Powering your studio strobes on location in the field is nothing new. There are many options out there for portable battery packs, and now you can add another to that list.


Westcott has announced their new Encore Inverter, a portable power pack that can power your 300Ws studio strobes for up to 800 shots before needing to be recharged. But part of what makes this new Encore Inverter so enticing, is the removable battery and USB connection for powering your mobile devices.

The new Westcott Encore Inverter also comes with a light-stand adapter, so you don’t have to put it on the ground. You can also expect about a 2 second recycle time on full power with this power pack, which is great, because who likes waiting for lights to recycle between shots?


The other great thing about these Encore Inverters is the price. You can get your hands on them for just $299, a great deal for portable power. Just buy an extra battery or two and you are good to go for a long shoot out in the middle of nowhere.

You can pre-order the Westcott Inverter now from B&H for the above noted price of $299.

What are your thoughts about portable power packs like the Westcott Encore Inverter? Do you see one of these in your kit in the near future? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think.