unit is turned off. Dedicated accessories include spare battery modules and an inverter for charging from a car battery.