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Bolt CBP-C1 Compact Battery Pack for Select Canon & Bolt VX Series Flashes

B&H # BOCBPC1 Mfr # CBP-C1
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Product Highlights
  • Extends Portable Flash Capacity
  • Option of Using 4 or 8 AA Batteries
  • Alkaline, Lithium or Ni-MH Batteries
  • Thermal Switch Prevents Overheating
  • Fast Recycle Times Up to 1.24 Sec
  • Up to 595 Flashes Per Charge

The CBP-C1 Compact Battery Pack Select Canon & Bolt VX Series Flashes from Bolt will boost the number of flashes and the recycle time of your compatible Canon flash. The CBP-C1 can operate on 4 or 8 AA batteries--alkaline, lithium or nickel-hydride (Ni-MH). Lights on the pack indicate Standby, Recycle, or Low Power mode. A thermal protection switch prevents overheating. The CBP-C1 can provide up to 595 flashes per charge, and recycle times as fast as 1.24 seconds. The pack, which weighs just 7 oz without the batteries, can also be attached to the bottom of your camera using the tripod socket.

Compatible Canon flashes:
Speedlite 600EX-RT
Speedlite 580EX
Speedlite 580EX II
Speedlite 550EX
Speedlite 540EZ
Speedlite 430EZ
Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX
Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX

Compatible Bolt flashes:
VX-710N
VX-710C
VX-760N
VX-760C

Compatible Nissin flashes:
Di700 for Canon
Di866 for Canon
Di866 Mark II for Canon
MG8000 for Canon

Option to use 4 or 8 AA batteries at a time
Built-in thermal protection switch to automatically prevent overheating.
Recycles as fast as 1.24 seconds (with 4x AA alkaline batteries in flash unit and 8x Ni-MH batteries in Compact Battery Pack).
Up to 595 flashes per charge at full power with a Canon Speedlite 580EX II (with 4x AA alkaline batteries in flash unit and 8x Ni-MH batteries in Compact Battery Pack).
Operating Temperature -4°F-104°F (-20°C-40°C)
Operating Humidity 85% or less
Dimensions 6.7 x 2.8 x 1.0" (17 x 7.25 x 2.5 cm)
Weight 7 oz (200 g)
Bolt CBP-C1 Compact Battery Pack for Select Canon & Bolt VX Series Flashes
  • AA Battery Magazine for Bolt Compact Battery Packs
  • Soft Case
  • Mounting Screw
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    CBP-C1 Compact Battery Pack for Select Canon & Bolt VX Series Flashes
     
    4.6

    (based on 103 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (67)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (33)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (84)
    • Lightweight (55)
    • Reliable (36)
    • Packs small / compresses (33)
    • Compact (26)

    Cons

    • Poor quality (5)
    • Heavy / bulky (4)
    • Flimsy construction (3)

    Best Uses

    • Weddings (75)
    • Family photos (49)
    • Sports/action (35)
    • Wildlife photos (11)
    • Landscape/scenery (8)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (45), Pro photographer (37), Photo enthusiast (13)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (95)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Finally, consistently exposed shots

    I've been frustrated with my 580ex II's for a while. If I was using the flashes at full power and I didn't wait a full 5-7 seconds between shots, the subsequent shots would...Read complete review

    I've been frustrated with my 580ex II's for a while. If I was using the flashes at full power and I didn't wait a full 5-7 seconds between shots, the subsequent shots would be underexposed.

    I bought 2 of these battery packs (1 for each 580) and had a chance to test them this weekend. I was very pleased with the results. I fired the flashes very quickly (2 seconds or so), and every shot was exposed the same.

    The only improvement I would suggest is the ability to unplug the cord from the battery pack. I use PocketWizards on my 580's and they require the AC7 shield to function properly. Here's the annoying part, I have to remove the flash from the AC7 to plug/unplug the battery pack.

    Let me be clear, the inconvenience is NOT at all Bolt's fault. Other than that, I love these.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Buyer Beware ... interface issues

    After reading all the glowing reviews for the CBP-C1, I bought one for use with my 580EX II and MR-14EX Macro Ring Lite. Having never used an external battery pack before, I...Read complete review

    After reading all the glowing reviews for the CBP-C1, I bought one for use with my 580EX II and MR-14EX Macro Ring Lite. Having never used an external battery pack before, I left the settings on the flash to refresh from internal or external batteries. While using it for a photo shoot I noticed the refresh time started to drop drastically. So I changed the batteries in my battery pack only to find the refresh times stayed the same. After changing the settings to refresh only from the external batteries it would not refresh at all. So I tried it on my MR-14EX and it worked most of the time, but occasionally dropped out. I checked the connector and found that one of the 3 pins on the cord was recessed.

