To power my Studio Flash (500+ times per charge) while cycling South America to make+print+deliver Family Portraits, I´ll be using Paul C. Buff´s Vagabond Mini. This small and lightweight (just 3.5 pounds) travel pack will also aloud me to charge my printer, notebook, camera in the middle of the high Andes if the sun decides to hide.

Tech Specs:
Vagabond Mini™ Lithium – 120VAC model
Weight 3.5 pounds total weight (total system, including battery and inverter)
Dimensions 2.75” x 4.3” x 7.8” dimensions including battery, latch and power switch protrusions
Battery 14.8V 8.8AH LiNiMnCoO2 lithium battery (130 Watt-hours)
Inverter 120VAC inverter with two standard, 3-prong 120VAC outlets
Battery Charging 3-hour rapid charging with supplied universal charger (95VAC to 250VAC)
Powering Capacity one to four Paul C. Buff™ flash units (the more lights connected, the longer the recycle time)
Recycle Time recycles 160 Ws in approx. 1 second
recycles 320 Ws in approx. 2 seconds
recycles 640 Ws in approx. 4 seconds
recycles 1280 Ws in approx. 8 seconds
recycles 2560 Ws in approx. 16 seconds
recycles 3200 Ws in approx. 20 seconds
Battery Life typically 400 to 500 shots per charge with 640 total Ws connected
typically 200 to 250 shots per charge with 1280 total Ws connected
typically 100 to 125 shots per charge with 2560 total Ws connected
typically 50 to 60 shots per charge with 3200 total Ws connected
200 to 300 charge/discharge cycles before requiring battery replacement
2 to 4 years maximum lifespan


Photographer cycling "in developing" countries making + printing + giving away portraits for those families who had none...

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