GODOX – AD600 Witstro – TTL 2.4GHz Strobe Announced

Godox AD600 Witstro


Godox have announced the AD600 Witstro, an all in one 600WS Lithium-ion powered TTL and HSS enabled portable strobe, with both Canon and Nikon compatible 2.4GHz radio receiver units built inside.

Like the recently released AD360 II Witstro, the new AD600 can be controlled with full TTL, HSS, and remote manual power control via the recent 2.4GHz Godox X1 transmitter units, or master speedlite units like the TT685 (and V series Lithium-ion versions likely to come).


UPDATE – Godox have confirmed there is a Bowens mount version AD600B available (please see images at the bottom of this post). 

An AC power adapter is also in the works, and expected to be available around March 2016.


Godox AD600 Witstro




  • Powerful 600Ws
  • Fan Cooled
  • 10W LED Modelling Light (Adjustable)
  • Optional Remote Head (600Ws & 1200Ws Options)
  • Godox and Bowens mount versions available.
  • Built in (removable) 11.1V / 8700mAh Lithium-ion Battery
  • Up to 500 Full Power Pops Per Battery Charge
  • 0.01 – 2.5 Seconds Recycle Time
  • Flash Modes – TTL / M / Multi
  • HSS to 1/8000th
  • Second Curtain Sync
  • FEC / FEB – 1/3rd Increments (±3 Stops)
  • FEL (Flash Exposure Lock)
  • Manual Flash – 1/256 – 1/1 Output (1/3rd Increments)
  • Godox 2.4GHz X Radio System
  • ETTL & ITTL Radio Slave Modes (Auto Switching)
  • Range – 100m + with X1 as Transmitter
  • Groups – A / B / C
  • 32 Channels
  • Supports Legacy Godox FT-16 Remote Manual Trigger System
  • Supports Godox XT-16 Remote Manual Trigger System
  • Canon & Nikon Optic Wireless Slave Modes
  • Groups – A / B / C
  • 4 Channels
  • S1 & S2 Optic Slave Modes
  • Flash Duration – 1/220s-1/10000s
  • Large Dot Matrix LCD Display
  • Custom Functions
  • Auto Memory Function
  • Micro USB Port for Firmware Upgrades
  • USB Communication Port (For FTR-16 & XTR-16 Receivers)
  • 3.5mm Sync Port



The AD600 also provide the option of a lightweight remote head, which is a feature that has been high on many peoples portable strobe wish list.

A soft case and shoulder strap then provide support for the strobe.

The remote heads will be available in both Godox and Bowens mounts, and in 600Ws and 1200Ws versions – AD-H600 / AD-H1200, and AD-H600B / AD-H1200.

To achieve the 1200Ws output two AD600 strobes will be attached to the one 1200Ws head via a 2 into 1 adapter cable.


Godox AD600 Witstro

The remote head is enabled via a cord which plugs into the strobe flash tube socket, acting as an extension cord between the strobe and remote flash tube.


Godox AD600 Witstro


The AD600’s removable 11.1V / 8700mAh Lithium-ion battery provides a health 500 full power flashes from one charge.


Godox AD600 Witstro


And the complete strobe in the cordless configuration weighs approximately 2.9kg.

Godox AD600 Witstro










MODEL AD600 (Godox Mount) / AD600B (Bowens Mount) 
Wireless slave mode *Radio transmission mode (compatible with Nikon & Canon)*Optical transmission mode (compatible with Nikon & Canon)
Flash mode Local M/Multi
2.4G slave mode TTL/ M/Multi
Optic slave mode TTL/ M/Multi
Slave unit compatible camera Nikon  i-TTL/M/RTP flash(master unit uses TTL wireless flash trigger X1N etc)Canon EOS E-TTL II/M/Multiflash(master unit uses TTL wireless flash trigger  X1C etc)
GN ( 1/1) 87 (m ISO 100, with AD-R7 standard reflector)
Flash duration 1/220s-1/10000s
Power control 9 steps:1/256~1/1
Multi flash √(times:100 times;frequency:100)
Flash exposure compensation  (FEC) manual,FEB:±3 stops in 1/3 increments
Flash sync HSS(1/8000s),first curtain sync,second curtain sync
Flash delay 0.1~10s
Modeling lamp(LED) 10W
Optic slave flash S1/S2
Screen Dot matrix LCD screen
WIRELESS(Optic and 2.4G
Wireless flash function slave,off
Controllable slave groups 5 groups:A, B, C, D, E
Distance Optic indoor:12~15m/39.4~49.2 feet outdoor:8~10m/26.2~32.8 feet
2.4G 80m
Channel Optic 4 groups:1, 2, 3, 4
2.4G 32 groups:1~32
Power Lithium(11.1V/8700mAH)
Full power flash times 500 times
Recycling time 0.01s-2.5s
Power status
Power saving Power off automatically after 1 hour’s none operation
Triggering mode 3.5mm port,PC port,wireless remote port
Color temperature 5600±200k
Size 220*245*125mm (flash tube & reflector not included)
Weight  2.66Kg (flash tube & reflector not included) Aprox. 2.9KG total




There are manual version of the AD600 strobe available as well for around $200 less than the full TTL versions.

