Elinchrom Transmitter Plus

Always in control

Cross the limits with the Elinchrom Transmitter Plus

The Elinchrom Transmitter Plus makes mastering light so simple.

Powered by 2.4 Ghz bandwidth, it enables remote control on all RX, ELC and ELB units and triggering capabilities over 16 frequency channels of 4 groups per channel with the range extended to up to 200 m (656 feet).

The Elinchrom Transmitter Plus is more than a trigger for flash units, it’s the key to a whole new world.

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Take full control

Master light from up to 200 m (656 feet) away. The Elinchrom Transmitter Plus gives you extra range for triggering and remote power control on all the latest Elinchrom flash units

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Master every move

Choose from 16 different channels (8 in normal mode and 8 in speed mode) on up to 4 flash head groups and make the most of the rotating swivel function to optimize reception.

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Simply break free

All the functions are so easy to adjust on the Elinchrom Transmitter Plus. Strong, robust mechanics make it incredibly durable and you can power it with 2 AA batteries, available everywhere. Your next adventure starts here.

Master light

Simple. Reliable. Durable.
The magic of light made easy

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 receiver enables speedlights and other flash brands to be triggered in the wireless EL-Skyport system.

Get set for your next adventure.

Kits and accessories

Elinchrom Transmitter Plus

EL19368 - The Elinchrom Transmitter Plus is compatible with all Elinchrom units with built-in Skyport and the Receiver Plus.

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

 

Transmitter Plus

Power increments
in F-Stop
1″/”10
Sync socket 2.5 mm jack
Sync voltage 5 V
Length 103 mm
Width 50 mm
Height 34 mm
Weight
with batteries
0.122 kg
Weight
without batteries
0.074 kg
Supplied with Sync cable 2.5 mm jack > PC, Wrist strap
Color Dark grey
Skyport type EL-Skyport Transmitter Plus
Distance range 200 m

Downloads

Transmitter Plus – Quick Start Guide

Elinchrom Transmitter Plus – Quick Start Guide

English

FAQ

Transmitter Plus

Transmitter not working

Check the following points:

  • Change the frequency channel on the flash unit and the transmitter and test again.
  • Both devices must have the same frequency channel.
  • Are the transmitter and the unit set in the same Sync mode (Normal or Speed Mode)?
  • Is the battery of the Transmitter discharged?
  • Are the sync cables working properly?
  • Are the camera settings correct?
  • Is the unit used in bright ambient light, sun or halogen lamp directed on the photocell (the photocell may block the synchro circuit on these classical units)?
  • Re-check the triggering in a darker room with a minimum of ambient light.
  • Check the Transmitter with another flash unit.
  • Avoid metal objects or walls between the flash units and the transmitter.
  • In case a flash tube is faulty, you can hear the click sound of the flash unit, but no flash, this would indicate to replace the flash tube.

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.

Transmitter distance range

The distance range of the Transmitter Plus or Pro is 200 m (656 feet) outdoors and 60 m (196 feet) indoors.

If the distance is limited, then please try the following:

  • Reposition the units.
  • Increase the distance from walls and ceilings.
  • ELSP Mode:
    In speed sync mode the distance range is reduced by approximately 50%, switch back to Normal sync mode.
  • Outdoors, the distance range could be reduced due to humidity, interference, obstacles, etc.

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.

 

Transmitters and modelling lamp control

Control of the modeling lamp is possible with the Transmitter Pro only and/or the Elinchrom App/Software.
It is not possible to control the modeling lamp with the Transmitter Plus.

Transmitter Plus manual

A complete manual for the Transmitter 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 transmitter 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.

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.

Read more