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Quantum Turbo 3 Rechargeable Battery

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Product Highlights

  • Up to 1050 Full Power Flashes
  • One Second Average Recycling Time
  • Dual Power Outlets with Locking Sockets
  • "Fuel Gauge" LED Status Indicators
  • Lightweight (32 oz, 900 g)
  • Charger and Belt Clip Included
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When you are shooting a big assignment, traveling in remote locations, your camera or flash batteries are drained and your are without access to electricity, then the ideal solution is the Turbo 3 Rechargeable Battery from Quantum Instruments. This is a high voltage battery that works with most shoe- and handle-mount professional quality flash units and all Quantum Qflash, T-series and Trio/Pilot portable flashes. The Turbo 3 has the capacity to provide 1050 full-power flashes for shoe-mount and 750 flashes for handle-mount flash units.

The Turbo 3 has two outlets so you can simultaneously power a digital camera and a flash or two flashes. Cables are secured to the battery with locking sockets so you don't have to worry about a cable falling out while you are in the middle of shooting. Compatible cables for Nikon, Canon and Qflash Trio are available (sold separately).

This NiMH battery is equipped with four "fuel gauge" LED status indicators which keep you aware of how much power you have left. Recycling times average one second and it takes about three hours to fully charge the unit with the included standard battery charger.

Turbo 3 is Quantum's highest-capacity battery. It weighs only 32 oz (900 g) and can be carried around easily with the included belt clip.

Unlike other types of batteries, the Turbo 3 uses NiMH batteries that have no "memory." You can "top off" your Turbo 3 at any time, or give it a quick charge to get a few more shots.
Secure locking flash cables for Nikon, Canon and Qflash TRIO with the locking sockets of the Turbo 3 are sold separately.
The Turbo 3 is supplied with a belt clip, and has fittings for an optional shoulder strap. It can also be conveniently mounted on a light stand or tripod, using the optional Quantum Battery Clamp (QBC).
Using the two outlets on the Turbo 3, you can simultaneously power a digital camera and a flash or two flashes.
A standard charger (100-240 volts) is included with the Turbo 3. Chargers are also available for many other countries, and for your vehicle.
After long and/or frequent use, the internal battery can be replaced by Quantum Instruments at a nominal cost.
To check the Turbo 3 capacity when it is not connected, depress the ON button until the "fuel gauge" LED display comes on to read the power level. The gauge will automatically turn off.
Chemistry NiMH
Capacity Full Power Flashes
Shoe mount: 1050
Handle mount: 750
Qflash: 600
Trio: 1050
Full Power Flashes with Flash & Digital Camera
Shoe mount: 600
Handle mount: 450
Qflash: 375
Trio: 630
Typical Partial-Power Flashes in Automatic/TTL Mode
Shoe mount: 1275
Handle mount: 900
Qflash: 750
Trio: 630
Recycling Time Shoe mount: 1 sec
Handle mount: 1.1 sec
Qflash: 1.9 sec
Trio: 1 sec
Recharge Time 3 hr
Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.87 x 4 x 1.75" (15 x 10 x 4.45 cm)
Weight 32 oz (900 g)
Quantum Turbo 3 Rechargeable Battery
  • Battery Charger
  • Belt Clip
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    QuantumTurbo 3 Rechargeable Battery
     
    4.8

    (based on 88 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (72)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (16)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    • 1 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Reliable (70)
    • Fast charge (63)
    • Long-lasting (56)
    • Easy to install (37)
    • Good value (29)

    Cons

    • Pricey (43)
    • Too bulky (6)
    • Heavy (4)

    Best Uses

    • Primary battery (64)
    • Professional cameras (46)
    • Travel (16)
    • Back-up (10)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (49), Semi-pro photographer (26), Photo enthusiast (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
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    4.0

    Replacement for the Turbo SC

    By Rexographer

    from Northern, Virginia

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Quantum Turbo 3 Rechargeable Battery:

          I've had the SC for about 7 years, but there seems to be a short in the connection. I wear it on my belt and it gets used pretty hard for event shooting, with me switching between two cameras. I like that the Turbo 3 has a lock ring for the cable and I already had a compatible cable. I like the idea, but the locking ring and "dust cover" seems pretty cheaply made. The dust cover just hovers over the female connection not really keeping out dust. It's a Quantum and I trust Quantum. I'll see how the locking ring and "dust cover fares over time. It IS much larger and heavier than the SC. Quantum include a note in the box about using only Quantum cables. Unfortunately, I didn't know that until I bought this with the included "third party cable." I would hope that B&H would either offer it with a Quantum cable or none at all. I now have a cable I probably won't use. "WE HAVE DISCOVERED THAT THIRD PARTY FLASH CABLES CAN CAUSE DAMAGE TO THE TURBO 3, TURBO SC OR TURBO BLADE AS WELL AS OLDER MODELS."If the locking ring and dust cover seemed better quality, it would clearly be 5 stars.

