Elinchrom BX 500RI Camera Accessories User Manual

Included basic features English
Additional advanced programmable features
The following basic features are easy to access and they are similar to previous Elinchrom compact
All the new features and functions can be customised.
Please read carefully how to configure the new features.
The VFC mode switches off the modelling lamp whilst the flash unit recharges after a flash has
been released. This function gives a visual check that all the studio flash units have fired.
The VFC mode can be activated together with the Ready Charge beep for maximum control.
Visual-Flash-Control (VFC)
When using compact flashes of different powers, (e.g. 250 & 500 ws) the modelling lamp can be
reduced to -1 f-stop for better visual proportionality.
Proportional modelling lamp setup (PMS)
Some cameras may release before the main-flash, several pre-flashes to avoid the red eye effect. In
this case a normal photocell would respond and release a flash with the first pre-flash of the camera.
To avoid incorrect synchronisation the intelligent Elinchrom Eye-Cell detects camera pre-flashes.
The Eye-Cell function can be activated in “Automatic Mode” or in “Manual Mode”, even configure-
ing LED pre-flashes. (Only for advanced users, read carefully the instructions before changing any
“Eye-Cell” automatic & manual mode
The user can customise the Charge Ready Beep from short to long Beep signals.
The acoustical signal length can be set from 70 to 490 m/seconds.
Charge ready beep setup
To use the wireless triggering and changing flash power settings, or to switch on/off the modelling
lamp, requires the optional EL-Skyport Transmitter.
“Group” and “ Channel Frequency” settings can be customised on each BX-Ri unit.
EL-Skyport wireless triggering & remote control
Normally flash / modelling lamp power adjustments are in 1/10th steps per touch.
These steps can be changed from 1/10th to 7/10th or to 1 f-stop.
Power and modelling lamp steps setup
The cooling fan switches ON automatically if the unit temperature increases. The microprocessor
controls the unit temperature and the fan. If the ventilation is blocked or the fan does not work, the
display shows E8.
Temperature controlled FAN management
• Flash power up and down buttons
• Modelling lamp power up and down buttons
• Modelling lamp prop / free / off button
• Photocell on / off button
• Ready charge beep on / off button
• Test-flash button
• 3.5 mm synchronisation socket
• NEW EL-Skyport Wireless Triggering & Remote. Note: To function the integrated
Transceiver requires the optional EL-Skyport Transmitter.