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Hi all - I've got a big block battery which I was hoping to use to power some portable 1x1 LED panels for location shoots with no mains power. Problem is, the battery has a 3-pin XLR output and the panels I'm looking at have a 4-pin XLR input. I have 2 queries: 1. Can I use some kind of 3-pin XLR to 4-pin XLR adapter / cable to connect the battery and the LED panel? I've seen a few around online but not sure if they're suitable for taking battery power (see Dedolight DEA423 3-pin to 4-pin XLR). I'm also a bit wary about pin polarity etc going from 3-pins to 4-pins... Not sure if they will be correctly wired for the 4-pins on my LED? 2. Am I OK hooking up a battery of this size and power to a 1x1 LED? Forgive me, I'm not very savvy with electrical current - hoping perhaps a Gaffer or Spark may be able to shed some knowledge here! My current assumption is that the LED panel will only draw as much voltage and current as it needs from the battery and won't be at risk of being overloaded. Is this right? The kit in question: Battery: Dynacore DHB-30 block battery - Voltage: 26V - Capacity: 30Ah / 780Wh - Max output current: 30A LED 1x1: Lupo Superpanel (dual colour) - Battery operation: 14.8V to 24V - Consumption: 110W Any advice would be much appreciated! Thanks in advance.
(Chatsworth, Calif.) - Litepanels®, a Vitec Group brand and premier provider of LED lighting for the broadcast and production industries, is celebrating the anniversary of the company's signature 1x1 panels. In honor of the fixture that started it all and revolutionized LED lighting for the motion picture, television, and video industries, Litepanels is offering specially reduced pricing on both 1x1 fixtures and kits for a limited time only. The 1x1 Mono Daylight Spot and Flood, the 1x1 Mono Tungsten Flood, the 1x1 Bi-Color, the 1x1 Bi-Focus, all of the 1x1 LS models, and the company's complete line of 1x1 LS Kits are included in the sale, which runs through June 7, 2014. List prices have been reduced by up to 45 percent on individual fixtures and kits. "The Litepanels 1x1 has been used on thousands of sets and shoots worldwide since hitting the marketplace," notes Chris Marchitelli, vice president of global marketing for Litepanels. "Our unique design has been copied and imitated by many, but the 1x1's quality and performance have never been duplicated. This promotion is a great opportunity for people to add an innovative product to their collection at an incredibly affordable price." "Litepanels now offers more than 30 different LED fixtures, including 9 LED Fresnel models, an extensive range that was almost unimaginable when we first launched our 1x1 fixtures into the studio and broadcast market," says Pat Grosswendt, Co-Founder of Litepanels. "Our original 1x1 line included a flood 50 degree panel and a spot 30 degree panel, with technical innovations that gave lighting directors an unmatched level of lighting control. Since their launch, the 1x1 fixtures have been dubbed the most versatile production lights ever built, providing pure, luminous and soft directional output. We're very proud of what we've accomplished and very excited about our plans for the future. This special promotion is our way of saying 'thank you' to the customers who have been with us along the way." For more detailed information on the Litepanels 12th Anniversary Sale, please visit www.store.litepanels.com. Please note that promotional pricing applies to in-stock inventory only, and supplies are limited. About Litepanels Litepanels, a Vitec Group brand, was founded in 2001 by five professional gaffers and engineers who saw the future and pioneered LED (light emitting diode) lighting for motion pictures, television, and the audio-visual industry. Their Emmy® award-winning technology has now been used on thousands of productions worldwide and is trusted by the world's leading broadcast organizations. Litepanels continues to expand its suite of flicker free, color accurate, fully-dimmable soft lights that talent and lighting directors admire. These environmentally friendly fixtures can pay for themselves with power savings and long life, setting a new standard in professional lighting. More information can be found at www.Litepanels.com. About the Vitec Group Capture the moment™ For over 100 years, through every innovation in photography, film and digital image-making, Vitec businesses have developed a powerful portfolio of brand and products that have enabled some of the most amazing moments to be captured under some of the most challenging conditions. Vitec is an international Group principally serving customers in the broadcast photographic and military aerospace and government (MAG) markets. Vitec is based on strong, well-known premium brands on which its customers worldwide rely. Vitec is organized in three divisions: Videocom, Imaging and Services. Videocom designs and distributes systems and products used in broadcasting and live entertainment, film and video production and MAG. Imaging designs, manufactures and distributes equipment and accessories for photography, video and events. Services provides equipment rental, workflow design and technical support for camera, video, audio, fiber optic and wireless technology used by TV production and film crews. More information can be found at www.vitecgroup.com.