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Quantum QB1+: Picture 1 regular $224.00

About Quantum QB1+

Quantum QB1+ Battery. Affordable, reliable power for most shoe-mounted flash units that use 4 or 5 "AA". (If your flash is handle-mounted and uses six "AA" batteries see the Quantum QB2 battery.)

Provides hundreds of flashes and fast, consistent recycling time. In many situation, when using your flash in automatic / TTL mode, and where full power is unnecessary, you can expect over 1,000 flashes.

50% faster recycling than "AA" batteries, and consistently fast recycling times, even as battery charge is depleted. The "fuel gauge" lights make monitoring battery capacity and charging a snap.

QB1+ is rechargeable up to hundreds of times. Save hundreds of dollars on throw-away batteries, and help the environment.

The Quantum QB1+ is commonly used for Weddings and more.The Quantum QB1+ is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Quantum QB1+: Easy to use, Reliable and Strong construction

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Reliable (7),Strong construction (5),Easy to use (4),Excellent interface (3),Lightweight (3)
Best Uses:
Weddings (6),Lighting (3),Night photography (3),Photography (3),Photojournalism (3),Sports/action (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Enthusiast (3),Semi-pro photographer (3)

Quantum QB1+ Features

  • Power monitor "fuel gauge", on/off, and charge status/complete indicators. Easily monitor your units' condition.
  • Recharge fully at any time, without fear of developing a "memory".
  • The pack holds its charge for months when not in use.
  • Charger is provided. Charges fully in 3 - 10 hours with standard charger.
  • Charge light goes out when charging is complete.
  • Twin Output Jacks allows two flashes to be powered together.
  • Electronic circuit breaker prevents damage to flash or battery.
  • Automatically shuts itself off, and cannot be turned on without a module plugged in, preventing accidental drain of the cells.

Quantum QB1+ Specifications

Size
3.7 x 4.2 x 1.7 inches (9 x 11 x 4.3 cm.)
Weight
26 oz. (750 gm.)
Battery Energy
15 watt-hr.
Model Code
QB1+
Mfr #
QB1+
SKU
QTB1

Quantum QB1+ Reviews Powered by TurnTo®

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3.5

(based on 11 reviews)

71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best Battery For The Money !

Reliable ! I bought my QB-1 in 1990, and I JUST had the cells replaced. This battery served 5-years of photojournalism work and the remaining years for various service from weddings to light fill needs. This is an excellent choice if you have a need for quick flash recovery and endurance.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Quantum Battery 1+ is Junk!

I have used the Battery 2 for 14 years and have a Battery 1 those are Excellent, the screw housing is metal. I have 2 Battery 1+ and they both have cracked screw housing making it impossible to screw into. Also when replacing the Battery with Cylons, the Battery will short out on the circuit board. Quantum made an Excellent Product into a cheap piece of Plastic Junk!

Reviewed by 11 customers

 
5.0

Superb!

By

from Vermont  -  Semi-pro Photographer

works great, charges more quickly than the older models, keeps two flashes ready to rock!

 
5.0

Superb!

By

from 802  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Works great, keeps two flashes ready to rock simultaneously, charges faster than the older version. Fast shipping, too!

 
1.0

Stay away from used items

By

from Puerto Rico  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I buy this product from the used department, the battery was not working, i left all night charging the unit but in the morning the battery never turn on. This is a excellent product but do not buy it used. I trust adorama that they will test all of his used product but this was not my case.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Doesnt work well with the flash I have

By

from Bloomsburg, Pa  -  Pro Photographer

Doesnt work well with the flash I have not sure why.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Dismal Performance

By

from Zurich, Switzerland  -  Pro Photographer

I've had a Quantum Battery 1 since the mid-80's and 2 years ago bought the 1+. The 1+ won't interface properly with my 580EX II or my 430EX strobe. It just goes into a comatose state with the red power light and one of the green charged lights staying on but no power to the strobes. Also, after having the Battery 1 serviced just 3 years ago it now won't hold a charge long enough to warrant using it. Considering the lower power needed for digital exposures [compared to film] I'm really surprised that I'm having this issue. The way it looks I'll probably be junking all the extra cords and extra weight with these things and just stocking up on rechargeable AA's. With the performance I'm getting from the ones I'm currently using I'll be $ ahead.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Quantum Battery 1+ is Junk!

