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Sat May 13, 2017 4:00 pm

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Hi can vagabond II portable power drive d2 from profoto

Profoto says d2 need 800 watt portable power. can vagabond II serve it ?




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Mon May 15, 2017 11:20 am

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We have not tested the Profoto D2, so we cannot say for sure. Reports are the VMLs will not work, but we have not heard from VLX or VII users.




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Sun Jun 04, 2017 1:52 pm

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The Vagabond Lithium Extreme can power the Profoto D2. I had to update the latest firmware on the D2 for it to work. One thing to note, the D2 will shut off if using HSS above power level 9.2.




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Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:04 pm

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Thanks for answer

I have now tested vagabond 2 with profoto d2 it kann not power it. The Profoto do not go on.




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Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:07 pm

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Have you tried with the slow recycle mode?




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Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:22 pm

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Hm I do not know now what mode was on slow or speed. It go not on and i have had scared it can destroy my d2 profoto.

I can try again an then report you if you have interest

Can i be sure that it will not destroy D2 profto flashstrobe?




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Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:12 am

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dron wrote:
Can i be sure that it will not destroy D2 profto flashstrobe?


It is unlikely to damage the flash, but I cannot speak in absolutes, as we have not done our own tests. I do not know of any claims where lights have been damaged use with a VII.




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Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:57 am

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Hi now works all fine.

I have updated D2 with new firmware and

now there is an option to shoose recycling speed.(profoto says it shall be enable to use(weak external power packs). I can shoose between max speed,50% and 25 %
recycling speed on d2. Now I tested 'Vagabond 2 with 25 % receicling speed on profoto d2.

It work fine, ttl and hss all works, and hss at 100 % power level no trouble. It take about 1 or 1,5 second to recycling at voll power. now I can drive my two einstein with profoto togeter.

I am happy to have a vagabond . thanks .




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Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:39 am

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Thanks for the feedback. I was unaware of the three options or the firmware update.




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