The ELB 500 TTL is an incredibly portable and powerful battery pack combining 500Ws of power with a feature set including TTL, HSS, Active Charging, Full Asymmetry with built-in Skyport designed to empower the workflow of portrait photographers both in studio and on location.

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Why the ELB 500 TTL?

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Enjoy Simplicity

  • Challenging situations are simple thanks to TTL.
  • Be ready within seconds and enjoy beautiful light right from the first shot with TTL.
  • If necessary, quickly switch to manual on your transmitter to take full control of your ELB 500 TTL.
  • Set the light you want, in all simplicity.

Power with HSS

  • With 500 Ws, easily overpowers the sun.
  • The Elinchrom Pro transmitter gives you access to High Speed Sync to seamlessly synchronise at speeds of up to 1/8000s.
  • Freeze motion, darken and overpower the ambient light or use wider aperture.
  • Create easy dreamy backgrounds.

Endless Freedom

  • The ELB 500 TTL offers you total freedom in a lightweight and portable solution while still delivering 400 full power flashes on a single charge.
  • Freeze motion in action mode or use HSS, rely on the battery for on location work or plug into the mains while shooting in studio with the Active Charge feature.

No matter what, the ELB 500 TTL will deliver!

Exceptional Light Quality

  • 10 times more powerful than an on-camera flash, the ELB 500 TTL doesn’t sacrifice light quality for ease of use and portability.
  • Together with the EL range of accessories, benefit from perfect light distribution and generate high-end light quality with countless setups wherever you shoot.

Unmatched colour and light consistency.

Unlimited Creativity

  • The ELB 500 TTL offers you the fun and creativity of flash photography.
  • It is the perfect all-round portable studio flash for all your imaging. The unit offers a wide variety of lighting possibilities when used with two asymmetrical controllable flash heads.

Effortless to use / delivering exceptional results.

Seamless From Top to Bottom

  • A fast and easy workflow.
  • Your workflow becomes easier and faster than ever with the ELB 500 TTL thanks to the TTL and seamless HSS features.
  • The unit works just like an assistant.

Concentrate on the story you want to tell.

Product Specifications

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Product Specifications

ELB 500 TTL - Unit

  • 500 Ws
  • Full Asymmetry
  • 7 F-stops
  • TTL
  • HSS
  • 16.3 x 9.0 x 18.1 cm (LxWxH)
  • 2.48 kg (unit + battery)
  • 1.74 kg (without battery)
  • Flash Duration - Action: 1/20000s
  • Flash Duration - Normal: 1/3400s
  • Recycling Times - 0.05 - 2 seconds
  • OLED control display


ELB 500 TTL - Battery

  • Li-Ion 14,4 V - 72 W/h
  • 0.73 kg
  • Removable
  • 28000 flashes - min power / 400 flashes - full power
  • Active Charge



  • Skyport - Elinchrom Transmitter PRO
  • Phottix - Phottix Odin II Transmitter

To Go Set

ELB 500 TTL To Go

ELB 500 TTL Dual To Go

Transmitter PRO

Transmitter PRO - Nikon®

Transmitter PRO - Canon®

Transmitter PRO - Fujifilm®

Transmitter PRO - Olympus® / Panasonic®

Transmitter PRO - Pentax®

Transmitter Hardshell Box

And much more!

With the Q-Reflector Adaptor, the ELB 500 TTL heads can fit the complete range of Elinchrom light shapers.

Litemotiv Softbox Octa 120cm

Rotalux® Softbox Deep Octa 100 cm

High Performance Reflector 48° 26 cm

Softlite Silver Reflector 70cm 64°

More Technical Specification


  ELB 500 TTL (Without Battery)
Auto Power Dumping Yes
Battery Li-Ion 14.4V / 5Ah / 72 Wh
Battery Life 28000 (min power) / 400 (full power)
Battery Level Indicator On Unit and Battery
Best Flash Duration at Power 1/20000 (7.1 Ws / t0.1)
Primary Grey
Colour Temperature at Max. Power 5500 °K
Distance Range 100 m
Energy 500 Ws/J
F-Stop (1m, 100 ISO, reflector 48°) 64.8
Height 18.1 cm
Hi-Sync No
LED Modelling Lamp Watt / Lumens 14
Length 16.3 cm
Material Aluminium
Dimmable Modelling Lamp 40 steps
Modelling Lamp Mode On / Off, Free, Prop, Timer 1-60 s, VFC
Power Distribution Full Asymmetry
Power Increments in F-Stop 1/10th
Power Range 7 to 500 Ws
Display OLED, colored
Power Range F-Stop
Power Stability +/- 0.05 %
Recharge Time 1.4 h
Recycling (ECO) 3.5 s
Recycling (FAST) 0.05 s
Skyport Type Built-in Skyport / Phottix Odin 2
Sync Socket 3.5 mm Jack
Sync Voltage 5 V
Weight (max.) 2.48 kg
Weight 1.74 kg
Width 9 cm
HSS Yes, with Elinchrom Pro Transmitter
Color Stability +/- 200°K over 7 F-stops

ELB 500 Head

  ELB 500 Head
Best Flash Duration at Power 1/20000 (Action) - 1/3400 (Normal)
Primary Grey
Colour Temperature at Max. Power 5500 °K
Energy 500 Ws/J
F-Stop (1m, 100 ISO, reflector 48°) 64.8
Shortest Flash at Power Setting 7.1
Flashtube N° 24090 : Plug-in, Replaceable
Flash Duration 20000 s
Height 8 cm
Hi-Sync No
LED Modelling Lamp Watt / Lumens 14 W 
Length 16 cm
Material ABS plastics
Dimmable Modelling Lamp 40 Steps
Modelling Lamp Mode On / Off, free, prop, timer 1-60 s, VFC
Power Range F-Stop
Supplied With 2.5 m cable, flash tube, LED modelling lamp, protective cap
Tilt Head Adapter 5/8"
Umbrella Fitting Centered Tube - 7 mm
Weight (max.) 0.660 kg
Weight 0.610 kg
Width 9 cm


Quadra Portalite Octa 56 cm

Rotalux Deep Octa Softbox 100cms

Q-Extension Cable 5m

Q-Reflector Adapter MK-II

Q-Reflector Grid 18 cm

ELB 500 Snappy

ELB 500 Battery

ELB 500 HeadN° 20190

Litemotiv Softbox Octa 120cm

Softlite Silver Reflector 70cm 64°

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