The Manual versions reportedly also include the same automatic HSS mode included in the TTL versions.


So there are 4 versions of the AD600 strobes available –

Godox Mount TTL – AD600
Godox Mount Manual – AD600M

Bowens Mount TTL – AD600B
Bowens Mount Manual – AD600BM


Please note – the Godox mount remote heads will not attach to the Bowens mount strobes, and vice versa.




The Godox AD600 are priced from around $550 for the Manual version and $750 for the full TTL version –

For US customers Adorama exclusively have the Bowens Mount TTL versions available under the Flashpoint XPLOR 600 brand, as well as the manual versions available.

AD600B – (Bowens MT – TTL) – Ebay, Amazon. UK
AD600BM (Bowens MT – Manual) – Ebay, Amazon, UK

AD600 – (Godox MT – TTL) – Ebay, Amazon, UK
AD600M – (Godox MT – Manual) – Ebay, Amazon, UK


Godox – Website




  1. Mark Kitaoka 6 months ago

    I own three separate brands of the Godox remote head by Godox, CheetahStand and Adorama. I have had the LED modeling light fail on all three brands. I returned mine to Cheetahstand and they REPAIRED the LED on both units. Adorama replaced the one which failed. I’m out of luck with my Godox unit because I purchased it early off of eBay. In all but the XPLOR unit I was NOT using the now included plastic ring to secure the head to the main unit. But the head’s LED did fail with the XPLOR unit even using the plastic retaining ring. I’ve returned the unit to Adorama so they can determine what may have happened. I simply use the modeling light to obtain focus and don’t really use it to determine my lighting angles.

  2. Charlie 6 months ago

    guys my error 9 code was all my fault. I used the wrong firmware. I reinstalled the original firmware and all is well.

    • Juan Jaramillo 5 months ago

      I got the same problem. How did you install the original firmware?

  3. Adam Chandler 6 months ago

    One of the clunkiest/least attractive designs I’ve seen but seems to be a lot of bang for the buck. I’m curious why the put the controls on the side of the light instead of the back…seems like this could be problematic in some situations where the light is near a wall or something restricting access.

    • Ulysses 6 months ago

      It looks quite utilitarian, but it works well because it’s so very simple. Keep in mind that while the strobe has a control panel on the side, you control most necessary features via the Godox remotes (X1T or XT16 or XT32).

    • Mark Kitaoka 6 months ago

      I personally find having the LCD readout on the side much better for my workflow. I’ve used Profoto, Elinchrom, Priolite, Einsteins, etc which all have the readout on the back. I always have my strobes at elevation with the back facing up, the modifier down toward the talent. So the display is almost always hidden from my view. Even though I control my strobes from a remote I sometimes like to check them on the unit and having the Godox units on the side is brilliant for my work.

    • bob 6 months ago

      People have been putting controls on the sides for years, putting on the rear end that normally points up means less chance to see it, i prefer the clip on rear battery system and really “least attractive designs” – not in my books

    • Jim Setzer 6 months ago

      I wasn’t sure about the side panel mounted controls myself, but after using these for 6 months, I like the side mounted controls. Besides, as Ulysses points out, you do most of the controlling from the trigger. I find I don’t have to go back to the strobe body to confirm.

  4. Thien 6 months ago

    Amazon has the Flashpoint Xplor 600 TTL with R2 trigger (AD600B + X1 Trigger) for $550 ($200 OFF). No CA Tax. Just got a spare as back up/two light setup.

  5. Andy 6 months ago

    OMG, Adorama just low price of XPLOR 600 TTL to $549.95.
    I bought the same unit less than 3 months ago for $749.95 :( Why Adorama discounts so much and so late? I wish I could delay the purchase until now.

  6. Thomas Geist 6 months ago

    AD600B USB connection problems.

    My Flashpoint version of the AD600B (firmware 2.2) does not seem to connect to USB for a firmware upgrade.

    I have it connected to Windows 10 with Godox G1 running in vmware on macOS. I have successfully upgraded many of my Godox/Flashpoint flashes and radios this way.

    With the AD600B however there seems to be no USB connection established. When I plug the cable into the strobe (AD600B turned on or off makes no difference), I never get the usual dialog vmware to let me decide whether USB will be connected to Windows or to macOS.

    I don’t even think this is a problem with macOS or vmware. More with the USB connection in general.

    Has anybody had an issue like this?

    • Randell John 6 months ago

      I had the same problem yesterday trying to update to Ver 2.3
      I know this sounds obvious, but if you haven’t already – try a different cable.
      I used one cable to update all my TX and RX units with no problems, but for some reason my laptop wouldn’t connect to my AD600B using the same cable.
      When I switched to a different USB cable, the strobe connected immediately.

