Speedotron D1602 Kit

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  1. mikebarger

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    I just acquired a Speedotron D1602 power pack with 4 light heads. One MW3U, and three MW3R. Fires at all settings, test button works, fires with camera. Modeling lights have been replaced with what looks like clear Christmas/nightlight bulbs. Numbers on MW3R's make me think it is 1983 era.

    Anyone using one of these?

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    Mike
     
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    I've used many "Black line" series packs/heads over the years.
    Speedotron makes solid, reliable strobes. (but you already knew this :smile: )
     
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    This appears to be a brown line, which I think is a lower level system than your blackline series.

    Thanks

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    Yes, I believe the brownline doesn't have as many power settings but are still reliable workhorses.
    Heads (reflector/speedring mounts) and cables are different as well.
     
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    Thanks for the info

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    Oh no prob.
    If you have the space to adjust distance (rather than power) the brownline is an excellent (read: economical) way to get into studio/strobe work. Additional heads and accessories are dirt cheap because no one wants them. The light is every bit as good :wink:.


    The go to peeps for repair is Flash Clinic in NYC but these are a bear to ship.
    http://www.flashclinic.com/index2.html

    I don't know your experience level but I'll say it anyway…
    be sure to familiarize yourself with proper safety procedures when using this or connecting/disconnecting cables and heads.