FCC Plus III Transceiver

  • FCC Plus III Transceiver
  • FCC Plus III Transceiver

The FCC Plus lll Transceiver is the most reliable, feature-packed, easy-to-use solution for remote flash and camera triggering available.

The Plus lll is an Auto-Sensing Transceiver which means it will automatically switch between transmit and receive as needed and is reverse-compatible with all PocketWizard radios, making it the perfect addition to existing gear.

Whether new to remote triggering of camera’s and flashes or a top professional pushing gear to the limits, the Plus lll’s reliability, simplicity and performance make it the perfect tool for the job.

This is an FCC frequency radio which can only ship to an address within the United States.  For anyone outside the US, please visit our Where to Buy page to find your favorite dealer.

Color options:  black and yellow

Key Features:

Quad-Zone Triggering

Auto-Relay Mode

Remote Camera Trigger

Auto-Sensing Transceiver

USB Upgradable

See details at the PocketWizard Wiki.

 



 

Frequency:

FCC/IC model: 340.00 - 354.00  MHz North America

Channels:

32 channels
1-16 Standard Channels
17 - 32 selective Quad-Zone Triggering channels
Reverse compatible with all PocketWizard radios using Standard or Quad-Zone Triggering channels

Zones:

A - B - C - D
Compatible with other PocketWizard radios with Quad-Zone Triggering channels

Antenna:

Precision tuned internal coil

Display:

Backlit 2.5cm (1.0") liquid crystal display (LCD)

Range:

Up to 500 meters (1600 feet)  Actual range is dependent on multiple factors including equipment, mode, environment, positioning, orientation and interference.

Sync Speed:

Up to 1/250 for focal plane shutters
Up to 1/500 for leaf shutters

Triggering Speed:

Up to 14.5 frames per second (FPS)

Contact Time:

62 milliseconds in normal operation
2 milliseconds in High Speed Receive (HSR) Mode

Status Indicator:

LED: Green, Amber, Red status indications

Transmit Output Power:

Less than 1 milliwatt (0.001 watt)

Power:

Two (2) AA (IEC:LR6) alkaline recommended
NiMH, NiCAD, NiZn, Lithium acceptable (these chemistries may not report battery life accurately)
USB (optional AC adapter PW-AC-USB available)

Battery Life:

Up to 50 hours (with alkaline batteries)

Max Port Sync Voltage:

300 Volts (Camera/Flash Port)

Mac Current Handling:

1.0 A peak, 0.2 A (1/5 Amp or 200 milliamp) continuous current limited

Voltage Present:

3 volts, safe for use with all digital and film cameras

USB:

USB 2.0 Mini-B Connector

Housing:

High impact plastic with captive battery door

Weight:

120 grams (4 ounces) with batteries installed 

Dimensions:

Height: 13.3cm (5.25"
Width: 5.1cm (2.00")
Depth: 3.2cm (1.25")

Operating Temperature:

Above -15 degrees C (5 degrees F) and below 50 decrees C (120 degrees F)

Storage Temperature:

Above -30 degrees C (-22 degrees F) and below 85 degrees C (185 degrees F) (without batteries)

Input/Output:

3.5mm (1/8") stereo miniphone jack, hot shoe

Mounting:

Hot shoe, lanyard/D-Ring loop, 1/4-20 threaded insert

In the Box:

Quick Guide
Stereo 3.mm (1/8") miniphone to miniphone cable
Mono 3.5mm miniphone to locking PC cable
Stereo 3.5mm miniphone to 6.3mm (1/4") adapter
Lanyard
Operation reference sticker

RoHS Compliant:

Yes

Optional Accessories:

Isolation bar, trigger buttons, camera motor drive cables, PC cables and adapters, flash sync cables and protective case

 

Compatible for use with industry standard hot shoes, PC sync terminals, etc.  Safe 3 volts sync voltage for modern digital camera systems.
 
Compatible with most flashes and triggering circuits.  Can handle up to 300 volts.  See our cables and adapters section for appropriate connecting cables.
 
2-Stage triggering works as expected for most modern cameras when using an ACC cable.  A few exceptions are detailed below:


Plus III Operational Considerations:

1) Nikon Cameras with MC-DC2 ports do not provide half-press, or full press output through the MC-DC2 port.  This means that any camera using an N-MCDC2-ACC cable won't be able to provide the "half press your remote camera from the camera in your hand" operation when using the shutter release button.  This affects the following cameras:

D90
D7000
D5100
D5000
D3100

Note: This does NOT impact half-press or full-press INPUT to the camera, as this works just fine with the N-MCDC2-ACC cable on a remote camera.

2) Nikon Camera's with a MC-DC1 port using an NM4-ACC cable does not provide "half-press" output, but it does provide "full-press" output.  This affects the following cameras:

D70s
D80

3) Compatible with flashes up to 300 Volts.