Elinchrom ELB 400 Two Action Head To Go Set

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Introducing the new ELB 400, Elinchrom’s most portable, compact and versatile outdoor flash unit ever. Location Lighting has Evolved… Specifically designed for photographers who travel light whilst packing enough power to overpower the sun, the ELB 400 builds on the Elinchrom Quadra experience.

ELB 400 Key Features:

  • 20% faster recycling than the Quadra Hybrid
  • Increased power range now 7- 424Ws
  • Improved battery capacity, 350 full power flashes from one charge
  • New OLED display with intuitive control
  • New flash modes; Strobo, Sequence and Delayed
  • Battery Rescue Feature, restore your discharged Lithium-ion batteries
  • Enhanced rugged design
  • 20w LED modelling lamp (continuous option)
  • The most compact and versatile range of portable accessories, including a new Mk II reflector adapter which accepts the whole Elinchrom accessories system
  • All kits now include the Skyport radio trigger system

This Kit Contains:

  • 1x ELB 400 Pack
  • 2x Action Head 400ws
  • 2x 13.5cm Reflector
  • 2x Multifunction Diffuser Cap
  • 2x 2.5m Head to Pack Cable
  • 1x Shoulder Strap
  • 2x Lithium Ion Battery
  • 1x Lithium Ion Battery Charger
  • 1x Skyport Speed Transmitter
  • 1x Sync Cable
  • 1x Hard Fitted Case
  • 1x ELB 400 User Manuals

Full Flash Curve Technology

Utilising Full Flash Curve technology for the most accurate exposure and colour consistency, ELB400 is fully compatible with the complete Elinchrom family of flash units from the humble D-Lite RX One right up to the Power Pack system and the large accessories. Given that the primary working environment is away from the studio, Elinchrom technology also ensures that the shortest flash durations (for the sharpest images) are at higher power levels - just where you will be competing with daylight, and just where our power and focussed accessory systems can work their magic.

Faster Recycling

With 20% faster recycling than the Elinchrom Quadra Hybrid, the ELB 400 can recycle from full power (424w/s) in just 1.6 seconds - for wherever speed is key to your shoot. When fast recycling isn’t necessary, the ELB 400 has an ECO Recycling mode to conserve your battery. At 3.5 seconds from full power, the Eco recycling mode is more than 45% faster than the Quadra Hybrid system. 

OLED Display

The new OLED display features are rich, with quick and easy access to all functions. As well as Elinchrom’s stop based power scale, photographers will now be able to see the power in Joules, and many other settings. The new OLED display also enables intuitive setup of the three new shooting modes.

Three New Shooting Modes!

Sequence Mode - Allows you to sequentially trigger up to 20 compatible units (ELB 400 or ELC Pro HD Heads), in bursts or as a continuous cycle, to utilise the high frame rate of your camera.

Delayed Mode - Provides the option of first or second curtain sync and everything in-between, plus predictive syncronisation within a short sequence. 

Strobo Mode - Enables you to take a picture with stroboscopic effects within a single frame.

Improved Battery Capacity

The ELB 400 has an impressive battery capacity of 350 full power flashes. The Li-Ion Battery will charge from flat to full in only 1 hour 30 mins, and with the option of simultaneous charging and shooting, you’ll never need to run out of power on location. At just 730g the battery energy density is unrivalled. (what is charge to full? 50%? 90%?)

Built-In Skyport Radio System

The built-in Skyport system provides seamless synchronisation and control between your camera and the ELB 400. Furthermore, intelligent slave cell technology ensures that your existing Speedlights can easily be incorporated within your chosen lighting solution. Need Hypersync to Nikon, Canon or Sony cameras? With the Quadra Pro Head this is possible with the addition of a compatible Pocket Wizard or Phottix triggering system (please ask us if you need more details). 
The ELB400 Pack also now incorporates a Micro USB socket for fast firmware updates.

Enhanced Rugged Design

The new design for the ELB 400 Pack is both practical, and rugged. In particular the introduction ofrubber (to confirm) flip-up socket covers greatly increases speed of setup and pack away of your kit. A useful addition for the photographer constantly on the move.


No corners are cut and portability is guaranteed like no other. The ELB 400 pack weighs in at just 1.27kg, and only 2kg including a Li-Ion Battery. The heads weigh just 365g (including reflector and diffuser cap), with the 2.5m head cables adding only 350g. All in all, this makes the ELB 400 the lightest location lighting system on the market in its class. 

Compatibility with the entire Elinchrom system

Kit can be customised for each job with a variety of flash head options, variable length individual head cables avoid twisting and are more easily packed. The ultra compact head comes supplied with a removable 13.5cm 80 Degree reflector. Once detached this allows use of a bespoke range of compact accessories plus the Elinchrom Mount Adapter Mk II enables the use of every Elinchrom accessoryoption, including a variety of reflectors, beauty dishes, umbrellas and softboxes - right up the largest Lightbank sizes. 

Four Interchangeable Heads

The ELB 400 is available with a choice of two heads and two ringflashes. The Quadra Action Head provides the best flash duration (up to 1/5700) for freezing motion. The Quadra Pro Head offers a higher guide number and can easily be used in conjunction with HyperSync triggers.

The Quadra Eco Ringlflash is a portable lightweight solution, while the Quadra Ringflash Pro allows freezing movement with a flash duration of up to 1/4500 s.

Modelling Lamp

Quadra Action and Quadra Pro Heads include a powerful (20w), daylight balanced (5500k) modelling lamp. Continuous mode allows you to use modelling lamp for video as required. 

Backwards Compatibility

The ELB400 is compatible with all previous Quadra products, including existing Lead Gel & Li-Ion Batteries, existing Quadra RX and Quadra Hybrid heads, and first generation non RX Quadra Heads. If you own a non RX head please check the compatibility guide in the “Services” section of our website, as some heads will require a PCB upgrade. 

4 Set Configurations

The ELB 400 will be available in 4 set configurations. The One Head To Go Sets include one ELB 400 with one higher capacity Lithium-Ion Battery, one Quadra Head and one Skyport Speed Transmitter. The Two Head To Go Sets include one ELB 400 with two higher capacity Litium-Ion Batteries, two Quadra Heads and one Skyport Speed Transmitter. 

All To Go sets are available in Pro or Action Head configurations.


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