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          4.0

          Lighter than original Turbo

          By OverEngineer

          from Iowa

          Comments about Quantum Turbo 3 Rechargeable Battery:

          My original turbos are more than 17 years old. This new supply seems to be just as capable and is lighter and smaller.

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          4.0

          Reliable, smaller

          By Charla

          from Kona, Hawaii

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Reliable

          Cons

          • Pricey

          Best Uses

          • Primary Battery
          • Professional Cameras

          Comments about Quantum Turbo 3 Rechargeable Battery:

          Wedding Photography, studio photography.Great to plug in two flashes at a time.Lighter than Quantum original Turbo, but still heaver than it's competition, Godex.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Another great product from Quantum

          By AL

          from Reno, NV

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Charges Quickly
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Primary Battery
            • Professional Cameras

            Comments about Quantum Turbo 3 Rechargeable Battery:

            Provides outstanding light, very fast for multiple shots

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            • No

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            5.0

            The best just got better

            By Photo Joe

            from Wichita KS

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Charges Quickly
            • Long-Lasting
            • Reliable

            Cons

            • Pricey

            Best Uses

              Comments about Quantum Turbo 3 Rechargeable Battery:

              I have never been able to out shoot this power source.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Power Crazed

              By CDJones

              from New Jersey, USA

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lasting Power
              • Not Too Bulky
              • Reliable

              Cons

              • Pricey

              Best Uses

              • Powers Canon Speedlights
              • Powers Metz Flash
              • Powers Q-flash
              • Primary Battery

              Comments about Quantum Turbo 3 Rechargeable Battery:

              One by one, I'm replacing older Turbo batteries as those cells seems to fail on an annual basis. The Turbo 3 purchased a year ago is in fine health and this second one is working just fine. Hopefully the cells will last a lot longer than the cells Quantum is using as replacements in the older battery packs.

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              5.0

              Best Decision I Ever Made!!!

              By Robbdee40

              from Baltimore, MD

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Charges Quickly
              • Good Value
              • Reliable

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Primary Battery
              • Professional Cameras

              Comments about Quantum Turbo 3 Rechargeable Battery:

              I am a wedding photographer who can't afford to wait for the flash to recycle and now I don't have to. Its heavier than I thought it would be but that does not keep me from using and recommending this product

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              4.0

              Expensive, for a battery...

              By Steve

              from Dallas, TX

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Charges Quickly
              • Easy To Install
              • Good Value
              • Lightweight
              • Long-Lasting
              • Reliable

              Cons

              • Pricey

              Best Uses

              • Primary Battery
              • Travel

              Comments about Quantum Turbo 3 Rechargeable Battery:

              It does its job and is reliable, but, in the end, it's just a battery. A bit pricey in my opinion, for what it is. It is a necessary piece of equipment to power the Q-flash, however, and I personally would not recommend the third party knock offs. That being said, purchase a battery that fits your budget. 4 stars for performance excellence and portability, minus 1 star for its excessive cost.

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              5.0

              Perfect upgrade from QB1+

              By RP PHOTO

              from Williamsburg, Virginia

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Charges Quickly
              • Easy To Install
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

              • Pricey

              Best Uses

              • Primary Battery
              • Travel

              Comments about Quantum Turbo 3 Rechargeable Battery:

              I have two QB1+ battery packs, and I need both them to get through a pre wedding, wedding and reception which at times can add up to 1400 shots.
              I used the Turbo 3 to shoot a Zumba Event that lasted 4hrs. I shot 937 photos with my Canon 580 1stop over. When I got home I turned the battery pack on, and it was still at full charge.

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              5.0

              Power in a small package

              By GCCJr

              from Winston-Salem, NC

              Comments about Quantum Turbo 3 Rechargeable Battery:

              I have owned several Quantum power packs before ,however this turbo 3 seems to be the most efficient one yet. It allows me to
              power both my Qflash and my DSLR at the same time with sufficient power for both. I did a project with it and got recycle time on Qflash of about 1.5
              seconds wihile supplying steady power for the DSLR also. It works for me.

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              5.0

              Fine Product

              By Anthony Terrot

              from Bahrain Middle East

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Pros

              • Easy To Install
              • Good Value
              • Long-Lasting
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Primary Battery
                • Professional Cameras
                • Travel

                Comments about Quantum Turbo 3 Rechargeable Battery:

                Over the past nine months I have used three of these in conjunction with Canon 600EX-RTs set up as groups on stands with auto folding legs, radios, tablet and various multiple head brackets so that more than one speedlight can be used on each stand.

