Actual power requirement for Profoto 500's

Started Feb 4, 2014 | Discussions thread
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leecamera
leecamera Contributing Member • Posts: 746
Actual power requirement for Profoto 500's

Although I know the lights are rated as 500W/s I'm unsure as to what the actual power requirement is in use.

Assuming worst case senario, (max flash power / repeated flash at max rate / max modeling bulb,) what would the power requirement be?

I'm in the UK where mains voltage is 220 / 240v

Profot recommend a slow blow 6A fuse, so it's going to be around there - but alas Profoto don't have anything exact in their spec.

Given the speed of re-charge between full flashes and potential use of the modeling lamp, I'm assuming more than 500W is required)

Thoughts anyone?

LEE

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