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Broncolor | Topas A8 Evolution | User manual | Grafit A RFS The high-end classical Technical data Grafit A2 RFS | Manualzz
0.03 - 1.3 s
0.04 - 2.6 s
0.03 - 1.6 s
0.04 - 3.2 s
0.03 - 2.2 s 0.04 - 4.4 s
Can be switched to slow charging mode for low-amperage power outlets
Visual and audible (can be switched off),
signals when 100 % of selected energy is reached.
2 main connections with flash cut-off and 1 reserve connection
Symmetrical and variable asymmetrical
Illuminated silicone keyboard, resistant to dust and scratches.
6 7/10 f-stops for main connections, 4 f-stops for reserve connection in 1/10 or
1/3 f-stop intervals.
Display simultaneously in joules and f-stops, joules switchable to percentage
CTC-technology (Colour Temperature Control) for constant or deliberately variable colour
temperature over the entire control range
Halogen max. 3 x 650 W at 200-240 V, Halogen max. 3 x 300 W at 100-120 V
Proportional to flash energy and «full» and «low» settings. Proportionality adjustable to
other broncolor power packs, monolights and their various output levels.
Flash sequences, triggering delay, selectable flash duration, slow charging, ping-pong
release, stroboscopic effects with one or more power packs, a choice of two infrared
channels etc. User-friendly menu control, menu text available in multiple languages (German, English, French, etc.)
Manual release button, photocell (can be switched off) infrared receiver (can be switched
off), sync cable, FCM 2, IRX2, IRQ, Transmitter RFS
1
+/- 0.5 %
200-240 V/50 Hz, switchable to 120 V/60 Hz, current consumption 10 A, longer series with
shorter charging time 16 A.
110-120 V / 60 Hz, switchable to 230 V/50 Hz, current consumption 15 A.
288 × 180 × 311.5 mm / 11.3 × 7 × 12.2"
288 × 180 × 407.5 mm / 11.3 × 7 × 16"
8 kg / 17.6 lbs
11 kg / 24.2 lbs
Subject to change in the interest of technical development.
Grafit RFS power packs are the result of many years of broncolor experience and cutting-edge technology. To allow the customers
to benefit from future advances, broncolor offers a software update service through your broncolor dealer for the entire service life of
your Grafit RFS power packs. Carefully selected components and robust design guarantee maximum reliability even under difficult
conditions. We offer a 2-year factory warranty. broncolor power packs: your best investment for the future.
Made in Switzerland.
Bron Elektronik AG
CH-4123 Allschwil / Switzerland
www.broncolor.com
www.broncolor.com
Grafit A2 RFS / 31.169.XX
Grafit A4 RFS / 31.179.XX
1600 J 3200 J
1/150 - 1/7500 s (1/450 - 1/12000 s)1/80 - 1/7500 s (1/240 - 1/12000 s)
Flash duration and energy automatically regulated for optimum colour temperature. Flash duration can be preselected.
64 2/10
90 2/10
04/09
Gedruckt
Printed
inin
Germany
Deutschland
03/0809/08
Flash energy
Flash duration t0.1 (t0.5)
f-stops in 2 m (6 1/2 ft) distance, 100 ISO,
reflector P70
Charging time
230 V
(for 100 % of selected energy) 120 V
100 V
Ready display
Lamp connections
Power output distribution
Control elements
Control range
Colour temperature
Modelling light
Additional functions
Flash release
No. of sync sockets
Stabilized flash voltage
Power requirements
Dimensions
Weight
Grafit A RFS
The high-end classical
|| COVER: URS RECHER, CH
Technical data
Grafit A2 RFS / Grafit A4 RFS
|| DIMITAR MITEV, BULGARIA
Grafit A RFS
The high-end classical
GRAFIT A RFS
We have sold Grafit A RFS power packs since 10
years with incessant success – reason enough to offer
our customers this bestseller, also in the future.
An extremely large control range and free asymmetry,
complete control of colour temperature and flash
duration as well as easy operation and programming,
even for complex lighting setups. These features make
the Grafit A RFS the first choice of every photographer
who does not want to make any compromises in terms
of creative light design.
