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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 89 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (73)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (16)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Reliable (71)
    • Fast charge (63)
    • Long-lasting (57)
    • Easy to install (38)
    • 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 (50), Semi-pro photographer (26), Photo enthusiast (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
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    5.0

    A sound product

    By Anthony Terroit

    from Middle East

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Install
    • Long-Lasting
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Great For Speed Lights
      • Location Shoots

      Comments about Quantum Turbo 3 Rechargeable Battery:

      I think I have,in the past, okayed this product. However, I have had three units for 2 1/2 yrs now. They must have each charged around 30,000 cycles at least with no reduction in performance. The newer locking leads are fine. Construction is good. They are reliable and thought out work-horses in my gang of equipment. Worth ordering more of the plastic cable clips if you can - they don't last as you would expect but that is fine as they do the job without damaging the cables.
      They are used with Canon EX600s, are flown all over the place, and still work at the other end. They are packed into one food box with a clipped lid, which is then packed into a 15 year old large pelican case along with other food boxes crammed with equipment with a weight of exactly 32Kgs. This is important in respect of air travel. I have never had a breakage of anything (inc the Turbo 3s) during freight.
      The units last all day during location corporate shoots - mainly in oil & gas, telecommunications, medical and educational shoots. I use seven speed lights now instead of three mains strobes - advantages: no mains supply required, work outside, leads confined to the respective stands, with swivel heads and zoom capability there is more flexibility. The total combination is less heavy than the strobes I used to use.

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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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            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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              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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                  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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                  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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                  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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                  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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                  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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