    I returned it to B&H for repair and bought the Canon CP-E4 battery pack. It worked perfectly on both flashes plus when you plug it into the flash, unlike the Bolt, the connector locks tightly into the socket on both flashes. The Bolt definitely has problems with the interface cord design and/or build. The CP-E4 is much better in both design and build quality, well worth the extra cost.

    By the way, B&H did a great job handling the return of the Bolt unit.

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    4.0

    600ex-rt flash must have

    By rusty

    from Naperville, IL

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Value Prices

    Cons

    • Flimsy Construction

    Best Uses

    • Sports/Action

    Comments about CBP-C1 Compact Battery Pack for Select Canon & Bolt VX Series Flashes:

    completely compatible with Canon 600ex-rt
    instant gratification at %33 of the Canonian price
    I have to wonder about the long-term; battery tab life, based on my experience with the CP-E3 battery tabs breaking off. but, I can buy 2 more before I feel bad

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    • No

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    5.0

    As advertised ... very fast recycle

    By Science educator

    from Central NY

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about CBP-C1 Compact Battery Pack for Select Canon & Bolt VX Series Flashes:

      Seems to be well made and performs exactly as advertised.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Works very well

      By Lou G

      from Miami, FL

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about CBP-C1 Compact Battery Pack for Select Canon & Bolt VX Series Flashes:

        It recycles very quick with PowerEX 2800 batteries,it comes with a excellent case.

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        • No

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        5.0

        great value - meets the need

        By Andrew

        from Los Angeles, Ca

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Off camera flash

        Comments about CBP-C1 Compact Battery Pack for Select Canon & Bolt VX Series Flashes:

        for my three canon 580ex ii speed lights, i just purchased three CBP-C1 battery pack units

        simple, the price is right, the product is made well and simply, it was the solution to my power needs

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        5.0

        simple and works

        By Eyal Dayan

        from NC

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about CBP-C1 Compact Battery Pack for Select Canon & Bolt VX Series Flashes:

          Does as expected

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          • No

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          4.0

          I like them already!

          By NGHSMedia

          from Georgia

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Corporate Photos

            Comments about CBP-C1 Compact Battery Pack for Select Canon & Bolt VX Series Flashes:

            So far, I've only tested the two battery packs that we purchased in the studio with my two Canon 600's, but I'm amazed at the recycle time. After I've had a chance to use them on-location I'll update my review. I already echo the others who have mentioned the permanently attached cable that protrudes from the side. Going to have to come up with a way to pack them so that the cable doesn't get damaged.

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            5.0

            Plenty of Power for your flash

            By Brian

            from Luling, La.

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about CBP-C1 Compact Battery Pack for Select Canon & Bolt VX Series Flashes:

              This product work as advertised and provided plenty of battery power for close to 600 shots with my 580EX. Real inexpensive way to increase battery power for your off camera flash. Only negative is it doesn't come with a method for securing the case to a light stand; I had to improvise.

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              5.0

              Good Value

              By Lou

              from New York

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Product Photos

                Comments about CBP-C1 Compact Battery Pack for Select Canon & Bolt VX Series Flashes:

                Got this as part of a kit. Never would have thought I would use such a product but it makes sense when shooting product shots. lasts long and works well.

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                5.0

                Works like it should

                By shasta

                from CA

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about CBP-C1 Compact Battery Pack for Select Canon & Bolt VX Series Flashes:

                  I use this with a Canon 600RT flash. No problems so far.

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                  5.0

                  No worries with this Compact Batt Pack

                  By AV hippie

                  from Minneapolis, Minn

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about CBP-C1 Compact Battery Pack for Select Canon & Bolt VX Series Flashes:

                    These packs were on from 11:00am to 4:00pm and again from 5:00pm to 10:00pm and still had plenty charge left. Shot over 500 pics at wedding shoot, ceremony, and reception. No problems.

