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Quantum Instruments 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

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 Instruments Turbo 3 Rechargeable Battery
  • Battery Charger
  • Belt Clip
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Quantum InstrumentsTurbo 3 Rechargeable Battery
     
    4.8

    (based on 84 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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      (71)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (13)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Reliable (68)
    • Fast charge (62)
    • Long-lasting (56)
    • Easy to install (37)
    • Good value (29)

    Cons

    • Pricey (42)
    • Too bulky (6)
    • Heavy (4)

    Best Uses

    • Primary battery (62)
    • Professional cameras (44)
    • Travel (16)
    • Back-up (10)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (48), Semi-pro photographer (24), Photo enthusiast (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (74)

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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 Instruments 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 Instruments 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 Instruments 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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      • No

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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 Instruments 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 Instruments 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 Instruments 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 Instruments 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 Instruments 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 Instruments 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 Instruments 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 Instruments 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 Instruments 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 Instruments 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 Instruments 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 Instruments 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 Instruments Turbo 3 Rechargeable Battery:

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

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                5.0

                Fast fast and fast. A+ RELIABLE

                By EL

                from Sunset Beach, CA

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Back-Up
                  • Primary Battery
                  • Professional Cameras
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Quantum Instruments Turbo 3 Rechargeable Battery:

                  If you're like me and google over and over reading reviews and doing research to reassure yourself that this is worth the money...then trust me in saying, it's worth the money. You will be BLOWN AWAY. When I am confident in my equipment, then to me it's worth every penny.

                  I was using the Canon CP-E4 which I found unreliable and more of an amateur battery pack. Which is unfortunate because some rated the Canon CP-E4 with high reviews for work even like wedding photography. It's not reliable enough for paid work, which is why I purchased the Turbo 3.

                  The first job I used the Turbo 3 on was a fairly high stress job...being undercover to capture the marriage proposal. I couldn't miss the shot. With the Turbo 3 I didn't miss a shot, the recycle is insanely fast and still at a full charge. This battery gave me all the confidence I needed.

                  When you first remove it from the box you may doubt your purchase thinking it's too large and heavy. But I kept it in my shoulder bag during the shoot and didn't even notice it was there. The weight and size were nothing, and I'm a female so I imagine it will definitely be unnoticeable to a male on his belt. (keep in mind you can get a free leather shoulder strap once you register your item online when you receive it).

                  No more wasting money on countless AA batteries AND now having less of an impact on the environment!
                  Happy buyer!!!

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                  5.0

                  True Life Saver

                  By RoyG Camera Man

                  from Lauderdale Lakes, FL

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight
                  • Long-Lasting
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                  • Pricey

                  Best Uses

                  • Primary Battery
                  • Professional Cameras
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Quantum Instruments Turbo 3 Rechargeable Battery:

                  As the events that I cover get larger and larger, I shoot more shots to make sure I cover everything. But the more shots you shoot the more flash you use. So you need a battery that will give you a high number of flashes and this is thew one.

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                  5.0

                  Great battery pack

                  By elem

                  from Brooklyn NY

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Charges Quickly
                  • Long-Lasting
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                  • Pricey

                  Best Uses

                  • Back-Up
                  • Primary Battery
                  • Professional Cameras

                  Comments about Quantum Instruments Turbo 3 Rechargeable Battery:

                  I used to use the Turbo 2x2's and they were OK. They were a massive improvement over the prior model that broke down a lot. The turbo 3 is a very nice improvement over the 2x2's. They give you more flashes per charge and charge faster (or it feels like they do). They are built very well and the cord attaches to the flash with a very competent lock system (so your cord doesn't pull loose while working)!
                  They are not too heavy and the battery clip is as sturdy as they come.

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                  5.0

                  Great Battery

                  By Eric the Terrible

                  from Florida

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Primary Battery
                    • Professional Cameras

                    Comments about Quantum Instruments Turbo 3 Rechargeable Battery:

                    24 hours later and still 3 bars

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                    • Yes

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