Godox PROPAC PB960 Power Pack Review

Godox ProPac PB960 Battery Pack Review

Godox Propac PB960 lithium-ion battery
Godox Propac PB960 lithium-ion battery

Introduction

The Godox Propac PB960 is a 4500mAh lithium-ion flash power pack that can provide up to 1800 full power flashes from a typical speedlite ( and around 450 full power flashes from the Godox AD360 II-C). It has dual power ports for powering two flashes simultaneously and can reduce recycle time significantly (1 second full power recycle using the Canon 580EX II or Canon 600EX II-RT).

The Godox AD360 with the PB960 battery pack
The PB960 is included with the Godox AD360 and AD360 II

The battery has a simple LED display panel that indicates remaining battery level and working status, and reminds of low battery level and overheat. The battery pack is supplied with a mains charger (3 hours full charge), a comfortable shoulder strap and a belt clip which is useful.

Guide Price: £ / US$120

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The battery can connect to two speedlites
The battery has dual power ports and can power two speedlites

Compatibility

The Godox PB960 is compatible with many flashes from Canon, Nikon, Sony, and Godox, etc using optional cables.

The battery pack is included with the Godox Witstro AD360-C / AD360 II-C and AD180 is is the main power source. The PB960 is compatible with many Godox speedlites including the V860 II, TT685C, TT600 and even the AmazonBasics Flash.

When using it with Canon speedlites a PB-Cx cable is required that plugs into the speedlites external power socket. Canon speedlites that have an external power socket include the Canon 580EX II, 600EX-RT and 600EX II-RT.

The PB-Cx cable can also be used with some Yongnuo speedlites such as the YN600EX-RT II, YN968EX-RT, YN568EX III, YN685, YN560 III, YN560 IV

Different cables are available depending on the brand of flash
Different cables are available depending on the brand of flash.

Specification

Battery Pack: Lithium batter 11.1V / 4500mAh

Battery charging time: Approx 3 hours

Flash recycling time: Approx 1 sec at full power (Canon 580EX II or similar)

Number of flashes: Approx 1800 times (for the Canon 580EX II at full power)

Dimension: 159×133.5×49.2mm

Weight: 540g

PB960 kit contents shows the battery, charger, strap and manual
The kit usually includes the battery, mains charger, strap and manual. A cable to connect to the speedlite is often included (not shown)
View of the PB960 battery from above showing battery charge status and power sockets
View from above showing battery charge indicator, two power outlets and the belt clip
A PB-Cx cable is required to connect the battery to a Canon speedlite
When connecting to a Canon speedlite you’ll need the PB-Cx cable

Accessories

  • Godox CX Power Cable for Connecting PB960 Flash Power Pack and Canon Speedlite
  • Y Power Cable DB-02 for Godox AD600 AD360II AD360 AD180 (see below)
  • PB-USB Converter Cable for Smart Mobile Phone
Using a two-in-one Y adapter on a PB960, a flash will reduce its recycling time by half.
Using a DB-02 Y adapter on PB960, the AD360 II recycles in approximately 2 seconds at full power, reduced by half from 4.5 seconds.