                During commerical shoots (e.g. company annual/sustainability reports), the advantage of multiple heads (that can be directed in different directions) on one or more stands represents a huge advantage on location in terms of ease of set-up, set-up speed (allowing more time to take the shot) and health and safety (no mains cables).
                Frankly, the Turbo 3s make this all possible and I would rate this product as being one of the few entirely trouble free bits of gear that I deploy.

                I fly extensively and this arrangement saves me about 15 kgs in excess baggage over travelling with three mains strobes. Given the number of flights I make in a year, this really adds up to be a considerable cost saving as well. I believe they represent a pretty fair deal.

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                4.0

                Full Power in a Jiff

                By Jason

                from San Francisco, CA

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Charges Quickly
                • Easy To Install
                • Reliable

                Cons

                • Pricey
                • Too Bulky

                Best Uses

                • Professional Cameras

                Comments about Quantum Turbo 3 Rechargeable Battery:

                Great unit for the steep price, recycles quickly and recharges fast. Great for shooting full-power flashes almost back to back.

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                • No

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                4.0

                love this battery

                By Angela Spieker

                from Joplin MO

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Charges Quickly
                • Reliable

                Cons

                • Pricey

                Best Uses

                • Primary Battery

                Comments about Quantum Turbo 3 Rechargeable Battery:

                I cant wait to try it with my speedlight! I have been using a quantum flash for years and love it but, i am excited about the versitility tbat the flash cable will provide!

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                • No

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                5.0

                no changing batteries

                By dino

                from albany ny

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Charges Quickly
                • Reliable

                Cons

                • Pricey

                Best Uses

                • Primary Battery
                • Professional Cameras

                Comments about Quantum Turbo 3 Rechargeable Battery:

                Using this in the professional field it was nice not having to have my assistant go runing for another battery. Still had half power after a full wedding using a qflash

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                • No

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                5.0

                A beast!

                By KP Photo

                from Delaware

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Charges Quickly
                • Long-Lasting

                Cons

                • Pricey

                Best Uses

                • Primary Battery

                Comments about Quantum Turbo 3 Rechargeable Battery:

                I used it right away for a wedding and it is a beast! It never lost any charge and I could shoot bursts with flash. Couldn't do that with the Nikon battery! I had the cheaper Bolt battery and that worked great, but died within a couple weeks. No idea why.

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                5.0

                I highly recommend!

                By thefotoguy

                from Bay Area

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Long-Lasting
                • Reliable

                Cons

                • Pricey

                Best Uses

                • Primary Battery

                Comments about Quantum Turbo 3 Rechargeable Battery:

                Long lasting and quick recycle time.

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                • No

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                5.0

                I would like to purchase it again

                By Focus on forever

                from Long Island, New York

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Value
                • Lightweight
                • Long-Lasting
                • Reliable

                Cons

                • Takes Too Long To Charge

                Best Uses

                • Primary Battery

                Comments about Quantum Turbo 3 Rechargeable Battery:

                The Quantum Turbo 3 Rechargeable Battery is much better and more powerful then the previous 2x2 Turbo Battery.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Amazing

                By Slickrick

                from Riverdale , NY

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Charges Quickly
                • Easy To Install
                • Good Value
                • Lightweight
                • Long-Lasting
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Quantum Turbo 3 Rechargeable Battery:

                    This battery pack is amazing and I don't know what I was thinking or waiting for to purchase this product. I shot a 5 hour maternity shoot, outdoors, which netted over 700 images. When I finished the shoot and looked at the meter it was only down one bar. Recycle times is quick and extremely helpful when you need that light.

                    Definitely purchase the clamp that holds it while clamped to the stand. I bought an extra cable as well for those times you want two speedlites in a soft box. The unit allows you to hook up two flashes at the same time.

                    This quantum Turbo 3 coupled with the Canon EX RT 600 Flashes which have powerX batteries in them will last for hours! I can't say enough...

                    Get it while it's on sale! $135 off till june 30th I believe...

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                    5.0

                    Great Littile Device

                    By MrCameraMan

                    from Near Chicago

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Charges Quickly
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Quantum Turbo 3 Rechargeable Battery:

                        It's a great reliable battery that will now be used all the time instead of my Turbo 2x2.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Powerful Quantum

                        By Mike H.

                        from Toledo

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Charges Quickly
                        • Long-Lasting
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                        • Pricey

                        Best Uses

                        • Primary Battery
                        • Professional Cameras

                        Comments about Quantum Turbo 3 Rechargeable Battery:

                        Well constructed, reliable, great design and most importantly a powerful alternative to AA's.

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