      • Thomas Geist 6 months ago

        Great recommendation (how could I miss that?)!

        Unfortunately it didn’t help. Tried three different cables in various USB ports, AD600B off or on – no luck. :(

        • Author
          Flash Havoc 6 months ago

          Thomas you definitely don’t want the strobe switched ON.

          If you didn’t know, first you need to turn the strobe off, remove the battery from the strobe, and then hold the ON button for a few seconds until you see all the power drain out of the strobes LCD display. Then you can connect it to the computer.

          • Thomas Geist 6 months ago

            Thank you, I didn’t know that!

            I did as you explained and now the connection dialog (windows/Macintosh) appeared.

            HOWEVER, unfortunately I now get the message “AD600 Connect failed.” in red in the G1 application.

            I hope I didn’t kill anything in the strobe by my earlier connection attempts …

            • Thomas Geist 6 months ago

              Ok, I solved it!

              I installed vmware on another computer (my laptop) and ran the firmware upgrade there.
              Worked fine.

              Thank you all who chimed in to help! :)

  7. Author
    Flash Havoc 6 months ago

    Only 2 hours left to get the XPLOR 600 TTL at $549.95 (with free transmitter).

    • Ryan Beuke 5 months ago

      Weird i bought mine but it didn’t show a free transmitter with the package in the description so i bought one separately did i miss something?

      • Ken Tan 5 months ago

        I called Adorama, explained that the website updated in the afternoon and offered the receiver free, and just like that, they sent a free receiver.

  8. tony 5 months ago

    is this ad600 can work with Pocketwizard ?

    • Thomas Geist 5 months ago

      It can if you just want to trigger it – no TTL, no HSS, no power control. You will just need a 2.5 mm mini plug cable to connect any PocketWizard receiver or transceiver to the strobe.

      • tony 5 months ago

        thanks thomas
        If i want HSS and im already connect cable with pocketwizard receiver.
        Thats mean its doesnt work with ad600 isnt it ?

        • Thomas Geist 5 months ago

          No, HSS will not work with a simple cable connection.

          Considering how cheap they are, why don’t you just bey a X1 transmitter for your camera?

  9. Ken Tan 5 months ago

    Hey guys, just wondering if anyone else noticed that HSS is automatically enabled when you are at 1/250 on a Nikon D810? The D810 should sync up to 1/250 without going into HSS, but It seems that it’s only able to go up to 1/200 without going into HSS. What I noticed is that the color is also significantly different between regular (green tint) and HSS (magenta tint). Also noteworthy is that TTL at 1/250 is usually about 1/3 underexposed, but is correctly exposed again once you’re above or at 1/320. I wonder if this is a firmware (v2.3) issue or if it’s just the way it is.

    • Ulysses 5 months ago

      Ken, that’s just the way it is, on just about all the points you mentioned. On the positive side, while there is some slight color shift when going from normal to HSS speeds, at least on those two sides of the fence the color remains relatively stable from what I’ve seen. Whether or not they can fix this in firmware remains to be seen. But that would seem unlikely, if other manufacturers provide any indication. (Phottix never fixed their rather extreme color issues.)

      • Ken Tan 5 months ago

        Thanks for confirming Ulysses! Interesting behavior but at least predictable. So basically, try not to use at 1/250 if possible because it inherits the worst characteristics from the unit. Now I’m paranoid about the ad360II-N, because that unit doesn’t even tell you when it’s in HSS unlike the ad360 Version I which is at 1/250. It’s interesting that the ad360 can do 1/250, while the ad600 only 1/200…

        • Ulysses 5 months ago

          Yes, I wish it was otherwise, particularly with it kicking into HSS at 1/250 rather than at 1/320. But because it drops its power level slightly at that threshold, I simply avoid those shutter speeds (it’s easy enough). At least it’s easily manageable.

  10. Mario 5 months ago

    One of the most critizised detail on the Godox AD600 is its stand tilt locking handle that scratches the housing.

    Simple solution: Buying a Elinchrom locking handle designed for D-Lite it (caution: NOT those fitting D-Lite RX, only the older it versions used them!!).

    They leave a gap between flash housing and handle, fits nicely and is a cheap thing:


  11. Mark Kitaoka 5 months ago

    In the States Cheetahstand offers a similar handle which I have purchased:

  12. Rob Nisters 5 months ago

    I was thinking of heating that handle with a heatgun and deforming it so it won’t touch the flash body.
    Haven’t done it, though because it doesn’t annoy me that much

    • Ken Tan 5 months ago

      It’s worth noting that the handle is spring loaded, and as such, you can pull it away from the body which releases tension on the tightening mechanism. Essentially, it’s like a manual ratchet. As I tighten, and as the handle gets near the body, I pull the handle outwards, swing the arm counterclockwise towards the other side of the strobe, let the spring pull the handle back and continue tightening.