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                    5.0

                    Great buy

                    By Night Owl

                    from Wheaton, IL

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Easy to Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Sports/Action

                      Comments about CBP-C1 Compact Battery Pack for Select Canon & Bolt VX Series Flashes:

                      I used it this weekend for the first time photographing an event at dusk and it worked just as described, fast recycle time vs no pack at all.

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                      5.0

                      Great Battery Pack

                      By Wally

                      from Atlanta

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about CBP-C1 Compact Battery Pack for Select Canon & Bolt VX Series Flashes:

                      This works as advertized. At half power on my Canon flashes, I can shoot all day. Great recycle time as well.

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                      5.0

                      great

                      By eu

                      from ny ny

                      About Me Photography Student

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Easy to Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos

                        Comments about CBP-C1 Compact Battery Pack for Select Canon & Bolt VX Series Flashes:

                        Just great!

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                        4.0

                        Helps the recycle times

                        By Wheaton Photographer

                        from Wheaton, IL

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about CBP-C1 Compact Battery Pack for Select Canon & Bolt VX Series Flashes:

                            Does a good job allowing me to shoot without waiting excessively long for the flash to recycle.

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                            4.0

                            Simple but effective

                            By Studio 512

                            from San Diego

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy to Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                            • Odd Design

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos
                            • Weddings/Events

                            Comments about CBP-C1 Compact Battery Pack for Select Canon & Bolt VX Series Flashes:

                            I've only had the opportunity to use this pack for one event, but it worked beautifully. You put in the batteries in, plug it into your flash and go. From what I could tell, the flash was available more consistently than I've seen it before.

                            What I'm not crazy about is the awkward plug that permanently sticks out the side (which forces us to pack it very carefully), the confusing light indicators, and the fact that it doesn't come with a great way to attach it to a light stand. Had to jimmy rig that a bit.

                            So far, I'm happy with this product and hope to give a positive report months down the road too.

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                            4.0

                            CBP-C1 Compact Battery Pack

                            By ANT

                            from Sydney Australia

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Durable
                            • Easy to Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Weddings/Events

                              Comments about CBP-C1 Compact Battery Pack for Select Canon & Bolt VX Series Flashes:

                              Works as intended

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Great product

                              By yes

                              from planet earth

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy to Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Sports/Action
                                • Weddings/Events

                                Comments about CBP-C1 Compact Battery Pack for Select Canon & Bolt VX Series Flashes:

                                This product is everything it was supposed to be.
                                On a wedding day, my canon flash kept firing and firing with extremely fast recharge time. Love this product.

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                                5.0

                                A Must for Weddings

                                By Shutter bug

                                from San Francisco, CA

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Durable
                                • Easy to Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Family Photos
                                  • Sports/Action
                                  • Weddings/Events

                                  Comments about CBP-C1 Compact Battery Pack for Select Canon & Bolt VX Series Flashes:

                                  I shoot mainly indoors. Don't wait for flash to recycle for power. It is a must for serious event photography.

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                                  2.0

                                  Bolt CBP-C1 Poor Build Quality

                                  By Scott

                                  from Atlanta

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Reviewer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy to Use
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                  • Flimsy Construction
                                  • Poor Quality

                                  Best Uses

                                  • B'nai Mitzvahs
                                  • Weddings/Events

                                  Comments about CBP-C1 Compact Battery Pack for Select Canon & Bolt VX Series Flashes:

                                  The bolt battery pack works if it is free from defects. I had my Bolt for approximately 8 weeks before the battery pack failed. The battery pack are suppose to switch off from stand-by mode if not used. Instead, the battery pack remains in stand-by mode the entire time batteries are in the tray. Since I load my gear prior to all shoots, my batteries are somewhat drained during transport and setup. Additionally, the battery pack gets hot and will not cool down until I completely remove the battery insert.

                                  Canon 24-70 f/2.8L
                                  Canon Speedlight 600EX-RT
                                  Bolt CBP-C1 w/ PowerEx 2700 mAh AA

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                                  5.0

                                  Great addition to my gear @ half the $$

                                  By Stick Jacket

                                  from Chicago Illinois

                                  About Me Casual Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Fast Recycle Time
                                  • Great value
                                  • Long lasting

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Studio

                                    Comments about CBP-C1 Compact Battery Pack for Select Canon & Bolt VX Series Flashes:

                                    My speedlites last all day now. Don't forget to change your custom setting on your speedlite to use the the Battery Pack only when connected.

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