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Quantum Instruments CKE2 Power Cable for Turbo Series Battery Packs

You Pay: $45.00
Product Highlights
  • For Nikon, Contax, & Nissin Flash Units
  • Locking Feature Keeps Cord Secure

The Quantum Instruments CKE2 Power Cable will allow a Turbo series battery pack to power a compatible Contax, Nikon, or Nissin flash. It also has been updated with a locking feature that keeps the cord locked into Quantum Turbo 3 Battery Pack sockets, preventing the chance of it falling out while shooting. This coiled cord can be stretched out to approximately 6.0'.

This cable is compatible with the following flash units:

  • Contax: TLA360
  • Nikon: SB28 (Euro), SB28D, SB28DX, SB800, SB80DX, SB900 and SB-910
  • Nissin: Di866 for Nikon Cameras

Length Approx. 6.0' when fully stretched out.
Quantum Instruments CKE2 Power Cable for Turbo Series Battery Packs
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Quantum InstrumentsCKE2 Power Cable for Turbo Series Battery Packs
     
    4.4

    (based on 32 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (22)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    89%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (24)
    • Easy to use (21)
    • Reliable (20)
    • Lightweight (15)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Portraits (15)
      • Travel (11)
      • Studio (9)
      • Everyday (7)
      • Macro photography (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Professional (17), Semi-professional (10), Pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (28)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Does the job well

      This cable and its connectors will stand up to a lot of abuse, which is good because cables always seem to get the worst of it. The price seems a bit high to...Read complete review

      This cable and its connectors will stand up to a lot of abuse, which is good because cables always seem to get the worst of it. The price seems a bit high to me, but Quantum's products have been met photographers' needs so well that they have lots of pricing leverage.

      At least one review mentioned burning out strobes. All Nikon strobe instruction manuals, including that for the SB-800, specify a maximum number of shots before you need to let the flash cool down. I've kept to those constraints, and never had a problem.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Beware if not used with Turbo 3!

      I have the Turbo SC and the only Quantum cable I could find was this one. The instructions say it works with any turbo battery but the locking mechanism is only supported with the...Read complete review

      I have the Turbo SC and the only Quantum cable I could find was this one. The instructions say it works with any turbo battery but the locking mechanism is only supported with the Turbo 3. Okay, fine, BUT, when it's plugged into the Turbo SC battery it sticks out much higher than the cable that came with the Turbo SC and as such is a terrible mechanical connection and the added height will and does allow the cable to work its way out. I am trying this one:

      Paramount PM-CKE Connecting Cable for Nikon/Quantum/Lumedyne

      As an alternative because according to the picture it doesn't have the tabs.

      Reviewed by 32 customers

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      5.0

      Works Great With My Nikon 910 Flash

      By bbrodie

      from King of Prussia Pa.

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Quantum Instruments CKE2 Power Cable for Turbo Series Battery Packs:

        It's nice to power my Nikon 910 Flash with my Quantum Turbo Battery. I just put a new battery in my old Quantum Turbo Battery and it all works like a charm. I get 2 second recycle times at full power and hundreds of full power flashes. The cord is also well made.

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        5.0

        Good product

        By Ton

        from Virginia

        Comments about Quantum Instruments CKE2 Power Cable for Turbo Series Battery Packs:

        Comes with clips for secure attachment to flash and camera body.

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        5.0

        Arrived fast

        By MSPhoto

        from Denver

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Quantum Instruments CKE2 Power Cable for Turbo Series Battery Packs:

              Product arrived fast. Using it to connect my Quantum Turbo to my Nikon SB800 so I won't miss shots while the double A's recycle. So far works great.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Save batteries!!!

              By Georgia from Colorado

              from Boulder, CO

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Sports/Action
                • Travel
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Quantum Instruments CKE2 Power Cable for Turbo Series Battery Packs:

                I wish I'd thought of this sooner. I started using my speed lights more and more and felt guilty about all the batteries I used and threw away. So I read up on how to use my Quantum turbo battery with my Nikon speed lights and with these cables it was so much easier than expected so now I don't have to use as many batteries and the recycle time is way better too.

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                5.0

                Get the best, ignore the rest

                By Big Rox

                from Toronto, Canada

                About Me Semi-Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday use
                  • Macro Photography
                  • Portraits
                  • Studio

                  Comments about Quantum Instruments CKE2 Power Cable for Turbo Series Battery Packs:

                  Well made compared to those of other suppliers/manufacturers. I know I shall have long, trouble-free use of these cables without fear of them coming apart.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Do their Job

                  By lzphoto

                  from El Cerrito, CA

                  About Me Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                  • Not Durable

                  Best Uses

                  • Portraits
                  • Traveling

                  Comments about Quantum Instruments CKE2 Power Cable for Turbo Series Battery Packs:

                  This is my third cord, I hope this one last more than my Battery pack. The others broke or something happen to them but for my work having SB-800 and Quantum Battery Pack this item is just your life saver for continuos shooting and better recycle time for your flash

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                  5.0

                  CKE2 Cable with 900 flash

                  By Tonto

                  from Kissimmee, FL 34747

                  About Me Semi-Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Portraits
                    • Studio

                    Comments about Quantum Instruments CKE2 Power Cable for Turbo Series Battery Packs:

                    When ordering this replacement cord, I was concerned if the new locking feature would present a problem with my Turbo battery. Since I have received the CKE2 cord, I have used it three times with the Nikon 900 flash and have had no problems.