  13. Chris Boar 5 months ago

    Can anyone confirm recycle time in HSS mode at full power? I’ve currently got the little AD360’s and they can take 5-10 sec to recycle in HSS mode/full power.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 5 months ago

      Hi Chris,

      Do you have the 2 into 1 cord for your AD360 battery pack? That halves the recycle time.

      The AD600 is around 2.4 – 2.5 seconds at full power. Its the same time in or out of HSS mode at full power.

      • Chris Boar 5 months ago

        Yep I do have the 2-1 cord. I need to do some testing, wondering if i’ve for a duff cord/battery. Seems to take forever to recharge sometimes in HSS mode.

        • Author
          Flash Havoc 5 months ago

          Ok thanks. Something must be wrong then. You could try removing the 2 into 1 and see if there is any difference.

          Maybe your battery is getting tired.

          • Chris Boar 5 months ago

            Looks like I had a bad connection. Just reseated Y-cables and I’m getting about a 2 sec recycle time on full power in HSS mode. Duh…….

            • Author
              Flash Havoc 5 months ago

              Ok thanks Chris. At least you got the recycle time back.

              I’ve harassed Godox for a long time now to join the 2 ports inside the pack with a switch, instead of using that cumbersome 2 into 1 cord work around. After 3+ years its getting a bit silly.

  14. junio 5 months ago

    Hello to all.
    Someone has happened to break a connector on the head AD H600?
    I have broken one of the 5 connectors and do not know how you can repair.
    Tank you.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 5 months ago

      Hi Junio,

      You only need 3 of the 5 connectors, so you may be able to take the head apart an swap one over.

      Was it a side connector or the bottom one?

      • junio 5 months ago

        Unfortunately the left side. The plug can be opened? I could fix it.

        • Author
          Flash Havoc 5 months ago

          Ok sorry, I though you were referring to the female sockets in the remote head.

          I don’t know if you can dissemble the plug unfortunately.

          • junio 5 months ago

            Ok, thank you very much.
            maybe someone knows it, at Adorama. Unfortunately in Italy there is no assistance Godox.

  15. Juan Jaramillo 5 months ago

    Guys, I need help. Just got my AD600BM yesterday and did an upgrade from 1.5 to 2.2. Updater is erasing and installing but I get the E9 error. Tried to install it several times and even when back to 2.2 but nothing. Holding on/off for 3 secs does nothing.

    I am using windows Vista corp.

    • Christoph 5 months ago

      Are you sure about this: Installing version 2.2 on the AD600BM? The latest version for the AD600BM would be 1.6, I think you are trying to install the TTL firmware.

      • Juan Jaramillo 5 months ago

        Can you please provide the link for the 1.6 version? on godox website there is a 2.3

        • Christoph 5 months ago

          No, just have a closer look at the Godox downloads site again. ;-)

      • Juan Jaramillo 5 months ago

        OMG, thank you. I found it and it worked. :))))))))

        • Christoph 5 months ago

          Great, you’re welcome!

  16. Benson 5 months ago

    Hi, guys. Does an AD600B provide TTL lock function as a B1 does? With a B1, I can find proper flash power with ease. After shooting a TTL test shot, I can change to Manual mode and adjust the power from the TTL tested value. I heard an Interfit s1 has TTL lock also, although it is unable to use it with a remote trigger. How about AD600B? Or Jinbei HD610, if anyone know? Thx.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 5 months ago

      Hi Benson,

      The AD600B and HD610 do not have TTL lock at this stage.

      I’m not aware that the Interfit S1 has it either unfortunately (though I could be wrong).

      Hopefully its something that will become more available in time, though I don’t know how hard it is to engineer.

      This is a concept I was suggesting years ago and refereed to as hybrid TTL.

      • Benson 5 months ago

        FH: Hybrid TTL, sounds nice. I like it has a specific name. I believe hybrid TTL is one of the most important function to make TTL useful in real life. Ordinary TTL is hard to rely on 100%, especially when subjects move. Manual mode takes time to find exact exposure. Hybrid TTL is the fastest and reliable way to find correct exposure. I wonder why manufactures pay more attention on the function.

        Mike: Thanks but I guess Nikon flash lock is a bit different from Hybrid TTL.

    • Mike 5 months ago

      Not sure how Canon does it but Nikon has flash lock built in


  17. Chester 5 months ago

    Hello guys,
    have anyone experienced the issue with battery info display on the godox ad600?
    I got mine 2 weeks ago, recently doing a few days of shooting, the battery info display always shows at full, then today it suddenly just drop to zero. this is freaking me out because i have no ideas how many percent (bar) is left.
    Thanks in advanced.

    • Mark Kitaoka 5 months ago

      My strobe battery indicators work and I gauge their accuracy by how many bars are on the charger when I plug them in to charge the units. You may have a faulty unit.

    • Seamless Media 5 months ago

      Make sure you store the battery apart from the strobe when not in use, I and a few others have experienced battery drain over 2-3 weeks of non use, paired with charge indicator anomalies like you describe. Hope this helps!

