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Quantum Instruments CKE2 Power Cable for Turbo Series Battery Packs

You Pay: $47.00
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
     
    4.5

    (based on 33 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (23)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    89%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (25)
    • Easy to use (22)
    • Reliable (20)
    • Lightweight (15)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Portraits (16)
      • Travel (11)
      • Studio (9)
      • Everyday (7)
      • Macro photography (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Professional (17), Semi-professional (11), Pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (29)

      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 33 customers

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      5.0

      great for a large groope

      By photo frank

      from mission texas

      About Me Semi-Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Portraits

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

        Works great with my Nikon Sb910 and my and my quantum turbo.

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        • No

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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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                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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                    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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                                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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                                      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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