Profoto’s New Split Cable Will Turn Your AcuteB2 Into a Two Headed Dragon



More is better, right? That’s the philosophy behind Profoto’s new split cable. Using this thinger, you can pull power from the Profoto AcuteB2 600 Air S battery pack to operate two different strobe lights.

The first thing I thought of when I saw this was, “Oh man, someone’s light is going to get fried.” According to the specs, the power distribution becomes totally symmetric–and can only power each at 300 watt seconds max per time. That’s not bad I guess, but now that means that you if you want set up ratios, you’ll need to cut down the power by using gobos and other hacks. We recommend that you check out our review of the Profoto D1 1000 Air monolight, their Acute2R Ring Flash, and the RFi Softboxes. Be sure to also have a page through of their latest lighting guide.

No word on prices or availability yet, but we see this as being a very specialized item to begin with.

Chris Gampat

Chris Gampat is the Editor in Chief, Founder, and Publisher of the Phoblographer. He also likes pizza.