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Xracer

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That Nova Pro 300 looks like a lot of strobe for the money. But it's so BIG! How do you carry that all day?


I'm use to carrying the PBX with me, but I have a tool cart that I pull around the plant while doing routes. Only time it gets cumbersome is when climbing ladders. 
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I used to carry my NovaProbe DB's under my arm.

That's how I know it will take about 10-12 drops but it also kept me from having to lend it to anyone.
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I got to say, going with a LED stobe was the right choice. I should have switched a long time ago..

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Which one did you buy Xracer? I am trying to convince my boss to get me one. I am stuck with a skf bulbed unit and the battery dies after 2 hours. 
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Big J,

I see that there is a synchronize sensor option, but is there a signal out to analyzer for balancing and synchronous averaging?

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Big J,

I see that there is a synchronize sensor option, but is there a signal out to analyzer for balancing and synchronous averaging?

Walt

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Yes it has a 2.5mm in and out on the bottom.


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Thanks Big J.

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Which one did you buy Xracer? I am trying to convince my boss to get me one. I am stuck with a skf bulbed unit and the battery dies after 2 hours. 


I went with the Nova-Pro 300. I like how the batteries pop out easily and placed in a charging base. No more taking the unit apart to change a battery..

I also bought the high capacity battery as a spare.  
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Led is Scrap for higher frequencies , eats batteries like crazy .
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Tomasz,

What do you consider high?
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200 Hz , but the light becomes weaker even at lower frequencies. Also can't use it outside.  Strobe light is somehow more "sharp" and differs by temperature from the natural light. Led is simply too weak or "blurred". I suspect that the light impulse time is kind 'a longer then the strobe impulse. I used also LED timing light before , comparing with the strobe it was literally useless at the daylight.  If I am too radical with my opinion , sorry, but it is my experience. Probably there is no alternative for LED in future. The technology indeed needs improvement yet.
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Yeah, I think is kind of a "join or die" thing with LED's.

The one that I use has adjustments for flash duration and "angle" or something like that.  It's not intuitive in the menu but it allows for adjustments to the intensity of the flash.  I don't know the specs, but I would say that it is at least as bright as my old Nova-Strobes with the high intensity bulb. I've used it outside plenty.  

I had to replace the battery once but other than that I have not had any problems with battery life. It wasn't expensive but my battery guy wouldn't replace it because it is a Lion battery so I had to buy it from Monarch.

Looking at the specs on Monarchs site, they don't give anything that would allow you to compare the brightness of an LED to a Xenon strobe.  The PLS Pocket Strobe that I use says it has a max output of 8300 LUX while the larger ones are much higher.  The Xenon strobes don't have a LUX rating. 
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I regularly turn my LED strobe up to 30k CPM and use it as a flashlight. A charge typically lasts me a month.
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