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Control range and the 3 independent lamp outlets.
the colour temperature remains
(t.01), pictures of moving subjects
whole f-stop interval. Should the
asymmetry
This asymmetry is completely
consistent over the entire control
or models can be shot either pin
power of all the connected lamps
The Grafit A RFS power packs
colour corrected up to an output
range. A total flash duration t0.1
sharp or also with an accurately
be altered with the main energy
are characterised by a very
difference of 4 whole f-stop
up to 1/7500 can be achieved; this
defined degree of sharpness of
selector, the set relative output
large control range. Almost
levels.
corresponds to a t0.5 of around
movement.
difference (i.e. the contrast)
8 full f-stop levels allow the
Grafit A2/A4 RFS
1/12000!
will be retained, only the total
photographer to position the
Flash duration and Furthermore, it is possible
Easy operation
lamp very close to the model or
colour (CTC)
to deliberately modify this
The most important functions
subject, and still be able to work
When only one lamp is in use (or
optimal flash time for neutral
required in the daily routine
with a wide open aperture. On the
several with an asymmetry of
colour rendition. If a flash is
of a photographer are directly
other hand, in the upper power
three or less f-stops), the entire
programmed which is shorter
accessible on the clearly
output range, enormous setups
control range of the Grafit A
than was calculated, the colour
arranged front panel: output
can still be illuminated with a lot
RFS power packs is completely
temperature shifts to a bluish
selection, photocell, infrared
of light.
colour corrected. The patented
tone, otherwise it is reddish.
receiver, modelling light and
The control range of a Grafit A2
CTC (Colour Temperature
Thus, various light shapers in
test release, all have their own
RFS is from 15 to 1600 joules,
Control) process calculates,
the setup can be very precisely
illuminated keys which can
and that of a Grafit A4 RFS from
in dependence of the selected
coordinated, or intentional colour
easily be read even in darkness.
30 to 3200 joules. Thereby, in
output, the optimal relation
shifts can be created in the
The power output of each
each case the Grafit deals with a
between capacitor voltage and
picture. The flash duration (and
individual lamp outlet or all three
contrast of more than 1:100.
flash duration. The result being,
also the dependent related colour
lamp outlets can be adjusted
Over the entire output range,
that when working with less
temperature) can be exactly
simultaneously. Brief pressure on
there are up to 7 full f-stop levels
power, the flash impulses become
influenced. With flash times in
the key alters the output by 1/10
usable as asymmetry between
extremely short, whilst
the range of 1/85 to 1/7500 sec
of an f-stop, longer pressure by a
brightness will alter.
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User-friendly operation
Directly from a Mac/PC or menu-driven with a cursor
2
Output of each lamp can be
selected individually
4
Each of 3 lamps can be adjusted independently of the
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GRAFIT A RFS
on the front panel.
other connectors, i.e. the unit behaves as it it were
three independent power packs.
3
Wide control range
6 7/10 f-stops on outlets I and II.
4
CTC technology
(Colour Temperature Control)
for consistent or deliberately controllable colour
temperature.
5
Electronic stabilization
of the colour temperature
Extremely short charging time
Depends on the output, for example 0.03s at 1.3s
max. for 1600J (at 230V).
10
Proportional modelling light
Additional proportionality levels «Prop 4» ad «Prop
5» allow to use a high modelling light setting even
at low flash energy. At «Prop max.», the modelling
light for the lamp with the highest flash energy operates at full output when working with only a single
power pack. The other two lamps are graduated
proportionally as defined by their power settings.
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High output
Grafit A2 RFS: 1600 J / f-stop 64 2/10 in 2 m (6 1/2 ft)
A patented system matches flash intensity and dura-
distance. 100 ISO, reflector P70.
tion, guaranteeing uniform light distribution
Grafit A4 RFS: 3200 J / f-stop 90 2/10 in 2 m (6 1/2 ft)
and colour temperature for every shot over the
distance. 100 ISO, reflector P70.
6 7/10 f-stops on outlets I and II.
6
Control of intensity
and flash duration
The shortest possible flash duration for a particular
defined output can be calculated.
7
Selectable flash duration
12
Internal discharge when power
is reduced
To relieve stress on power pack and flash tube.
13
Additional functions
14
Illuminated LCD display
and keypads
To ensure the operation even in a darkened studio.
15
Flash energy display in joules
or per cent
The flash energy of each lamp is displayed in joules
or per cent.
16
Two-channel infrared triggering
Flash triggering via IRX 2 as well as with infrared
transmitter.
17
Durable
Thousands of flashes a day, every day, with no
damage to capacitors.
18
Compact
Small dimensions and light weight.
