Paul C. Buff, Inc. Vagabond Portable Power System

Paul C. Buff, Inc. has released its fourth generation portable power system, the Vagabond Lithium Extreme.

The Vagabond Lithium Extreme (VLX™) is a complete portable power system, combining a uniquely designed, dedicated power inverter with a high capacity lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) battery in a bold and compact design. Producing a current-controlled, 120 VAC true sine wave power source, the VLX™ system offers a reliable, convenient, and portable power source for use with studio photoflash units that are normally AC-powered, allowing them to be used in the field where power is otherwise unavailable or unreliable. The system is designed to power all standard Paul C. Buff, Inc.™ flash units and many flash units made by other manufacturers as well, capable of powering multiple flash units in various power model combinations with a total wattsecond rating up to 2,560 Ws.

The VLX™ inverter features two grounded AC power outlets (standard 120 VAC) and arrives connected to the 26.4V battery (6.4AH, 170 Wh), offering increased capacity, long life, and fast recycle times for connected flash units (not intended to power modeling lamps outside of brief previews). With 320 Ws connected, the system provides up to 1000 full power flashes per full battery charge, recycling in just 1 second, with the number of flashes and recycle times varying based on the battery charge level and power load connected.

The system includes a multilevel, accurate battery charge indicator and a convenient charging port located on the front of the battery to connect the supplied universal battery charger. This rapid charger can be used on power lines from 100 to 240 VAC, allowing the battery to be recharged from any location in just three hours.

The lightweight design (just 6 pounds total weight) is ready for heavy duty use without a heavy burden. For added ease in the setup, the system includes a built-in stand mounting mechanism. Anticipating the needs of the traveling professional photographer, the system also features a standard USB port (2A) for charging portable electronic devices such as phones and tablets.

A tailor-made carrying bag is offered separately from the system, serving as a convenient carrying option for around-town travel with the system. The bag provides protection for assembled system, fitting the system, charger, cables, and an optional spare battery in its various compartments. The bag’s reinforced double-strap handle and padded shoulder strap offer security and comfort when carrying the system.

The VLX™ Vagabond™ Lithium Extreme and Carrying Bag are available for sale factory-direct only from the legendary customer service team at Paul C. Buff, Inc.™, available for ordering by phone or online. Both the system and the bag arrive with a 60-Day Absolute Satisfaction Guarantee and a 1-Year Factory Warranty.

VLX™ Vagabond™ Lithium Extreme System (includes inverter, battery, and battery charger): $399.95

VLXBAG Vagabond™ Lithium Extreme Carrying Bag: $19.95