      • Chester 5 months ago

        Thank you Seamless Media,
        i’ll try that.
        i just upgrade the firmware, i’ll go out for shot this afternoon and i’ll see if it fixes too.
        @Mark: I’ll bring it to the store if the problem persists.

        • Chester 4 months ago

          i’ve updated the firmware, removed the battery while not in use. after shooting 2 session, the battery indicator still show full.
          i’m stuck.

  18. Randell John 5 months ago

    H600B Remote Head Problem.
    I’ve been plagued by mis-fires using the H600B Remote Head. I’ve replaced one unit already, but the replacement has started behaving as the first one.
    Basically the head will fire for 5 or 6 shots and then stop firing. It won’t even fire if I press the test button on the AD600B.
    I have never used the modelling light when using the remote head, but today I found out that switching the modelling light on cures the misfiring problem, and the H600B fires every time without a hitch.
    It’s a very strange problem and I can only put it down to some sort of voltage drop or tracking within the AD600B.
    I’ve had no problems with the AD600B at all and it works perfectly without the remote head fitted.
    So if anyone starts having problems with misfires while on a job, just try switching on the modelling light. It may fix the problem for you.

  19. Benson 4 months ago

    I wonder if I can combine Canon Flash and AD600. Let’s say, I put a X1-c on the camera with a ST-E3-RT on X1-c. The X1-c will fully control AD600 TTL HSS. And I guess the ST-E3-RT on the X1-c can control 600ex-rt flashes on triggering TTL and HSS, if only the signals between the two triggers can pass thru. Am I writing a novel? Can anybody tell me the reality? Thanks.

    • Ulysses 4 months ago

      Wanting to include your existing 600EX-RT with your Godox lights is a great idea. But you might be making it more complicated than you need to do.

      One recommendation is to buy an X1R-C which is an X1 receiver for Canon. Place your 600EX-RT into the hot shoe of this receiver. Now you can control your 600EX-RT along with your AD600 from the X1T-C transmitter in the hot shoe of your camera. You should have TTL as well as HSS if you want them.

      • Jim Setzer 3 months ago

        Spot on, Ulysses. As well as remote zoom control sync to your lens. At least I know this is the case for the Nikon versions of the X1-T(N) with X1-R(N) connected to 3rd party (Yongnuo and Nissin) Nikon compatible speed lights.

    • Thomas Geist 4 months ago

      Benson, TTL and HSS won’t work that way. Tried it, failed.
      Do as Ulysses says. That’s the smarter solution and it won’t cost you much.

  20. Joe 4 months ago

    Hey guys,
    I just received 2 AD600BM units. One is working great, but the other isn’t firing and giving me the E3 code (voltage on two outlets of the flash tube is too high) right out of the box. Is there anything I can do on my end to fix this or do I have to send it in?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 4 months ago

      Hi Joe,

      I’m not familiar with that issue. You could try checking with the Flashpoint guys (brands@adorama.com) though it sounds like you would need to replace the flash.

  21. andy 4 months ago

    I hope that Godox produce a right angle cable for the back of the remote head.

    Having a cable that comes straight out always puts pressure on the socket and cable.

    I’m confident that Godox will improve the design.

  22. Jim Setzer 4 months ago

    After shooting with these for 6 months, I made a follow-up Youtube review video and posted it today. Take a look: https://youtu.be/aDUGJDaKRd4 and let me know what you think.



  23. Didier 4 months ago

    Hello there,

    My Godox AD600 doesn’t auto power off after 1 hour of idle state.
    Is it the same for you?
    Sleep parameter is set to 1 hour (nok)
    Light parameter is set to 12s (ok)

    Thanks for your feedback,

  24. Steve 3 months ago

    Recently I got the flashpoint XPLOR 600 with the Canon R2 transmitter. when i make changes in M mode , the light LCD reflects the change, power is adjusted and fires. However, if I use TTL with the same composition and camera manual settings(F stop, shutter, ISO) . I adjust TTL -1, -2 ,3 etc… The exposure/histogram does not change and the LCD on the light does NOT reflect what is set on the transmitter. First, should the Light LCD match what is set on transmitter(TTL) like it does in manual mode? Am I missing a setting somewhere ?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 3 months ago

      Hi Steve,

      The FEC set on the transmitter is not displayed on the strobes LCD like manual power setting are, though they should still change the exposures.

      You wouldn’t be the person on the POTN forum describing this issue? If not that person is seeing the same issue, and with 3 XPLOR 600 strobes, so that’s bound to be an issue at the transmitter end then.

      If you are different people it could suggest an issue with the transmitters.

      Does changing FEC on the camera rather than the transmitter have any effect on the exposures?

      • Steve 3 months ago

        No that is not me. Looks like he is having the same type of issue as me though.

        I set the transmitter to FEC = 0 . I adjusted the FEC on the camera instead. The exposures are changing. So it looks like at this setting of 0 , the transmitter is just passing the camera’s calculation ? Seems logical.

