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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:59 am 
Alien Bees Vegabond II too expensive? or out of stock? Just piece together your own for $170.00 around half the price. I wanted to to have a battery for each light stand so as to keep cords out of the way AND to act as its own weight to keep the stand from tipping over so it serves many useful purposes. Also if one power supply goes out you will at least have more than one on location so worst case scenario you can still power all your alien bee strobes.

DIY Portable Power for Strobes Monolights Vegabond II Alien Bees Build your own
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7g17KuAGexM - link to video

Here is the shopping list:

The Install Bay ATFH10C-10 10 GA ATC Fuse Holder With Cover (10 Pieces) - $9.99 ($2.00 for each homemade build )
http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_209 ... 0C-10.html

2 x Polarized 2 Conductor 10 AWG Connector Set - $5.00 each ($10.00 per set )
http://skycraftsurplus.com/polarized2co ... orset.aspx

Powersonic PS-12180NB - 12 Volt/18 Amp Hour Sealed Lead Acid Battery with Nut-Bolt Connector - $30.00 each
http://www.portablepower.com/powersonic ... -p-65.html

Samlex 150W Pure Sine Wave Inverter - $99
http://www.donrowe.com/inverters/puresine_150.html

Alien Bee Vegabond II Carrying Bag = $19.95
http://www.alienbees.com/battery.html

GFCI cord $10.45
http://www.lowes.com/pd_145275-33536-30 ... ci$y=0$x=0


Total: 171.40


also if you want a good 12 volt charger go with: SUPER SMART BATTERY TENDER JR. - $19.98
http://www.derbycycles.net/productdetai ... 1795&fpg=1


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