Other new features include a built-in power level indicator, and USB and LED light power supply ports.
The new battery option now provides 5800mAh, up from the original 4500mAh.
Which translates to approximately 2300 full power pops from a full size speedlite, up from around 1800.
Weight is a little more at approx 384g Vs 300g, and recharging takes approx 3.5 hours Vs 3 hours.
Along with the extra capacity the new 5800mAh batteries provide a built-in charge level indicator consisting of 3 green LED lights.
As well as a USB power supply port, and a charging port (which doubles as an and LED light power supply).
The USB port provides a standard 5V output suitable for powering or recharging smart phones and tablets etc, directly from the battery.
And the battery’s recharging port doubles as a 12.6 volt 3.5A power supply port for use with LED lights (connected via a Godox Lx cord, or similar).
With the extra battery capacity, and LED light power port available, Godox AD360/II and Flashpoint Streaklight owners may be hoping this suggests an external LED modelling light option (along the lines of third party ones available) would be in development.
Though from what we understand Godox are still not planing anything like this at this stage unfortunately.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
The Flashpoint BP-960 Blast Pack Battery Plus are available for pre-order now for $99.95.
And the Godox BT5800 version should be follow soon as well.
FlashPoint – Website
Godox – Website