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Vagabond Mini™ Lithium (230VAC model)

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  • current-controlled 230VAC portable power source
  • for INTERNATIONAL USE ONLY – with 230V units
  • for use with flashes operating at 230 VAC
  • operates flashes from its internal lithium battery
  • complete system arrives with inverter and battery connected
  • 3-hour rapid charger (supplied) quickly recharges battery
  • small and lightweight (just 3.5 total pounds)
  • can be connected to a light stand with the provided clamp\


The Vagabond Mini™ Lithium is a third generation controlled-current pure sine wave power source for operating AC powered studio flash units in the field from its built-in battery. Both small and lightweight (weighing just 3.5 pounds, including quick-change high capacity lithium battery), the 230VAC INTERNATIONAL model of the Vagabond Mini™ Lithium is designed to operate from one to two flash units).The system includes an internal lithium battery that arrives connected to the Vagabond Mini™ Lithium inverter. This inverter takes the power from the internal battery and converts it into a usable, 230VAC true sine wave power source. Your flash units are connected to the inverter, plugging into the two Type 1 230VAC power outlets (for more than two units, a power strip may be used). The Vagabond Mini™ Lithium inverter includes 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 international charging, a simple plug adapter may be used with the rapid charger for AC outlet compatibility. For heavy use, spare batteries can be charged externally so that they are ready to instantly plug in.The inverter and battery components are completely enclosed within a strong, high-impact, flame retardant ABS housing. The fully encased battery 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 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.

Like essentially all battery/inverter type supplies, modeling lamps are not generally used because their power draw would quickly deplete the battery and slow recycle times dramatically. The modeling lamps should only be used for brief previews to maximize battery life.


weight 3.5 pounds total weight (total system including battery and inverter)
dimensions  2.75” x 4.3” x 7.8” dimensions including battery latch and power switch protrusions
Battery  14.8V 8.8AH LiCoxNiyMnzO2 lithium battery (130 Watt-hours)
Inverter  230VAC inverter with two 3-prong Type I 230VAC outlets
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 OR recycles 320 Ws in approx. 1.5 seconds OR recycles 640 Ws in approx 3 seconds OR recycles 1280 Ws in approx 7 seconds
Battery Life  typically 75 to 150 shots per charge with 500 total Ws connected. typically 50 to 100 shots per charge with 1500 total Ws connected
battery can be fully discharged and recharged approximately 500 times before losing 30% of its capacity (even longer life when recharged before it is completely discharge)
Storage  discharged battery can be safely stored for months at a time without damage; no sulfating or “memory effect”


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