By

from Vancouver, WA.  -  Quality Oriented

I have used the Battery 2 for 14 years and have a Battery 1 those are Excellent, the screw housing is metal. I have 2 Battery 1+ and they both have cracked screw housing making it impossible to screw into. Also when replacing the Battery with Cylons, the Battery will short out on the circuit board. Quantum made an Excellent Product into a cheap piece of Plastic Junk!

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

As good if not better than the QB 1

By

from Va. Beach, VA  -  Quality Oriented

The QB 1+ is every bit as reliable as the ol' QB 1. I used two (extremely) used models of the QB 1. The first I had to return to the owner, the second had just reached the end of its 10+ year life. Since I already had the dedicated battery cord to power my Nikon SB800 flash unit, I decided to get the QB 1+. I've had it for about a month and used it at 2 weddings and multiple on-location portrait sessions, all without fail. My standards may be a little high, but I only gave it 4 stars because I need a high burst-rate and while it did the job well, I could have used 1-2 more pops/flashes out of it. (It was extremely dark w/high ceilings. . . so I understand the recycle of 3 flashes at a time is adequate for most purposes.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very reliable product

By

from St Paul, MN  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

This is the second Quantum battery that I bought. The first one is nearly 3 years old., it still works great but for weddings I like a back up. I can usually get 400 shots per charge.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Best Battery For The Money !

By

from Denver, CO  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Reliable ! I bought my QB-1 in 1990, and I JUST had the cells replaced. This battery served 5-years of photojournalism work and the remaining years for various service from weddings to light fill needs. This is an excellent choice if you have a need for quick flash recovery and endurance.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

No More under exposed images

By

from Asean  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

You dont need the bulky quantum turbo... quantum 1+ is enough for the whole day... I mainly used for wedding, event, group photography and others... I never regret bought this item... my images never underexposed again execpt I forgot to recharge it

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Questions about this item:

Angel M  how can I get the replacement for lead batteries?.
RANDY P  I think you have to check the Quantum website. How long did it take you to exhaust a battery? I have 2 of them. Thanks, Randy
Angel M  Hi Randy and thanks for your reply. I have my quantum 1+ since 1993 and it did great, but I stays out of photography for a long while and as I came back it seem to be that some of my equipment are not in good shape anymore. Undoubtedly it is a good unit.
ROGER H  Not sure but it doesn't seem the cord locks it ti the battery its a metz cable built quantum cord for a metz flash Whats the trick?
THOMAS G  If you're trying to plug a Metz brand cable into the Quantum battery, it won't work. You need the appropriate Quantum cable for your flash. You can Google Quantum Battery 1+ with your flash make and model and it should get you to the right spot on Quantum's web site. You could also just call the folks at Adorama and ask what the correct cable for your battery/flash combination is. If you're using the correct Quantum cable, it doesn't "lock in" to the battery. The connection is similar to that of a shielded jack used on a stereo. It should fit snugly, but not actually lock or snap into place. Good luck.
Carl N  Will this Quantum Batter 1+ use the same plug in wires as the Quantum Battery 1? Do I need lithium batteries in my flash units with this Quantum Battery 1+? I had purchased a Quantum Battery?? and needed to also use lithium batteries in my flash unit. That didn't make sense to me, and when my batteries in the flash went dead, I wondered just how useful the battery pack really was.
JACK P  No you don't need battery's in your flash. The Quantum is the battery. I use a Sunpack 622 pro system and it plugs directly into the quantum battery at port number 1 or 2. If the flash does not have a cord to get the power from the Quantum to the flash, the Quantum would not work with your flash. Recycle time and the amount of flashs you get with the Quantum will depend on your f stop your shooting at. Shoot at f 2.0 and the time is instant for next shot. shoot at f 16 and it takes about 3 seconds. Hope this helps.
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