Version «plus»
Because of the laws in some countries, the use of
the broncolor radio system is not allowed. Therefore the broncolor power packs RFS version are
Memory function: The complete power pack settings
also available in the version «plus» (that means
can be stored at the press of a button, and retrieved
with cable remote control). For the owners of Grafit
(t0.5).
later (4 settings when operating from Mac/PC); trig-
A2 and Grafit A4 power packs, a conversion kit is
8
gering delay from 0.01s; stroboscopic effects; choice
available for conversion to Grafit A2 plus / A4 plus.
of the LCD display language, etc.
This consists of interface, adapter cable and CD
With minimum duration of 1/6000 s (t.01) or 1/10’000
Flash delay
Adjustable almost steplessly from 0.01 to 50s.
with software.
GRAFIT A RFS
Grafit A RFS offers a complete range of performance features unavailable with other power pack.
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Grafit A RFS
The highlights at a glance
|| HANS NELEMAN, USA
Radio Frequency System (RFS)
Every Grafit A RFS power pack
GRAFIT A RFS
function can also be wirelessly
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remote controlled via the
broncolor RFS transceiver from
Mac or PC. All the functions are
displayed in a clearly arranged
window on your screen; and they
can be set simply with a mouse
click. Even without computer –
only with the camera transceiver
– all the power packs can be
synchronously triggered and
even varied in power – everything
comfortably and directly from the
camera.
|| PETER HEBEISEN, CH
Four times synchronised
camera offers. If one of several
release. Therefore, work can take
The Grafit A RFS power packs
power packs is triggered by
place at 2 different workstations,
can be triggered in not less than
cable, all the others will become
in close proximity, independently
4 different ways. The classical
synchronised via the built-in
of one another without infrared
cable is the easiest and most
photocell.
signals inadvertently triggering
reliable possibility. This way
When the Grafit A RFS power
or changing the photographers’
of synchronisation reacts
packs are triggered via infrared,
settings.
the fastest, and is therefore
two independent channels are
recommended for work in the
available. The set channels at the
area of the shortest possible
unit and camera transmitter IRX2
synchronisation speed that your
must correspond, to ensure flash
allow stroboscopic effects with
broncolor power packs and/or
up to 30 flash discharges within a
monolights. Thereby, the entire
half second.
brightness can be varied, the
Flash triggering delay can be
contrast and thus the light
set to precisely 1/100 sec, and
mood always correspond to that
alternating release of the power
which is expected in the flashed
packs (ping-pong effect) allows
photograph.
even faster image sequences.
One may also let the modelling
These and many more functions,
light burn on full power or on a
together with the possibility
lower level, independent of the
to modify flash duration and
set flash energy, and, of course, it
colour temperature, are factors
may be turned off completely.
which determine every creative
Grafit A fulfils every wish in
photographer’s success.
respect of compatibility with
other power packs and all the
lamps of the broncolor product
line. All units produced since
1972 (and of course the entire
broncolor current lamp program)
are compatible with the Grafit A
RFS without limitations.
Scoro A4
31.042.XX
Scoro A2
31.040.XX
Grafit A2 / RFS
31.166.XX / 31.169.XX
Grafit A4 / RFS
31.176.XX / 31.179.XX
Verso A4 / RFS
31.032.XX / 31.033.XX
Verso A2 / RFS
31.030.XX / 31.031.XX
Pulso G
32.115.XX 1600 J
Pulso G
32.116.XX 3200 J
Unilite
32.113.XX 1600 J
Unilite
32.114.XX 3200 J
Pulso Twin
32.117.XX
Picolite
small lamp
32.021.XX
Mobilite 2
small lamp
32.012.00
Pulso 8
32.118.XX
Reflector P-Travel
33.103.00
Ringflash C
32.462.XX
Ringflash P
32.461.XX
Litestick
32.451.00
Balloon
33.161.00
Beauty Dish
31.111.00
New soft reflector
for Ringflash C
33.123.00
Beauty reflector
for Ringflash C
33.124.00
Wide angle reflector P120
33.112.00
Spot attachment
33.640.00
Satellite­ ­Evolution
33.150.00
Mini-­Satellite
33.152.00
Boxlite 40
32.341.XX
Mobil A2R
31.011.XX
Lightbar 120 ­Evolution
32.353.XX
Lightbar 60 ­Evolution
32.351.XX
Picobox
33.128.00
Para 170 FB
33.484.00
Para 220 FB
33.485.00
Para 330 FB
33.486.00
Optical snoot 150 mm
5500 K for Pulso-Spot 4
33.620.55
Pulso adapter
for Mobilite 2 / Picolite
33.501.00
Attachment with 3 honey comb grids and
2 aperture masks for Mobilite 2 / Picolite
33.204.00
Conical snoot
33.120.00
Pulsoflex C
35 × 120
(14 × 48")
33.444.00
Satellite Staro
33.151.00
Nano 2
31.151.XX
Nano A4
31.172.XX
Reflectors are not included
Minicom 40 / RFS
31.405.XX / 31.406.XX
Minicom 80 / RFS
31.415.XX / 31.416.XX
Minipuls C200
31.449.XX
Striplite 120 ­Evolution
32.303.XX
Striplite 60 ­Evolution
32.301.XX
Hazylight-Soft
33.513.00
broncolor Flooter
32.431.00
Pulso-Spot 4
32.425.XX
Transmitter RFS
36.130.00
Transceiver RFS
36.131.00
Infrared transmitter IRX 2
36.116.00
Honeycomb grids for Ringflash C,
Set of 3 pcs.