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                    4.0

                    Quality cable at a good price

                    By @ProPhotog

                    from Abilene, TX

                    About Me Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Quantum Instruments CKE2 Power Cable for Turbo Series Battery Packs:

                          I have bought several of these cables previously. This one fits more tightly into the Nikon SB900 strobe than the previous ones. This means that it probably shouldn't have the problem of becoming disconnected like the others.

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                          5.0

                          Works as Advertised

                          By Bob

                          from Virginia

                          About Me Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Portraits
                            • Studio
                            • Traveling

                            Comments about Quantum Instruments CKE2 Power Cable for Turbo Series Battery Packs:

                            What else can I say? I just completejavascript:void(0);d a three day shoot consisting of over 600 images taken with flash and no problems. javascript:void(0);

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                            5.0

                            works great

                            By Mike

                            from Annapolis, MD

                            About Me Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday use
                              • Portraits

                              Comments about Quantum Instruments CKE2 Power Cable for Turbo Series Battery Packs:

                              Works great while powering the SB900 with the Turbo. Flawless

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                              • No

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                              1.0

                              Not Working

                              By Snapshots Photo Services

                              from Clinton, Maryland

                              About Me Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use

                              Cons

                              • Not Functional

                              Best Uses

                              • Portraits
                              • Studio
                              • Traveling

                              Comments about Quantum Instruments CKE2 Power Cable for Turbo Series Battery Packs:

                              Well once I received the cable, it was not working at all. I had to order another on, and trying to get a refund on the broken one, but I stay on hold for about 35-45 minutes each time with no success!!

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                              5.0

                              a must have for SB-900 users ...

                              By Mike Arts

                              from Egypt

                              About Me Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Everyday use
                                • Portraits

                                Comments about Quantum Instruments CKE2 Power Cable for Turbo Series Battery Packs:

                                - a must have for SB-900 users
                                - Locking feature is great to keep you safe from being suddenly disconnected
                                - Long enough
                                - you can deprnd on if you are a hard work photographer like me
                                - Easily connected & disconnected

                                Thanks for Quantum & B&H

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                                4.0

                                Expensive but necessary

                                By DDH

                                from Houston, TX

                                About Me Semi-Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                • Expensive

                                Best Uses

                                • Event Photography

                                Comments about Quantum Instruments CKE2 Power Cable for Turbo Series Battery Packs:

                                Price is only reason I don't rate this a full five-stars. Otherwise, the connections are sturdy and it does not feel flimsy at all compared to others I've seen. Well worth the money.

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                                3.0

                                Beware if not used with Turbo 3!

                                By Dan

                                from Rochester, NY

                                About Me Professional

                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                  • If not Turbo 3 DO NOT USE

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Quantum Instruments CKE2 Power Cable for Turbo Series Battery Packs:

                                    I have the Turbo SC and the only Quantum cable I could find was this one. The instructions say it works with any turbo battery but the locking mechanism is only supported with the Turbo 3. Okay, fine, BUT, when it's plugged into the Turbo SC battery it sticks out much higher than the cable that came with the Turbo SC and as such is a terrible mechanical connection and the added height will and does allow the cable to work its way out. I am trying this one:

                                    Paramount PM-CKE Connecting Cable for Nikon/Quantum/Lumedyne

                                    As an alternative because according to the picture it doesn't have the tabs.

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                                    • No

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                                    3.0

                                    Does the job

                                    By Stanley

                                    from San Francisco, CA

                                    About Me Professional

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Reliable

                                    Cons

                                    • Pricy

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Portraits
                                    • Studio

                                    Comments about Quantum Instruments CKE2 Power Cable for Turbo Series Battery Packs:

                                    Pricy...but does the job...

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Very nice cable with attaching clips !!

                                    By RichFrederickPhotography

                                    from Berkshires

                                    About Me Professional

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Reliable

                                    Cons

                                    • None

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Everyday use
                                    • Portraits
                                    • Studio
                                    • Traveling

                                    Comments about Quantum Instruments CKE2 Power Cable for Turbo Series Battery Packs:

                                    attaching clips included to prevent pullout or tension

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Great upgrade for power users

                                    By John Cadell Photography

                                    from Virginia Beach, VA

                                    About Me Semi-Professional

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Reliable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Landscape Photography
                                      • Location Photography
                                      • Macro Photography
                                      • Portraits
                                      • Studio
                                      • Traveling

                                      Comments about Quantum Instruments CKE2 Power Cable for Turbo Series Battery Packs:

                                      The upgraded CKE2 Power Cable provides a little bit more continuity reliability for connecting the Quantum Turbo to a Nikon SB-800 speedlight.
                                      I use this on any assignment/situation that requires additional lighting.

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                                      5.0

                                      pretty flexible and long enough...

                                      By Arthur Gorniak

                                      from Allentown,PA

                                      About Me Professional

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Reliable

                                      Cons

                                      • Price

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Macro Photography
                                      • Portraits
                                      • Studio
                                      • Weddings

                                      Comments about Quantum Instruments CKE2 Power Cable for Turbo Series Battery Packs:

                                      I use this cable with my Nikon SB800 flash that is connected to the Quantum Turbo SC compact battery. The cable is well build and very easy to use. I also like its flexibility and length.

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                                      4.0

                                      Is what it is

                                      By Katie

                                      from Boston, MA

                                      About Me Semi-Professional

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Reliable

                                      Cons

                                      • Not long enough at times

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Portraits

                                      Comments about Quantum Instruments CKE2 Power Cable for Turbo Series Battery Packs:

                                      its a good cord

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Works great with the SB900

                                      By ab

                                      from Phila

                                      About Me Professional

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Reliable

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Quantum Instruments CKE2 Power Cable for Turbo Series Battery Packs:

                                          Rugged and works great with the Turbo and SB900

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                                          • No

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