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Vagabond™ Lithium Extreme (Cool Grey)



The Vagabond™ Lithium Extreme is our bold and unique new addition to the family of Vagabond™ portable power systems, bringing higher capacity, longer life, and increased performance, while still weighing in at just 6 pounds. It is is the fourth-generation of our Vagabond™ portable power line, offering a reliable, convenient, and lightweight portable power source. When working in the field, it provides a current-controlled, pure sine wave power source for operation of a.c. powered studio flash units in locations where a.c. power is either unavailable or unreliable.

Go behind-the-scenes with BUFF Ambassador, Rachel Neville, and the Vagabond™ Lithium Extreme in this 'BUFF On Set' video.

Great things come and go. Our VLX™ exclusive color combination of Turquoise and Purple has been retired. We’ve sold out of this unique color scheme and will not be ordering more at this time. The VLX™ in Cool Grey is here to stay, and will make a great addition to any photographer’s gear. *Please note that the Cool Grey replacement batteries WILL work with the retired Turquoise and Purple VLX™.

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400 Watt current-controlled true sine wave portable power source
Operates flashes from internal lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) battery
Reliable power for multiple flashes (up to 3200 Ws)
Offers increased capacity and longer battery life.
2 a.c. outlets (power strip or adapter may be used to plug in more units)
120 V a.c. for use with all standard Paul C. Buff, Inc. flashes
2 Amp USB for charging compatible cell phones and tablets
Recycle time is twice as fast as the Vagabond Mini™
Compact and lightweight design (6 lbs. total weight)
Can be connected to a light stand with provided clamp
NOT intended to power modeling lamps with the exception of the DigiBee
Warning information on use of lithium batteries
Arrives With
(1) Inverter with battery attached
(1) Light Stand Clamp
(1) Charger
Vagabond™ Lithium Extreme Product Manual
60-Day Absolute Satisfaction Guarantee
1-Year Factory Warranty

**Important Shipping Information**

All Vagabond™ products containing a lithium battery (the VLX™ system, the VM120 Vagabond Mini™ Lithium system, the VLXBAT spare battery, or the VMBA8.6A spare battery) are subject to a $45.00 Air Regulation Fee if the shipping method selected is an air method (Next Day Air, 2nd Day Air, or 3-Day Select). Shipments to AK, HI, and PR must ship via UPS Next Day Air or UPS 2nd Day Air. UPS does not guarantee air shipment service on items containing hazardous materials (i.e. lithium batteries). If shipment is delayed, shipping will NOT be refunded. The full hazardous materials service definition can be viewed on UPS.com. International Orders using UPS Worldwide Express Saver are subject to a $70.00 Air Regulation Fee. Learn more.

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VLX and VM120 Spec Comparison

  Vagabond™ Lithium Extreme Vagabond Mini™ Lithium
Weight 6 lbs. (including inverter, battery, and stand clamp) 3.5 lbs. (including inverter and battery)
Dimensions 6.5” (height) X 5” (width) X 7.8” (length) (with stand clamp) 2.75” (height) x 4.3” (width) x 7.8” (length) (including battery latch and power switch protrusions)
Battery 25.6V, 6.2Ah, 158.7Wh lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) battery 14.8V, 8.6A, 130Wh (LiNiMnCoO2) lithium battery
Inverter 400 W, 120 V a.c. inverter with two standard, 3-prong 120 V a.c. outlets 120W, 120 V a.c. inverter with two standard, 3-prong 120 V a.c. outlets
Battery Charging 3-hour rapid charging with supplied universal charger (100-240 V a.c., 50/60Hz, 50VA input) 3-hour rapid charging with supplied universal charger (95 V a.c. to 250 V a.c.)
Powering Capacity Up to 3200ws Can handle up to 3200ws, however it is recommended to keep it at 1920ws max due to increased recycle times
Battery Lifespan 10+ year lifespan or 1000-1500 full charge/discharge cycles before battery replacement may be necessary 2-3 year lifespan or 200-300 full charge/discharge cycles before battery replacement may be necessary

VLX and VM120 Performance Comparison

  VLX Approximate Shots Per Charge (Full Power) VLX Recycle Time(Full Power) VM120 Approximate Shots Per Charge(Full Power) VM120 Recycle Time(Full Power)
(1) X3200 250 3.5 sec. 200 - 250 8 sec.
(1) X1600, E640, B1600 500 1.96 sec. 400 - 500 4.30 sec.
(1) X800, B800, DB800 1000 0.98 sec. 800 - 1000 2 sec.
(1) B400, DB400 2000 0.49 sec. 1800 - 2000 1 sec.

*The recycle times for both units will increase when using multiple flashes, and shots per charge are decreased.