Elinchrom Receiver Plus

All for one and one for all

Bring it all together with the Elinchrom Receiver Plus

The Receiver Plus compliments any Elinchrom transmitter. It enables adventurous photographers to trigger and integrate speedlights and other flash brands in the EL-Skyport system.

Easy-to-use, reliable and compatible with an extensive range of units, the extra hotshoe fitting allows you to securely attach your Elinchrom Receiver to any speedlights. Plus, it’s powered by 2 AA batteries which you can pick up anywhere to prolong your shoot.

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Do more

Integrate older flash units with the Elinchrom Receiver Plus; then trigger reliably with Elinchrom Transmitter Plus or the Elinchrom Transmitter Pro from up to 200 m (656 feet) away.

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Secure your speedlights

Use the extra hotshoe of the Elinchrom Receiver Plus to securely attach the speedlights and flash units of your choice.

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Shoot into infinity

Play with 16 different channels (8 in normal mode and 8 in speed mode) and keep on going. The Elinchrom Receiver Plus is powered by 2 AA batteries, available everywhere.

Play with more lights with the Receiver Plus

Break through the barriers
of flash photography

For fashion photographer Stef King,
the Elinchrom system changed the game

Compatible
with most speedlights and flash units

A Transmitter and Receiver in one set

The Transmitter Universal Plus Set offers simplicity, durability, and reliability. It includes one Elinchrom Transmitter Plus and one Elinchrom Receiver Plus.

The Elinchrom Receiver Plus enables speedlights and other flash brands to be integrated and triggered by the wireless Elinchrom system.

Get set for your next adventure.

Accessories

Elinchrom Receiver Plus

EL19369 - The Elinchrom Receiver Plus enables speedlights and other flash brands to be integrated and triggered by the wireless Elinchrom system.

Elinchrom Transmitter and Receiver Plus Kit

EL19370 - The Elinchrom Transmitter and Receiver Plus Kit combines a Transmitter and Receiver. Ideal to wirelessly trigger non-Elinchrom units.

Elinchrom Hardshell Case for Remotes

EL33238 - This hardshell case is designed to protect any Elinchrom Transmitter, Receiver or Bridge.

Overview

Distance range

Up to 200 m

Groups

4

Channels

16

Powered by

AA batteries

 

Receiver Plus

Sync socket 3.5 mm
Sync voltage 5 V
Length 95 mm
Width 50 mm
Height 42 mm
Weight
with batteries
0.122 kg
Weight
without batteries
0.076 kg
Supplied with Sync cable 3.5 – 3.5 mm jack, 3.5 mm to 6.35 mm adapter, Wrist strap
Material Plastic
Color Dark grey
Skyport type EL-Skyport Receiver Plus
Skyport range 200 m

Downloads

Receiver Plus – Quick Start Guide

Elinchrom Receiver Plus – Quick Start Guide

English

FAQ

Receiver Plus

Receiver Plus manual

A complete manual for the Receiver Plus does not exist.
You can find additional information here.

Group Button

  • Select the groups in which you have placed flash units in Group 1, 2, 3, 4 to control them separately.
  • To set flash units into different groups, see the flash unit manual.
  • All means that all-flash units will fire or increase or decrease flash power with the -/+ buttons.

 

Mode Button

  • If the lights on the Receiver show up in green, you are in the right sync mode, which we call Normal Sync Mode.
  • By pressing 2 sec. on the mode button, you can change into another sync mode. The light shows up in red, which only works with digital large-format cameras to sync speed above the normal x-sync, up to about a 1/1600s with a Phase One camera.
  • If this setting is used, also the flash unit needs to be configured in the correct sync mode, otherwise no communication.
  • We suggest not using this feature since it does not bring any advantage with DSLR cameras and reduces the distance range by 50%.

Learn more about Normal and Speed mode.

CH Button

This button allows using other frequencies in case there is interference with other wireless networks.
The frequency settings must also be changed on the flash unit, otherwise no communication.

Elinchrom units and other flash brands

To trigger a Speedlight or any other flash brand unit with your Elinchrom units, you need the Elinchrom Receiver Plus.

Skyport system compatibility with cameras

All cameras respecting the standard sync triggering system will work.
The Hi-Sync/HSS/TTL features on the Transmitter Pro are only available for Nikon, Canon, Sony, Olympus, Panasonic, and Fujifilm cameras.

How to trigger up to 1/8000s.

If you use a DSLR camera and want to trigger higher than 1/200s keep in mind that the final Sync Speed depends on the camera, camera electronics, mechanics, software, digital chip size, etc.
A faster synchronization is only possible with some mirrorless cameras that can sync up to 1/1000s or even shorter.
To go higher than the average speed of your DSLR camera (1/200s mostly), please look for the Transmitter Pro. The Hi-Sync or HSS feature allows you to go up to 1/8000s shutter speed.

Learn more about Hi-Sync and HSS technology.

ELSP mode

The Skyport Transmitter system has 2 operating modes that offer different shooting functionalities.


NORMAL Sync Mode
Green LED – 200 m (656’) working range – Synchro is limited to X-Sync.

SPEED Sync Mode
Red LED – 100 m (328’) working range – Synchro is limited to X-Sync but enables faster shutter speeds only on digital medium format cameras.

To use shutter speeds of up to 1/8000s, the HS / Hi-Sync mode must be activated on the Transmitter Pro when used in both Normal and Speed mode.

Read more about the ELSP mode.

How to control Elinchrom units with Speedlights

You can trigger Elinchrom flashes with Speedlights.

For a correct synchronization, you need to use the pre-flash feature of the photocell.

  • Go to the menu Photocell
  • Select preflash and confirm
  • Select Setup preflash 
  • Select Auto and confirm
  • Display shows: waiting preflashes
  • Now use your camera with the Speedlight mounted and trigger the camera directed to the photocell.

Now the photocell is correctly adjusted and will only trigger with the main flash.

 

Impossible to go higher than 1/200s shutter speed

Hi-Sync or HSS mode is detected automatically with compatible units.
However, some cameras need a specific setup to be able to engage Hi-Sync or HSS:

How to setup hi-sync / hss mode.

  • Always check if you have the latest firmware installed.
  • If you use higher shutter speeds 1/400s and more, you should see a little “HS” symbol in the upper bar of the Transmitter Pro; this indicates that hi-sync is active.
  • Try different shutter speeds.
  • A decent grading over the image is unavoidable; this is the relation between camera chip size and the flash duration of the unit.
  • Try to use lower flash power settings. Hi-Sync requires a longer flash duration.
  • On the Transmitter  Pro, you find the ODS settings. Try to play with this setting to shift the exposure window to the best possible sync result.

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