The VLX™ Vagabond™ Lithium Extreme is the fourth-generation of our Vagabond™ portable power line, offering a reliable, convenient, and lightweight portable power source. When working in the field, the VLX™ provides a current-controlled, pure sine wave power source for operation of AC powered studio flash units in locations where AC power is either unavailable or unreliable.
Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) Battery:
Considered the safest, most robust, and longest lasting batteries available, the quick-change LiFePO4 battery used in the VLX™ system is designed for high surge power.
400W Continuous Power Inverter:
The BUFF™-designed VLX™ inverter takes the power from the battery and converts it into a usable, 120VAC pure sine wave power source. This continuous power inverter is capable of recycling normally-AC-powered flash units considerably faster than than the 25-pound Profoto Batpack, the 11-pound Innovatronix Mini, the Elinchrom Quadra Ranger and others, with up to five times as many flash WS per charge, operating multi-voltage units at 120VAC.
3-Hour Rapid Universal Battery Charger:
The universal rapid charger allows the battery to be recharged from any location in just three hours. Additionally, the VLX™ can be operated while charging, in any country, for all day in-studio shooting.
Huge Capacity For Power Users:
The VLX™ is capable of powering multiple flash units in various power model combinations, powering all Paul C. Buff™ flash units as well as moonlights, multi-voltage units, and power packs made by other manufacturers. A single VLX™ can operate an entire 4-5 light system (using "Power Bar" extension cords) in the field at usable recycle times, or multiple VLX™ units can be employed for lightning fast shooting and extreme numbers of shots per charge.
Convenient Light Stand Mounting:
The VLX™ employs a sturdy metal stand clamp allowing the system to be clamped to most standard light stands.
Note: 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 be turned OFF, only used for brief previews to maximize battery life, or replaced with very low wattage lamps for successful operation.