33.219.00
UV-Vorsatz
33.626.00
Softlight reflector P
33.110.00
Power Dock
for Verso A2 / A4 / RFS
36.124.00
Reflector PAR
33.113.00
Standard reflector P65
33.106.00
Standard reflector P70
33.107.00
Narrow angle reflector P45
33.104.00
Narrow angle reflector P50
33.105.00
Topas A2 / RFS
31.168.XX / 31.173.XX
Topas A4 / RFS
31.178.XX / 31.174.XX
Topas A8 Evolution / RFS­
31.184.XX / 31.183.XX
Projection attachment
for Picolite
33.641.00
Pulsoflex EM
30 × 110
(12 × 44")
33.424.00
Barn door with 4 wings
for P 65, P 45 and PAR
33.246.00
Barn door with 4 wings
for P 70
33.247.00
Fresnel spot attachment
for Mobilite 2 / Picolite
33.631.00
Barn door with
2 wings for P 70
33.227.00
Pulsoflex C
60 × 100
(24 × 40")
33.443.00
Pulsoflex EM
35 × 60
(14 × 24")
33.415.00
Pulsoflex C
70 × 70
(28 × 28")
33.441.00
PulsoflexEM
40 × 155
(16 × 62")
33.425.00
Pulsoflex C
80 × 140
(32 × 56")
33.446.00
Pulsoflex EM
50 × 50
(20 × 20")
33.406.00
Pulsoflex EM
55 × 95
(22 × 38")
33.416.00
Pulsoflex C
100 × 100
(40 × 40")
33.442.00
Pulsoflex EM
80 × 140
(32 × 56")
33.417.00
Barn door with 4 wings
for ­Mobilite 2 / Picolite
33.244.00
Sunlite-Set
33.162.0
Honeycomb grids for P 50,
Set of 3 pcs.
33.205.00
Honeycomb grids for P 65, P45
and PAR, Set of 3 pcs.
33.206.00
Honeycomb grids for P 70,
Set of 3 pcs.
33.207.00
Complete product overview on our website
even when operating with other
Scoro A4S
31.043.XX
Scoro A2S
31.041.XX
Special Accessories
Sequences and interval control
Monoblocs
proportional to the flash output,
Umbrellas
long last, a thing of the past.
Adapter ring and stands
are not included
modelling light always appear
Softboxes
design and thus creativity are, at
Stands are not included
disposal. Limitations in light
proportionality levels let the
Effect lamps
modelling light. 5 different
Reflectors are not included
are at the photographer’s
Power Packs
system with proportional
Lampheads
innummerable special functions
Reflectors and Attachments
integrated in the broncolor
broncolor System
With the Grafit A RFS,
|| SARAH SILVER, USA
Special functions
All Grafit A power packs are
Special Reflectors
GRAFIT A RFS
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Compatibility
Pulsoflex C
150 × 150
(60 × 60")
33.445.00
Pulsoflex EM
80 × 80
(32 × 32")
33.407.00
Pulsoflex EM
110 × 110
(44 × 44")
33.408.00
Umbrella silver ∅ 82 cm (32.3")
33.459.00
Umbrella silver ∅ 102 cm (40.2")
33.452.00
Umbrella transparent ∅ 102 cm (40.2")
33.454.00
Umbrella white ∅ 82 cm (32.3")
33.460.00
Umbrella white ∅ 102 cm (40.2")
33.453.00
Umbrella reflector
33.496.00
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