        • Author
          Flash Havoc 3 months ago

          Ok thanks Steve.

          Somethings still not right though, as FEC set directly on the transmitter should be having an effect on the exposure as well.

  25. Didier 3 months ago


    Some days ago I filled my registration on the forum but I didn’t receive any feedback.
    Can you add me in your list of users.
    I would like some help regarding the Godox AD600 auto power off feature that doesn’t work on my unit and on the upgrade to V2.3 firmware which I am not able to perform due to connection problem :-(

    Thank you,

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 3 months ago

      Hi Didier,

      Sorry I couldn’t find your application. The forum gets a lot of spam applications so its very difficult to find the real people. I’m probably going to have to lock the forum until I have time to possibly move it to a better platform.

      Have you tried different USB cords with the AD600?

      • Didier 3 months ago

        The device manager says unknown device (code 43) which means the device is “hung” or a faulty cable.
        Yes I tried two different USB cables with no luck.
        It would be great if someone could paste here the link to a usb cable (on amazon) that works with the AD600 unit.

        • Author
          Flash Havoc 3 months ago

          I’m not sure if its much help, though one person mentioned purchasing a Belkin USB cord worked for them. There are number of different Belkin cords version on Amazon though.

          You may even possibly need to try a different computer as well.

  26. Mark Kitaoka 3 months ago

    I have updated my recent experiences with these units.

    • Jesse Patterson 3 months ago

      Hi Mark! Have you had a chance to compare the 1200 Head with a single XPLOR 600? I purchased two XPLOR 600s and a 1200 Head. When compared with a single head at full power, the 1200 head is more powerful however, it doesn’t look like it’s a full stop more powerful in HSS. Maybe closer to 1/3 more powerful in HSS.

      When not using HSS, the 1200 Head at full power seems like it’s only 2/3 more powerful than one XPLOR 600 by itself.

      The crazy part is when shooting the 1200 Head in either 1/2 power with both XPLORs attached or full power with one XPLOR attached, they both seem much less powerful than on XPLOR at full power by itself.

      Check the following link for samples:

      Please excuse the non-scientific photos plus the Christmas tree, lol. Flash, if you have any suggestions, let me know!

      • Author
        Flash Havoc 3 months ago

        Hi Jesse,

        I got similar results to you with the 1200Ws remote head.

        The thing is Flashpoint were originally working with Godox to try and improve the light output of the XPLOR 600. The result was just a new flash tube that produced around 0.2 stops more light than the original.

        Though that gain makes the 1200Ws head / tube look to provide 0.2 stops less advantage now over the XPLOR or 600Ws head.

        • Jesse Patterson 3 months ago

          Thanks Flash! I know it will perform when I need it to like Mark Kitaoka’s review however, I just wanted to see if it was normal since I haven’t seen anyone test the 1200ws like the 600ws.

          Also, if someone needs a protective cover for the 1200ws bulb, the Phottix Indra Front Cover suggested by Mark works perfectly! Just make sure to take the foam out of the inside first.

  27. Frankyvee 3 months ago

    Is it safe to flash firmware ver 2.3 on the AD600B TTL Model? Has anyone here flashed ver 2.3 successfully? From reading the change log it looks like v 2.3 fixes battery management. I wish Godox would explain exactly what battery problem it fixes.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 3 months ago

      Hi Frenkyvee,

      Yes I have updated to V2.3, as have numerous other people.

      Some flashes were having issues with the battery level indicator not showing the correct reading, and I think even cutting off the flash due to this. The update was meant to help fix that issue.

      • Didier 3 months ago

        Which USB cable did you use? :-)

        • Author
          Flash Havoc 3 months ago

          Hi Didier,

          Sorry I just use some generic USB cables I have from old card readers etc.

          I haven’t had any issues updating Godox firmware since the G1 program was released. I don’t want to rub it in, though its very fast and easy now.

          Did you have any more luck yet?

      • Frankyvee 3 months ago

        Thank you Flash Havoc.

        • Didier 3 months ago

          Can I also ask you which usb cable works for you?

          • Frankyvee 3 months ago

            I used a micro USB 2.0 (generic) no brand name cable.
            Firmware ver 2.3 flashed successfully no issues using the G1 program on a Windows 10 desktop.

      • Andy 3 months ago

        Adorama need to update firmware (only 2.2 exists) and instruction (only show version 1.6)

        Just downloaded from Godox website with latest firmware version

  28. Frankyvee 3 months ago

    Does anyone here know where I can go and register my Flashpoint Xplor 600B (AD600) strobe? I’m having a hard time finding exactly where to register for warranty purpose.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 3 months ago

      Hi Frankyvee,

      I’m not sure about this, though if you contact brands@adorama.com they should be able to tell you the best way to go.

  29. robert 3 months ago

    Is this AD600 good for the studio and can you use the modeling lamp in soft box? It is labeled a outdoor light.

