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|Category:||Batteries and Chargers|
Travel-Pak portable powerhouse - Bowens have launched the advanced Travel-Pak ‘Portable Powerhouse’ option.
Bowens have announced the launch of its ‘second generation’ Travelpak, portable battery pack. The new unit, which will be available this autumn, enables location photographers to instantly ‘hot-swap’ a second battery if the first fades before the photo-shoot is complete.
Mark Aherne, Bowens technical director said: “Our original Travelpak product has been phenomenally successful. It has always held a unique position in the marketplace as it enabled all of our Gemini monoblocs to be run on location from a battery system – so photographers could travel with equipment which otherwise would be studio-restricted. Now we’ve improved the original model and we have incorporated a key feature – the ability to ‘hot-swap’ the battery.”
He added: “Up until now the Travelpak battery has been built-in, so when it goes flat the photographer had no option but to plug it into the charger and wait for it to recharge. Our new unit comprises a battery and key electronics which up rate the voltage to charge the capacitors. Now if a battery goes flat the user simply changes it and carries on shooting.”
The new Travelpak at a glance:
- Unique adaptor socket enabling easy second battery exchange
- Power up to 2 Gemini monolights
- Fast and slow recycling button
- Batteries can be charged offline
- New, attractive styling
- Switches and dials recessed into the robust all-metal panel construction
- Improved battery level indicator
- Redesigned moulded cables
- Designed and manufactured in the UK.
Travelpak comes with small or large battery options.
Said Aherne: “This new product, which naturally complements the versatile Bowens Gemini range, affords new freedom to location shooters everywhere. Photographers will achieve between 150-200 shots on a 500 Ws second unit and almost twice that from the larger option.”
The Travelpak will be available in November. For more information please visit the Bowens website.