Two New Battery Packs from Quantum
Quantum Instruments has introduced two new auxiliary battery packs, designed to keep you "juiced on the job": the Quantum Turbo 3 for heavy-duty assignments, and a more compact Quantum Turbo Blade for lighter-duty assignments.
The Quantum Turbo 3 is the latest generation of Quantum's top-of-the-line power packs. Designed to power up to two shoe or handle-mounted flashes, or one flash and a DSLR, the Quantum Turbo 3 can deliver up to 1,050 full-power flashes or thousands of flashes at lower power settings. Designed for use with Quantum Qflash as well as Speedlites from Canon and Speedlights from Nikon (with proprietary cables), uninterrupted power is secured via new locking cables available that connect the Turbo 3.
Note: Older-generation, non-locking cables will also work with the Turbo 3.
An LED "fuel gauge" monitors the battery life as you work to eliminate any "surprises" at inopportune times, and the Turbo 3's memory-free nickel metal-hydride battery can be recharged hundreds of times before it needs to be replaced by Quantum Instruments at a nominal cost. Included with each Turbo 3 is a 100-240V charger, a belt clip and there are fittings for use with an optional shoulder strap. The Quantum Turbo 3 can also be mounted on a light stand or tripod using the (optional) Quantum Battery Clamp (QBC).
For less demanding assignments that still require more juice than you can squeeze out of a set of AAs, Quantum has also introduced the Quantum Turbo Blade, which can deliver up to 400 full-power flashes or thousands of "pops" at lower power settings.
About 40% smaller than Quantum's Turbo Compact, the Turbo Blade is designed for use with Quantum Qflash T-series flashes and most shoe- and handle-mounted Speedlites and Speedlights. The Turbo Blade attaches to the base of your DSLR, while only adding 1.44" to the base of your camera, with little or no additional width or depth to your camera body. And like its larger siblings, the Turbo Blade features a fuel gauge that keeps you posted on how much juice remains in the pack, to eliminate the chance of cutting out at an inopportune moment.