  30. Gil 2 months ago

    Bought the explor 600 when Adorama had that in November. Tested and it worked fine. Today I pulled it out and have the problem with the battery showing empty but charger showing differently as seen in the youtube video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzZUOu6t37U . Anyone encounter this and know what the solution is?

  31. Stephen Roberts 2 months ago

    I cant get my AD600’s to fire when the X1N is set to TTL mode. They work fine in manual mode but not TTL. I’m using a Nikon D750. Any ideas?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 2 months ago

      Hi Stephen,

      Possibly a sill question, though you do have the TTL version of the strobe, not just Remote Manual/HSS?

  32. Kevin 2 months ago


    I own 2 XPLORs and recently decided to purchase a USED one from Adorama. I had a really bad experience. The light was marked as E+ condition (2 Levels under brand new) and came with scratches on the LCD screen, scratches on the barrel, as well as a missing light bulb. Not the condition that was described in the purchase. Adorama needs to put pictures up of every used item they are selling. I called customer service on 2 occasions only for them to tell me that the bulb is on back order and was given no ETA on when the bulb will be in stock. I could not speak to anyone from their used department because that department does not accept phone calls. No one has reached out to me about my inconveniences.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 2 months ago

      Hi Kevin,

      You can always contact the Flashpoint guys directly at brands@adorama.com, though in this case you may be best to speak to Helen Oster – helen@adorama.com

  33. Didier 2 months ago

    I have a new problem with my Godox system.
    I am trying to trigger my AD600 in the same time as triggering the shutter of my Nikon D750 in wireless remote with a X1R attached to it. The result is always a black frame.
    I don’t know how to deal with this, remote shutter is working well without flash.
    The same problem with a AD360.
    I didn’t have these problem with my Pixel King triggers.


    • Didier 2 months ago

      It is like the remote shutter introduces a delay and that the flash has finished when the shutter opens.
      In this case it would be great to add a delay for the triggering of the flash.
      The delay in the X1T interface is only to advance the trigger, it would be great to add negative values and to restrict the delay to the flash trigger only.

      • Author
        Flash Havoc 1 month ago

        Hi Didier,

        I don’t completely understand what you are trying to do there.

        Do you mean you are trying to trigger a second camera, from the first camera with transmitter attached to the hotshoe?

        Otherwise if its just one camera, then you need one set of transmitter and receiver for the shutter release, and another set (set to a different channel) for the flash triggering. The second transmitter is attached to the cameras hotshoe, to then fire the flashes in sync with the camera.

        • Didier 1 month ago

          Wow thank you so much !!! It’s working fine now !!!
          Yes it was for just for one camera and a flash. :-)

          Both transmitters must be on different channels otherwhise the flash fires one time or don’t fire at all and there is a OFF on the display of the AD600 that can only be removed by changing its power from the X1T on top of the camera.

          By the way I often work with 2 cameras and thus two transmitters on the same channel, each one on the hotshoe of each camera and I sometimes have this OFF on the display. Could it be that I sometimes trigger both transmitters in the same time and that this is a kind of protection?

          • Author
            Flash Havoc 1 month ago

            Ok thanks Didier.

            I haven’t really noticed the “OFF” issue myself. Maybe that is the way the strobe reacts if receiving multiple transmitter signals at the same time. I’ll see if I can give it a try.

            • Didier 1 month ago

              Ok thanks!

              I just noticed that with 2 transmitters at different power, when changing of transmitter the first shot is always at the power of the previous transmitter, then for each other shots the power of the current transmitter is used.
              But I am not able to reproduce the OFF on the display in normal shooting even it sometimes/often happens :-(

              But the OFF always appears when the same channel is used to trigger the camera shutter and the flash.

  34. Didier 2 months ago

    How stupid I am ! :-)
    I was using the usb type A female socket instead of the micro usb socket on the AD600. I didn’t see there was a micro usb female socket. Hahaha…shame on me !!!!
    My AD600 is now in 2.3, no usb connection error anymore!

    Now if someone can try remove shutter and remote flash together that would be great!
    I just tried to play with the delay on the flash itself, it is by 0.01s till 30s but always a black frame, maybe the flash needs to be anticipated…. It would be great to have negative values on both the delay on the trigger and the flash itself.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 1 month ago

      :-) Thanks for letting us know, and at least you resoled the issue.

      I’ll have to remember to check that others are not making the same mistake.

  35. Ryan 1 month ago

    Hi All!
    Thanks to everyone for making this a good location for AD600 related info!

    Similar to “Randell John” and his previous posts, I have what seems to be the exact same problems with my Godox AD-H600B remote head. The remote head misfires on some shoots as regularly as every 6-10 shots!! Really FRUSTRATING!!

