New portable studio strobes Jinbei HD-600 - Preview

So, 2 of these bad boys just arrived, and I am super excited. (☉.̫☉)

The Jinbei HD-600 are battery powered 600WS studio strobes with all the features of my standard strobes, and they are portable. 

Also came with a standard handgrip rather than the light stand mount shown here

Also came with a standard handgrip rather than the light stand mount shown here

I can use all my light modifiers as they have the same bowens mount, and they both came in a polstered hard-case with carry-strap, and room dividers adjustable with velcro. And as it turns out, if I take out the small charger I can just fit both strobes in one hard-case. 

Looks like a softcase, but is actually a hardcase

Looks like a softcase, but is actually a hardcase

They use the same 2.4Ghz wireless transmitters as my normal strobes, so I can use my existing transmitters, but low and behold they were delivered with wireless triggers :)

The idea is that they will be an integral part of my mobile setup for location shoots.

And I will be giving a more detailed review, once I have had a better change to play around with them.

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Should be able to provide up to 500 flashes at full power (1/1 power @ 600WS) and much more at lower power.

Let me know if you have questions in the comments below.

Manufacturer specifications

Model HD-600

Guide number 80

Energy rating 600J

Power control 1/1–1/128 in 22 steps

Recycle time Slow: 0.3–4.5s Fast: 0.3–4.5s

Flash duration (t=0.5) 1/15,000s

Modeling lamp 5W LED

Battery 14.8V 6600m Ah Li-polymer

Weight2.48kg and Dimensions 124*124*268mm

Visit the Jinbei web site for further information.

Notice how the battery connects with the same terminals in the front internally in the strobe and the same terminals are available in the back. Potentially this could mean that you could have the strobe plugged into power supply while using it.  Not quite sure this is safe, but it is one thing that I have not been able to find anything about in the manual, so I will give it a go. For comparison the Profoto B1 don have that capability as their charger terminals are on the inside once mounted to the lights.

 

See the comparison with the Jinbei MSN400 on motion stopping power and white balance shift.