    I’ve done the troubleshooting to eliminate everything else..
    • Not the Canon camera/hotshoe (still misfires when using ‘Test’ button on transmitter and using the ‘Flash’ button on the actual AD600 with remote head attached).
    • Not the Godox X1T-C transmitter (several sets of different/new AA batteries and still misfires, misfires from ‘Flash’ button on actual AD600 with remote head attached, modelling lamp switches on and off just fine from transmitter).
    • Not the main Godox AD600BM unit itself (misfires with any way of triggering whilst AD-H600 remote head is attached, but with same bulb connected directly to the AD600BM and remote head removed = no misfires!).

    So, it’s definitely the AD-H600 remote head. Another thing I noticed, about every 20th or so misfire, it fires like a tiny 1/10th power flash, and with a really tinny high pitched sound, at a much lower volume than the standard powerful ‘pop’ sound that normally happens when it fires properly.

    I also noticed in my testing that the remote head seems to not have the misfire issues when the modelling lamp is on. And as above, modelling lamp switches on and off just fine from transmitter, even when flash won’t fire.

    Any advice out there besides just contacting the distributor? I’m in Sydney, Australia and bought my unit from Kayell, a well known distributor here. I’ll contact them in the morning, really hope I can swap it over, the main unit is too big and mainly heavy to use up high on a boom with a 120cm softbox without the remote head. So the rest is useless without it if I have to send it off.

    If for nothing else, I can at least be another person putting their hand up to state this issue, and imagine there’s many more, I found it so hard to find a place to even read or write about issues for these units, google is swamped with reviews of them, but no place to discuss issues but here..

    On a side note, I also agree with the ideas presented on the previous page, relating to getting Godox (or someone else) to make an adapter to extend the bulb (bulb spacer, or make a longer bulb, etc, etc?) to get the Godox AD600 bulbs to actually flash ‘further’ into the actual softbox/modifier space etc., instead of just bouncing around in the wasted few cms/inch or so of useless speedring collar space!! Such a waste of bulb surface area just bouncing around instead of being projected forwards or directly spreading out evenly/sideways into the softbox space!

    • Ryan 1 month ago

      Tested again later at night (after updating the X1T-C transmitter just in case), didn’t seem to misfire with AD-H600 remote head…
      Woke up this morning, and after testing all of the ways of triggering again, and making sure both ends of the remote head were definitely secure etc yet again, it was definitely misfiring again, both from the transmitter and the main body of the AD600BM. Similar to my shoot yesterday, misfiring 1/13 times on some people, and 1/8 times on others, so on average about 1/10 times.

      I rang Kayell and they’re happy to swap one over, and they have sold quite a few Godox units and not heard of any misfiring issues, so my one might have just been the unlucky one. Fingers crossed for the 2nd remote head, as I love the main unit and the system so far otherwise..

      Seems very rare so far, but strange that Randell John and I both had the EXACT same issue with the remote head, all the way down to the issue being temporarily quashed if you leave the modelling light on… curiouser and curiouser…

      Any update on your remote head unit/s Randell John? Which part of the world did you buy yours?

      • Ryan 1 month ago

        Anyone know of a good informative forum to chat about all things Godox/AD600 etc? I’d prefer not to flood this article with comments and discussion..

        • Ryan 1 month ago

          In the meantime, anyone had any experience with the ‘Glass Diffuser’ or whatever they’re calling it for the AD600’s.. ??

          The only places I can spot it now is at Ali Express or 1 Ebay seller, (but I thought I saw it at a few places before, like Amazon where people were commenting that it worked well, except you had to fit and cut the fiddly foam ring yourself and the original protective cap doesn’t fit back on with the glass diffuser in place):

          Ali Express

          • Author
            Flash Havoc 1 month ago

            I hadn’t actually seen those glass covers before. I would suspect the foam mounting system would be the main issue if the glass has some weight to it.

            It would be great if someone made some colored gel caps, preferably in a lightweight and durable plastic. Or a cap you could slide gel film into.

            Its nice to see some third party accessories emerging though.

      • Author
        Flash Havoc 1 month ago

        Hi Ryan,

        Let us know how you go with the new remote head. I haven’t heard of this being any great reoccurring issue, so hopefully its just a faulty remote head.

        If not it could be the strobe itself being faulty. Thats where the switch is for the remote modelling light, so I would wonder if that’s not possibly part of the issue.

  36. Mark Kitaoka 3 weeks ago

    I just updated my experience with the AD600 line of strobes

    • Paul H. 3 weeks ago

      Thanks, Mark. All of your contributions are inspiring and instructive.

  37. Ahmed 3 weeks ago

    I just tried the Flashpoint Xplor 600…game changer. Profoto who?

    I love the integration with the other types of lights and i love that you can switch cameras for just $50 (to purchase the trigger)…you don’t have to sell off all your lights?

    The only problem that i have is that nobody wants to buy my phottix gear :(

    Oh i had a question…what cases are you guys using? The stock case? Is there anything better? I just saw this hard case on eBay:



  38. Mark Kitaoka 2 weeks ago

    I have completely switched from Einsteins to Xplor/Godox 600 strobes.

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